Florida State Baseball - 2010 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2010 Year In Review

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

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2010 FSU Baseball Media Guide


2010 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Robert Benincasa, 6-2, 173, P, Tampa

Daniel Bennett, 6-4, 220, P, Tallahassee

Jayce Boyd, 6-2, 180, IF, Cantonment

Tye Buckley, 6-0, 175, OF-P, Tallahassee

Andrew Durden, 5-11, 205, OF, Port Saint Lucie

Justin Gonzalez, 6-2, 170, IF, Miami

Kevin Jackson, 6-2, 175, IB-OF, Pensacola

Corben Madden, 5-11, 160, P, Orlando

Jacobbi McDaniel, 6-1, 285, 1B, Madison

Stephen McGee, 6-2, 200, C, Port Saint Lucie

Ben Nobles, 6-3, 205, P, Alva

Robby Scott, 6-2, 228, P, Miami

Scott Sitz, 5-10, 210, P, Jacksonville Beach

Gage Smith, 6-0, 180, P, Tallahassee

Devon Travis, 5-9, 183, IF, Wellington

David Trexler, 6-3, 170, P-OF, Lynn Haven

Tyson Young, 6-2, 170, P, Palm City


2010 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 13 Robert Benincasa      P       R-R  6-2   173  Fr        Tampa (Armwood)
* 20 Daniel Bennett        P       S-R  6-4   220  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon/Tallahassee CC)
* 16 Jayce Boyd            IF      R-R  6-2   180  Fr        Cantonment (Tate)
*  7 Parker Brunelle       C       S-R  6-3   210  Jr   **   Snellville, GA (Wesleyan)
* 14 Tye Buckley           OF-P    L-L  6-0   175  Jr        Tallahassee (Lincoln/Seminole CC)
* 24 Brian Busch           P       L-L  6-2   237  So   *    Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  6-0   204  Sr   ***  Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L  6-0   188  Sr   ***  Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
* 33 Andrew Durden         OF      S-R  5-11  205  Jr        Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie/Indian River CC)
* 37 Taiwan Easterling     P-OF    R-R  5-11  186  So-R      Hattiesburg, MS (Oak Grove)
* 28 Tyler Everett         P       L-R  6-2   210  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 22 John Gast             P       L-L  6-2   200  Jr   **   Longwood (Lake Brantley)
*  3 Sean Gilmartin        P-OF    L-L  6-2   185  So   *    Moorpark, CA (Crespi Carmelite)
* 10 Justin Gonzalez       IF      R-R  6-2   170  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
* 15 Tyler Holt            OF      R-R  6-0   190  Jr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 31 Kevin Jackson         IB-OF   R-R  6-2   175  Fr        Pensacola (Tate)
* 32 Sherman Johnson       IF      L-R  5-10  166  So   *    Tampa (Alonso)
* 29 Rafael Lopez          C-IF    L-R  5-9   197  Jr-R *    Wellington (Summit Christian/Boston College/Indian River CC)
*  6 Corben Madden         P       R-L  5-11  160  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
  54 Jacobbi McDaniel      1B           6-1   285  Fr        Madison (Madison County)
* 25 Mike McGee            P-OF    R-R  6-0   185  Jr   **   Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
*  9 Stephen McGee         C       R-R  6-2   200  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 45 Mike Meschke          1B      L-R  6-2   232  Sr   *    Marietta, GA (Pope/North Florida CC)
  35 Ben Nobles            P       R-L  6-3   205  Jr        Alva (Riverdale/Tallahassee CC)
* 21 Geoff Parker          P       R-R  6-3   249  Jr   **   Dade City (Zephyrhills)
   5 Jack Posey            IF-P    R-R  6-2   220  Jr   **   Leesburg, GA (Lee County)                   Right elbow surgery
* 23 James Ramsey          OF      L-R  6-0   190  So   *    Alpharetta, GA (Wesleyan)
* 30 Hunter Scantling      P-1B    R-R  6-8   276  So   *    Jacksonville (Episcopal)
* 36 Robby Scott           P       S-L  6-2   228  Jr        Miami (Saint Thomas Aquinas/Broward CC)
* 26 Scott Sitz            P       R-R  5-10  210  Fr        Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher)
  19 Gage Smith            P       R-R  6-0   180  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 17 Robby Stahl           OF      R-R  6-1   186  Jr-R      Saint Petersburg Beach (Saint Petersburg Catholic/Tallahassee CC)
*  1 Stuart Tapley         IF      R-R  5-10  204  Jr   **   Orlando (Boone)
*  8 Devon Travis          IF      R-R  5-9   183  Fr        Wellington (Palm Beach Central)
* 27 David Trexler         P-OF    R-R  6-3   170  Fr        Lynn Haven (Mosley)
  18 Tyson Young           P       L-L  6-2   170  Fr        Palm City (South Fork)

2010 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  Jr   **   Orlando (Boone)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L  6-0   188  Sr   ***  Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
*  3 Sean Gilmartin        P-OF    L-L  6-2   185  So   *    Moorpark, CA (Crespi Carmelite)
   5 Jack Posey            IF-P    R-R  6-2   220  Jr   **   Leesburg, GA (Lee County)                   Right elbow surgery
*  6 Corben Madden         P       R-L  5-11  160  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
*  7 Parker Brunelle       C       S-R  6-3   210  Jr   **   Snellville, GA (Wesleyan)
*  8 Devon Travis          IF      R-R  5-9   183  Fr        Wellington (Palm Beach Central)
*  9 Stephen McGee         C       R-R  6-2   200  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 10 Justin Gonzalez       IF      R-R  6-2   170  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
* 13 Robert Benincasa      P       R-R  6-2   173  Fr        Tampa (Armwood)
* 14 Tye Buckley           OF-P    L-L  6-0   175  Jr        Tallahassee (Lincoln/Seminole CC)
* 15 Tyler Holt            OF      R-R  6-0   190  Jr   **   Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 16 Jayce Boyd            IF      R-R  6-2   180  Fr        Cantonment (Tate)
* 17 Robby Stahl           OF      R-R  6-1   186  Jr-R      Saint Petersburg Beach (Saint Petersburg Catholic/Tallahassee CC)
  18 Tyson Young           P       L-L  6-2   170  Fr        Palm City (South Fork)
  19 Gage Smith            P       R-R  6-0   180  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 20 Daniel Bennett        P       S-R  6-4   220  Jr        Tallahassee (Leon/Tallahassee CC)
* 21 Geoff Parker          P       R-R  6-3   249  Jr   **   Dade City (Zephyrhills)
* 22 John Gast             P       L-L  6-2   200  Jr   **   Longwood (Lake Brantley)
* 23 James Ramsey          OF      L-R  6-0   190  So   *    Alpharetta, GA (Wesleyan)
* 24 Brian Busch           P       L-L  6-2   237  So   *    Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 25 Mike McGee            P-OF    R-R  6-0   185  Jr   **   Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 26 Scott Sitz            P       R-R  5-10  210  Fr        Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher)
* 27 David Trexler         P-OF    R-R  6-3   170  Fr        Lynn Haven (Mosley)
* 28 Tyler Everett         P       L-R  6-2   210  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 29 Rafael Lopez          C-IF    L-R  5-9   197  Jr-R *    Wellington (Summit Christian/Boston College/Indian River CC)
* 30 Hunter Scantling      P-1B    R-R  6-8   276  So   *    Jacksonville (Episcopal)
* 31 Kevin Jackson         IB-OF   R-R  6-2   175  Fr        Pensacola (Tate)
* 32 Sherman Johnson       IF      L-R  5-10  166  So   *    Tampa (Alonso)
* 33 Andrew Durden         OF      S-R  5-11  205  Jr        Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie/Indian River CC)
  35 Ben Nobles            P       R-L  6-3   205  Jr        Alva (Riverdale/Tallahassee CC)
* 36 Robby Scott           P       S-L  6-2   228  Jr        Miami (Saint Thomas Aquinas/Broward CC)
* 37 Taiwan Easterling     P-OF    R-R  5-11  186  So-R      Hattiesburg, MS (Oak Grove)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  6-0   204  Sr   ***  Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 45 Mike Meschke          1B      L-R  6-2   232  Sr   *    Marietta, GA (Pope/North Florida CC)
  54 Jacobbi McDaniel      1B           6-1   285  Fr        Madison (Madison County)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McGee Wins Olerud Award.

Mike McGee finished the season hitting .328 leading the team in home runs, RBI and saves.

July 2, 2010

LUBBOCK, TX - Florida State's Mike McGee was named the winner of the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award as announced by the College Baseball Foundation on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas as part of the College Baseball Award Show.

The Olerud Award, the first of its kind in college baseball, recognizes the best college baseball player who made an impact both on the mound and at the plate.

McGee edged out Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton and Kolbrin Vitek of Ball State for the inaugural award.

"It's an honor to win this award," said McGee. "To be recognized as the top two-way player among the best the nation has to offer is a great honor. I am really glad the Foundation created this award while I was in school so I had a chance to win it."

The junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., once again turned in an outstanding season as a two-way player for the Seminoles in 2010. McGee played in every game for Florida State this past year making 62 starts in left field while hitting .328 with 82 hits, 15 doubles, 17 home runs and 73 RBI. For the second year in a row, McGee led the team in home runs and RBI.

On the mound, McGee stepped in nicely as the Seminole closer posting a 4-1 record with 13 saves and a 2.96 ERA. The right hander registered 27.1 innings in 20 appearances allowing nine earned runs, while posting 33 strikeouts. McGee gave up just 15 hits on the season, while holding opponents to a .160 average. In his first and only start of the season back on March 8 at Jacksonville, McGee no-hit the Dolphins over 6.0 innings. McGee's 13 saves are the third most in a single-season at Florida State.

"Having watched John Olerud play college baseball, there is no finer recipient to receive an award named after him than Mike McGee. Poised, passionate, willing to do anything to help his team win are all traits of John Olerud. Michael's year was culminated by taking his team to the College World Series. We are very proud to call Mike a Seminole and congratulate him on receiving this award."

Ramirez, a sophomore from Anaheim, Calif., ended his season with a .346 batting average, 16 home runs and 75 RBI. On the mound, he had a 3.50 ERA and 11 saves in 43.2 innings pitched.

Vitek, a junior from Bryan, Ohio, had a .361 batting average in 58 games. He recorded 17 home runs and 68 RBI. As a pitcher, he compiled a 3-4 record with a 3.28 ERA in 79.2 innings.

"I grew-up watching John Olerud playing in the major leagues," added McGee. "After being nominated for the award, I looked up his stats as a college player and his sophomore season was insane. His numbers were outstanding that year and were as good as any college baseball player could ever hope for; he pitched and hit amazingly well that year."

The College Baseball Awards Show is part of a nearly weeklong schedule of festivities sponsored by the College Baseball Foundation in Lubbock. The events also include the induction ceremony for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.


2010 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tyler Holt               Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 2nd Team All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team All-American

Mike McGee               Baseball America - 1st Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 1st Team All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

2010 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kevin Cash               36      C-P                Houston Astros
Kevin Cash               36      C                  Boston Red Sox
Randy Choate             36      P                  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Matt Diaz                23      OF                 Atlanta Braves
J.D. Drew                 7      OF                 Boston Red Sox
Stephen Drew              6      SS                 Arizona Diamondbacks
Hunter Jones             54      P                  Florida Marlins
Buster Posey             28      C-1B               San Francisco Giants
Scott Proctor            36      P                  Atlanta Braves

Noles in the Pros -  8

2010 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
02/19
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 11-3
 
7
9
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/20
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 14-7
 
7
9
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 12-2
 
7
9
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/27
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 13-1
 
7
7
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/27
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 13-0
 
7
7
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 14-4
 
7
7
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Tampa, Fl
W 10-5
7
6
6
3
7
5
6
8
7
8
03/05
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 12-1
 
6
6
3
 
25
 
 
 
 
03/06
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 9-2
 
6
6
3
 
25
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 17-5
 
6
6
3
 
25
 
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 2-0
 
3
5
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 6-2
 
3
5
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/12
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 0-5
 
3
5
2
4
1
4
10
8
10
03/13
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 8-9
 
3
5
2
4
1
4
10
8
10
03/14
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 9-8
 
3
5
2
4
1
4
10
8
10
03/16
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 5-8
7
5
5
5
11
6
11
8
7
8
03/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 4-3
 
5
5
5
22
24
17
 
 
 
03/20
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 4-10
 
5
5
5
22
24
17
 
 
 
03/21
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 5-3
 
5
5
5
22
24
17
 
 
 
03/24
Ref
H
STETSON
W 14-7
 
7
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/26
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 4-1
 
7
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/27
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 12-5
 
7
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 9-5
 
7
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/30
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
W 7-2
7
6
4
6
12
8
11
8
7
8
04/02
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
L 5-10
 
6
4
6
 
 
 
 
20
 
04/03
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
L 7-8
 
6
4
6
 
 
 
 
20
 
04/04
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 9-6
 
6
4
6
 
 
 
 
20
 
04/06
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA
L 1-3
 
11
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/07
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 9-2
 
11
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/09
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 10-1
 
11
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/10
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 5-4
 
11
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/11
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 17-16
 
11
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/13
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 3-2
7
10
6
7
12
7
9
8
7
8
04/14
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
L 8-10
 
10
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/16
Ref
N
DUKE
Cary, NC
W 16-3
 
10
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/17
Ref
N
DUKE
Cary, NC
L 6-10
 
10
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
N
DUKE
Cary, NC
W 8-3
 
10
6
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/21
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 12-4
 
11
6
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/23
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 5-6
 
11
6
9
9
14
14
13
15
15
04/24
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 8-7
 
11
6
9
9
14
14
13
15
15
04/25
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 7-6
 
11
6
9
9
14
14
13
15
15
05/01
Ref
H
LE MOYNE
First 4.5 innings played on 4/30/2010.
L 1-3
 
10
4
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/01
Ref
H
LE MOYNE
W 8-5
 
10
4
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/02
Ref
H
LE MOYNE
W 17-1
 
10
4
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/04
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 11-10
 
8
5
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/07
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 7-10
 
8
5
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 6-4
 
8
5
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 11-6
 
8
5
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/12
Ref
A
STETSON
W 6-2
 
10
5
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/14
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 2-5
 
10
5
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 7-5
 
10
5
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/16
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Game called after 6 1/2 because of rain.
W 12-9
 
10
5
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/20
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 8-9
3
11
7
8
 
 
22
4
10
4
05/21
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 4-8
3
11
7
8
 
 
22
4
10
4
05/22
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 3-8
3
11
7
8
 
 
22
4
10
4
05/26
Ref
N
MIAMI
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 3-9
 
17
14
14
10
17
13
13
15
15
05/27
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 11-4
 
17
14
14
2
1
3
10
8
10
05/28
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 12-2
 
17
14
14
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/30
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC Championship, Greensboro, NC
W 8-3
 
17
14
14
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/04
Ref
N
CENTRAL CT STATE
NCAA, Norwich, Ct
W 11-3
 
15
10
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/05
Ref
N
OREGON
NCAA, Norwich, Ct
W 6-4
 
15
10
12
 
 
 
 
25
 
06/06
Ref
N
OREGON
NCAA Championship, Norwich, Ct
W 5-3
 
15
10
12
 
 
 
 
25
 
06/11
Ref
H
VANDERBILT
NCAA Super Regional
W 9-8
 
12
10
12
14
25
17
14
14
13
06/12
Ref
H
VANDERBILT
NCAA Super Regional
L 2-6
 
12
10
12
14
25
17
14
14
13
06/13
Ref
H
VANDERBILT
NCAA Super Reional Championship
W 7-6
 
12
10
12
14
25
17
14
14
13
06/19
Ref
N
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 1-8
3
7
10
12
4
6
6
3
3
3
06/21
Ref
N
FLORIDA
CWS, Omaha, Ne
W 8-5
7
7
10
12
3
4
5
8
7
8
06/23
Ref
N
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 7-11
3
7
10
12
4
6
6
3
3
3
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   48-20    28- 9     9- 7    11- 4
VS ACC          18-12     9- 6     7- 5     2- 1
AGAINST TOP 25  15-12     9- 4     2- 5     4- 3

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL -  6
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    -  6
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   -  6
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES  - 5

2010 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  CLEMSON              18-12    45-25 
 2  FLORIDA STATE        18-12    48-20 
 3  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 15-15    38-24 
 4  BOSTON COLLEGE       14-16    30-28 
 5  WAKE FOREST           8-22    18-37 
 6  MARYLAND              5-25    17-39 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  VIRGINIA             23- 7    51-14 
 2  GEORGIA TECH         21- 9    47-15 
 3  MIAMI                20-10    43-20 
 4  VIRGINIA TECH        16-14    40-22 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA       14-16    38-22 
 6  DUKE                  8-22    29-27 

2010 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/26/2010  (1)VIRGINIA 6, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 4                  
05/26/2010  (4)MIAMI 9, (5)FLORIDA STATE 3                      
05/26/2010  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 13, (2)CLEMSON 8            
05/27/2010  (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 12, (4)MIAMI 10                   
05/27/2010  (5)FLORIDA STATE 11, (1)VIRGINIA 4                  
05/27/2010  (6)VIRGINIA TECH 6, (3)GEORGIA TECH 2               
05/28/2010  (5)FLORIDA STATE 12, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 2            
05/28/2010  (6)VIRGINIA TECH 9, (2)CLEMSON 8                    
05/29/2010  (3)GEORGIA TECH 17, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5       
05/29/2010  (1)VIRGINIA 12, (4)MIAMI 8                          
05/29/2010  (2)CLEMSON 9, (3)GEORGIA TECH 3                     
05/29/2010  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10, (6)VIRGINIA TECH 9      
05/30/2010  (5)FLORIDA STATE 8, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3       

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Tournament, Greensboro, NC                                                                                                                                                                          
5/26/2010 - Virginia 6, Boston College 4                                                                                                                                                                
            Miami 9, Florida State 3                                                                                                                                                                    
            North Carolina State 13, Clemson 8                                                                                                                                                          
5/27/2010 - Boston College 12, Miami 10                                                                                                                                                                 
            Florida State 11, Virginia 4                                                                                                                                                                
            Virginia Tech 6, Georgia Tech 2                                                                                                                                                             
5/28/2010 - Florida State 12, Boston College 2                                                                                                                                                          
            Virginia Tech 9, Clemson 8                                                                                                                                                                  
5/29/2010 - Georgia Tech 17, North Carolina State 5                                                                                                                                                     
            Virginia 12, Miami 8                                                                                                                                                                        
            Clemson 9, Georgia Tech 3                                                                                                                                                                   
            North Carolina State 10, Virginia Tech 9                                                                                                                                                    
5/30/2010 - Florida State 8, North Carolina State 3                                                                                                                                                     

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/19/2010
GEORGIA STATE
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
Ohmed
Danesh
02/20/2010
GEORGIA STATE
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Taiwan
Easterling
Rafael
Lopez
02/21/2010
GEORGIA STATE
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
Justin
Gonzalez
02/27/2010
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
02/27/2010
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Parker
Brunelle
02/28/2010
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
03/02/2010
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/05/2010
GEORGIA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/06/2010
GEORGIA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/07/2010
GEORGIA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/08/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Sean
Gilmartin
Parker
Brunelle
Ohmed
Danesh
03/10/2010
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/12/2010
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/13/2010
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
03/14/2010
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
03/16/2010
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
03/19/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
03/20/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
Mike
Meschke
Parker
Brunelle
03/21/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
03/24/2010
STETSON
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
03/26/2010
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
03/27/2010
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
03/28/2010
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
03/30/2010
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
04/02/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
04/03/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
04/04/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
04/06/2010
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Justin
Gonzalez
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
04/07/2010
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
04/09/2010
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Justin
Gonzalez
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
04/10/2010
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Justin
Gonzalez
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
04/11/2010
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Parker
Brunelle
04/13/2010
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Parker
Brunelle
04/14/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
04/16/2010
DUKE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Stuart
Tapley
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Parker
Brunelle
04/17/2010
DUKE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
04/18/2010
DUKE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Parker
Brunelle
04/21/2010
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
04/23/2010
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
04/24/2010
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
04/25/2010
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
James
Ramsey
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Parker
Brunelle
05/01/2010
LE MOYNE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
05/01/2010
LE MOYNE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
05/02/2010
LE MOYNE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
05/04/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
05/07/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
05/09/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
James
Ramsey
05/09/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
James
Ramsey
05/12/2010
STETSON
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
05/14/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Sherman
Johnson
Jayce
Boyd
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
05/15/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Sean
Gilmartin
Stuart
Tapley
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
05/16/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Ohmed
Danesh
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Sean
Gilmartin
Stuart
Tapley
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
05/20/2010
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
05/21/2010
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Sean
Gilmartin
Stephen
Cardullo
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
05/22/2010
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Jayce
Boyd
Parker
Brunelle
Devon
Travis
05/26/2010
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
05/27/2010
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
Jayce
Boyd
05/28/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Sean
Gilmartin
Ohmed
Danesh
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
05/30/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/04/2010
CENTRAL CT STATE
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/05/2010
OREGON
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/06/2010
OREGON
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/11/2010
VANDERBILT
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/12/2010
VANDERBILT
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/13/2010
VANDERBILT
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Jayce
Boyd
Rafael
Lopez
Devon
Travis
Ohmed
Danesh
06/19/2010
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Jayce
Boyd
Stuart
Tapley
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/21/2010
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Jayce
Boyd
Sean
Gilmartin
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez
06/23/2010
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Tyler
Holt
Sherman
Johnson
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Stephen
Cardullo
Jayce
Boyd
Sean
Gilmartin
Devon
Travis
Rafael
Lopez

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/19/2010
GEORGIA STATE
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
02/20/2010
GEORGIA STATE
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
02/21/2010
GEORGIA STATE
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
02/27/2010
HOFSTRA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
02/27/2010
HOFSTRA
John
Gast
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
02/28/2010
HOFSTRA
Robert
Benincasa
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/02/2010
FLORIDA
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/05/2010
GEORGIA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/06/2010
GEORGIA
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/07/2010
GEORGIA
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/08/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Sean
Gilmartin
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/10/2010
NORTH FLORIDA
Robert
Benincasa
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/12/2010
VIRGINIA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/13/2010
VIRGINIA
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/14/2010
VIRGINIA
Geoff
Parker
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/16/2010
FLORIDA
Robert
Benincasa
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/19/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/20/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
John
Gast
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Sherman
Johnson
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/21/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/24/2010
STETSON
Robert
Benincasa
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/26/2010
MARYLAND
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/27/2010
MARYLAND
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/28/2010
MARYLAND
Hunter
Scantling
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
03/30/2010
FLORIDA
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/02/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/03/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/04/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Geoff
Parker
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/06/2010
NORTH FLORIDA
Hunter
Scantling
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Justin
Gonzalez
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/07/2010
NORTH FLORIDA
Scott
Sitz
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/09/2010
WAKE FOREST
Sean
Gilmartin
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/10/2010
WAKE FOREST
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/11/2010
WAKE FOREST
John
Gast
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/13/2010
FLORIDA
Scott
Sitz
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/14/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Hunter
Scantling
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/16/2010
DUKE
Sean
Gilmartin
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/17/2010
DUKE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/18/2010
DUKE
John
Gast
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/21/2010
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Tyler
Everett
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/23/2010
MIAMI
Sean
Gilmartin
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/24/2010
MIAMI
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
04/25/2010
MIAMI
Scott
Sitz
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/01/2010
LE MOYNE
Sean
Gilmartin
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/01/2010
LE MOYNE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/02/2010
LE MOYNE
Scott
Sitz
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/04/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Hunter
Scantling
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/07/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sean
Gilmartin
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/09/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/09/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Scott
Sitz
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/12/2010
STETSON
Hunter
Scantling
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/14/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/15/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Sean
Gilmartin
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/16/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Scott
Sitz
Rafael
Lopez
Sean
Gilmartin
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/20/2010
CLEMSON
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/21/2010
CLEMSON
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Sean
Gilmartin
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/22/2010
CLEMSON
John
Gast
Parker
Brunelle
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/26/2010
MIAMI
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/27/2010
VIRGINIA
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/28/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Sean
Gilmartin
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
05/30/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/04/2010
CENTRAL CT STATE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/05/2010
OREGON
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/06/2010
OREGON
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/11/2010
VANDERBILT
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/12/2010
VANDERBILT
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/13/2010
VANDERBILT
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/19/2010
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/21/2010
FLORIDA
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey
06/23/2010
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Jayce
Boyd
Devon
Travis
Sherman
Johnson
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
James
Ramsey

2010 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 .383 48 25 47 11 18 6 1 0 11 26 .553 2 1 16 1 .412 1 0 0 0 Tyler Holt .355 68 68 259 87 92 26 3 13 48 163 .629 59 4 48 3 .471 7 1 30 33 Sherman Johnson .337 68 68 249 55 84 15 1 10 58 131 .526 47 6 38 3 .449 3 2 7 10 Stephen McGee .333 19 0 12 1 4 4 0 0 2 8 .667 6 0 3 0 .556 0 0 0 0 Mike McGee .328 68 67 250 61 82 15 1 17 73 150 .600 44 9 53 10 .438 5 2 5 8 Jayce Boyd .326 67 64 227 49 74 15 1 8 39 115 .507 27 1 38 7 .394 4 4 4 6 James Ramsey .287 68 68 230 57 66 14 6 9 63 119 .517 50 12 48 4 .430 6 2 11 12 Justin Gonzalez .287 46 21 94 24 27 4 2 2 21 41 .436 19 4 31 1 .424 1 2 2 2 Stephen Cardullo .283 68 68 258 69 73 15 1 11 53 123 .477 47 7 44 6 .399 6 3 21 22 Rafael Lopez .278 51 46 151 30 42 10 1 2 24 60 .397 21 7 34 1 .389 1 2 0 0 Devon Travis .276 50 46 156 29 43 8 4 3 22 68 .436 15 0 29 7 .331 4 10 5 6 Stuart Tapley .272 63 58 195 42 53 11 0 7 38 85 .436 43 8 60 6 .416 4 4 7 9 Ohmed Danesh .238 47 8 42 8 10 1 0 1 11 14 .333 9 0 15 0 .373 0 0 4 5 Parker Brunelle .207 42 22 82 16 17 3 1 3 19 31 .378 8 1 15 2 .283 1 4 0 1 Taiwan Easterling .130 23 1 23 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 .130 0 0 8 0 .130 0 0 1 1 Mike Meschke .000 10 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 0 3 0 .300 0 0 0 0 Robby Stahl .000 9 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 2 0 3 0 .250 1 0 0 0 Kevin Jackson .000 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 3 0 .200 0 0 0 0 Daniel Bennett .000 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Geoff Parker .000 32 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Tyler Everett .000 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brian Busch .000 21 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 John Gast .000 21 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Hunter Scantling .000 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Tye Buckley .000 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Scott Sitz .000 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Robert Benincasa .000 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Andrew Durden .000 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Robby Scott .000 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Corben Madden .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 David Trexler .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .300 68 68 2291 543 688 147 22 86 485 1137 .496 402 61 489 51 .411 44 36 97 115 Opp .262 68 68 2275 356 597 118 3 63 328 910 .400 272 60 544 46 .354 20 38 50 84

2010 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 ======================================================================================================================== Tye Buckley 2.70 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 13.1 9 5 4 14 8 3 0 1 43 .209 3 4 0 0 1 Mike McGee 2.96 4 1 20 1 0 0 1 13 27.1 15 10 9 18 33 2 0 2 94 .160 0 2 0 1 1 Daniel Bennett 3.51 5 1 35 0 0 0 1 3 41.0 41 23 16 16 46 9 0 3 159 .258 3 1 0 1 4 Scott Sitz 3.76 5 0 17 6 0 0 0 0 40.2 30 18 17 15 27 8 0 5 145 .207 1 8 0 1 3 Tyler Everett 3.77 3 1 23 1 0 0 1 1 45.1 49 25 19 22 39 4 0 1 178 .275 1 2 1 1 2 Brian Busch 3.94 6 2 21 10 0 0 1 0 82.1 65 42 36 37 73 17 1 8 292 .223 7 10 0 3 10 Hunter Scantling 4.47 3 2 19 5 0 0 0 0 46.1 46 31 23 13 42 10 0 8 179 .257 2 3 0 3 3 Geoff Parker 4.69 4 1 32 10 0 0 0 3 80.2 84 49 42 40 72 20 0 11 309 .272 7 8 1 3 2 Sean Gilmartin 5.24 9 8 20 18 0 0 0 0 111.2 134 73 65 34 108 28 0 15 440 .305 5 5 0 6 7 John Gast 5.30 7 3 21 13 0 0 1 0 71.1 83 50 42 28 64 12 2 5 282 .294 8 12 1 0 4 Robert Benincasa 5.32 2 0 13 4 0 0 0 0 22.0 24 16 13 18 16 3 0 4 89 .270 1 2 0 1 1 Robby Scott 5.40 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 1 3 3 4 6 0 0 0 15 .067 0 0 0 0 0 Andrew Durden 7.71 0 1 11 0 0 0 1 0 9.1 12 8 8 5 8 2 0 0 39 .308 0 3 0 0 0 Corben Madden 9.00 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 6 2 0 0 0 9 .333 0 0 0 0 0 David Trexler 27.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 4.51 48 20 264 68 0 2 2 20 598.2 597 356 300 272 544 118 3 63 2275 .262 38 60 3 20 38 Opp 7.54 20 48 68 68 0 1 1 11 578.0 688 543 484 402 489 147 22 86 2291 .300 77 61 17 44 36

2010 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Mike Meschke 18 0 0 1.000 2 Ohmed Danesh 10 1 0 1.000 1 Robert Benincasa 5 4 0 1.000 1 Kevin Jackson 2 0 0 1.000 0 Andrew Durden 0 2 0 1.000 0 Tye Buckley 1 1 0 1.000 0 Taiwan Easterling 1 0 0 1.000 0 Parker Brunelle 169 28 1 .995 1 Tyler Holt 157 5 1 .994 2 Mike McGee 79 8 1 .989 1 Jayce Boyd 510 46 8 .986 47 Rafael Lopez 353 35 6 .985 2 Devon Travis 76 123 4 .980 25 Sean Gilmartin 59 28 3 .967 4 Tyler Everett 6 15 1 .955 1 James Ramsey 118 3 6 .953 1 Brian Busch 3 16 1 .950 2 Geoff Parker 6 12 1 .947 0 Stephen McGee 18 0 1 .947 1 Justin Gonzalez 37 66 6 .945 17 Sherman Johnson 51 115 10 .943 12 Daniel Bennett 0 13 1 .929 0 John Gast 5 20 2 .926 0 Stephen Cardullo 103 174 23 .923 32 Scott Sitz 3 7 1 .909 0 Stuart Tapley 2 8 1 .909 1 Hunter Scantling 3 5 1 .889 1 Robby Stahl 1 0 1 .500 0 Corben Madden 0 0 0 .000 0 Robby Scott 0 0 0 .000 0 David Trexler 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1796 735 80 .969 58 Opp 1734 639 84 .966 64
FLORIDA STATE 11, GEORGIA STATE 3
02/19/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Georgia State In Season Opener.

Stephen Cardullo and Mike McGee drive in a combined seven runs in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (1-0) started the 2010 season on the right foot thanks to an 11-3 victory over Georgia State (0-1) Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles fought back from an early two-run deficit rattling off nine unanswered runs en route to their 12th victory in a row on opening day.

Senior Stephen Cardullo picked up where he left off following his junior All-American season by going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored, two walks and four RBI. Mike McGee also turned in a fine performance collecting a pair of hits including his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth. The junior left fielder finished the game with two runs and three RBI.

"I really think it was a typical opening day," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with our guys offensively. I thought we had some timely hitting, some big hits from Mike McGee and Stephen Cardullo. But you look at how things started and of course it seems to have started with Tyler Holt."

Sophomore Sean Gilmartin (1-0) settled down after a shaky first two innings to earn the win in his first start on opening day. Gilmartin worked seven innings allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits as he struck out seven. The southpaw got stronger as the night went on as six of his seven strikeouts came from the fourth inning on while retiring 16 of the last 19 batters that he faced.

"I don't know if I've ever seen Sean Gilmartin the least bit un-nerved, but I thought the first couple of innings he was not the Sean Gilmartin that I knew," Martin said. "The third inning came around, and it was Sean Gilmartin. I was very pleased with his outing. It was great to get seven innings from a guy on opening day."

"After the first couple of innings, I started settling down a little bit," said Gilmartin. "I was just trying to get those jitters out of the way. I really wasn't making the pitches I wanted to make, so I was more upset at myself. After the third and fourth inning, I really started to settle down and make my pitches. But also knowing that our guys are going to come out here and score some runs is a big help."

Tyler Everett was fantastic out of the bullpen pitching the final two innings to preserve the win. The junior right hander finished the game tying a career-high with five strikeouts. Everett struck out the side in the eighth and got the final two Panther hitters out on called third strikes to close out the game.

The win kept the Seminoles undefeated against the Panthers at home as the Garnet and Gold moved to 18-0 all-time inside Dick Howser Stadium. The victory also marked the 12th win in a row for the Seminoles in the series as it was the first time these two teams met since 1993. With 11 runs on Friday night, Florida State has now scored double-digit runs in the series in 20 of the 28 previous meetings including a current streak of six in a row.

Georgia State grabbed the early led on Friday scoring twice in the top of the second. Carter Sackett got things started drawing a leadoff walk from Gilmartin and moved to third following a single to right by Rob Lind. Sackett gave the Panthers the early lead one batter later crossing home plate on a fielder's choice put out at second off the bat of third baseman Brandon Williams. After a double off the fence in right center by Jonathan Kolowich put runners on second and third with only one out, GSU shortstop Justin Malone sent a sac-fly to center scoring Williams to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles struck for four runs in the third to take the lead for good. After back-to-back walks by Tyler Holt and James Ramsey to start the bottom half of the inning, Cardullo brought them both home drilling a double off the fence in right center to tie the game at 2-2. GSU starter David Buchanan (0-1) then issued his third walk of the inning to Mike McGee before giving up an RBI single to Stuart Tapley which gave the Noles a 3-2 advantage. Buchanan was lifted after the base hit by Tapley leaving the game after just two plus innings of work in his Georgia State debut. Charley Olson came in and gave up an RBI groundout to Sherman Johnson to close out the scoring for the Seminoles in the third.

"I thought (David) Buchanan threw the ball very well," added Martin. "I was very impressed with him. He is going to be a very difficult pitcher as the season goes on."

FSU would come right back in the fourth with three more runs all on two outs to take a commanding 7-2 lead. Holt drew a one out walk and took second on his first stolen base of the season and 50th of his career. He moved to third on a groundout to first by Ramsey and scored a batter later on Cardullo's infield single to third. McGee would clear the bases with one swing of the bat lacing a line drive over the right field fence on a 0-1 offering from Olson for his first home run of the season.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 9-2 in the sixth as the top of the order once again did a great job of getting on base. Holt led off the inning with a triple to right center and after Ramsey drew his third walk of the game, Cardullo picked up RBI number four of the evening driving in Holt on a sacrifice fly to left. After a balk and a stolen base put Ramsey at third, McGee would find the hole through the left side of the infield driving in Ramsey.

The Panthers cut into the lead in seventh as Williams drilled a double off the base of the wall in left and scored as Cardullo's relay throw from Taiwan Easterling in left sailed passed Justin Gonzalez at second and into the first base dugout. The run would not faze Gilmartin as he sandwiched a walk between a fly out and a groundout to conclude a very successful 2010 debut.

FSU added two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh as Ramsey dropped in a two-out, two-run double down the left field line scoring Rafael Lopez and Holt for the 10th and 11th runs of the game.

Holt finished the evening tying a career-high with four runs, while Ramsey tied a career-high drawing three walks. Freshmen Jayce Boyd and Justin Gonzalez registered their first collegiate hit on Friday. Boyd singled up the middle in the bottom of the second in his first at-bat, while Gonzalez led off the bottom of the eighth with a single to left. Parker Brunelle also picked up a single to left in the eighth.

"It is," said Martin on a pair of Seminoles recording their first collegiate hit. "For Gonzalez, I was very pleased for him getting his first hit. And of course, Jayce got a base hit on his first AB."

"It's always awesome to have Opening Day finally," said a relieved Holt. "Get out here and compete against someone else besides your own pitching staff. It's been a long wait."

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. for the middle game of a three-game set against Georgia State on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The game will air live over the web on Seminoles.com All-Access, while fans can listen in locally on 100.7 FM and on the web on Seminoles.com. Junior right hander Geoff Parker will take the mound for the Seminoles on Saturday, while the Panthers will send out left hander Aidan Francis.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  4  1   0  2  0  2  0
  Kevin Jackson         CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  2  1   2  3  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  2  2   4  2  0  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        3  2  2   3  1  0  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  2   1  0  1  1  1
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Sherman Johnson         2B-3B     4  0  0   1  1  0  4  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  1
  Stephen McGee         PH-1B     0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  0   0  1  0  7  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
Ohmed Danesh            DH        4  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  2
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 11 11  11 12  4 27 10
Opp                              31  3  7   2  3 12 24 11

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

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (1-0)    7.0  5  3  2  3  7
Tyler Everett                   2.0  2  0  0  0  5
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  2  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 11 11  7 12  4


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FLORIDA STATE 14, GEORGIA STATE 7
02/20/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

GSU 14-7.

All nine starters register a hit as the Seminoles improve to 2-0 on the year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (2-0) broke a 6-6 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to cruise to a 14-7 victory over Georgia State (0-2) Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. All nine starters registered a hit for the Seminoles in front of a packed crowd of 5,392 as FSU improved to 27-2 all-time against the Panthers including a perfect 19-0 record on their home turf.

Freshman Jayce Boyd led the Seminole offensive attack on Saturday with three hits, while Tyler Holt, Sherman Johnson and Taiwan Easterling each contributed with two hits a piece. Stephen Cardullo and Ohmed Danesh went yard for the first time in 2010 as the Seminoles pushed their win streak to 13 in a row over the Panthers.

Both Cardullo and Mike McGee drove in multiple runs of the second game in a row, while James Ramsey drew three walks from the number two spot in the line-up for the second straight day to tie a career-high.

"So far things are going well," said Cardullo. "Two games, two wins, so hopefully we can keep this win streak going. I definitely have a game plan, but I have to credit Coach Martin, Jr., he does a great job with the hitters."

"It is the same approach I am working on with Coach Martin, Jr., every day in practice," said Ramsey on drawing six walks in the first two games. "I'm just trying to see the ball down and get a good pitch to hit."

For the second day in a row, Georgia State grabbed the early lead plating a run in the top of the first off FSU starter Geoff Parker. Mark Micowski led off the game with a double to right center and scored two batters later on an RBI single to left by Rob Lind. The Panthers would run themselves out of the inning when Parker picked off Lind at first before getting Bradley Logan looking on a called third strike for out number three.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles answered with three runs in the bottom of the first off GSU starter Aidan Francis (0-1) to take a 3-1 lead. The first three Seminole batters reached as Holt, Ramsey and Cardullo recorded a single, walk and hit by pitch, respectively before all three runners advanced with Holt scoring on a Francis wild pitch. McGee would give the Seminoles their first lead of the afternoon as he drove in Ramsey on a sac-fly to left. Cardullo would plate the third FSU run of the inning scoring from third on a two-out RBI single through the left side by Boyd.

After giving up a leadoff single to start the second, Parker looked to settled down as he sandwiched a strikeout between two groundouts to maintain FSU's two-run cushion.

Cardullo added to the Seminole lead in the bottom of the second with his first home run of the season. The senior shortstop took a 1-0 offering from Francis and belted it out of the park to left for a three-run shot and a 6-1 FSU advantage. Easterling and Rafael Lopez scored on the play after starting the inning with back-to-back singles.

Parker looked good in the third but run into some problems in the fourth as the first four batters reached before Martin went to the bullpen bringing in sophomore left hander Brian Busch with a run in and the bases loaded with nobody out. Following FSU's pitching change, the Panthers countered with pinch hitter Brandon Williams who delivered with a two-run single to right to cut FSU's lead to 6-4. Georgia State would bring home two more runs in the fourth to even the game at 6-6. The Panthers threatened to retake the lead with runners on at second and third with two outs but an outstanding running catch by Ramsey off the bat of Logan out in right kept the game deadlocked at six.

"The play that Ramsey out in right field was big," said head coach Mike Martin. "What you have to do is credit Georgia State. There they are in the fourth inning down by five runs and turn around and score five and tie it up. They put us in a situation that really made us look out. Fortunately, we had some good things happen that allowed us to put some runs on the board in the bottom half of that inning."

"That catch was big for me," added Ramsey. "This is the first year that I have really been out there, trying to be an every day player for this program. I think its fun to do things with your bat but when you can make a defensive play you are really helping all eight guys on the field."

Parker's 2010 debut did not go according to plan as the junior right hander went three plus innings allowing five runs on five hits as he struck out three.

Florida State once again answered the call and took the lead for good in the fourth breaking the tie with four runs to grab a 10-6. Holt was the catalyst yet again as he started the inning with a single to left and advanced to second on a fielding error by Panther left fielder Brett Maxwell. He would come around to score on a single back up the middle off the bat of Ramsey. After a balk moved Ramsey to second and Cardullo reached on his second hit by pitch of the game, McGee laced a single back up the middle to plate Ramsey. On the play, GSU center fielder Mark Micowski allowed the ball to roll under his glove and all the way to the wall as Cardullo and McGee scored. With the base hit, McGee extended his hitting streak to a career best 11 games.

"There is no question that the ball that got by the center fielder was big for us," Martin admitted. "It was one of those things that was part of the game, but that was a big play. It's like Michael hit the ball out of the ball park. Three runs scored and it turned out to be big."

Following a 1-2-3 fifth inning, Busch escaped trouble in the sixth after GSU put runners on first and second with only one out. The sophomore southpaw got pinch hitter Joey Wood swinging on strikes and Lind to fly out to right to maintain FSU's four-run lead.

Busch (1-0) picked up the win in relief after going three innings and allowing one run on three hits as he walked two and struck out three.

"I thought Brian Busch came in and gave us a big lift," Martin said. "Geoff pitched well the first couple of innings, but just struggled a bit with his control. That is to be expected. It's early."

Danesh left the park in the sixth for his first hit of the season, a two-run shot over the fence in right. After GSU went to the bullpen on a 2-1 count to the senior from Orlando, Fla., Danesh greeted Jeremy Gazerro rudely taking the first pitch he saw out of the park to give FSU a 12-6 lead. Boyd scored on the play after recording a one out single to left.

The Seminoles would pick up two more runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Johnson and a fielder's choice RBI off the bat of Parker Brunelle. Stuart Tapley singled and scored in the inning, while Boyd doubled and scored his second run of the afternoon.

Daniel Bennett made his Seminole debut and worked a scoreless seventh. The junior right hander gave up a hit and a walk and struck out one as he faced five batters.

Hunter Scantling worked the eighth and gave up run on two hits as he struck out one.

In his first collegiate appearance, freshman Scott Sitz pitched a scoreless ninth and closed out the game getting Panther pitch hitter Aaron Schmitz looking on strikes.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Sunday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. for the final game of a three-game set against Georgia State.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  2   0  0  0  2  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  2  1   1  3  0  3  0
  Stephen McGee         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Scott Sitz            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Stephen Cardullo        SS        1  3  1   3  1  0  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   2  0  2  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  2  3   1  0  0 10  2
Sherman Johnson         2B        5  0  2   1  0  0  1  3
Taiwan Easterling       DH        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-CF     2  1  1   2  0  1  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  1   0  0  1  7  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  1
  Brian Busch           P                            1  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 14 15  11  4  6 27 11
Opp                              36  7 11   7  5  9 24  7

E - Opp-4, FSU-James Ramsey (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jayce Boyd (1)
HR - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1), Ohmed Danesh (1)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (2)
SF - FSU-Mike McGee (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    3.0  5  5  5  1  3
Brian Busch          W (1-0)    3.0  3  1  1  2  3
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  1  0  0  1  1
Hunter Scantling                1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Scott Sitz                      1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0 11  7  7  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0 15 14 12  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE 12, GEORGIA STATE 2
02/21/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gast Paces FSU To Series Sweep.

The Seminoles complete the weekend series sweep outscoring the Panthers 37-12.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind a strong pitching performance from junior John Gast, fifth-ranked Florida State (3-0) completed the series sweep of Georgia State with a 12-2 victory Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. With the three-game sweep, the Seminoles extended their streak of season opening series victories to 29 straight, while remaining undefeated (20-0) all-time against the Panthers at home.

"It was a good opening weekend for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was exciting to get this season started. The young men are excited; they know there is a lot of baseball in store for them the next couple of months."

Gast (1-0) was the story on Sunday afternoon as the crafty southpaw threw a career-high 6.0 innings in earning his first victory of the season. The Longwood, Fla., native faced the minimum through the first 3.1 innings before giving up a base hit back up the middle to pinch hitter Ryan Fleming with one out in the fourth. The hit did not phase Gast as two pitches later he forced Jonathan Kolowich into an inning ending groundball double play.

"It felt good," said Gast. "It was exciting to finally get out there. I felt good and was in the strike zone a lot. That is what really held me just being able to get in the strike zone and let them put the ball in play and let the guys behind me make all the plays."

Gast allowed just two runs on four hits as he struck out five and did not issue a walk. He faced the minimum in all but one inning on Sunday and was very efficient with his pitches leaving the game after the sixth inning throwing only 71 pitches, 50 for strikes.

"That was the main focus this offseason," added Gast on being so efficient on Sunday. "Limiting the amount of pitches can really help you go deep in the game; hopefully I can continue to limit the number of pitches in each of my outings."

"I know I saw the best outing I have seen from Johnny Gast in the three years he's been here," said a very pleased Martin. "That was electric stuff. It was as close to dominating as I can say.

"I'm very proud of him, but I am not getting excited," said Martin. "This is February the 21st. I will get excited when he continues to go out and prove that he can throw the ball like that every time he goes out there."

In his first collegiate debut, Robert Benincasa threw two scoreless innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out three. Andrew Durden pitched a perfect ninth for his first appearance as a Seminole.

"Benny is a guy we have been very impressed with," added Martin. "I am excited for him, he is going to be in the mix if he continues to stay poised and focused and gets out there and get better. I like this young man's stuff."

For the eighth time in the series, Florida State reached double-digit runs against Georgia State and finished the series outscoring the Panthers 37-12.

"When the offense is working like that, it's a great feeling," said junior catcher Rafael Lopez. "It helps to relax the pitching staff and knock off the pressure. Hopefully we can do that every weekend; it was real nice to have that run support."

Sophomore Sherman Johnson paced the Seminole offense on Sunday as he recorded a career-high three hits on two doubles and a single.

Sophomore James Ramsey tied a school record with two triples in the series finale becoming just the sixth player in school history to perform such a feat. Ramsey also finished the game with a career-high three RBI. His first triple came in the first, with his second coming in the fifth with the bases loaded and two outs. The Alpharetta, Ga., native scorched a line drive over the head of Panther center fielder Mark Micowski to clear the bases and to give FSU a commanding 11-2 advantage.

Making his first collegiate start, freshman Justin Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored as he got the nod at second base. The Miami, Fla., native hit a two-run shot off the scoreboard in left center in the fourth, drew a two out walk in the fifth and tripled in the seventh.

Rafael Lopez had his multi-hit game of the season with a single and a double on Sunday. The junior catcher led off the bottom of the fourth with a single to right and followed with a two out, two-run double down the line in left in the fifth.

Stuart Tapley, starting as the Seminole designated hitter in the series finale, got the offense going on Sunday as he led off the bottom of the second with a towering solo shot to straight away center field for his first home run of the season. Tapley finished the game 1-for-3 with two RBI.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m., as Florida State welcomes the North Florida Ospreys to Tallahassee.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Stephen McGee         CF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Andrew Durden         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   3  0  0  1  0
  Taiwan Easterling     RF        1  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   0  2  0  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        2  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Kevin Jackson         PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  3   2  1  0  0  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  2   2  0  0  5  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  3  2   2  1  0  3  2
John Gast               P                            0  3
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 12 12  12  7  3 27 10
Opp                              30  2  5   2  1  9 24  7

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson 2 (2), Rafael Lopez (1)
3B - FSU-James Ramsey 2 (2), Justin Gonzalez (1)
HR - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1), Justin Gonzalez (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (1)
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
SB - FSU-Mike McGee (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            W (1-0)    6.0  4  2  2  0  5
Robert Benincasa                2.0  1  0  0  1  3
Andrew Durden                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  2  2  1  9
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FLORIDA STATE 13, HOFSTRA 1
02/27/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down Pride In Game One.

Sherman Johnson registers a career-high six RBI in a game one victory over Hofstra.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (4-0) took down Hofstra (0-4) 13-1 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored in double figures for the fourth time in as many games this season en route to their eighth straight victory over the Pride.

Sophomore Sherman Johnson continued his hot hitting as he finished game one a triple short of hitting for the cycle. The Tampa, Fla., native drove in a career-high six runs, while tying a career-high with three hits. Johnson connected on a single in the fourth, a three run shot in the sixth and a double in the seventh.

James Ramsey, Stuart Tapley and Jayce Boyd each registered two hits a piece. Tapley scored four runs in game one tying a career-high and finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with two doubles and two walks. Tyler Holt went 1-for-2 with a double and three walks as the junior centerfield reached base on four of his five plate appearances.

The Seminoles once again got another strong outing from All-American Sean Gilmartin as the sophomore southpaw worked six scoreless innings to move to 2-0 on the young season. Gilmartin allowed five hits and one walk, while tying a season-high with seven strikeouts.

FSU came within one out of posting its first shutout since 2008 but an errant throw in the top of the ninth scored Scott A'Hara from second leading to Hofstra's first and only run of the game.

The Garnet and Gold jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second as Johnson registered the first of six RBI on the afternoon driving in Tapley on a groundout to second.

The Seminoles exploded with five runs in the fourth to take a commanding 6-0 lead. Johnson once again started the scoring driving in Tapley for the second time on Saturday, this time on an RBI single through the right side. Ohmed Danesh laced a two-run single to left plating Boyd and Johnson. Ramsey drove in Danesh on an RBI single up the middle while Holt capped the scoring in the inning crossing the plate on a fielding error by the Pride shortstop.

Florida State followed with another big inning in the sixth increasing its lead to 12-0. The Seminoles sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning registering a pair of home runs, a triple and a double, while drawing four walks. Holt led off the sixth with the first of two walks in the inning and scored all the way from first on Ramsey's double down the line in right. Cardullo cleared the bases thanks to his first home run of the season, a two-run blast over the fence in right center. Following a Hofstra pitching change which led to McGee being hit by a pitch and Tapley walking, Johnson took the first pitch he saw over the fence in right for his first home run of the season. Rafael Lopez hit a two-out triple in the inning, his first triple as a Seminole.

Johnson put the finishing touches on a career afternoon driving in his sixth run of the game in the seventh. After Tapley doubled to the gap in right center, Johnson brought him home two batters later on a double down the left field line to give FSU a 13-0 advantage. The six-RBI by Johnson were the most by a Seminole since Mike McGee drove in six against Wake Forest back on April 24, 2009 in a 15-6 FSU victory.

Geoff Parker, Hunter Scantling and Tyler Everett each pitched an inning in relief for the Seminoles in game one.

Parker worked around back-to-back walks to start the seventh to keep the Pride off the scoreboard. The junior right hander got Jared Hammer to pop up to second, Matt Ford swinging on strikes and John Kenny to ground out to second to end the inning.

After giving up a leadoff single to Matt Prokopowicz to start the eighth, Scantling took care of business striking out the side.

Everett worked the ninth, faced five batters and recorded a strike out in his second relief appearance of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  2  1   0  3  0  2  0
  Robby Stahl           CF-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   2  1  1  3  0
  Kevin Jackson         CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Mike McGee              DH        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  4  2   0  2  0  0  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  2   0  0  1  3  1
  Stephen McGee         1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Sherman Johnson         2B        4  2  3   6  1  0  2  1
Ohmed Danesh            LF-RF     4  1  1   2  1  2  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         5  0  1   0  0  0  9  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  2
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 13 13  12  9  6 27  8
Opp                              34  1  7   0  3 12 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (1), Stephen McGee (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), James Ramsey (2), Stuart Tapley 2 (2), Sherman Johnson (3)
3B - FSU-Rafael Lopez (1)
HR - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Sherman Johnson (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3), Justin Gonzalez (1), Mike McGee 2 (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (1), Ohmed Danesh (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (2-0)    6.0  5  0  0  1  7
Geoff Parker                    1.0  0  0  0  2  1
Hunter Scantling                1.0  1  0  0  0  3
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  1  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  1  0  3 12
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FLORIDA STATE 13, HOFSTRA 0
02/27/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Doubleheader.

The Seminoles blank Hofstra in game two for their first shutout since 2008.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (5-0) completed the sweep of Saturday's doubleheader blanking Hofstra (0-5) 13-0 in game two Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored 13 runs for the second straight game and have now reached double-digit runs and hits in all five games this year.

Three Seminole pitchers combined for the two-hit shutout as the Garnet and Gold kept an opponent off the scoreboard for the first time since blanking NC State 1-0 back on May 16, 2008.

John Gast came through with another solid outing to up his record to 2-0 on the year. The junior southpaw scattered two hits and two walks over five innings of work. Gast finished the game with a career-high six strikeouts.

"Johnny Gast had another good outing," said head coach Mike Martin following Saturday's second win. "Certainly Sean Gilmartin had another good outing. You have a tendency to just expect outings like that from Sean. Certainly when you have Johnny now going out and getting better each time, it is a good feeling."

Brian Busch and Andrew Durden worked the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, in a game scheduled for seven innings as a result of a doubleheader. Both pitchers faced the minimum in their outing as Busch picked up a strikeout.

The Seminoles plated a run in each of the first five innings with the big inning once again coming in the fourth as the Garnet and Gold pushed across six runs.

"For two ball games, we played very solid defense," added Martin. "Obviously we didn't expect to score as many runs as we did, but you do expect to play good defense day in and day out."

Like Sherman Johnson did in game one, Tyler Holt finished game two a triple short of hitting for the cycle. The junior centerfielder led off the bottom of the first with a double, singled in the second and hit a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the fifth for his first home run of the season. He finished the game leading all players with three runs scored.

Mike McGee went 2-for-3 with a single and a triple, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Stuart Tapley capped off a successful Saturday going 1-for-1 with two runs scored, a walk and a hit-by-pitch in game two.

Sherman Johnson followed a productive game one with another stellar afternoon at the plate in game two. The sophomore third baseman went 1-for-1 connecting on his second home run in as many games. Johnson took a 1-1 offering from Hofstra's Kevin Rigopoulos (0-2) deep over the fence in right in the third for a two-run shot and his second home run of the season. A sac-fly in the fifth put the finishing touches on a nine-RBI afternoon, over the two games of Saturday's doubleheader, for the Tampa, Fla., native.

"I tell you what, Sherman Johnson is en fuego," said Martin. "Gosh, he is really playing exceptional, you put him at second one game, at third the next, he looks comfortable at both spots, he's been an extremely difficult out. Ran the bases with great intelligence today, and of course we're all watching for that."

"I'm just trying to pick out good pitches to hit, and take pitches that I'm supposed to take, and when I do get a good pitch to hit, I'm just trying to put a good swing on it," said Johnson.

Jayce Boyd picked up an RBI single in FSU's six-run fourth, while Justin Gonzalez followed with a two-run double to right. Parker Brunelle, who got the start behind the plate in game two, went yard to start the fourth inning for his first home run of the season.

Robby Stahl saw action in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday for his first action as a Seminole. Stahl drew a walk in game two and saw action in both center and left in game one.

The Seminoles and Pride wrap-up the series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium with game three on Sunday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. Fans can listen in locally on 100.7 FM and on the web at Seminoles.com. Freshman right hander Robert Benincasa will make his first collegiate start in Sunday's series finale against Hofstra.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  3  3   1  0  0  1  0
  Kevin Jackson         CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  2  2   2  1  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        1  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Robby Stahl           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        1  2  1   3  2  0  0  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  1  1   1  0  1  3  0
  Stephen McGee         1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  0  1   2  1  0  0  4
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  1   1  0  0  7  1
John Gast               P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  0
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FSU                              28 13 11  10  8  4 21  8
Opp                              22  0  2   0  2  7 18  1

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Justin Gonzalez (1)
3B - FSU-Mike McGee (1)
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Sherman Johnson (2), Parker Brunelle (1)
HBP - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
SF - FSU-Sherman Johnson (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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John Gast            W (2-0)    5.0  2  0  0  2  6
Brian Busch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Andrew Durden                   1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  2  7
Opp                  L          6.0 11 13 11  8  4


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FLORIDA STATE 14, HOFSTRA 4
02/28/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Remain Unbeaten.

Freshman Justin Gonzalez goes 3-for-4 with four runs and four RBI in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (6-0) registered its second series sweep in as many weeks with a 14-4 victory over Hofstra (0-6) in game three Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win kept the Seminoles undefeated all-time against the Pride as the Garnet and Gold have now won all 10 games in the series.

Freshman Justin Gonzalez paced the Seminole offense in the series finale going 3-for-4 with a double, four runs scored and four RBI. As a team, Florida State tied a season-high with 14 runs while pounding out a season-high 17 hits. Stephen Cardullo and Rafael Lopez also contributed with three hits a piece in the win.

"I have said all along that this kid can play," said head coach Mike Martin on the play of Justin Gonzalez on Sunday. "This young man is making great strides and I look forward to watching his progression the rest of the season."

Stuart Tapley went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored. The junior designated hitter reached base on all five plate appearances on Sunday.

"It feels great right now," said Gonzalez. "We are playing great baseball - defense, pitching - all around we are playing well. I just want to continue contributing to the team. I just want to keep playing hard, that's all they ask of me and that's all I can do."

On the mound, Tyler Everett (1-0) picked up his first career victory working three scoreless innings in relief. The junior right hander allowed just one hit and issued one walk while striking out two.

"Tyler assured us he would be available," added Martin. "He is a guy that I thought pitched well and I was happy to see him get the win."

"My mind set coming into the game today was to keep them to no more than one run," said Everett. "I was just happy to go out there, get the job done and get our team back in the dugout."

Freshman Robert Benincasa worked 2.0 plus innings in his first collegiate start. The right hander from Tampa, Fla., allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits as he walked three and struck out three. Benincasa gave up two runs in the first and looked to settle down in the second as he worked around an infield single getting a pair of groundouts and a strike out. But the in the third, the freshman gave up a lead off single to Ethan Paquette and a walk before giving way to Everett out of the bullpen.

"I was very pleased with Robert Benincasa today," added Martin. "That was a guy getting his first start."

Hofstra wasted little time to take its first lead of the series with two runs in the first. John Kenny led off the game with an infield single to short and later scored from third as Paquette drew a bases loaded walk. Elliot Hagburg would give the Pride a 2-0 advantage on a single to right scoring Matt Prokopowicz.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles answered with two runs in the bottom of the first to tie the game at two runs a piece. Tyler Holt and James Ramsey got the ball rolling with a walk and single, respectively. The two registered a double steal and advanced one more base as the throw from Hofstra catcher Matt Hancock sailed into left field. Cardullo brought home Ramsey for the tying run on a single to right.

The Seminoles used a five-run third to take the lead for good in game three. Cardullo led off the inning with a double, while back-to-back walks to Mike McGee and Tapley loaded the bases for Sherman Johnson. Johnson went opposite field on a 3-2 pitch to plate Cardullo from third for the go ahead run. The RBI for Johnson was his 10th of the series.

Two batters later, Gonzalez cleared the bases with a double down the left field line giving FSU a 6-2 lead. Lopez would pick up his second hit in as many at-bats driving in Gonzalez with an RBI single to left.

Ramsey upped the Seminole lead to 8-2 in the fifth driving in Gonzalez, who drew a one out walk.

Four more runs in the seventh gave FSU a 12-2 lead. With Gonzalez and Lopez on at third and second with no one out, Holt drove in his first run of the game on a sac-fly to left. Cardullo brought home Lopez on an RBI single to center followed by Tapley's two-run double off the wall in right center.

FSU rounded out the scoring in the eighth scoring two more times. Sean Gilmartin picked up his first hit of the season doubling to the gap in left center to lead off the eighth. He would score one batter later as Gonzalez registered his fourth RBI of the afternoon on a single back up the middle. A single by Parker Brunelle moved Gonzalez to third and Robby Stahl would drive him in sending a sac-fly to left for his first RBI as a Seminole.

Freshmen Corben Madden and David Trexler saw their first collegiate action on the mound on Sunday, while Tye Buckley got the Garnet and Gold out of a jam in the eighth as the Tallahassee native made his first appearance in a Seminole uniform.

"It was also interesting to see the poise of Buckley out there, who came into today's game in a very tough situation," said Martin. "It was Buckley, Madden and Trexler, three guys that had not pitched at Florida State, and I thought they did a fine job in their first outing."

Madden went one inning and gave up a run on one hit and a walk while recording a strike out. Trexler lasted one-third of an inning as he faced four batters in the eighth. The freshman right hander gave up a run on one hit and walked two before giving way to Buckley. The junior college right hander left runners stranded at second and third recording a strike out and a ground out to end the inning.

Scott Sitz and Daniel Bennett each worked a scoreless inning in relief in the win.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m., as Florida State takes on Florida in the first of four meetings this year. Game one between these intra-state rivals will take place down in Tampa on Steinbrenner Field in the 'Florida Four' Tournament. The game will be televised live on CSS, while fans can listen in locally on 1270 the Team and 94.3 FM and on the web on Seminoles.com. Junior right hander Geoff Parker will get the start on Tuesday against the Gators.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  0   1  2  0  0  0
  Robby Stahl           LF        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  2  3   2  0  1  5  2
  Stephen McGee         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  1   0  1  0  2  0
  Kevin Jackson         CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     2  1  2   2  2  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B-2B     3  1  1   1  1  0  0  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  2
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        1  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B-SS     4  4  2   4  1  0  2  3
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  3   1  1  0  6  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Robert Benincasa        P                            2  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  1
  Corben Madden         P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  0
  David Trexler         P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 14 16  13  9  3 27 13
Opp                              32  4  7   3  8  8 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (1), Jayce Boyd (1)
2B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Stuart Tapley (3), Sean Gilmartin (1), Justin Gonzalez (2), Rafael Lopez 2 (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2), Sherman Johnson (1)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Robby Stahl (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (2), James Ramsey (2), Stephen Cardullo (1), Stuart Tapley (3)
CS - FSU-Parker Brunelle (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Robert Benincasa                2.0  4  2  1  3  3
Tyler Everett        W (1-0)    3.0  1  0  0  1  2
Corben Madden                   1.0  1  1  1  1  1
Scott Sitz                      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
David Trexler                   0.1  1  1  1  2  0
Tye Buckley                     0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  4  3  8  8
Opp                  L          8.0 17 14 14  9  3


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FLORIDA STATE 10, FLORIDA 5
03/02/2010, Tampa, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tops UF In Tampa.

Geoff Parker turns in an impressive performance to pick up the win over the Gators.

TAMPA, FF - A seven-run first inning proved to be the difference Tuesday night as No. 3 Florida State (7-0) defeated No. 5 Florida (5-1) 10-5 in the second game of the Florida Four Tournament on Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. The game was the first of four meetings between these intra-state rivals.

With the 10 runs and 13 hits, the Seminoles have posted double-digits hits and runs in each of their first seven games to start the 2010 campaign. Dating back to last season, Florida State has registered double-digit hits in 12 consecutive games.

Geoff Parker (1-0) was impressive in his second start of the season working 5.1 innings allowing just one run on six hits. The sophomore right hander did not issue a walk while striking out three. It marked the third time in 16 career starts that Parker did not give up a free pass, while it marked his longest outing since throwing 6.0 innings in earning the victory over Virginia Tech back on May 2, 2009.

The win was the first of the season for Parker and the first over the Gators in four all-time appearances. The Dade City, Fla., native has now thrown 14.0 career innings against UF allowing just four earned runs and recording 12 strikeouts.

The Seminoles wasted very little time cracking the scoreboard on Tuesday evening plating seven runs in the bottom of the first. The first five batters for the Garnet and Gold reached on three singles and two hit by pitches chasing Florida starter Anthony DeSclafani (0-1). Tyler Holt led off the inning with a single up the middle and moved to third on a base hit to right off the bat of James Ramsey. After Stephen Cardullo was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Mike McGee brought home the first run of the game as DeSclafani plunked McGee on the top of the helmet. Stuart Tapley laced a two-run single back up the middle to give the Seminoles a 3-0 advantage ending the evening for DeSclafani.

Sherman Johnson greeted Gator reliever Hudson Randall with a single to left center to load the bases once again for the Seminoles. Following a groundball double play, Rafael Lopez hammered a double to the gap in right center scoring Tapley for a 5-0 lead. Freshman Jayce Boyd then delivered a towering shot out to left on a 1-0 count for his first collegiate home run and a 7-0 Seminole advantage.

The Gators got on the scoreboard in the third as Mike Zunino took a 1-2 offering from Parker over the wall in dead centerfield for his first career home run.

The Seminoles answered right back with a run in the bottom of the inning as Lopez successfully converted a safety squeeze down the first base line to score Justin Gonzalez from third. Gonzalez led off the third with a triple to gap in left center and scored a batter later on Lopez' sacrifice bunt.

Florida threatened in the top of the fifth as the first two batters reached on a pair of infield singles by Bryson Smith and Nolan Fontana. But Parker erased any thoughts of a Gator comeback getting Kamm Washington to ground back to the pitcher, an infield pop up off the bat of Zunino and a groundout to first by Matt den Dekker to end the inning.

A one out double off the bat of UF designated hitter Austin Maddox in the top of the sixth brought the evening to a close for Parker. Josh Adams led off the inning with a single through the left side and after getting behind in the count to Preston Tucker at three balls and one strike, Parker got Tucker swinging on strikes for the first out of the inning.

With runners on second and third, Martin went to the bullpen and called on sophomore left hander Brian Busch. Busch registered back-to-back strikeouts to preserve the Seminoles' seven-run lead.

Busch finished the game working 2.2 scoreless innings as he struck out a season-high four batters.

After picking up base hits in his first two at-bats on Tuesday, Tapley's streak of reaching base in consecutive at-bats came to an end at 12 following a fly out to right in the fourth. The mark fell one short of the school record set by Paul Sorrento in 1985.

Florida State added a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the eighth on RBI singles from Cardullo and McGee.

Florida made things interesting in the ninth scoring four times off junior college transfer Andrew Durden. After giving up back-to-back singles to start the inning, Durden registered consecutive strikeouts but could not close the door on the Gators as UF put together four straight RBI singles. After hitting Maddox to load the bases, Martin brought on Daniel Bennett to close the door and preserve the win for the Seminoles. Bennett got Daniel Pigott to fly out to Boyd in foul territory to register his first save of the season. All four runs for Florida came on two outs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   0  0  3  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  2  1   0  0  2  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  2   1  1  0  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  1   2  2  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     4  1  2   2  1  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  1
  Taiwan Easterling     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Andrew Durden         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  3
Rafael Lopez            C         2  2  1   2  1  0  9  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  2   2  0  0 10  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  2
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 10 13   9  5 10 27  9
Opp                              38  5 12   5  0  9 24 10

E - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1), Rafael Lopez (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (4)
3B - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (4), Mike McGee (3)
SH - FSU-Rafael Lopez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (1-0)    5.1  6  1  1  0  3
Brian Busch                     2.2  0  0  0  0  4
Andrew Durden                   0.2  6  4  4  0  2
Daniel Bennett       Sv(1)      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 12  5  5  0  9
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FLORIDA STATE 12, GEORGIA 1
03/05/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down Dawgs 12-1.

James Ramsey goes yard twice, Sean Gilmartin ties a career-high with nine strikeouts in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (8-0) kept its undefeated record intact Friday night with a 12-1 victory over No. 25 Georgia (6-4). The win was the third straight over the Bulldogs and second in a row over a ranked opponent. The 11-run margin was the largest margin of victory for the Seminoles in the series since downing the Bulldogs 16-4 in Tallahassee back on March 19, 1959.

Picking up where he left off in last year's NCAA Tallahassee Regional Tournament, Sean Gilmartin (3-0) once again stymied the Georgia offense allowing just one unearned run on six hits over seven innings of work. The sophomore southpaw did not issue a walk while tying a career-high with nine strikeouts.

"There is no question the story of the game was Sean Gilmartin," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was an outstanding outing on his part. He had all three pitches going. It was one of his better games, no doubt about it. It was just a credit to his work ethic; I am just very proud of how he approaches every outing. He is out there competing on every pitch."

"I felt good," Gilmartin said. "I got ahead of guys early which is key for me. I put the ball where it needs to be and changed speeds. All four pitches (were working) actually. I threw the curveball a little tonight. Everything was working, in, out, and down."

In two career starts against Georgia, both victories for the Seminoles, Gilmartin has worked 16.0 innings allowing just three runs, two earned, on 11 hits with 15 strikeouts and no walks.

Tonight's performance marked the second straight outing that a Seminole starter did not issue a walk and the third time already this season. In 2009, Seminole starters posted just four games in which they did not issue a walk.

Gilmartin faced no more than four batters in six of the seven innings on Friday night. He struck out multiple batters in an inning four times. In the third inning, Gilmartin threw just 10 pitches all for strikes. He finished the evening throwing 75 percent of his pitches for strikes.

For the eighth time in as many games, the Seminole offense registered double-digit hits and runs. Dating back to last year, the Garnet and Gold have registered double-digit hits in 13 consecutive games.

Georgia native James Ramsey had a big night for the Seminoles unloading on a pair of home runs in consecutive at-bats in the third and fourth innings. The sophomore right fielder became the first Seminole to register a multi-home run game in 2010, while it marked his first two home runs of the season. Ramsey finished the night 2-for-2 with three runs scored and a career-high four RBI.

"I have been very pleased with Ramer," Martin said. "He has got the ability to do what he did tonight. We just don't want him to go up there and do anything other than get good swings at the ball and he is certainly doing that."

"It was fun to get out there and play with our guys," said Ramsey. "To have the opportunity to hit behind Holt and in front of Cardullo is really fun. Grimm is a real good pitcher, but we do a really good job of grinding out at-bats and seeing as many pitches as we can.

Jayce Boyd also had a perfect night at the plate going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. He registered singles in his first three at-bats before drawing a walk on his final at-bat in the sixth. The three hits and two runs scored Friday night tied a career-high for Boyd.

Justin Gonzalez continued his hot hitting recording his third multi-hit game of the season with a two-hit night in game one against Georgia. The freshman from Miami, Fla., notched an infield single in the second and unloaded on a three-run shot in third.

"James Ramsey had a big night," added Martin. "We got a nice big hit from Gonzalez. It was a ball game that kind of got out of hand, and you have got to credit our guys for going up there and being aggressive at the plate."

Stephen Cardullo and Sherman Johnson also registered two hits a piece, while Stuart Tapley extended his hitting streak to a career best 13 games with a single up the middle in the fourth.

The Seminoles jumped out to an early 2-0 thanks in large part to a Bulldog throwing error by third baseman Eric Ruiz. With Johnson on at first after singling up the middle, Gonzalez hit a chopper in the dirt towards third. Ruiz bare handed the ball and threw wildly over to first allowing Johnson to score all the way from second for the first run of the game. Two batters later, Boyd connected on a two-out single to short to bring home Gonzalez for a 2-0 FSU lead.

FSU extended its lead to 6-0 after the third inning thanks to home runs by Ramsey and Gonzalez. Ramsey took the first pitch from Justin Grimm (1-1) over the fence in right for his first round tripper of the season. After a single to Cardullo and a two-out walk to Johnson, Gonzalez went opposite field on a 1-2 pitch for his second home run of the season.

Georgia cut the lead to 6-1 in the fourth taking advantage of an errant throw by Gilmartin. Peter Verdin led off the inning with a bunt single that landed short between the mound and third. Gilmartin rushed his throw over to first and threw wildly allowing Verdin to scamper into second base. After a groundout by Chase Davidson moved Verdin to third, the sophomore right fielder would plate the first and only run for the Bulldogs on a sac-fly to center off the bat of Zach Cone.

The Seminoles answered the call once again scoring three more times in the fourth to widen their lead to 9-1. Once again it was Ramsey connecting on his second home run of the game, a three-run shot to right center scoring Boyd and Tyler Holt.

"The first pitch was a fastball to start off the third," added Ramsey. "The second one was a change-up on a 1-2 count. He missed his spot a little bit and I was lucky enough to get a good swing on it."

Jason Stidham was the last Seminole to hit home runs in consecutive at-bats connecting on two against North Florida on April 8, 2009. Tommy Oravetz was the last Seminole to hit two home runs in a game as he hit two against Jacksonville back on May 5, 2009.

FSU picked up three more runs in the fifth for the winning margin. Cardullo drove in a pair on a single to left with the bases loaded, while Tapley recorded an RBI on a sac-fly to deep center plating Ramsey.

Georgia's Grimm was tagged for nine runs, seven earned, on 11 hits in four innings of work. Offensively, the Bulldogs were led by Johnathan Taylor who went 3-for-4 as he registered half of Georgia's hits on Friday night.

Robert Benincasa and Scott Sitz each pitched a scoreless inning in relief to close out FSU's game one victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   0  0  2  2  0
  Kevin Jackson         CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  3  2   4  0  0  2  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  2   2  0  1  1  0
  Robert Benincasa      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Scott Sitz            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     3  0  1   1  1  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B-2B     4  2  2   0  1  0  2  1
Justin Gonzalez         2B-SS     5  2  2   3  0  2  3  4
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  0   0  2  1  9  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  2  3   1  1  0  3  0
  Stephen McGee         1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sean Gilmartin          P         1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 14  11  6  9 27  5
Opp                              30  1  6   1  2 10 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sean Gilmartin (1)
HR - FSU-James Ramsey 2 (2), Justin Gonzalez (2)
HBP - FSU-James Ramsey 2 (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       W (3-0)    7.0  6  1  0  0  9
Robert Benincasa                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Scott Sitz                      1.0  0  0  0  2  1
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  0  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0 14 12 10  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE 9, GEORGIA 2
03/06/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll To 9-2 Win Over Georgia.

Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo each record three hits in leading the Seminole offense to their 14th straight game of double-digit hits.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Timely hitting and quality pitching were the correct formula on Saturday night as third-ranked Florida State (9-0) rolled to a 9-2 victory over No. 25 Georgia (6-5) in front of a packed crowed of 5,287 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Despite falling a run short of reaching double-digits for the ninth straight game, the Seminoles achieved the mark in the hit category posting 13 in game two extending the streak of double-digits hits to 14 straight games.

FSU did all its scoring in the second, third and fourth innings on Saturday night as eight of the nine runs came on two outs. Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo paced the offense with three hits a piece, while Stuart Tapley extended his hit streak to a career-best 14 games with an infield single in the fourth. Holt was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle in game two as he collected a double in the first, single in the third and triple in the fourth.

"Tonight was a great team win," added Cardullo. "You have tip your cap to John Gast for pitching a great game. He came out did his job; the pitching was great, the hitting was great. Right now it's all about having quality at-bats and sticking to our game plan."

For the third straight outing, John Gast (3-0) was impressive on the mound in picking up win number three on the young season. On Saturday, the junior southpaw threw a career-high seven innings as he allowed just one run on seven hits. He finished the game with three walks and two strikeouts on 100 pitches.

"It was a solid ball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "We got excellent pitching from Tyler Everett in relief of Johnny Gast. It was a good win for us. Had a key inning in which we took advantage of a couple of key hits. It was a ball game where I was just very pleased with how we approached it. I am very pleased with these young men and how they are playing right now."

"We like to see everyone competing," added Martin. "Right now Johnny has solidified himself and I am very proud of the way he continues to work on pitches that he knows he needs to have as we go through the season. He kept his poise all night long; just very proud of him."

"You really have to tip your hat to our hitters they are doing a fantastic job of picking apart pitchers, especially starting pitching," added Gast. "This is my third good start; I know there is a lot more room for improvement there. Cut those three walks out and I think I am where I need to be."

Gast retired the Bulldogs in order in the first and second innings before handing it over to the Seminole offense.

Justin Gonzalez registered the game's first run in the bottom of the second scoring on a wild pitch off Georgia starter Jeff Walters (0-1). Gonzalez led of the inning with a single through the left side and moved to second on a walk to Rafael Lopez. After a sacrifice bunt by Jayce Boyd advanced the runners a base, Gonzalez would come around to score on the wild pitch by Walters. Following a two-out walk to James Ramsey, Cardullo brought home Lopez on an RBI single to left. A walk to Mike McGee loaded the bases for Tapley, who drove in Ramsey as he too drew a walk from Walters, giving FSU a 3-0 lead.

The base-on-ball would end the evening for Walters who lasted just 1.2 innings giving up three runs on three hits as he walked six and struck out two.

Georgia cut into the lead plating a run in the third. Kevin Ruiz and Carson Schilling registered back-to-back hits off Gast to start the inning and advanced a base on Todd Hankins sacrifice bunt. Johnathan Taylor picked up an RBI infield single as he hit a chopper into the dirt toward first and used his speed to beat Boyd to the bag at first. With runners at first and third and only one out, Gast retired Taylor at first with his patent pick off move and then got out of the inning as Schilling tried to score on a pitch in the dirt. The ball squirted away from Lopez, who was quick to retrieve the ball, threw a strike to Gast at the plate in plenty of time to get Schilling for the third out of the inning.

The Seminoles answered the call with a run in the third to push their lead back to three. Gonzalez led off the inning with an infield single and scored two batters later on a two-out infield single off the bat of Holt.

Gast kept the momentum riding with the Noles retiring the Bulldogs in order in the fourth. After recording a ground out and a fly out, Brett DeLoach recorded an infield single to second, but was quickly eliminated on the base paths as Gast picked up his second pick off of the evening for the final out in the fourth.

FSU blew the door open in the fourth scoring five times to taking a commanding 9-1 lead. Gonzalez scored McGee on a bases loaded ground out to short, while Lopez drove in a pair lacing a single back up the middle for his first hit of the ball game. Following an infield single off the bat of Boyd put runners at first and second, Holt brought them both home on a triple to center.

Gast went out and kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard for the next three innings getting a pair of ground ball double plays to end the fifth and seven innings. He registered his third pick off of the game in the sixth eliminating Hankins who led off the inning with a single to right center.

"I probably didn't have my best stuff tonight, kind of had to struggle through a few innings with runners on base, but was able to induce a couple of double plays," said Gast.

The Bulldogs tagged Hunter Scantling for a run in the eighth as Colby May hit a one out double to the gap in right center plating pinch hitter Robert Shipman who drew a lead off walk. With runners at second and third, Martin went to the bullpen and brought on junior right hander Tyler Everett. Everett got out of the jam by posting a pair of strikeouts to maintain FSU's lead at 9-2.

Everett pitched the ninth and closed out the game as he got Hankins to line into a game ending double play.

"He is a very important part of our pitching staff," said Martin on Everett. "We have a lot of confidence in him and he has been in games a number of times. We are not the least bit hesitant to go out and get him."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  3   3  0  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  0  3   1  2  0  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  1   1  2  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  1  2   0  0  1  0  3
Justin Gonzalez         2B        5  2  2   1  0  1  4  3
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  1   2  1  0  2  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        2  1  1   0  0  0 11  1
John Gast               P                            1  4
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  9 13   8  7  4 27 17
Opp                              29  2 10   2  6  5 24 10

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (3)
3B - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd 2 (2)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            W (3-0)    7.0  7  1  1  3  2
Hunter Scantling                0.1  1  1  1  2  1
Tyler Everett                   1.2  2  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0 10  2  2  6  5
Opp                  L          8.0 13  9  9  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE 17, GEORGIA 5
03/07/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

A Perfect 10 As FSU Sweeps UGA.

Stephen Cardullo and Sherman Johnson each drive in four runs on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (10-0) registered its third series sweep of the season defeating No. 25 Georgia (6-6) 17-5 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. For the 15th consecutive game, the Seminole bats reached double figures in hits with 11, while showing some patience at the plate drawing a season-high 14 walks.

The 12-run victory by the Noles on Sunday tied for the largest margin of victory in the series as the Garnet and Gold defeated the Bulldogs 16-4 back on March 19, 1959.

"I must admit it's a very, very big surprise, from what I just saw...it was three ball games in which we controlled the tempo," said head coach Mike Martin on the play of his team this weekend. "I was very pleased with everything that I saw. But like we talked about in the clubhouse, we can't get up, we can't get down, we can't feel like we got this thing all figured out because baseball is a game that will turn on you so quickly it will make your head spin. But I am very proud of this baseball team and the way they played this weekend."

FSU completed the three-game sweep outscoring Georgia 38-8. The Seminoles hit .369 as a team over the weekend compared to the .228 average posted by the Bulldogs. The Seminole pitching staff was nearly perfect allowing just six earned runs over 27.0 innings of work en route to a staff ERA of 2.00.

"There is no question that is something that Mike (Martin, Jr.) continues to pound into these guys," added Martin on the patience that the Seminole batters are showing at the plate. "He is doing a tremendous job of teaching these young men."

Coming off an impressive outing against Florida this past Tuesday, Geoff Parker made the start in game three against Georgia and worked four innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits. He walked three and struck out a season-high six batters in earning the no decision. The six strikeouts were the most for Parker since he struck out a career-high nine against Virginia Tech back on May 2, 2009.

Brian Busch (2-0) entered in the fifth and worked two scoreless innings to pick up his second win of the season. The sophomore southpaw faced the minimum over his two innings of work as he did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out two.

"It was a well pitched game by Geoff Parker," added Martin. "We got a big lift from Brian Busch when he came in. A couple of big innings and things went our way. Obviously, it was very surprising that it was a ball game that got out of hand, but it's a credit to our young men the way they played."

Stephen Cardullo and Sherman Johnson paced the Seminole offense as both hitters drove in four runs a piece. Cardullo and Stuart Tapley led the team with two hits each, while Rafael Lopez drove in a pair of runs in FSU's six-run fifth.

"It was real nice," said Lopez. "I think we made a statement to the rest of the country. We just got to keep doing it and putting the pressure on other teams each time out."

Cardullo put the finishing touches on a fantastic weekend as the senior shortstop hit .583 (7-for-12) in the three-game sweep of the Bulldogs driving in seven runs and scoring four times while posting a .667 on-base percentage. At one stretch during the series, Cardullo had reached base in nine consecutive at-bats.

"I had a pretty productive weekend," said Cardullo. "I put a lot of quality bats together and got on base a lot. That has been my main objective all season long, get on base and get some good at-bats."

Cardullo and Johnson were the first pair of Seminoles to record four-RBI in a game this season and the first since Tyler Holt and Mike McGee drove in four and five, respectively, at Miami back on April 3, 2009.

The Seminoles got the ball rolling right from the start taking a 2-0 lead after the first inning of play. Holt led off the bottom of the first drawing a walk from Georgia starter Michael Palazzone (2-1). He moved to third on a single to right by James Ramsey with Ramsey taking second the play following a fielding error by Bulldog right fielder Peter Verdin. Cardullo would plate both Holt and Ramsey on a base hit through the right side of the infield to give the Noles the early two-run advantage.

The Bulldogs would cut the lead in half with a run in the second as Zach Cone doubled to the gap in left center driving home Christian Glisson, who drew a one out walk from Parker.

FSU answered the call scoring five more times in the second upping its lead to 7-1. The Seminoles sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning chasing Palazzone from the game after the sophomore right hander managed just one out. Justin Gonzalez began the scoring spree leading off the inning with a single to left and moved to second as Lopez was hit by a pitch. With one out, Holt drove in Gonzalez on an RBI single to right. After a hit-by-pitch to Ramsey, Cardullo picked up his third and fourth RBI of the game on a single through the right side plating Lopez and Holt. Johnson would account for the final two runs of the inning bringing home Cardullo and McGee with a two-out single to left.

Parker kept the momentum riding high with the Seminoles retiring the Bulldogs in order in the third after throwing just 13 pitches.

But Georgia would not go away without a fight, scoring three times in the fourth to cut the Seminole lead to 7-4. The Bulldogs sandwiched a single by Colby May and a double by Glisson in between a pair of Parker strikeouts before Robert Shipman came through with a clutch two-out, two-run single back up the middle. A fielding error and a walk loaded the bases for UGA while a walk to Johnathan Taylor brought home Shipman for Georgia's fourth run of the game. Parker was able to get out of the inning without further damage getting Verdin to fly out in foul territory to Jayce Boyd.

Florida State capitalized on a Georgia throwing error at short in the fourth to increase its lead to 8-4. Cardullo reached on the error, moved to second on a balk and scored two batters later on an RBI single off the bat of Tapley. The hit extended Tapley's hit streak to a career best 15 games.

The Seminole erupted for six runs in the fifth, all on two outs, thanks to six walks, one hit-by-pitch and one base hit. Georgia pitcher Cecil Tanner had trouble with his control during his inning of work unleashing on three wild pitches and was charged with a balk which led to a Seminole run. Johnson drove in his third run of the game on a bases loaded walk, while Lopez plated a pair on a base hit through the right side.

The lead grew to 17-4 courtesy of three more runs in the sixth. Georgia's Alex McRee also had problems finding the strike zone as he walked the first three batters that he faced before being lifted for John Herman. Two pitches after the pitching change, Tapley drilled a two-run double to the gap in right center scoring Ramsey and Cardullo. Johnson would bring home McGee for his fourth run of the game on a ground out to short.

Stephen McGee registered his first collegiate hit in the eighth lacing a double to the gap in right center.

Corben Madden, Tye Buckley and Daniel Bennett each pitched an inning in relief on Sunday. Madden allowed a run on a hit and three walks as he struck out one.

Both Buckley and Bennett faced the minimum in their inning of work. Buckley struck out two of the three batters that he faced, while Bennett recorded one as well.

"We faced some good pitching this weekend," added Cardullo. "We were able to put it to them in the first couple of innings which seemed to rattle them. We stayed on them and were able to deliver the finishing blow which is what this offense is about."

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Monday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. as Florida State travels across I-10 to face Jacksonville.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  1   1  2  0  3  0
  Kevin Jackson         CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  3  1   0  2  0  1  0
  Robby Stahl           PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  3  2   4  1  0  0  2
Mike McGee              LF        2  3  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        LF-RF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     5  1  2   3  1  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B-2B     5  1  1   4  1  0  2  1
Justin Gonzalez         2B        2  2  1   0  2  0  0  3
  Stephen McGee         PH-1B     1  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   2  0  0  8  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  1  0   0  2  1  6  0
  Corben Madden         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tye Buckley           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 17 11  14 14  2 27  8
Opp                              33  5  5   5  6 12 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Geoff Parker (1), Jayce Boyd (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (4), Stephen McGee (1)
HBP - FSU-James Ramsey (3), Mike McGee (4), Rafael Lopez (1), Parker Brunelle (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Sherman Johnson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    4.0  4  4  3  3  6
Brian Busch          W (2-0)    2.0  0  0  0  0  2
Corben Madden                   1.0  1  1  1  3  1
Tye Buckley                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  5  4  6 12
Opp                  L          8.0 11 17 15 14  2


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FLORIDA STATE 2, JACKSONVILLE 0
03/08/2010, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles One-Hit JU In Win.

Three Seminole pitchers combine for a one-hit shutout to remain undefeated.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (11-0) kept its undefeated record intact Monday evening in Jacksonville (6-5) as three Seminole pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout en route to a 2-0 victory over the Dolphins.

The 3,112 fans in attendance inside John Sessions Stadium on Monday night were three outs away from witnessing the ninth no-hitter in Florida State history and the first since February 18, 1998 when Chris Chavez no-hit Charleston Southern in a 13-0 Seminole victory. But JU first baseman Alex Martinez singled back up the middle on a 3-2 pitch off Tyler Everett to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the first Dolphin hit of the game.

Everett bounced back and got a fly out and groundout back to the mound before handing the ball over to Daniel Bennett for the final out of the game. After Everett fell behind 3-0 to Esterlin Perozo, head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Bennett, who got the Dolphin right fielder to groundout to short for the final out of the game.

The one-hit shutout put together by Mike McGee, Everett and Bennett was the first since opening day on January 28, 2005. On that day, Mark Sauls, Kevin Lynch and Tyler Chambliss combined to one-hit Charleston Southern in a 2-1 Florida State victory.

"I just can't say enough about the job that Mike McGee, Tyler Everett and Daniel Bennett did," said head coach Mike Martin. "Bennett comes in, inherits a 3-0 count and goes strike one and then gets the groundball to end the game. Tyler Everett comes in with a no, no on the line and pitches beautiful baseball. It was a big win for us. I just can't say enough about the composure that we showed to get it done."

In his first start of the season, Mike McGee was nearly flawless blanking the Dolphins over six innings and leaving after throwing 99 pitches. He finished the game with eight strikeouts while issuing four walks. It marked just the second time in 23 career starts that McGee did not allow run in which he worked six or more innings.

"I felt good," said McGee. "My arm has had plenty of rest, I haven't thrown all season. But I felt real good. It took a little awhile to get used to the mound tonight which probably attributed to my wildness in the beginning, but other than that I felt really good. I was throwing my change-up for strikes which I hardly ever do. I think I struck out two or three on change-ups tonight. It was a tough game and I am just glad we got the win."

Everett worked 2.2 scoreless innings recording two strikeouts, while Bennett threw just two pitches to earn his second save in as many chances on the year.

Making his first collegiate start in the field, Sean Gilmartin recorded his first multi-hit game of his career going 2-for-4 while driving in what ended up being the game-winner with an RBI single in the fifth.

"I was excited to get the start tonight," said Gilmartin. "I really have to credit Loosen for putting up as many zeros as he did tonight. He didn't really miss any of his spots all night long. He was around the strike zone which is good for both the hitters and the pitcher because you know he is not going to throw many balls so you're up there ready to swing the bat."

Zeros blanketed the scoreboard through the first four innings as FSU's McGee and JU's Matt Loosen found themselves in an old fashion pitcher's duel.

The Dolphins first scoring threat came in the third when Jimmy Horwick drew a walk to start the inning. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Derek Abis and moved to third as Chuck Opachich grounded out to first on a tag out by McGee. Horwick would be stranded at third as the Seminole right hander got Chris Connelly swinging on strikes to keep the game deadlocked at zero.

Loosen retired the first 13 batters that he faced until Sherman Johnson came through with the game's first hit drilling a single back up the middle on a full count in the top of the fifth. The hit extended Johnson's hit streak to a career-best 10 games. After hitting Justin Gonzalez on a 3-1 pitch, Gilmartin stepped in and came through with an RBI single knocking a base hit through the right side of the infield scoring Johnson for a 1-0 Seminole lead.

"The first pitch of the at-bat was a slider, like a little splitter slider," said Gilmartin. "I kind of figured I would see the pitch again some time in the at-bat, but it ended up being the next pitch. I was fortunate enough to put a good swing on it and drive it through the hole."

Gilmartin, who got the start at first base on Monday, found the hole in between the right side of the infield for his first hit of the game. The JU right hander would leave the Seminole runners stranded at the corners registering back-to-back strikeouts from Parker Brunelle and Ohmed Danesh to end the inning.

McGee answered the call striking out the side in the bottom half of the inning on 13 pitches. In fact, the Port St. Lucie, Fla., native retired six in a row before giving up a walk to Dan Gulbransen in the bottom of the sixth. But the walk would go to no avail as Martinez grounded into a fielder's choice put out at second to keep the Dolphins off the scoreboard.

Loosen (0-1) suffered the loss but not after baffling the Seminole hitters all night long. The junior right hander allowed just one run on four hits as he walked one and struck out a career-high 11 batters on the evening.

"Well, it's just what happens in this game," added Martin. "You are 'so called' cruising along, scoring double-digit runs a lot and then you run into Loosen who pitched beautifully; that was just superb, one of the best games we have had pitched against us in a long time, no two ways about it. But our young men stayed tough, we got great pitching and it was a great win for our baseball team."

FSU added to its lead in the ninth on an RBI single off the bat of Brunelle. With Johnson and Gonzalez aboard following a walk and a base hit, respectively, the Seminole catcher hit a come backer up the middle that ricocheted off the foot of JU pitcher Chris Kaminski and into shallow right field scoring Johnson for a 2-0 edge.

The shutout was the second of the season for the Seminoles after not recording one all of last year. Monday night in Jacksonville also marked the first time all year that FSU did not reach double-digits hits in a game. It also closed the book on FSU's current streak of 15-consecutive double-digit hit games which dated back to last year.

The Seminoles return home to face North Florida on Wednesday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. in a game rescheduled due to a rain out on February 24.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  1  3  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  0  0   0  2  1  1  3
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  2  1   0  1  0  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  2
Sean Gilmartin          1B        4  0  2   1  0  1  8  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  1   1  0  3 10  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Mike McGee              P-LF      2  0  1   0  0  1  1  5
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  2
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  2  6   2  4 13 27 13
Opp                              28  0  1   0  5 10 27  8

E - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2)
2B - FSU-Mike McGee (1)
HBP - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (1-0)    6.0  0  0  0  4  8
Tyler Everett                   2.2  1  0  0  1  2
Daniel Bennett       Sv(2)      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  1  0  0  5 10
Opp                  L          9.0  6  2  2  4 13


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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH FLORIDA 2
03/10/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs UNF 6-2.

Freshman Robert Benincasa throws a career-high six innings to pick up his first collegiate win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (12-0) continued its winning ways Wednesday night with a 6-2 victory over North Florida (6-7) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles won for the third straight time over the Ospreys, while running their record to 7-1 all-time against UNF.

Freshman Robert Benincasa (1-0) pitched a career-high six innings allowing just one run on five hits in earning his first collegiate victory. The right hander from Tampa, Fla., retired the Ospreys in order three times on Wednesday, while facing no more than four batters in five of the six innings that he pitched. Benincasa was also the beneficiary of two beautifully turned groundball double plays that began at first base with Jayce Boyd to end the fourth and sixth innings.

"I thought Benincasa pitched very well and was well deserving of his first collegiate win," said head coach Mike Martin. "He battled all night long and did a very good job of keeping his poise after giving up the home run to (Preston) Hale. He pitched a very good ball game tonight."

"It really felt great to get the first win under my belt, I can really focus now and concentrate on my pitches and making the best pitches I can from here on out," said Benincasa. "It was great. I struggled in the first inning obviously, but throughout the game I got a lot more comfortable and was able to settle down."

Boyd had solid night both offensively and defensively for the Noles. The Cantonment, Fla., native went 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles and two RBI, while turning in a career-high 13 putouts.

Mike McGee also paced the Seminole offense knocking in three runs on a pair of hits including a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth and an RBI double in the sixth. Stuart Tapley went 2-for-3 with a two singles and reached base on three of his four plate appearances recording a walk in his first at-bat in the second.

"I felt I hit the ball well tonight," said McGee. "It definitely feels nice to have a good offensive performance. I got that pitch pretty good, I got my body out in front a little bit but was able to keep my hands back enough to where I put the ball on the barrel of the bat."

UNF was first to strike on Wednesday thanks to a two-out solo shot off the bat of Preston Hale. The senior right fielder drilled the first pitch he saw from Benincasa off the speaker post beyond the wall in left center for his second round tripper of the season and a 1-0 Osprey lead.

"That bunch really scraped all night long, they out hit us and did a lot of things that impressed me tonight," said Martin on the play of UNF. "I tell you what; I can't say I look forward to playing them two more times."

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles took advantage of a UNF fielding error in the bottom of the third to tie the game at one a piece. Rafael Lopez led off the inning with a ground ball that went through the legs of Osprey first baseman Andrew Karmeris. The play resulted in a two base error as Lopez raced into second base. Two pitches later, Boyd would tie the game lacing an RBI double to the gap in right center plating Lopez for the first Seminole run of the evening.

The Seminoles would finally get to Osprey starter Robbie Collier (2-1) in the fifth scoring all four runs on two outs. With James Ramsey on at third following a one out walk, a wild pitch and groundout to second, McGee stepped in and powered a 3-2 offering from Collier over the scoreboard in left center for a two-run shot and his second home run of the season.

"Michael's hit was no question the big hit of the ball game," said Martin. "We were not in a lull by any stretch of the imagination. We just needed some one to pick us up and Michael did a good job of doing just that."

A base hit by Tapley ended the evening for Collier, who lasted 4.2 innings, in suffering his first loss of the season. Kyle Westwood came on in relief of Collier and could not get an out as he faced just three batters before handing the ball over to Tommy Organ. Justin Gonzalez drove in Tapley for the third run of the inning on a base hit through the right side of the infield to extend his hit streak to a career best eight games. Boyd would account for the final run of the inning driving in Sherman Johnson as he drew a bases loaded walk from Organ.

The Seminoles plated their final run of the game in the sixth as McGee doubled down the line in left bringing home Cardullo, who scored all the way from first.

Hunter Scantling pitched a perfect seventh facing the minimum on just eight pitches. Tye Buckley threw the eighth and gave up a run on three hits. Hale recorded his second RBI of the evening doubling to the gap in left center to bring home T.J. Thompson. With the Ospreys looking to do further damage, the junior southpaw got designated hitter David Eldredge looking on a called third strike to end the threat.

Andrew Durden pitched the ninth and recorded a walk and a strikeout to preserve the victory.

"I was certainly glad to see Scantling, Buckley and Durden pitch well," added Martin.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Friday, March 12 against No. 1 Virginia, in the ACC opener for both teams.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        CF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH-CF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  0   0  0  1  2  4
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  2   3  1  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  2   0  1  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  0  1   1  1  1  1  3
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Stephen McGee         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  2   2  1  0 13  4
Robert Benincasa        P                            2  1
  Hunter Scantling      P                            1  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  7   6  7  6 27 15
Opp                              32  2  8   2  4  5 24  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (2), Jayce Boyd 2 (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (2)
HBP - FSU-Rafael Lopez (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Robert Benincasa     W (1-0)    6.0  5  1  1  3  3
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Tye Buckley                     1.0  3  1  1  0  1
Andrew Durden                   1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  4  5
Opp                  L          8.0  7  6  5  7  6


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VIRGINIA 5, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/12/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall To Virginia.

The loss snaps FSU's 12-game win streak.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (12-1) suffered its first loss of the 2010 season falling to top-ranked Virginia (11-2) 5-0 Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles were held to a season-low three hits while the shutout was the first since being blanked by Bucknell in the opening game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional in 2008.

The loss also marked the first time that FSU failed to win its conference opener since March 15, 2002 when the Garnet and Gold fell 11-10 to Virginia in Charlottesville. The Seminoles bounced back to take the final two games and claim the series victory over the Hoos.

For the second year in a row, Virginia's Danny Hultzen (3-1) baffled the Seminole offense scattering two hits over six innings of work. The sophomore southpaw was perfect through the first 4.2 innings before Sherman Johnson broke up the no-hit bid with a double off the wall in straight away center. At one stretch, Hultzen struck out five of the six batters that he faced including striking out the side in the third. He finished the game with six strikeouts and zero walks.

"All I have to say is (hats off) to that bunch," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was a beautiful game of baseball. You can't say enough about all three of Virginia's pitchers, certainly Danny pitched beautifully. It was just a beautiful, well pitched game on their part and they deserved all the credit.

"He threw the change-up well, he threw the curve ball late when he needed it, but the fastball, I think he hid that pitch very well, it got up on our guys very quickly," said Martin on the performance of Hultzen on Friday.

Entering Friday night's game, the Seminole pitching staff had given up just two home runs in their first 12 games. Virginia hit three in game one including two off FSU starting pitcher Sean Gilmartin (3-1).

Gilmartin finished the evening throwing six plus innings allowing four runs on 11 hits as he walked three and struck out six. Hunter Scantling worked the final three innings allowing just one run on one hit as he tied a season-high with three strikeouts.

"We went with a few more sliders tonight," said Martin on Gilmartin's performance. "The fastball wasn't locating quite as well as he normally locates it."

Dan Grovatt paced the Cavalier offense on Friday night going 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. The junior right fielder connected on a two-run shot in the fifth and a solo shot in the ninth for his first multi-home run game of his career. Designated hitter Stephen Bruno left the park in the sixth for his second home run of the season.

Virginia scored the game's first run in the third compliments of an RBI infield single off the bat of Steven Proscia to short scoring Tyler Cannon from third. The run came on two outs as Cannon got things going with a sharp single to center. He moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a base hit dribbler by Grovatt that landed toward the third base side of the pitcher's mound. Proscia then stepped in and hit a ball that Stephen Cardullo had to back hand at short. The senior from Coral Springs, Fla., tried to go to second for the final out of the inning, but Grovatt just beat the throw to the bag.

The Seminoles did make some outstanding plays on defense. Johnson made a great leaping grab on a sharp liner off the bat of John Hicks to start the fourth. The Seminole third baseman then made a fantastic diving stab on a ball headed down the left field foul line off the bat of Hicks in the fifth. Johnson quickly got to his feet and threw a strike over to first for the second out of the inning.

Cardullo made a great play to register the final out in the fourth. On a ball bounding up the middle off the bat of Phil Gosselin, Cardullo gloved the ball with his back hand and flipped the ball to Justin Gonzalez at the bag at second, who made a nice pick to get the third out of the inning.

Rafael Lopez registered the only other hit off Hultzen as the junior catcher led off the sixth with a single to left. Jayce Boyd was responsible for the third hit of the night singling back up the middle to start the bottom of the ninth off Kevin Arico.

"I congratulated them on playing very well for the first 13 games," said Martin of his post-game speech. "You just have to understand in this game, you can't get up, you can't get down, you have to be ready to go the next day. We are playing a very good Virginia team the next two days, then we take a day off and play a very good Florida team. There's no rest here. We can't get down. We have to be ready to go tomorrow."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  3
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  7  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  0  3   0  0 11 27 10
Opp                              38  5 12   5  3  9 27  7

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (4)
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (3-1)    6.0 11  4  4  3  6
Hunter Scantling                3.0  1  1  1  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  5  5  3  9
Opp                  W          9.0  3  0  0  0 11


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VIRGINIA 9, FLORIDA STATE 8
03/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

UVA Rallies Past FSU.

The Cavaliers score six runs in the top of the ninth to claim their fourth straight victory over the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top-ranked Virginia (12-2, 2-0 ACC) erased a five-run deficit scoring six-runs in the ninth to post a 9-8 victory over third-ranked Florida State (12-2, 0-2 ACC) in the middle game of a three-game series Saturday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Keith Werman came up with the big hit for the Cavaliers as he singled to left center with the bases loaded scoring John Hicks and John Barr for the tying run and go-ahead run in the top of the ninth.

Werman led off the ninth reaching on a fielding error at first base, but Daniel Bennett, who worked a perfect eighth inning, bounced back to get Phil Gosselin swinging on strikes for the first out of the inning. Bennett then got in trouble as he loaded the bases giving up a walk to Tyler Cannon and a single to Dan Grovatt. Steve Proscia stepped in and cut into the deficit with an RBI single through the left side scoring Werman.

Head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Tye Buckley to face the left handed swinging Jarrett Parker. On the very first pitch, the junior southpaw unleashed on a wild pitch scoring Cannon from third. Buckley would do the job that he was asked to do as he got Parker to ground out to Jayce Boyd at first for the second out of the inning. Grovatt scored on the play to make the score 8-6.

Martin once again went to the bullpen and this time brought in Andrew Durden (0-1). The junior college transfer faced just three batters as he loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a single back up the middle that drilled him on the leg scoring Proscia to bring UVa within one of the lead. Tyler Everett was the fourth Seminole pitcher of the evening and was brought on with the bases loaded and two outs. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat to Werman, the UVA second baseman laced an opposite field base hit for the game-winner bringing home two to give UVA its first lead of the night.

"That's the crazy thing about baseball," said sophomore outfielder James Ramsey. "One thing happens that doesn't go your way, and then before you know it the other team puts together some good at-bats. You have to credit them for fighting back and never giving up. We were in a similar situation last night, we fought back in the ninth and it didn't go our way. That's just baseball."

The win was the fourth straight for the Cavaliers over the Seminoles, while it marked the second year in a row that FSU has dropped its conference series opener. Last year, Boston College took two of three from the Seminoles at home.

"I have a lot of confidence in this ball club," said head coach Mike Martin. "Virginia showed what they are about tonight. You have to give them a lot of credit.

"Tomorrow is another day, we still have 80 percent of our season left. We just have to take this one and throw it away."

"We really have to come together and build on this loss," added Ramsey.

Justin Gonzalez finished the evening with a game-high three hits, his second three-hit game of his career. Sherman Johnson was 2-for-5 with an RBI, while Ramsey connected on an eighth inning home run, a two-run shot, for his third home run of the season. Tyler Holt, Stephen Cardullo and Mike McGee each scored twice in the loss.

The Noles got off to a fast start on Saturday scoring three runs in their first at-bat. Holt led off the bottom half of the inning with a double down the left field line and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Ramsey. Cardullo would bring Holt home on a slow chopper toward third that UVA third baseman Steven Proscia had problems getting the ball out of his glove to make a play at home. Proscia recovered in time to throw over to first, but Cavalier first baseman Kenny Swab could not field the ball cleanly allowing Cardullo to reach safely. The senior shortstop would score one batter later on an RBI double to the gap in right center off the bat of McGee. After a passed ball moved McGee to third, Stuart Tapley brought him home on a sac-fly to center for the third run of the inning.

Virginia cut the deficit to one with two runs in the top of third. The Cavaliers began the inning recording four consecutive hits off FSU starter John Gast. Swab led off the inning with a single up the middle and moved to third on a double to center by designated hitter Stephen Bruno. The Cavaliers would then register back-to-back RBI singles off the bat of Gosselin and Cannon to make the score 3-2.

The Seminoles answered right back in the bottom half of the inning with two more runs to increase their lead back to three. Cardullo and McGee drew consecutive walks off UVA starter Robert Morey and came around to score on an RBI single by Johnson and a sacrifice bunt by Gonzalez, respectively.

Both starting pitchers would not factor in Saturday night's decision. Gast went four innings allowing two runs on five hits as he struck out five and walked two. Morey worked five innings giving up five runs, three earned, on seven hits as he was walked three and struck out six.

Both teams would exchange a run in the seventh. Gosselin doubled to right center off Brian Busch and scored two batters later on a sac-fly to right. Busch finished the inning getting Parker looking at a called third strike for the southpaw's second strike out of the game.

The Noles once again answered the call to maintain their three-run advantage. Tapley led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk and was replaced at first base by pinch runner Ohmed Danesh. Danesh stole second and scored two batters later on an RBI double to right center by Gonzalez.

Ramsey then gave the Seminoles a five-run cushion in the eighth as he deposited a 0-1 pitch from Grovatt (1-0) over the fence in right for a two-run home run and a 8-3 FSU advantage.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Sunday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. for the final game of the series against No. 1 Virginia.

NOTE: Tyler Holt was honored before the start of Saturday's game with the 2009 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award. He becomes the second Seminole to claim a Gold Glove joining Buster Posey, who won the award as a catcher in 2008.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   0  1  1  3  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  1   2  0  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  1   1  1  1  2  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  1   1  1  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  0  0   1  1  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  0  2   1  0  2  3  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B        4  0  3   2  0  0  0  3
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  1  1 10  2
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
John Gast               P                            0  1
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 10   8  5 11 27  7
Opp                              39  9 13   8  6 10 27 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Jayce Boyd (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (4), Mike McGee (3), Justin Gonzalez (3)
HR - FSU-James Ramsey (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-James Ramsey (2), Justin Gonzalez (1), Jayce Boyd (3)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast                       4.0  5  2  2  2  5
Brian Busch                     3.0  4  1  1  0  2
Daniel Bennett                  1.1  2  4  1  1  3
Tye Buckley                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Andrew Durden        L (0-1)    0.0  1  2  2  2  0
Tyler Everett                   0.1  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  9  6  6 10
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  8  6  5 11


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA 8
03/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holt's Homer Lifts Noles To Win.

McGee collects three hits and pitches the final 1.2 innings to earn his second victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a game that featured six lead changes and three ties, third-ranked Florida State (13-2, 1-2 ACC) held the advantage when the final out was recorded in the ninth to claim its first ACC victory of the season with a 9-8 win over top-ranked Virginia (12-3, 2-1 ACC) Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Tyler Holt's two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth proved to be the difference, while Mike McGee (2-0) slammed the door shut on the Cavaliers recording the final five outs of the game to earn the win in relief.

"This was a big win, there are no two ways about it," said head coach Mike Martin. "We fall behind going into the eighth inning, we got a lot at stake and Tyler Holt does a great job of getting the big hit, no doubt it. But it still boils down to the man on that bunk. I thought others did a good job as a lot of people were used. We were doing everything we could to keep the game close. I was very pleased with the way everyone pitched today. It was a great win for us, no doubt about it."

"It was a true team effort today," said Holt. "It feels good to finally get the monkey off our back; to get that first ACC win today was big for us."

With the Seminoles trailing by one in the bottom of the eighth, Parker Brunelle drew a key one out walk on four pitches from Virginia reliever Tyler Wilson (2-1) which led to the game-winning hit by Holt. On a 2-2 offering, the junior centerfielder hit a fly ball out to left center that carried just beyond the wall and over the glove of UVa leftfielder David Coleman for Holt's second home run of the season and a 9-8 Seminole lead.

McGee, who came in and got the final two outs in the eighth, retired the Cavaliers in order in the ninth to seal the come-from-behind victory for FSU. McGee has been nearly untouchable in two appearances this season as he has yet to allow a hit in 7.2 innings of work. The junior right hander has recorded 10 strikeouts so far this season.

"That was a big win for our program," Martin said. "We talked earlier today, Jamie (Shouppe) and I did about the possibility of moving Michael (McGee) to the closing role. It was Jamie's idea, and I liked it so we said if the opportunity presents itself, we will do it. I was very, very proud of the way he pitched. I'll just tell you right now, Mike McGee is now our closer. We will use him in the eighth and ninth similar to the way that (Mariano) Rivera is used. We will use him in the eighth and ninth, if we have to go get him in the seventh with two outs, we'll do it."

"To be able to come in and close it today was a lot of fun for me," said McGee. "As far as hitting, I got lucky on a couple of those. On my first at-bat, I got a good swing for the home run."

McGee also had a fine afternoon at the plate going 3-for-4 with a home run and two singles. He finished with two RBI and two runs scored. Jayce Boyd also contributed with three hits including his first collegiate triple in the fifth, while Holt finished the game 2-for-5 with three RBI. Stuart Tapley went 2-for-4 in the victory connecting on a solo home run in the second and an RBI double in the fifth.

The win snapped FSU's five game losing streak to Virginia as it was the Seminoles first win in the series since a 3-2 victory in 10 innings back on April 6, 2008 in Tallahassee.

"This win feels good," said Tapley. "Virginia is a great team, they have a great club. But you know we have a great club ourselves. We are not going to go down without a fight."

Dan Grovatt gave the Cavaliers the early lead taking a 0-1 pitch from Parker over the fence in right center for his third home run of the season and third of the series.

UVa added to its lead in the second with another run to take a 2-0 advantage. The Cavaliers loaded the bases as the first three batters to face FSU starter Geoff Parker reached on an infield base hit, a single to center and a hit-by-pitch. Parker limited Virginia to just one run as he got Franco Valdes to ground into a double play at second base plating Jarrett Parker from third. Geoff Parker closed the door on the Cavaliers in the second as he got Reed Gragnani looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

Florida State got right back in the game courtesy of back-to-back home runs off the bat of McGee and Tapley in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 2-2. Both home runs came on 3-2 counts from Virginia starter Cody Winiarski as McGee's shot went out to left center, while Tapley went opposite field over the fence in right.

Virginia wasted little time retaking the lead with two runs in the top of the third for a 4-2 advantage. Phil Gosselin took the first pitch of the inning from Parker out of the park to left center for his third home run of the season. The Cavaliers then put together a little two out rally as Steven Proscia singled to right and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Geoff Parker got Jarrett Parker swinging on strikes for what would have been the third out of the inning, but the ball skipped in the dirt and got away from Brunelle before the junior catcher could recover in time to throw down to first for the out. That play would come back to haunt the Noles as UVa successfully converted a double steal with Jarrett Parker taking second and Proscia stealing home for the fourth Virginia run of the game.

The Seminoles once again chipped away at the lead scoring once in the third and one more time in the fourth to bring the game even for the second time on Sunday. James Ramsey registered a triple down the line in right and scored on a two out base hit to left off the bat of McGee. Gosselin almost came through with an amazing diving catch in left to keep the run from scoring, but the ball hit the top of his glove and fell in for the base hit.

FSU put together a little two out rally of their own in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at four. Boyd started the rally lacing a base hit through the right side and moved to second as Brunelle drew a walk. Holt stepped in and brought home Boyd on an RBI double down the line in left. The hit would be the final pitch for Winiarski as the junior right hander lasted just 3.2 innings.

With runners at second and third, Neal Davis came in and got Ramsey to ground back toward the pitcher's mound for the final out of the inning.

Virginia went back on top for the third time on Sunday with consecutive two out hits. Grovatt laced a base hit to center, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double down the line in left off the bat of Proscia. After a walk to Jarrett Parker, Geoff Parker got Tyler Cannon looking on a called third strike to end the inning.

In the fifth, the Seminoles took their first lead of the afternoon scoring three runs for a 7-5 advantage. McGee picked up his third hit in as many at-bats with a single up the middle and scored all the way from first as Tapley drilled a Davis pitch off the wall in right center for his team leading fifth double of the season. With the score tied at 5-5, Justin Gonzalez gave the Seminoles their first lead of the afternoon hitting a bloop, two-out single to right center to plate Tapley. Boyd followed with his first collegiate triple taking a 3-2 offering off the fence in right scoring Gonzalez for a two-run Seminole lead.

The Cavaliers cut the deficit to one with another two-out hit in the sixth. With runners at first and second, Martin called on Tye Buckley out of the bullpen for the lefty, lefty match-up. Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor countered with pinch hitting right hander Stephen Bruno and the move paid dividends for the Cavaliers as Bruno registered an RBI single to center scoring Gragnani. Buckley was able to maintain the one-run lead for the Seminoles as he got Grovatt to pop up to Gonzalez at second for the third out of the inning.

Virginia pushed across a run for the third straight inning to bring the game even for the fourth time on Sunday. The Cavaliers took advantage of two walks and a pair of Seminole errors to tie the game at seven in the seventh. With runners at first and second and one out, Brian Busch got Tyler Cannon to hit a groundball to short. Cardullo flipped on to Gonzalez at second for the second out but the relay throw to first by Gonzalez went air born allowing Jarrett Parker to score the game-tying run.

UVa went back on top in the eighth as Proscia sent a sac-fly to left with the bases loaded scoring Gragnani from third to give the Cavaliers their final lead of the ball game at 8-7.

The Seminoles hit the road to face Florida in Gainesville on Tuesday, March 16.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   3  0  0  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  2  3   2  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  2  2   2  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B        4  1  1   1  0  1  4  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  3   1  0  0  6  1
Parker Brunelle         C         2  1  0   0  2  1  7  2
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Corben Madden         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  9 13   9  2  4 27  9
Opp                              35  8 10   5  6  9 24  7

E - FSU-Daniel Bennett (1), Justin Gonzalez (3), Parker Brunelle (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (5), James Ramsey (3), Stuart Tapley (5)
3B - FSU-James Ramsey (3)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Mike McGee (3), Stuart Tapley (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (4)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    5.2  7  6  6  3  6
Tye Buckley                     0.1  1  1  0  1  0
Brian Busch                     0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  1  1  1  0  1
Corben Madden                   0.0  1  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee           W (2-0)    1.2  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 10  8  7  6  9
Opp                  L          8.0 13  9  9  2  4


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FLORIDA 8, FLORIDA STATE 5
03/16/2010, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls At Florida.

The Seminoles squander an early three-run lead, fall by three to the Gators.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (13-3) fell to sixth-ranked Florida (13-3) 8-5 on Tuesday evening in front of a season-high crowd of 4,773 inside Alfred McKethan Stadium. With the win, the Gators evened the season-series at a game a piece with two more regular season games scheduled between these intra-state rivals.

Florida State took an early 5-2 lead after two innings, but Florida scored five unanswered runs over the third, fourth and fifth innings to win their third in a row at home over the Seminoles.

"You get a three-run lead right from the start and then again in the second, you have to be feeling pretty good," said head coach Mike Martin. "Take your hat off to the University of Florida; they did a very good job of getting it done. I thought with a three-run lead we could possibly piece it together and we just couldn't seem to get an out when we needed one. But that is a credit to Florida."

Tyler Holt led the Garnet and Gold on Tuesday with two hits including an RBI double in the second. Mike McGee connected on a first inning home run, his team-leading fourth of the season, while finishing the game with three RBI.

For the second straight game against the Gators, the Seminoles went on top early scoring three runs in the top of the first. McGee unloaded on a 2-2 offering from Hudson Randall putting the ball in the bleachers in left for a three-run shot and the early lead. The home run was his fourth of the season and second in as many games. Holt led off the game with a single to right center, while Stephen Cardullo laced a base hit through the left side of the infield.

The Gators answered right back in the bottom half of the inning with a little long ball of their own. Josh Adams went opposite field sneaking a 1-0 pitch from FSU starter Robert Benincasa just inside the right field foul pole for a two-run shot. Matt den Dekker scored on the play after reaching first on a passed ball following a strikeout to lead things off for the Gators.

FSU went back on top by three scoring two more runs in the second for a 5-2 advantage. With one out and Jayce Boyd and Parker Brunelle aboard at second and first, respectively, Holt ripped a double that went off the glove of Gator third baseman Bryson Smith. The ball trickled into foul territory allowing plenty of time for Boyd to cross home plate. James Ramsey followed with an RBI groundout to second plating Brunelle for the fifth Seminole run of the game.

After both starting pitchers retired the side in order, Florida cut the deficit to 5-3 on a solo home run by Preston Tucker in the third.

A fly out sandwiched between a pair of walks ended the evening for Benincasa in the third. The freshman right hander went 2.2 innings allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits. Hunter Scantling (0-1) was first out of the bullpen on Tuesday night as the sophomore right hander got Tyler Thompson to fly out to Ramsey in right for the final out of the inning.

The Gators grabbed their first lead of the game with three runs in the fourth off Scantling to take a one run lead. Things could have been much worse for the Seminoles if it wasn't for an outstanding leaping catch by Ramsey at the wall in right center robbing Tucker of what would have been a grand slam. The play resulted in a sac-fly to tie the game at 5-5. UF designated hitter Austin Maddox followed with another sac-fly to right to give the Gators a 6-5 lead. The result of the catch by Ramsey saved two runs to keep the Noles in striking distance.

Tyler Everett looked as though he was on his way to a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth after recording back-to-back strikeouts and getting ahead in the count to Kamm Washington. But the Gator right fielder took a 1-2 pitch and laced a single to center to keep the inning alive. The next three batters reached on a single to left center by den Dekker and consecutive walks to Adams and Tucker. Tucker's walk came with the bases loaded to bring home Washington and pushing the Gator lead to 7-5. Everett was able to get out of the inning without further damage getting Maddox to ground back to the mound for the third out.

Everett finished the game tying a season-high with three innings of work against the Gators. He allowed two runs on five hits as he walked two and struck out three. The two runs given up by Everett were the first allowed by the junior right hander in seven appearances and over 13 innings of work this year.

The Seminoles put a pair of runners on in the sixth but came away empty as Nick Maronde (1-0) registered back-to-back strikeouts to maintain Florida's two-run lead. Both Tapley and Gonzalez drew a walk to reach base in the inning.

Maronde worked two scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the season.

Tucker drove in his fourth run of the game in the seventh singling through the right side off Tye Buckley to give the Gators the winning margin at 8-5.

Buckley and Daniel Bennett each worked two-thirds of an inning in relief on Tuesday.

UF's Kevin Chapman threw the final three innings for the Gators as he allowed just one hit and struck out three to earn his third save of the season.

"Well, you just got to tip your hat," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was just about as dominating a performance from their bullpen as you can have. The last guy (Kevin Chapman) pitched lights out."

The Seminoles will remain on the road as they head to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina for a three-game conference series this weekend.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   1  0  1  4  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   3  0  1  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  6  2
Parker Brunelle         C         3  1  0   0  0  1  4  1
  Taiwan Easterling     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Robert Benincasa        P                            1  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Corben Madden         P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
  Tye Buckley           P                            1  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5  7   5  3  7 24 11
Opp                              32  8 11   8  7  5 27 12

2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (6)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (4)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Robert Benincasa                2.2  2  3  2  3  1
Hunter Scantling     L (0-1)    1.0  3  3  3  0  0
Corben Madden                   0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Tyler Everett                   3.0  5  2  2  2  3
Tye Buckley                     0.2  1  0  0  1  0
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0 11  8  7  7  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  5  5  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA 3
03/19/2010, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Inning Rally Paces Noles.

The Seminoles erase a three-run deficit scoring two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Fourth-ranked Florida State (14-3, 2-2 ACC) erased a three-run deficit with a little late inning heroics to claim a 4-3 victory over 17th-ranked North Carolina (14-5, 1-3 ACC) Friday night inside Boshamer Stadium. The Seminoles scored two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to get back to .500 in league play on the year.

For the third time in the last four meetings between these two schools, Florida State used a ninth inning comeback to claim victory. In fact, this series has been so closely contested that 14 of the last 27 games have been decided by one run with the Seminoles winning 11 of those games.

"We are playing a team that has accomplished more in the last four years than probably any other team in the nation," said head coach Mike Martin. "That's the way we look at it, that's a very good baseball team over there and we just happened to get some breaks tonight. I am very proud of the way our guys hung in there tonight. We kept our poise and never stopped fighting.

"You might just routinely say that we were lucky tonight; there are no two ways about it," added Martin. "We were just very lucky tonight. I know exactly how they feel because last Saturday night we had a five-run lead in the ninth inning, so I know how they feel."

With the Seminoles trailing 3-2 entering the ninth, Justin Gonzalez got things going with a one out base hit back up the middle. He would score all the way from first for the game tying run on a double to the gap in right center off the bat of Jayce Boyd. UNC put together a nice relay combination to have a play at the plate, but Gonzalez slid in safely as Tar Heel catcher Jacob Stalling could not hold on to the ball for the out.

The Seminoles then loaded the bases as Tyler Holt drew a walk and James Ramsey was hit by a pitch. Following the second Tar Heel pitching change of the inning, Boyd scored the game-winning run as Michael Morin unloaded on a wild pitch on his first delivery to the plate.

Mike McGee pitched the ninth and retired the Heels in order to pick-up his first collegiate save. The junior right hander got some defensive help from Boyd at first, who came up with a nice back handed catch on a line drive off the bat of Levi Michael for the second out of the evening. Boyd then registered the final out of the game making a catch in foul ground on a fly ball off the bat of Jesse Wierzbicki.

"It was kind of nerve racking," said McGee on earning his first collegiate save. "I got a little behind on the first guy, but just started to focus in on making sure I did not walk anybody. I was going to throw strikes regardless, if they were going to get runs, they were going to have hit for it. But it was exciting; to be put in this situation is just so much fun."

The win by the Garnet and Gold spoiled a fantastic outing by North Carolina starter Matt Harvey, who did not factor in the decision on Friday night. The junior right hander threw seven shutout innings as he allowed just two hits and walked four, while tying a season-high with 11 strikeouts. It marked the fourth time in Harvey's career that he reached double-digit strikeouts in a start.

"Oh my gosh, he struck out 11 batters, 10 plays had to be made behind him," said Martin on the performance of UNC's Harvey. He struck out the rest of them, 10 plays had to be made. That is a credit to him and you might say he deserved to win. And that's the silly thing about this game...it's the greatest game in the world."

Florida State's Sean Gilmartin was just as impressive as the sophomore southpaw went six plus innings allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits as he walked three and struck out five.

Five members of the Seminole bullpen combined to work three scoreless, hitless innings to keep FSU in the game. Scott Sitz (1-0) worked a perfect eighth to pick-up the win, his first collegiate victory, while setting the stage for McGee to earn the save in the ninth.

With Harvey out of the game to start the eighth, Boyd found the hole in between short and third on the first offering from Jimmy Messer for the first of his two hits on the night. Holt followed with an infield single and Ramsey drew a walk to load the bases. With two outs, McGee drove in the first FSU run of the game on an infield hit to short. Ryan Graepel made an outstanding diving play to get to the ball and instead of holding on to the ball, threw wildly over to third in an attempt to get the final out of the inning. The ball rolled to the back stop and with both the pitcher and catcher going to retrieve the ball, it left no one covering home allowing Holt to scamper home to cut the Tar Heel lead to 3-2.

"Harvey threw awesome," said McGee. "He is a great pitcher, throws the ball well and is just a tough guy to hit. But we knew if we could get him out of the game that we would have a chance to win this thing. We kept our poise and just kept fighting."

Both Boyd and McGee led the Noles with two hits a piece, while Holt, Gonzalez and Rafael Lopez each registered a hit.

After issuing consecutive walks to Holt and Ramsey to start the game, UNC starter Matt Harvey found his command to strike out the next three batters that he faced to get out of the early jam.

The Tar Heels took advantage of a Seminole error in the bottom of the first to grab the early lead. Tommy Coyle reached on an infield single to first and moved to second following a fielding error by Stephen Cardullo at short on a groundball off the bat of Michael. After a double steal, Wierzbicki laced a two-run double to left center to give UNC a 2-0 lead. The damage could have been worse as the Tar Heels proceeded to load the bases with one out, but Gilmartin got Dillion Hazlett looking on strikes and Mike Cavasinni to fly out to left to keep the deficit at two.

Lopez registered the first Seminole hit of the game in the third but was quickly erased from the base paths as Holt grounded into a 5-4-3 double play.

UNC put runners at the corners in the fourth with two outs but Gilmartin got Michael to fly out to center to keep the deficit at two. Cavasinni led off the inning with a single back up the middle and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bryn Renner. Following a walk to Bunting, Coyle hit into a fielder's choice groundout at second with Gonzalez' only option to tag Bunting going to second.

Gilmartin left a Tar Heels runner stranded at third in the sixth to keep UNC's lead at 2-0. Cavasinni led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center and advanced to third on Renner's second sacrifice bunt of the evening. But the Seminole southpaw got Bunting to fly out to short left and then Coyle to fly out to center to end the inning.

A single by McGee to leadoff the top of the seventh went to no avail as Harvey continued his dominance on the mound. The junior right hander sandwiched a fly out between a pair of strikeouts to keep the Seminoles off the scoreboard.

Back-to-back hits by the Tar Heels to start the seventh ended the evening for Gilmartin. Tye Buckley was first out of the bullpen for the Seminoles and walked left handed hitting Brian Goodwin on four pitches. Martin went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning calling on Daniel Bennett and the submarine right hander recorded the first out of the inning by getting Graepel to fly out to center. The ball was hit far enough to bring home Michael from third to push the UNC lead to 3-0. Bennett then registered a big out as he picked off Goodwin at first for the second out of the inning. The Tallahassee native faked the throw to third and then went to first catching Goodwin off guard and in a run down with Cardullo applying the tag for the out. With a left handed hitter approaching the plate, Martin once again went to the bullpen calling on southpaw Robby Scott for his first appearance as a Seminole. Fox countered with another pinch hitter, this time sending right handed hitting Chaz Frank to the plate. Scott got Frank swinging on strikes to end the inning.

The Seminoles and Tar Heels will meet in game two of the series on Saturday, March 20.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  2  0  4  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  0  0   0  2  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  0  2   1  0  2  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  1  3  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         2B        3  1  1   0  1  2  2  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  2  2   1  0  1  9  1
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  1   0  0  1  5  1
  Taiwan Easterling     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  3
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  7   2  6 13 27  9
Opp                              32  3  7   3  4  7 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jayce Boyd (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (5)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin                  6.0  7  3  2  3  5
Tye Buckley                     0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Robby Scott                     0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Scott Sitz           W (1-0)    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee           Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  2  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0  7  4  3  6 13


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NORTH CAROLINA 10, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/20/2010, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To UNC.

Tyler Holt reaches base on four of his five plate appearances in the loss to UNC on Saturday.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Fourth-ranked Florida State (14-4, 2-3 ACC) dropped the middle game of a three-game series to 17th-ranked North Carolina (15-5, 2-3 ACC) falling 10-4 Saturday afternoon inside Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels scored six unanswered runs after trailing by two early in the contest to even the series at a game a piece.

North Carolina broke open a three-run game in the seventh taking advantage of two Seminoles errors to plate four runs and rebound from Friday night's tough opening series loss to the Garnet and Gold.

"You really have to credit North Carolina in the way that they bounced back today," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was an excellent performance by their entire ball club; Bates threw very well for them. You just have to give them all the credit today."

Sherman Johnson was the only Seminole with multiple hits on Saturday recording a double and a single in his first two at-bats. Tyler Holt reached base on four of his five plate appearances as the junior center fielder singled to start the game and then walked in three straight at-bats before registering a sac-fly in the ninth.

The Tar Heels Chris Munnelly (1-0) picked up the win in relief as the freshman right hander worked 3.1 innings allowing one run, unearned, on one hit as he walked one and struck out two. FSU's John Gast suffered the loss, his first of the season.

It took the first two batters of the game for the Seminoles to match their hit total through the first seven innings of Friday night's game as Holt and James Ramsey led things off Saturday afternoon with back-to-back singles. Holt worked the count full on UNC starter Colin Bates before lacing a base hit through the hole on the left side of the infield. After taking second on his third stolen base of the season, Ramsey ripped an RBI single to center scoring Holt to give FSU the early lead. Following a two out walk to Tapley, Johnson gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead on an RBI double to right. Tapley tried to score from first on the play but was thrown out at the plate for the final out of the inning.

Jayce Boyd led off the second inning with a single to right to extend his hit streak to a career-best seven games. Mike Meschke, making his first start and first appearance of the season for the Seminoles, drew a walk but was erased from the base paths as he was picked off at first by UNC catcher Jacob Stallings. After a groundout by Parker Brunelle moved Boyd to third, Holt drew a walk and moved into scoring position on his second stolen base of the afternoon. But that was as far as the Noles would advance as Bates got Ramsey looking on a called third strike to end the threat.

The Tar Heels went on top for good with three runs in the second to take a one-run lead. Gast got in trouble early as the first three UNC batters reached to load the bases on a pair of singles and a walk. After a strikeout to Dillion Hazlett, Mike Cavasinni plated the first UNC run of the game on an RBI groundout to second. The big hit of the inning came off the bat of Stallings who roped a shot down the line in right, scoring two, for his first triple of the season.

UNC increased its lead to 5-2 thanks to consecutive two-out base hits by Hazlett and Cavasinni. With Levi Michael on at third and Jesse Wierzbicki on at second following a double and a walk, respectively, Hazlett hit a bounding ball down the line at third that Stuart Tapley made a nice diving back handed stab to save extra bases. Tapley quickly got to his feet and threw a strike over to first but it wasn't in time to get Hazlett at first for the final out. On the very next pitch, Cavasinni laced an RBI single to left scoring Wierzbicki for a three-run Tar Heel lead.

The Seminoles squandered a golden opportunity to cut into the Tar Heel deficit leaving the bases loaded in the fourth. Johnson picked up his second hit of the afternoon lacing a base through the right side to lead off the inning. Walks to Meschke and Holt ended the afternoon for Bates, who lasted 3.2 innings. Munnelly came out of the bullpen and got Ramsey to fly out to right field to preserve the Heels' three-run lead.

Bates would not factor in the decision on Saturday as the junior right hander allowed two runs on five hits as he struck out five and walked a career-high five batters.

Gast's (3-1) afternoon would come to an end after 4.1 innings of work as the junior southpaw gave up a season-high five runs on six hits in suffering his first loss of the season.

UNC pushed its lead to 6-2 plating a run in the sixth off Seminole reliever Tyler Everett. With the bases loaded, Wierzbicki just beat out a possible inning ending double play on a groundball hit to short. Stallings scored on the play after drawing a walk to start the Tar Heel sixth.

FSU took advantage of a Tar Heel error in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-3. Holt drew a walk and advanced all the way to third on a failed pick off attempt by Munnelly. Stephen Cardullo came through with a big two-out hit drilling a line drive to left field plating Holt for the third Seminole run of the afternoon.

The Tar Heels widen their margin in the seventh scoring four times to take a 10-3 lead. A pair of Seminole errors led to UNC's four-run inning.

Sean Gilmartin and Stephen McGee did their part to mount a ninth-inning comeback leading off the inning with back-to-back hits. Gilmartin laced a single through the right side, while McGee hit a double to the gap in right. Holt sent a sac-fly to center to bring home Gilmartin, but that was as far as the Seminoles would get as Michael Morin got a pair of fly outs to end the game.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Sunday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. for the final game of the series against North Carolina inside Boshamer Stadium.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        1  2  1   1  3  0  3  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  1   1  0  2  1  4
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
  Devon Travis          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         2B-3B     4  0  2   1  0  1  2  3
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  1   0  0  2  9  2
Mike Meschke            DH        0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PR-DH     2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Stephen McGee         C         1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
John Gast               P                            1  2
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  0
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FSU                              31  4  8   4  6  9 24 13
Opp                              35 10  9   9  7  5 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (5), Stephen McGee (2)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Parker Brunelle (1)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (4), James Ramsey (3), Stephen Cardullo (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            L (3-1)    4.1  6  5  5  3  3
Tyler Everett                   2.0  1  3  1  3  1
Hunter Scantling                0.1  2  2  0  1  0
Tye Buckley                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Andrew Durden                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0  9 10  6  7  5
Opp                  W          9.0  8  4  3  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA 3
03/21/2010, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Inning Heroics Lead Noles.

FSU scores twice in the eighth and twice in the ninth to give the Seminoles the series victory.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - For the second time this weekend, fourth-ranked Florida State (15-4, 3-3 ACC) scored two runs in the eighth and twice more in the ninth to secure its first series win in Chapel Hill since 2000 as the Seminoles defeated 17th-ranked North Carolina (15-6, 2-4 ACC) 5-3 on Sunday afternoon inside Boshamer Stadium.

With the Seminoles trailing 3-1 heading into the eighth, sophomore Sherman Johnson ignited the come-from-behind victory with a solo shot to right center off UNC reliever Greg Holt.

The Tampa, Fla., native took a 2-2 pitch from Greg Holt and hit a line drive over the wall in right center for his third round tripper of the season. After a walk to Justin Gonzalez, UNC skipper Mike Fox went to the bullpen and called on Nate Striz (0-1). On the second offering from Striz, Sean Gilmartin went opposite field sneaking a double inside the bag at third as the ball rolled into the corner scoring Gonzalez from first and tying the game at 3-3.

Stephen Cardullo led off the ninth with a single through the right side and took second on his team-leading fifth stolen base of the season. A base hit by Mike McGee moved Cardullo within 90 feet of scoring. After a Tar Heel pitching change, James Ramsey stepped in and hit a chopper through the right side off R.C. Orlan plating Cardullo for the Seminoles first lead of the ball game. With the bases loaded and one out, Gonzalez gave the Noles a two-run lead sending a fly ball to left deep enough to score McGee for a 5-3 lead.

Brian Busch, who pitched six innings in relieve, recorded the first out in the ninth retiring Brian Goodwin on a deep fly to right that Ramsey hauled in on the warning track. After issuing a walk to Ryan Graepel, Martin called on Mike McGee to close the game. The junior right hander gave up his first base hit of the season to the first batter that he faced as Mike Cavasinni hit a base hit back up the middle. With runners at first and second, McGee got Dillion Hazlett swinging on strikes for the second out of the inning.

The Tar Heels refused to go away quietly as pinch hitter Seth Baldwin drew a walk to load the bases. But on a 1-1 pitch, McGee got Ben Bunting to ground into a fielder's choice put out at second for the final out of the inning and his second save of the weekend.

Busch earned the win on Sunday moving to 3-0 on the year. The sophomore southpaw shut down the Tar Heels over six innings of work allowing just one hit as the lone hit came with one out in the fourth. After hitting Bunting with a pitch to start the fifth, Busch retired 13 straight UNC batters before giving up a one out walk in the ninth.

Cardullo recorded a game-high three hits, while Tyler Holt, McGee and Johnson each registered two hits a piece. The Seminoles finished the game out hitting the Tar Heels 13-4.

The series victory for the Seminoles is the second straight over the Tar Heels and first in Chapel Hill since the Garnet and Gold took 2-of-3 back in 2000.

FSU starter Geoff Parker went 2.1 innings on Sunday allowing three runs on two hits. It marked his shortest outing of the season and shortest start since working 1.1 innings against Boston College back on March 7, 2009.

The Tar Heels loaded the bases in the second courtesy of three walks issued by Parker. The walks would come back to haunt the junior right hander as UNC first baseman Dillion Hazlett cleared the bases with a three-run double to the gap in right center to give the Tar Heels an early 3-0 lead.

Florida State left a pair of runners stranded in the third after the first two batters reached on back-to-back base hits. Rafael Lopez led off the inning with a single to right center and moved to second on a beautiful bunt base hit by Holt. But that was as far as the Seminoles would advance as UNC starter Patrick Johnson got Cardullo to foul out on a bunt and recorded back-to-back strikeouts to keep the UNC lead at three.

Parker faced the first three batters before Martin went to the pen and brought on Brian Busch. With Carolina runners at first and third and one out, Busch got Goodwin swinging on strikes and Graepel to fly out to center to keep the deficit at three.

The Seminoles finally broke through with a run in the fifth on an RBI single to right by Cardullo. FSU put together a one-out rally as three consecutive Seminole batters reached on a walk to Lopez, a single to center by Holt and Cardullo's RBI single to right.

Florida State loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth and came away empty handed. Consecutive base hits by Stuart Tapley and Johnson to start the inning ended the afternoon for Patrick Johnson. Greg Holt came on in relief and after walking Gonzalez to load the bases, got Gilmartin to ground into a fielder's choice put out at home. Holt then got Lopez to ground into an inning ending double play to maintain UNC's 3-1 lead.

Johnson pitched a gem for the Tar Heels allowing just one run on seven hits as he walked two and struck out six in earning a no decision.

The Seminoles return home to face Stetson on Wednesday, March 24.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  2   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  3   1  0  1  2  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      5  1  2   0  0  1  4  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  1   1  1  1  4  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        5  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  2   1  1  0  1  2
Justin Gonzalez         2B        2  1  0   1  2  1  1  3
Jayce Boyd              1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  1
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        3  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   0  1  0  6  0
Geoff Parker            P                            1  1
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  5 13   5  5  8 27  8
Opp                              28  3  4   3  5  6 27 10

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Sean Gilmartin (2)
HR - FSU-Sherman Johnson (3)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    2.1  2  3  3  3  2
Brian Busch          W (3-0)    6.0  1  0  0  1  3
Mike McGee           Sv(2)      0.2  1  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  3  3  5  6
Opp                  L          9.0 13  5  5  5  8


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FLORIDA STATE 14, STETSON 7
03/24/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Double Up Hatters.

The Seminoles draw 11 walks and score 13 of their 14 runs in the final four innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (16-4) overcame some early defensive miscues to double-up Stetson (9-13) 14-7 Wednesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles won their fifth in a row over the Hatters and ninth straight during regular season action.

"It was a disappointing start for us, a disappointing defensive night, but yet we persevered and that's what this game is about," said head coach Mike Martin. "We hung in there and had a good ending so to speak when we get 5-3-2-3 in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. That is certainly huge. We had some good at-bats and it was a good win for us."

Junior catcher Parker Brunelle had a career night as the Snellville, Ga., native set career-highs with four hits and two doubles, while tying career-highs for at-bats (5), runs scored (2) and RBI (3). Parker's four-hit performance is the first by a Seminole this year.

"Parker really took the bull by the horns, what a great night he had," said Martin. "Probably his biggest night as a Seminole and like I have told everybody when Parker Brunelle is catching I have no problems what so ever. He is an outstanding catcher."

"It was a good night and a great win coming off a couple nail bitters in North Carolina," said Brunelle. "I was happy to be able to help the team tonight. The first double I felt pretty good on, but I didn't get enough air under it. The second one (double) I knew it wasn't out of the park because we have that screen out there and it knocks just about anything down. I really just tried to simplify things tonight; take good swings at good pitches and it paid off for me."

Tyler Everett pitched a season-high 4.1 innings in relief to run his record to 2-0 on the year. The junior right hander allowed just one unearned run on two hits as he walked one and struck out two. Everett retired the final five batters that he faced before leaving the game with one out in the seventh.

"Tyler Everett was the story," added Martin. "To come in when he did and hold them was key for our victory tonight. He pitched extremely well and was very deserving of the win tonight."

"In the beginning I struggled, but toward the end I was able to locate my pitches," said Everett.

Despite committing a season-high four errors on Wednesday night, the Seminoles closed out the game scoring 13 runs over the final four innings. The go-ahead hit came off the bat of pinch hitter Sean Gilmartin in the fifth. With the bases loaded and the Noles trailing by one, Gilmartin unloaded on a bases clearing triple to put Florida State on top for good.

Mike McGee finished the night with two hits, while Sherman Johnson added a pair of RBI. James Ramsey reached base on three of his four plate appearances tying a season-high with three walks.

Florida State took advantage of a first inning error by the Hatters to grab an early 1-0 lead. Stephen Cardullo reached safely on a throwing error by Stetson second baseman Robert Crews and took second on his team leading sixth stolen base of the season. Following a walk to Ramsey, Johnson drove in Cardullo on a two-out RBI single through the right side to plate the first run of the game.

Stetson jumped out in front with three runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead. FSU starter Robert Benincasa gave up a leadoff infield single to James Rasmussen and then could not find the strike zone as he walked the next two batters. The second walk would end the evening for Benincasa as the freshman right hander gave way to Tyler Everett. Everett issued a walk to Mark Jones with the bases loaded to bring home the Hatters first run of the game. A fielder's choice groundout off the bat Spencer Theisen gave Stetson a 2-1 lead, while the third run scored on an errant throw by Everett on a failed pickoff attempt at first. Everett's throw short hopped Jayce Boyd as the ball trickled away from the freshman first baseman allowing Jeff Simpson to score from third.

The fourth Seminole error of the game led to another Hatter run as Stetson took a 4-1 lead after four and a half innings of play. Theisen gave the Hatters a three-run advantage as he singled through the left side scoring Kyle Maulbetsch.

Five walks and a pinch hit bases clearing triple from Sean Gilmartin in the fifth put the Seminoles on top for good Wednesday night as FSU recaptured the lead scoring five runs to take a 6-4 lead. With Stetson starter Kurt Schluter out of the game after loading the bases with one out, Ramsey and Johnson both drove in a run on consecutive walks off reliever Ian Thompson (0-1). Following another Hatter pitching change, Gilmartin broke the game open taking the first offering from Nick Bohne to wall in left center for his first career triple and a three-RBI at-bat.

"That hit by Gilmartin was the lid opener so to speak," said Martin.

FSU added three more runs in the sixth to increase its lead to 9-4. McGee drilled an RBI double to straight away center plating Tyler Holt, who led off the inning with a single to left. With McGee on at second and Ramsey at first after drawing his third walk of the game, the Seminoles successfully converted a hit and run as Justin Gonzalez dropped a bloop single to short center scoring McGee. Ramsey also scored on the play courtesy of a fielding error in center by Theisen.

Both Seminole runs in the seventh scored on a pair of wild pitches by Stetson's Justin Dechert. Stuart Tapley drew a walk to start the bottom half of the seventh and was relieved on the base paths by pinch runner Robby Stahl. Brunelle followed with his third hit of the evening, a double off the fence in right. Stahl and Brunelle scored to give FSU an 11-4 lead.

Stetson cut into the Seminole lead with three runs in the eighth off reliever Scott Sitz. The freshman right hander got in trouble early as he gave up a double to right to Theisen, a walk to catcher Nick Rickles and an RBI double to Ryan Lashley. The next two runs scored on consecutive groundouts. The three runs were the first allowed by Sitz in five appearances on the mound this year.

Brunelle gave the Seminoles their winning margin as he cleared the bases with his second double of the evening taking Tucker Donahue off the fence in right center in the eighth.

Andrew Durden pitched a scoreless ninth to close out the victory on Wednesday night.

The Seminoles return to league play this weekend as Florida State welcomes Maryland to Tallahassee for a three-game series beginning Friday, March 26.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   0  1  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  0   0  1  0  2  5
  Devon Travis          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephen McGee         PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF-3B     5  1  2   1  0  1  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        1  2  0   1  3  0  2  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B-2B     3  2  1   2  2  1  2  2
Justin Gonzalez         2B-SS     4  1  1   1  1  1  2  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-1B     2  0  1   3  0  0  2  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  1  0   0  1  0  5  0
Ohmed Danesh            DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stuart Tapley         PH-DH     0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Robby Stahl           PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         5  2  4   3  0  1  2  0
  Andrew Durden         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Robert Benincasa        P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  3
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 14 10  11 11  7 27 15
Opp                              35  7  7   6  4  2 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Everett (1), Stephen Cardullo (7), Justin Gonzalez (4), Jayce Boyd (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (4), Parker Brunelle 2 (2)
3B - FSU-Sean Gilmartin (1)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Jayce Boyd (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (5), Stephen Cardullo (6), Sherman Johnson (3), Justin Gonzalez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Robert Benincasa                2.0  1  3  2  2  0
Tyler Everett        W (2-0)    4.1  2  1  0  1  2
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  1  0  0  0  0
Scott Sitz                      1.0  2  3  3  1  0
Andrew Durden                   1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  7  5  4  2
Opp                  L          8.0 10 14 12 11  7


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FLORIDA STATE 4, MARYLAND 1
03/26/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Maryland 4-1.

Gilmartin, Tapley prove to be the difference for the Seminoles on Friday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (17-4, 4-3 ACC) defeated Maryland (9-13, 2-5 ACC) 4-1 in the opening game of a three-game series Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Outstanding pitching and some timely hitting proved to be the winning combination for the Seminoles in game one as the Garnet and Gold pushed their win streak to 37 straight over the Terrapins. With the win, head coach Mike Martin moved within four games of career win No. 1,600.

Fans were treated to an old fashion pitcher's duel on Friday with both starting pitchers going 7.1 innings. FSU's Sean Gilmartin (4-1) was once again outstanding as he held the Terrapins to just one run on six hits as he struck out seven. He faced the minimum in five innings while striking out the side in the second. For the second time this year and third time in 21 starts, the Moorpark, Calif., native did not issue a walk.

"It was good to get out early on a team like that especially against their starter who has thrown well the last two weeks," said Gilmartin. "We were fortunate enough to put two runs up in the first inning and it was pretty much all I needed."

Daniel Bennett got the final two outs in the eighth striking out both batters that he faced, while Mike McGee slammed the door shut in the ninth for his third save in as many chances.

"Gilly pitched beautiful baseball," said head coach Mike Martin. "Bennett came in, had some outstanding couple of outs. It was a big pick-up for us and Michael comes in and gets a nice save. He pitched very well. It was a much needed win for our ball club."

For the second time this year, the Seminole pitching staff did not issue a walk.

On the opposing end, Maryland's Brett Harman (3-3) was just as impressive tying a career-high with nine strikeouts. The junior right hander was pegged with the loss despite giving up just one earned run.

"Brett Harman is for real," added Martin. "That was a different Maryland team than I have seen since I have been in this league. That was a great display of baseball. They are really to be commended. Our young guys now know that life in the ACC is never easy, I don't care who you are playing. I can see how that guy stifled Georgia Tech for eight innings. That was an outstanding performance."

Stuart Tapley drove in three of the four runs with his biggest hit of the ball game coming in the eighth as he gave the Noles some breathing room unloading on a two-run shot for his third home run of the season.

"Tapley's hit gave us a little cushion so to speak," added Martin. "It's a lot different with a three run lead than it is with a one run lead (going into the ninth). Stuart did an outstanding job on that play, no question the big hit of the ball game."

Sherman Johnson tied a career-high with three hits in the game one victory.

Florida State grabbed the early on Friday scoring two runs in the bottom of the first off Harman. Both runs came with two outs in the inning as Harman got James Ramsey swinging on strikes on what would have been the third out, but Terrapin catcher Jack Cleary could not hold on to the ball allowing Ramsey to reach safely and Tyler Holt to score from third. Holt led off the inning with a walk. Ramsey then stole second and came around to score on a base hit back up the middle off the bat of Tapley to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

Ramsey laced a two-out double down the line in right in the third for his fourth two-bagger of the season. He moved up 90 feet on a wild pitch but was stranded at third as Harman got Tapley swinging on strikes for the final out of the inning.

The Seminoles put a pair of runners on in the fifth as Stephen Cardullo and Mike McGee drew back-to-back walks, but a groundout back to the mound by Ramsey kept the Seminole lead at two.

Maryland cut the Seminole lead in half with a run in the seventh on a sac-fly to center by Matt Marquis scoring David Poutier from third. Gilmartin entered the seventh inning retiring seven straight Terrapin batters before Poutier's leadoff double to left. Brandon Padula put runners at the corners with no outs as he singled through the right side of the infield. Marquis then stepped in and drove in the first Maryland run of the game on a sacrifice fly to center. Gilmartin escaped the inning without further damage getting Matthew Murakami swinging on strikes and Dan Gentzler to groundout to third.

Jayce Boyd led off the bottom of the seventh with a double off the fence in right center, but he would be stranded on the base paths as Harman retired the next three Seminole batters in order to keep the Maryland deficit at one.

A one-out double by Maryland's Jon Wilson ended the evening for Gilmartin after 7.1 innings of work. Bennett came on in relieve and registered consecutive strikeouts to keep the lead in tact.

"You never expect a guy to go eight innings," said Martin. "At Florida State, we hope we can get six or seven out of our starters. We don't have complete games too many times. But this was a game, we truly needed to get it done and I am very proud of all the pitchers that threw tonight."

"Gilly had a great outing," said Bennett. "I came in and my main focus was to get ahead. I was trying to make it where it was my pitch and not the hitter's pitch."

Tapley extended the Seminole lead in the eighth connecting on a two-run shot over the fence in right off Maryland reliever Dan Gentzler. Harman was taken out of the game with one out in the eighth after he plunked Ramsey on the arm on a 2-2 offering.

"Well in the eighth inning with one out and Ramsey on first base, I was looking for something inside, but he left one over the plate and I was able to get my arms extended on a fastball," said Tapley.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Terrapins on Saturday, March 27.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Mike McGee              LF-P      3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  2  1   0  0  1  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  1  2   3  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  3   0  0  0  3  4
Justin Gonzalez         2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Devon Travis          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  1 10  2
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  2
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4  8   3  3  9 27  8
Opp                              30  1  6   1  0 10 24  9

E - FSU-Devon Travis (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-James Ramsey (4), Jayce Boyd (5)
HR - FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
HBP - FSU-James Ramsey (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (7), James Ramsey (4)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (4-1)    7.1  6  1  1  0  7
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  0  0  0  0  2
Mike McGee           Sv(3)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  0 10
Opp                  L          8.0  8  4  2  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE 12, MARYLAND 5
03/27/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll Over Terps.

Mike McGee goes 3-for-4 connecting on his 30th career home run in Saturday night's victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (18-4, 5-3 ACC) rattled off its fourth win in a row and 38th straight over Maryland (9-14, 2-6 ACC) with a 12-5 victory Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles scored in six of the eight innings in which they batted while answering Maryland's run scoring inning with a run of their own on all three occasions. With the win head coach Mike Martin closed within three wins of reaching career victory No. 1600.

"It was a good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "We had some big hits certainly Mike McGee's three-run home run was the big hit of the game. But there were a lot of things that happened early that led us this evening."

Mike McGee paced the Seminole offense with a 3-for-4 night while tying a season-high with four RBI. McGee was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle as the junior left fielder singled in the second, homered in the fourth and doubled in the sixth. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native reached base on four of his five plate appearances.

"I felt good tonight," said McGee. "After my first at-bat where I walked, I knew I was seeing the ball pretty well so that kind of gave me a little more confidence. All night, I felt good. When you feel comfortable, good things will happen."

Tyler Holt and James Ramsey each registered two RBI in game two. Holt also went yard on Saturday connecting on his third home run of the season with a solo shot in the seventh. Stuart Tapley was a perfect 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a pair of walks.

Devon Travis, who made his first start of the season at second base on Saturday, recorded his first collegiate hit with an opposite field single in the fifth. Taiwan Easterling and Ohmed Danesh also picked up a base hit against the Terps.

"I was very excited for him," said Martin on Devon getting his first collegiate hit. "He was a young man that was the starter when we started the year. We know that Gonzalez can play other positions, it is just very important that we keep every body ready."

John Gast worked 5.1 innings on Saturday night to improve to 4-1 on the year. The junior southpaw allowed three runs on seven hits as he walked one and struck out four. After giving up a run in the first, Gast retired 11 straight batters before issuing a walk to Maryland designated hitter Mike Rozak with one out in the fifth.

"Johnny had a good outing," added Martin. "I am sure that he was a little disappointed with his numbers; we certainly wanted him to go more than 80 pitches, and we were hoping to get him around 100 tonight."

Daniel Bennett made an appearance for the second straight night and threw a career-high 2.2 innings. The junior right hander from Tallahassee allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits as he did not issue a walk and struck out a career-high four batters. Bennett struck out the last four batters that he faced including striking out the side in the eighth.

Andrew Durden closed out the game throwing a perfect ninth. The junior right hander struck out pinch hitter Zachary Fisher for the final out of the game. The win gave the Seminoles their second consecutive ACC series victory this year.

Maryland wasted very little time grabbing the upper hand in game two scoring a run in the top of the first. The Terrapins put together three consecutive base hits off Gast including an RBI single to right by Matt Marquis to give Maryland the 1-0 lead. David Poutier, who began the three hit rally, reached on an infield single and scored.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles answered the call scoring three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 advantage. Maryland starting pitcher Adam Kolarek (1-2), who lasted just 0.1 of an inning on Saturday night, got in trouble early issuing walks to the first three batters that he faced. On the third walk of the inning to McGee, catcher Jack Cleary threw high down to third allowing Holt to scamper home for the first Seminole run of the game. With runners at the corners, Ramsey brought home Stephen Cardullo on a fielder's choice groundout to second. After Ramsey took second for his fifth stolen base of the season, he plated the third run of the inning on a bloop single to right by Tapley.

The second Maryland error of the game opened the door for two more Seminole runs as FSU pushed its lead to 5-1. McGee drove in his first run of the game on a single to center bringing home Rafael Lopez, who began the inning getting hit by a pitch. Cardullo scored the second run of the inning on a sac-fly off the bat of Ramsey.

McGee added to his RBI total in the fourth as he unloaded on a three-run shot to left. The junior left fielder connected on a 1-0 offering from Eric Potter for his fifth home run of the season and 30th of his career. Holt and Cardullo scored on the home run after reaching on a walk and single, respectively.

FSU increased its lead to 10-1 with two more runs in the fifth. The Noles loaded the bases on singles by Tapley and Travis and a walk to Jayce Boyd. Lopez drew a walk to bring home Tapley, while Holt recorded an RBI on a sac-fly to center.

The Terrapins cut into the Seminole lead in the sixth scoring twice on an RBI single by Brandon Padula and an RBI double off the bat of Dan Gentzler. The hit by Gentzler ended the evening for Gast with one out in the sixth. With runners at second and third, Bennett came on and needed just one pitch to get out the inning. The Tallahassee native got Matthew Murakami to fly out to short left. Padula tried to score from third on the play but was thrown out at the plate thanks to a great throw from McGee.

In the bottom of the sixth, McGee led off the inning with double down the line in left and scored one batter later on a pinch hit RBI single to center by Easterling.

Maryland scored twice more in the seventh but the Seminoles answered the call once again as Holt registered his third home run of the season with two outs in the seventh. The junior from Gainesville, Fla., took a 2-0 offering from Matt Fullerton and sent a shot over the wall in left.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Terrapins on Sunday, March 28.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  3  1   2  2  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  3  1   0  1  1  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  3   4  1  0  1  1
James Ramsey            RF        2  1  0   2  0  0  2  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH-RF     2  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  1  2   1  2  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-DH     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  1
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-3B     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  7  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  0   1  1  1  9  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Gast               P                            0  2
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 12 11  11  8  5 27 10
Opp                              34  5  9   4  1  9 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (5), Devon Travis (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (5)
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Mike McGee (5)
HBP - FSU-Rafael Lopez (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), James Ramsey (1)
SB - FSU-James Ramsey (5)
CS - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            W (4-1)    5.1  7  3  3  1  4
Daniel Bennett                  2.2  2  2  1  0  4
Andrew Durden                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  5  4  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0 11 12 11  8  5


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FLORIDA STATE 9, MARYLAND 5
03/28/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holt Hits For Cycle In Win.

Hunter Scantling throws a season-high 5.0 innings to earn his first victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (19-4, 6-3 ACC) completed the weekend series sweep with a 9-5 victory over Maryland (9-15, 2-7 ACC) Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. With the win, the Seminoles climbed to within one game of Clemson who sits atop the Atlantic Division in the ACC.

"A good weekend for Florida State baseball," said head coach Mike Martin. "We needed this badly today; this keeps us now only one game back in our division. I was very pleased with the effort from our ball club this afternoon. I though that Hunter Scantling pitched okay. He showed a lot of poise. When you give up a home run on the first pitch of the ball game to keep his composure and shut the other club down for the next four innings you rally have to take your hat off to him. Tyler Everett to me, other than Tyler Holt, was the big part of the ball game. It was just beautiful pitching on his part. You've got to rally take your hat off to Tyler Everett."

Tyler Holt highlighted the victory on Sunday hitting for the cycle to become the first Seminole since Stephen Drew to perform such a feat. Drew hit for the cycle against Wake Forest back on May 20, 2004, a game won by the Seminoles 11-10.

"It felt good," said Holt on hitting for the cycle. "I got some good swings in. The first two hits - the single and the double - went my way and then I finally got some good swings and got the last two."

In the series finale on Sunday, Holt knocked out the cycle in his first four at-bats collecting a single in the first, double in the second, triple in the third and home run in the fifth. The Gainesville, Fla., native finished the evening 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBI. The four hits for Holt was a season-high.

"I would like to say that I have been in this for a while in my life - I've never seen a single, double, triple and home run in order," added Martin. "I've seen a number of cycles in my career but never one that was in that order. I'll have to admit it was a big thrill for me. Tyler was no doubt the story of the ball game.

"There are two things that really fire me up when I am watching a game - a no-no and the cycle. That fired me up. I will be honest with you, I don't go to rock concerts but I guess they light the lighters - I would have lit a lighter on that one."

Sherman Johnson finished the afternoon with his third three-hit game of the season to tie a career-high. Mike McGee, along with Johnson, each drove in a pair of runs in the win.

Making his first start of the season, Hunter Scantling threw a season-high 5.0 innings giving up three runs, one earned, on just two hits as he walked two and struck out one. The Jacksonville, Fla., native faced the minimum in the second, third and fourth innings to move to 1-1 on the year.

"Coach said just get us to five," said Scantling. "I wanted to go out there and battle and get quick innings so we could get back in here and get some runs. I got some ground balls and let the defense work behind me and it was successful."

Tyler Everett worked the final four innings to register his first save on the year. The junior right hander struck out three, while allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits.

The victory extended Florida State's win streak over Maryland to 39 straight, while the win moved head coach Mike Martin within two of career victory No. 1,600.

For the second day in a row, Maryland jumped out to the early lead scoring a run in the first. Alfredo Rodriguez took the first pitch of the game from Scantling off the foul pole in left for his second home run of the season.

The Seminoles answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Holt led things off with a single down the right field foul line and moved to third on a single to left center off the bat of Stephen Cardullo. A sac-fly to center by McGee brought home Holt for the first run of the game. After Cardullo swiped his team leading eighth stolen base of the season and a hit by pitch to Stuart Tapley, Johnson stepped in and went opposite field with two outs off Maryland starter Sander Beck (0-4) to score Cardullo from second.

FSU pushed its lead to 6-1 after two as all four runs in the inning came on two outs. Holt was once again the catalyst for the Seminole offense ripping a double down the line in left. He moved to third on a passed ball and scored on an RBI single by McGee. McGee would score a batter later as James Ramsey laced a line drive over the head of Terrapin center fielder Matt Marquis for his team leading fourth triple of the season. The Alpharetta, Ga., native crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Tapley drew a two out walk, took second on a delayed steal and scored on a base hit back up the middle by Johnson.

Holt moved one step closer to reaching the cycle as he recorded a two-out triple in the third. But he would be stranded on the base paths as Beck got Cardullo to ground out to first for the final out of the inning.

The Terrapins took advantage of a Seminole fielding error in the fifth to cut the deficit in half. Scantling hit Matt Rozak with a pitch to start the inning and moved around to third as Devon Travis threw wildly over to second on a groundball off the bat of Jon Wilson. After a quick visit at the mound by Martin, Scantling came right back and struck out Matt Murakami on three pitches. Catcher Jack Cleary then brought home both Maryland runners on a squeeze play back toward the mound. Running on the play, Jon Wilson scored all the way from second to make it a 6-3 game.

The Garnet and Gold responded once again in the bottom half of the inning with three runs all on two outs to increase their lead to 9-3. Johnson picked up his third hit in as many at-bats with a double to straight away center and scored on a single by Parker Brunelle. Following the base hit by Brunelle, Maryland went to the bullpen and brought on John Dischert to face Holt. On the very first offering from the senior left hander, Holt went yard to put the finishing touches on the cycle. The home run for Holt was his fourth of the season.

Maryland pushed across two runs in the seventh off reliever Tyler Everett to cut the FSU lead to 9-5.

The Seminoles are back in action on Tuesday, March 30 as Florida State faces Florida at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  4   2  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  1   0  0  1  2  7
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  1   2  0  2  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  1   1  0  3  1  1
  Taiwan Easterling     RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  3   2  0  0  0  3
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  3  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1 10  1
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  1   1  0  1  5  2
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
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FSU                              34  9 11   8  2 12 27 19
Opp                              32  5  8   4  2  4 24  5

E - FSU-Devon Travis (3), Jayce Boyd (6)
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (7), Sherman Johnson (6)
3B - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), James Ramsey (4)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Mike McGee (2)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (8), Stuart Tapley (4), Sherman Johnson (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Scantling     W (1-1)    5.0  2  3  1  2  1
Tyler Everett        Sv(1)      4.0  6  2  1  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  8  5  2  2  4
Opp                  L          8.0 11  9  9  2 12


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FLORIDA STATE 7, FLORIDA 2
03/30/2010, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Defeats UF In Jacksonville.

The Seminoles win their six straight and third in a row over the Gators in Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (20-4) defeated No. 8 Florida (18-6) 7-2 Tuesday evening in front of a sell out crowd of 9,276 at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville. The Seminoles collected their sixth win in a row and their third straight over the Gators in Jacksonville. FSU moved to 2-1 against Florida this year with the final game of the regular season series coming on Tuesday, April 13 in Tallahassee.

Geoff Parker and Brian Busch led FSU on Tuesday night as the two Seminole pitchers combined to hold the Gators to just two runs on six hits.

In his second start against the Gators this year, Parker was once again masterful working 4.2 innings allowing just two runs, none earned, on three hits as he walked two and struck out four. He recorded the first two outs in the fifth before giving way to Busch, who worked the final 4.1 innings to lead the Seminoles to the victory.

Busch kept the Gators off the scoreboard in allowing just three hits while striking out a season-high six. The sophomore southpaw finished the game retiring the final seven batters that faced to move his record to 4-0 on the year.

"Obviously, a lot of things happened to go our way tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "I can't say enough about the job Geoff Parker and Brian Busch did. It was just absolutely beautiful pitching. When you play in an atmosphere and in a game like this you better get good pitching and both of those guys were very impressive. It was fun to watch them work."

"My fastball and slider were locating pretty good tonight," said Busch. "My changeup wasn't as good as it has been, but I guess I got them a little bit out front and kept them off base.

"Geoff threw 4.2 and he was just shutting them down all night," added Busch on Parker's performance on Tuesday night. "I wanted to come in and pick up where he left off."

Offensively, Stuart Tapley and James Ramsey each registered two hits, while Devon Travis joined Tapley with two RBI a piece.

"This win means everything," said Tyler Holt. "That's a good ball club over there; we have them again in Tallahassee. A win against the Gators is good no matter what atmosphere, what time and place, what sport even. They are our rivals and they are going to bring their best and we are going to bring ours. This was a good win for our ball club."

Tapley reached base on four of his five plate appearances on Tuesday night capping the evening with his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the ninth. Ramsey went 2-for-5 with a single and a double and two runs scored. Travis picked up his first collegiate RBI on a run scoring single in the second. His second came on a sac-fly in the seventh.

Sherman Johnson extended his hit streak to seven with a single up the middle in the second.

With the win on Tuesday night, Martin moved to within one victory of reaching 1,600 for his career.

"It was a good win for us," added Martin. "It is just a joy and a pleasure to part of an atmosphere like this. This is great for the state of Florida; a lot of people saw it on television, this is good stuff."

For the third time in as many meetings this year, the Noles were first to score taking advantage of a Gator error in the top of the second. Florida right fielder Kamm Washington over ran a fly ball off the bat of Tapley allowing the Seminole designated hitter to reach base safely. Tapley moved to second on a base hit back up the middle by Johnson and scored a batter later on an RBI single through the right side off the bat of Travis. With the runners at the corners and one out, UF starter Jeff Barfield was able to get out of the jam recording back-to-back strikeouts to Jayce Boyd and Rafael Lopez to end the inning.

"It was great," said Travis on registering his first two RBI of his career on Tuesday night. "I just want to do what I can to help this team win."

The Gators answered the call in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run shot off the bat of Tyler Thompson. A Seminole fielding error extended the inning for the Gators and Thompson made them pay taking a 1-0 pitch from Parker out of the park over the short wall in right for his first home run of the season and a 2-1 Florida lead.

Florida State came right back to tie the game at 2-2 with a run in the third. Holt led off the inning with a single through the left side off Gator reliever Justin Poovey. He took second on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI single to center by Stephen Cardullo. After a base hit by Ramsey, the Gators went the bullpen for the second time on Tuesday bringing on Hudson Randall (2-2). The freshman right hander came on and struck out Tapley and then issued an intentional walk to Johnson loading the bases with two outs for Travis. The Gators had the defense aligned perfectly as Travis drilled a line drive right to Daniel Pigott in left for the third out of the inning.

Florida put runners at first and third with only one out in the fourth but came up empty handed as Parker registered a fly out and a groundout to keep the game knotted at two. The junior right hander got Pigott to fly out to short right as a strong throw from Ramsey kept Austin Maddox at third. Then on the very next pitch, Parker played his position beautifully sprinting off the mound to field a groundball off the bat of Thompson and touched the bag at first for the third out.

The third Gator error of the game led to another Seminole run as FSU took a 3-2 lead with a run in the fifth. With two outs and Tapley on at second after stinging a double to the gap in right center, Johnson hit a groundball to first that Preston Tucker could not field cleanly resulting in Tapley scoring from second.

Parker tried to work around a lead off walk to Florida catch Mike Zunino to start the bottom of the fifth but was relieved by Busch with two outs, Zunino on at second and left handed hitting Tucker due up. Busch kept the lead in tact as he got the Gator power hitter to groundout to short.

A single by Maddox to start the bottom of the sixth went to no avail as Busch set down the next three Gator hitters including back-to-back strikeouts to Washington and Pigott to close out the inning.

The Seminoles scored two runs in the seventh to extend their lead to 5-2 courtesy of another Florida fielding error. Mike McGee started the inning reaching on a fielding error at third and moved to second as Nick Maronde unleashed on a wild pitch. McGee would score a batter later as Ramsey registered an RBI double down the right field line for his second hit of the ball game. Florida once again went to the pen and called on Kevin Chapman. Tapley battled to draw a walk while during his at-bat Ramsey moved to third on a passed ball. Two batters later Travis drove in his second run of the game and fifth Seminole run sending a sac-fly to left to score Ramsey.

"Ramsey's double was huge," said Martin. "When we needed a runner moved, he not only moved him but he ends up on second base and ends up scoring."

Florida put runners at the corners with two outs in the seventh on base hits by Zunino and Adams but the Gators came up empty handed as Busch got Tucker to fly out to Holt in center.

Tapley gave the Garnet and Gold some breathing room in the ninth connecting on a two-run shot off Chapman for the winning margin. Ramsey began the ninth reaching on a throwing error by Chapman off a bunt. Tapley then followed with his fifth home run of the season on a 2-1 Chapman offering.

"Tapley's home run was certainly big and don't forget Ramsey's bunt; it was obviously an error on the play, but it was still heads up baseball on his part to put the ball down," added Martin.

The Gators finished the game with a season-high five errors on Tuesday night.

The Seminoles return to the diamond this weekend as FSU hosts Virginia Tech in a three-game conference series 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  1  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  1   1  0  0  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  1   0  0  2  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  2  2   1  0  2  5  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  3  2   2  1  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   2  0  0  1  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  1  2  7  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  0   0  0  1  7  3
Geoff Parker            P                            1  1
  Brian Busch           P                            0  1
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FSU                              39  7  9   6  4 10 27  9
Opp                              33  2  6   2  2 10 27  9

E - Opp-5, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (5), Stuart Tapley (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Devon Travis (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (6)
CS - FSU-Mike McGee (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Geoff Parker                    4.2  3  2  0  2  4
Brian Busch          W (4-0)    4.1  3  0  0  0  6
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FSU                             9.0  6  2  0  2 10
Opp                  L          9.0  9  7  2  4 10


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VIRGINIA TECH 10, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/02/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall To Hokies.

Scott Sitz throws a career-high 4.1 shutout innings in the loss Friday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (20-5, 6-4 ACC) fell to Virginia Tech (19-9, 5-5 ACC) 10-5 Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The victory for the Hokies snapped FSU's eight game series win streak, while it marked the first victory for Virginia Tech over the Seminoles in Tallahassee since April 21, 1989.

"This was just a game that Virginia Tech totally took it to us," said head coach Mike Martin. "From the very beginning, starting in the second inning, they took the game to us. I thought we were going to make a game out of it, when we got three in the fourth to put ourselves at least in striking distance. It's 8-3 and there are still 18 outs to get. I told myself that we were going to come back out and win this thing. What happens...we get two outs and two strikes and they turn around and get two runs. Credit Virginia Tech, they did an outstanding job."

The Hokies jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back snapping FSU's string of six consecutive victories. Justin Wright kept the Seminoles off-balanced during his seven innings of work to run his record to 4-3 on the year. The junior southpaw gave up three runs, two earned, with all three runs coming in the fourth. Wright finished the game tying a career-high with 10 strikeouts.

"He changed speeds real well," said Martin on Wright's performance Friday night. "He located his fastball to both sides of the plate. You strike us out 10 times in seven innings and throw 125 pitches, it was a pretty impressive outing for him."

The 10 runs by the Hokies on Friday tied for the most allowed by the Seminole pitching staff this year, while the 15 hits surpassed the previous-high of 13 given-up to Virginia back on March 13. Virginia Tech also set a season-high with seven doubles on Friday night. It marked the most doubles allowed by the Seminoles in school history, surpassing the previous mark of six set on several occasions but most recently against North Carolina in 2008.

"They hit the ball well," added Martin. "It was a game that Virginia Tech totally dominated us tonight."

"They hit the ball well," said Sherman Johnson. "Their pitcher threw well tonight, he threw really well. He was locating all three of his pitches; he could throw his off speed when he was behind in the count. When you can do that, you are going to do well. He didn't walk many guys; I guess you can say that is a recipe for success."

Sherman Johnson, Jayce Boyd and Tyler Holt paced the Seminole offense in game one of the series with two hits each. Holt tied a season-high for home runs, a record set last year as a sophomore, with his fifth in the bottom of the ninth. Johnson finished the evening 2-for-3 with a pair of singles to extend his hit streak to eight games. Boyd also recorded a pair of singles and scored twice.

Scott Sitz threw a career-high 4.1 innings on Friday night. The freshman right hander kept the Hokies scoreless allowing just two hits and no walks, while establishing a career-high with three strikeouts on the night.

Five Hokies registered multiple hits in game one as Austin Wates led the way going 4-for-5 with a run and three RBI. Wates, along with Steve Domecus, both had two doubles.

Virginia Tech ran out to the early lead in game one exploding for five runs in the top of the second. The Hokies sent nine batters to the plate in the inning registering five hits including three doubles. Tim Smalling and Ronnie Shaban got things going in the second registering back-to-back singles off FSU starter Sean Gilmartin (4-2). Buddy Sosnoskie delivered a two-run double to right plating the first two runs of the ball game. The Hokies then put together a string of three consecutive two-out hits including consecutive doubles off the bat of Domecus and Sean Ryan.

The Hokies increased their lead to 8-0 with three more runs in the fourth. Wates unloaded on his third hit in as many at-bats with a double to right to score a pair. A two-out error by the Seminoles led to the third run of the inning.

Gilmartin's outing would come to an end after 4.0 innings marking his shortest outing as a starter since going 4.0 innings in a loss at Virginia back on March 13, 2009. The Hokies pegged the sophomore southpaw for eight runs, seven earned, on 10 hits as he walked one and struck out two.

Florida State got the three runs back in the bottom of the fourth scoring all three runs on two outs. Johnson started the rally as he was hit on the arm by Wright. The Seminoles then registered four consecutive singles by Devon Travis, Boyd, Rafael Lopez and Holt. Boyd picked up an RBI with a single to right center, while Travis scored all the way from first and Boyd moved to third on a fielding error by the Hokie center fielder. Lopez brought home the third run of the inning on a bloop single to left scoring Boyd.

The Hokies responded with two more runs in the fifth off Seminole reliever Robert Benincasa. Tony Balisteri deposited a 2-1 offering from Benincasa out over the fence in right center for his second home run of the season. Domecus then clubbed a double to right center and scored a batter later on an RBI single to right by Ryan. Martin called on Sitz who got Wates to strike out swinging to close out the fifth.

The Seminoles could not generate any more offense until Holt cut the deficit in half with a two-run shot in the ninth off Hokie reliever Brandon Fisher. Ben Rowen came in to record the final two outs in the ninth to preserve the victory for Virginia Tech.

"We have to come out tomorrow and be ready to go," added Johnson. "These games are the biggest of the year. We are right behind Clemson, so we need to keep up with them and try to win this series. We need to keep playing hard the rest of the season to get where we want to be."

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Hokies on Saturday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m.

       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
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  1   0  1  1  3  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  0   0  0  3  3  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  2  2   1  0  2 10  1
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  4
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  1
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FSU                              36  5 10   4  2 11 27 13
Opp                              42 10 15  10  1  5 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (9)
2B - Opp-7
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (5)
HBP - FSU-Sherman Johnson (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       L (4-2)    4.0 10  8  7  1  2
Robert Benincasa                0.2  3  2  2  0  0
Scott Sitz                      4.1  2  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0 15 10  9  1  5
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VIRGINIA TECH 8, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/03/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Second Straight To VT.

James Ramsey and Stuart Tapley led the Noles with three hits apiece.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (20-6, 6-5 ACC) fell to Virginia Tech (20-9, 6-5 ACC) for the second straight night falling 8-7 on Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. With the win, the Hokies captured their first series victory over the Seminoles in school history, while handing the Garnet and Gold their second conference series loss at home this year.

"It's obviously disappointing," said head coach Mike Martin. "But there again, if any body hasn't seen this Virginia Tech team play they are for real. I haven't found a weakness throughout their line-up. It was a game we fell behind, we made some pitches that were costly, but at the same time we fought to get back in it. (Ben) Rowen comes in and did a great job of getting us out. Virginia Tech is a solid baseball team."

The Hokies did all their scoring in the middle part of the game as all eight runs came off FSU starter John Gast (4-2), who lasted just 4.2 innings. The Seminole bullpen stymied the Hokie offense the rest of the way as Tyler Everett and Daniel Bennett combined to give up just one hit and one walk the remaining 4.1 innings.

With the bullpen keeping the Noles in the ball game, the Florida State offense made a valiant effort to get back in the game. Down five heading into the seventh, FSU cut the lead to one scoring four runs while sending nine batters to the plate. James Ramsey began the rally drawing a one out walk from Virginia Tech starter Matthew Price (4-1). He would move to second on a base hit back up the middle by Stuart Tapley. A pair of wild pitches scored Ramsey and put Tapley on at third for Sherman Johnson. The sophomore third baseman came through with his first hit of the game lacing an opposite field single to left scoring Tapley for the second run of the inning.

Price's evening would come to a close after the Johnson base hit as the Hokies brought on Ben Rowen for the second night in a row. Rowen walked Devon Travis but then got pinch hitter Mike Meschke looking on strikes. Rafael Lopez kept the inning alive with an infield single loading the bases for Tyler Holt. Holt stepped in and after fouling off a couple pitches sent a double off the fence in right center. With a great jump off the bag at first, Lopez would have had a great shot of scoring the tying run, but unfortunately for the Noles the ball found its way behind one of the wall advertisements resulting in a ground rule double, Lopez stopping at third and two RBI for Holt. With runners at second and third, Rowen retired the side getting Stephen Cardullo swinging on strikes.

"You will never hear any excuses out of us," added Martin on Holt's bizarre play in right center. "I will say I don't remember, but maybe one other time, that happening. And I can't state when it happened or what part of the fence it got stuck in."

In the eighth, singles by Ramsey and Johnson put runners at the corners with two outs. But Rowen once again got out of the jam getting pinch hitter Sean Gilmartin to ground out to first for the final out.

Rowen came back out to pitch the ninth retiring Florida State in order to earn his third save of the season.

"The past couple of games we haven't been getting it down early in the ball game," said Tapley. "We have been getting it done in the eighth and ninth innings which can't happen all the time if we are going to be successful in this league. They are a great ball club. Every situation matters whether it is in the first or the ninth. We just need to come out tomorrow and hopefully get the job done."

Florida State was the first to strike in game two scoring a run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Ramsey. With Holt and Mike McGee aboard following a hit-by-pitch and walk, respectively, Ramsey found the hole through the right side to plate the first run of the ball game.

Virginia Tech grabbed a three-run lead with one swing of the bat in the third. With the bases loaded, Hokie first baseman Ronnie Shaban went opposite field on a 0-1 pitch from Gast taking one off the scoreboard in left for his fourth home run of the season. The home run was the first allowed by Gast in 34 innings this year. It also marked the first grand slam given up by a Seminole pitcher since April 12, 2009 when North Carolina's Kyle Seager hit one in the sixth inning off Geoff Parker.

The Seminoles answered right back adding two in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 4-3. Cardullo led off the inning with a double down the left field line and moved to third on a single by McGee. Ramsey recorded his second RBI of the game sending a sac-fly to left to bring home Cardullo. A stolen base and a wild pitch put McGee at third and he would score a batter later on Tapley's single off the fence in right.

The Hokies pushed their lead to 5-3 on a solo shot by Tony Balisteri. The junior third baseman unloaded on a 3-1 pitch from Gast sending it out of the stadium in left center for his third home run of the season and second in as many games.

FSU threatened putting runners at the corners with two outs in the fourth as Price issued walks to Jayce Boyd and Cardullo. But the Hokie right hander got out of the jam getting McGee to pop out to short to end the inning.

Virginia Tech added to its lead in the fifth scoring three runs all on two outs for an 8-3 advantage. Gast registered two quick outs before giving up a double down the left field line to Anthony Sosnoskie followed by an RBI single up the middle by Michael Seaborn. Buddy Sosnoskie capped the scoring unloading on a two-run shot to left. The home run ended the evening for Gast after just 4.2 innings. Everett came on and struck out Balisteri for the third out.

The Hokies tagged Gast for eight runs and 11 hits on Saturday, both career-highs for the junior southpaw.

The Seminoles opened the bottom of the fifth on a promising note with back-to-back singles by Ramsey and Tapley, but Price retired the next three batters in order without a run crossing the plate to keep the Hokie lead at five.

Ramsey and Tapley finished the game with a season-high three hits each, while Johnson picked up a pair of hits to extend his hit streak to a team-best nine games. Ramsey, Tapley and Johnson combined to go 8-for-13 for the Seminoles on Saturday night responsible for 67 percent of FSU's 12 hits.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the series finale against the Hokies on Sunday, April 4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   2  0  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   0  1  2  4  5
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  3   2  1  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        5  1  3   1  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  1  2   1  0  3  1  1
Devon Travis            2B        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  4
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  8  1
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  1   0  1  1  5  0
John Gast               P                            0  3
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
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FSU                              38  7 12   6  6  8 27 16
Opp                              37  8 12   8  3  5 27 10

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (8), Stephen Cardullo (3)
HR - Opp-3
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-James Ramsey (2)
SB - FSU-Mike McGee (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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John Gast            L (4-2)    4.2 11  8  8  2  3
Tyler Everett                   3.1  1  0  0  1  2
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 12  8  8  3  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 12  7  7  6  8


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA TECH 6
04/04/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rallies Past Virginia Tech.

Head coach Mike Martin earns career win No. 1,600 with the victory on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a battle for 27 outs but in the end fourth-ranked Florida State (21-6, 7-5 ACC) held on for the 9-6 victory over Virginia Tech (20-10, 6-6 ACC) Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored seven runs over their final two at-bats to cap the come-from-behind victory and to give Hall of Fame head coach Mike Martin career win No. 1,600.

Martin becomes just the fourth coach all-time to achieve 1,600 career victories and just the third at the Division I level. The Seminole ball coach now joins an elusive Division I group that includes Texas' Augie Garrido and Wichita State's Gene Stephenson.

"Well I have to admit, I'm glad it's finally over with," said head coach Mike Martin on achieving career win No. 1,600. "I think the guys were anxious to get a win whether it was Friday, Saturday or today. They are a bunch of outstanding competitors and now we move on and continue to play some baseball."

"It was great, especially on a day like Easter when you want to do something special," said James Ramsey on the team getting Coach Martin win No. 1,600. "I am just glad we got Coach Martin that win, he is a great man of his faith and he leads us in the right direction."

With the win, the Seminoles also avoided their first ACC series sweep at home since 2006.

"It was a great win for us today," added Martin. "Brian Busch pitched extremely well today, I just can't say enough about him. Daniel Bennett did a good job when he came in there and of course Michael comes in and gets another save."

"We needed this; we needed this for our season, for post season, everything," said catcher Parker Brunelle. "Every game is a big game, but this being a conference game, our backs against the wall, to see our team come out fighting and pull out a win like that is big time."

Florida State never led on Sunday until a pair of two-run home runs in the seventh off the bat of Parker Brunelle and James Ramsey gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game and just their second lead all weekend against the Hokies.

Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, the Seminoles drew even courtesy of Brunelle's two-run shot. Following a walk to Jayce Boyd to start the bottom half of the inning, Brunelle took the first pitch from Virginia Tech starter Jesse Hahn over the fence in right for his second home run of the season.

"It was a first pitch fastball," added Brunelle. "I went up there with the mindset of looking for a fastball. He was throwing really well; he was bringing it pretty hard. I knew he was confident with his pitches...I went up there looking for a fastball and I was just trying to make solid contact. He ended up putting one where I liked it and I was able to turn on it, make contact and put it out."

FSU then went on top when Ramsey unloaded on a two-run shot to right off Hokie reliever Manny Martir (2-2). After a two-out infield single by Mike McGee, Ramsey connected on a 2-0 pitch from Martir for his fourth home run of the season.

"I was leaning in on a 2-0 fastball," said Ramsey. "The guy gave me a good pitch to hit, so I wanted to do the most I could with it."

The lead was short lived as with one swing of the bat the Hokies' Steve Domecus tied the game at 6-6. Tony Balisteri started the top of the eighth drawing a four pitch walk from Brian Busch, ending the afternoon for the sophomore southpaw. Daniel Bennett entered and on the second pitch, Domecus got just enough to clear the wall in left and just beyond the outstretched glove of McGee for his team leading seventh home run of the season.

"It was a day in which we fell behind, we tie it up, we go ahead, their guy hits the ball out of the ball park. It was a very usual display of home run ability off of a guy like Daniel Bennett, but it goes to show you how good Virginia Tech is, they are a very good looking ball club," said Martin.

The Seminoles responded with three runs in the eighth for the winning margin at 9-6. Boyd drew a walk to start the bottom of the eighth and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Brunelle. A sharp single to short by Florida State's Tyler Holt but runners at the corners and one out. With Sherman Johnson at the plate, Martir unleashed a wild pitch scoring Boyd from third to give FSU the lead at 7-6. Following a walk to Sherman Johnson and another wild pitch, Martir intentionally walked McGee loading the bases for Ramsey. The sophomore right fielder came through in the clutch finding the whole in short center for a two-run single to give FSU a three-run lead.

Mike McGee pitched the ninth to earn his fourth save in as many chances. As was the case all weekend long, the Hokies would not go down without a fight as Anthony Sosnoskie led off the inning with a walk. After a fly out to right, McGee gave up a single through the right side off the bat of pinch hitter Matt Blow. But the junior right hander would settle down getting Balisteri swinging on strikes and Domecus to fly out to center for the final out of the game.

"We earned everything we got today," added Martin. "There were no gifts. We got exceptional clutch hitting from James Ramsey, a guy that is the son of a person that was on the first team that I coached back in 1980, Craig Ramsey. The Ramsey family is very dear to all of us and it meant a lot that Ramsey would have four big RBI in this ball game to get us the win."

Ramsey tied a career-high with four RBI on Sunday, while he and Stuart Tapley led the Seminole offense with two hits a piece. Brunelle finished the afternoon 1-for-3 with three RBI. Sherman Johnson registered a base hit in the first inning to extend his current hit streak to a career-best 10 games.

Bennett (1-0) picked up his first collegiate win as the Tallahassee, Fla., native worked an inning giving up a run on two hits as he struck out one. Despite giving up a career-high five walks, Busch was once again effective out of the bullpen limiting the Hokies to just one run on two hits. He finished the afternoon with four strikeouts.

Virginia Tech went on top early on Sunday thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of Tim Smalling in the top of the first. Geoff Parker set down the first two Hokie batters that he faced until issuing a walk to Austin Wates. He then fell behind in the count to Smalling and on a 3-1 pitch the Hokie shortstop sent a blast out of the park to left for his fourth home run of the season.

The Seminoles avoided further damage following a defensive miscue in the top of the second. With runners at first and second and two outs, Domecus hit a groundball to short. Stephen Cardullo was set to go to second for the final out but no one was covering the bag. The split decision resulted in enough time for Domecus to reach safely at first. The play did not faze Parker as he got Buddy Sosnoskie to ground out to second for the final out of the inning.

FSU tied the game at two scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the second. Tapley started things with a single back up the middle. He moved to second on a groundout to second by Cardullo and advanced to third on a play reminiscent of what happened to the Seminole defense in the top of the inning. Hokie third baseman Tony Balisteri tried to tag Tapley coming to third, but was unsuccessful. The indecisiveness resulted in Devon Travis reaching first safely. Boyd stepped in and brought home the first Seminole run of the game doubling down the line in left scoring Tapley. Brunelle tied the game with an RBI groundout to second.

The tie did not last long as the Hokies responded with a pair of runs to push their lead back to two. Austin Wates led off the third inning with a solo shot out to right center, his fourth home run of the season. Ronnie Shaban followed two batters later with a double to left and scored on a fielding error by Ramsey in right. Michael Seaborn sent a single to right but Ramsey could not field the ball cleanly resulting in Shaban crossing the plate for the fourth Hokie run of the game.

Parker went just three innings as he was charged with four runs, three earned, on six hits as the junior right hander walked one and struck out three.

Busch started the fourth and escaped a bases loaded, one out jam getting Smalling looking on a called third strike and Shaban to groundout to first.

The bottom of the fourth started well for the Seminoles as Cardullo led off with a walk and moved to third on a single to left center by Travis. But Hahn then registered a key double play as he got Boyd swinging on strikes, while Travis was gunned down at second on an attempted stolen base. The Hokie right hander kept their lead at two as he got Brunelle to ground out to short for the final out of the inning.

For the second inning in a row, the Hokies loaded the bases off Busch with the Seminole southpaw getting out of the jam unscathed. After walking the bases loaded, Busch got Domecus to fly out to short right and then Buddy Sosnoskie to ground back toward the pitcher's mound for out number three.

"They are a very good team, one of the best in the ACC," added Ramsey. "Virginia Tech came out this weekend, they fought and swung the bats real well and played solid defense. We knew we had to play our best and if we do that we can play with any one in the country."

Florida State is back in action with a pair of mid-week contests against North Florida. The Seminoles and Ospreys will split a home-in-home series beginning Tuesday, April 6 at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville before returning to Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 7.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   0  0  4  5  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  1   0  1  1  0  3
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   4  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  1  2   0  1  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  0  0   0  2  1  0  1
Devon Travis            2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  2
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        2  2  1   1  2  1 10  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  1  1   3  0  0  9  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  1
  Brian Busch           P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  9 10   8  7 12 27  9
Opp                              38  6 11   5  7  9 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd (6)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-James Ramsey (4), Parker Brunelle (2)
HBP - FSU-James Ramsey (7)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Parker Brunelle (2)
CS - FSU-Stuart Tapley (2), Devon Travis (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    3.0  6  4  3  1  3
Brian Busch                     4.0  2  1  1  5  4
Daniel Bennett       W (1-0)    1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Mike McGee           Sv(4)      1.0  1  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0 11  6  5  7  9
Opp                  L          8.0 10  9  9  7 12


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04/06/2010, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Road Contest To UNF.

The Seminoles are held to just one run on five hits in the loss to the Ospreys.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Seventh-ranked Florida State (21-7) could not overcome a three-run first inning by North Florida (17-14) falling 3-1 to the Ospreys Tuesday evening at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville, home of the Florida Marlins' Double-A affiliate the Jacksonville Suns. The loss snapped FSU's three-game win streak in the series, while it marked just the second time UNF has defeated the Seminoles in nine all-time meetings.

"Dusty did a great job," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was just a beautiful job on his part. His ball club out played us tonight. They deserved to win."

North Florida registered all its runs on a pair of first inning home runs off FSU starter Hunter Scantling (1-2). After recording the first two outs on just six pitches, the Ospreys' Preston Hale got things going with a liner off the wall in right. Two pitches later, Robbie Collier connected on his first home run of the season going opposite field for a two-run shot and a 2-0 UNF lead. Justin Preckajlo followed with a solo shot to left to give the Ospreys a 3-0 advantage.

The two home runs would be all the Ospreys needed as four UNF pitchers combined to limit the Seminole offense to just one run on five hits. Mike McGee was responsible for three of those five hits finishing the evening 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of singles.

John Atteo (3-1) got the start for UNF and worked the first two innings giving up one hit as he earned the controlled start victory. George Lott followed and gave up the only Florida State run in two innings of work. Tommy Organ was the third Osprey pitcher of the night scattering just one hit and two walks over a career-high 3.2 innings. The freshman southpaw finished the game with three strikeouts. Casey Medlen threw the final 1.1 innings striking out three of the five batters that he faced to earn his third save of the season.

Florida State's lone run came in the third inning as Sherman Johnson drove in Stephen Cardullo on a sacrifice fly to center with the bases loaded. Lott started the third and immediately found himself in trouble giving up back-to-back singles to Stephen Cardullo and McGee before issuing a walk to James Ramsey to load the bases with no outs. But the junior right hander got Stuart Tapley swinging on strikes for the first out of the inning. After giving up the sac-fly to Johnson, Lott got out of the inning on a groundball to short by Justin Gonzalez.

"We had our opportunities then," added Martin on the Seminoles loading the bases in the third and scoring only one run. "It was just one of those things...that is what makes our game so great, you got to credit them, they did a good job of getting it done."

Scantling settled down after the three-run first giving up just one hit over the next three innings. The Jacksonville, Fla., native left after 4.0 innings of work and three strikeouts to his name.

"He settled down and pitched well," said Martin on the performance of Scantling on Tuesday night.

The Ospreys turned in a pair of big defensive plays in the top of the seventh saving what would have led to at least one Seminole run. With Jayce Boyd on at second after a walk and an errant throw on a pick-off attempt by Organ, T.J. Thompson robbed Tyler Holt of extra bases with a great diving play to his right on a ball headed down the left field line. The Osprey third baseman quickly got to his feet and threw a strike to first to get Holt for the second out of the inning. Preston Hall then followed with a running basket catch on a ball hit to the gap in right center off the bat of Cardullo to end the Seminole threat.

North Florida put two runners on in the bottom of the seventh as Tye Buckley issued walks to Thompson and Sam Perry. Martin went to the bullpen for the second time on Tuesday night bringing on Tyler Everett. Everett came in and recorded back-to-back groundouts to keep the Seminole deficit at two.

Buckley finished the evening working a career-high 2.1 innings as he did not allow a run or a hit to the Ospreys as he walked three and tied a career-high with two strikeouts.

The Seminoles opened the eighth inning on a positive note as McGee laced a double down the line in left. Organ then registered consecutive outs but a walk to pinch hitter Devon Travis ended the evening for the freshman southpaw. With runners at the corners and two outs, UNF went to the bullpen and brought on Medlen. The junior right hander ended the Seminole threat getting Gonzalez out on strikes.

Medlen returned to work the ninth and after giving up a one-out infield single to Rafael Lopez, recorded back-to-back strikeouts to give the Ospreys the two-run victory.

Everett threw 1.2 scoreless innings on Tuesday night lowering his ACC leading ERA to a league best 1.24. The junior right hander did not allow a hit as he struck out two.

Florida State and North Florida are right back at it again on Wednesday, April 7 as the two schools will square-off at 6:00 p.m. in Tallahassee for the third and final game of the regular season series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  1  2  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  1   0  0  2  3  2
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  3   0  0  0  3  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        1  0  0   1  1  1  0  1
  Devon Travis          PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         2B-3B     3  0  0   0  1  1  1  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  8  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  1   0  0  2  7  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
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FSU                              30  1  5   1  7 10 24  9
Opp                              28  3  4   3  4  7 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (6)
HR - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Sherman Johnson (2)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Hunter Scantling     L (1-2)    4.0  4  3  3  1  3
Tye Buckley                     2.1  0  0  0  3  2
Tyler Everett                   1.2  0  0  0  0  2
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04/07/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Bounce Back With A Win.

Freshman Scott Sitz throws six shutout innings in his first collegiate start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - What a difference a day makes. After being held to just one run on five hits on Tuesday night at the Baseball Ground in Jacksonville, seventh-ranked Florida State (22-7) bounced back to garner a 9-2 victory over North Florida (17-15) Wednesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The win gave the Seminoles the regular season series over the Ospreys as FSU took 2-from-3 from UNF this year with both wins coming at home.

Freshman Scott Sitz (2-0) was the story Wednesday night putting together six strong innings in his first collegiate start. The right hander from Jacksonville Beach, Fla., scattered just two hits and did not give up a run marking his longest outing as a Seminole. Sitz did not allow a runner past second base and finished the game retiring the last seven batters that he faced.

"Well that was an outstanding outing by Sitz," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was very impressed. I believe that's his first start this year and to get out there and shut them down for 6.0 innings was quite an accomplishment. Very pleased with the way our bullpen pitched and it was a well-played baseball game on our part. They needed this ball game and I am just very proud of the approach our guys took.

"These young men are great competitors and nobody was happy with the way things went last night. I was just very, very pleased with the enthusiasm and energy."

"I was really locating my fastball well, keeping my curveball down, I only threw about four or five change-ups and kept them down too," said Sitz. "I just hit all my spots.

"It's really what I wanted to do the whole time. After last night, I really wanted to win and I know the team did. They wanted to bounce back after that loss and we just went out there and gave it 100 percent."

Offensively, the Seminoles were paced by Jayce Boyd who finished the evening 3-for-3 with a home run and a pair of singles. The freshman first baseman reached base on all four plate appearance Wednesday night drawing a walk in his first at-bat in the second. Boyd posted a career-high four RBI, while his three hits and two runs tied a career-high.

"Jayce Boyd's first at bat, when he walked, is the one I will remember as much as any of the others," added Martin. "Yeah, he hit a homerun and had two base hits up the middle, I haven't forgotten those either. But, at the same time, it's his new approach that Martin, Jr. has been working with him on. We have got to have production out of the bottom of our line-up and we got it tonight out of him and of course Devon and Justin Gonzalez."

Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo each registered a pair of hits, while Parker Brunelle and Sherman Johnson both drove in two runs each. For Brunelle, who got the start behind the plate on Wednesday, he now has driven in nine run in his last five games.

It didn't take long for the Seminoles to eclipse their run total from Tuesday night erupting for three runs in the bottom of the second. With the bases loaded and one out, Brunelle went opposite field for a two-run single driving in Cardullo and Devon Travis, who reached on a walk and single, respectively. UNF starting pitcher Kyle Westwood (0-2) then issued back-to-back walks to Holt and Johnson as Johnson's came with the bases loaded plating Boyd for the third run of the inning.

The Noles added two more in the third on a two-run single back up the middle by Boyd. Stuart Tapley reached on a throwing error by Osprey shortstop Sam Perry to start the inning and moved to second on an infield single by Cardullo. Travis advanced the runners 90 feet on a well executed sacrifice bunt. Boyd then followed with his first hit of the night lacing a 2-2 offering from Clayton Schulz back up the middle to give FSU a 5-0 advantage.

Cardullo pushed the Seminole lead to 6-0 with a two-out RBI single in the fourth. Mike McGee scored on the play as he led off the inning with a single through the left side.

FSU increased its margin to 9-0 in the seventh courtesy of a two-run home run by Boyd and an RBI single from Johnson. Pinch hitter Justin Gonzalez drew a four pitch walk and on the very next pitch Boyd took Schulz out of the park to right for his second home run of the season. Two batters later Holt laced a two-out double to the gap in left center and scored a batter later on Johnson's base hit to left center.

North Florida finally got on the board in the eighth scoring two runs off Seminole reliever Andrew Durden. The Ospreys' Michael Smith started the two out rally as he reached after being hit by a pitch. T.J. Gavlik then singled to left and the runners moved to second and third after a fielding error in left by Robby Stahl. Preston Hale followed with a towering double to center that Holt lost sight of in the dark sky. Both Smith and Gavlik scored on the play to make the score 9-2.

Both Daniel Bennett and Robby Scott faced the minimum in their inning of work. Bennett struck out one, while Scott struck out the first two batters that he faced before getting T.J. Thompson to groundout to second for the final out of the game.

Florida State hits the road for the first of two back-to-back weekend trips to North Carolina.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  1  1  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  1   2  1  0  1  3
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Robby Stahl           PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  2   1  1  1  1  3
Devon Travis            2B        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  2  3   4  1  0 11  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  1   2  0  0  6  1
  Stephen McGee         C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  1
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  9 14   9  6  7 27 11
Opp                              31  2  4   2  2  8 24 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Robby Stahl (1), Stephen Cardullo (10)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (9)
HR - FSU-Jayce Boyd (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Devon Travis (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (9)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (2-0)    6.0  2  0  0  2  4
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Andrew Durden                   1.0  2  2  2  0  1
Robby Scott                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  4  2  2  2  8
Opp                  W          8.0 14  9  7  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE 10, WAKE FOREST 1
04/09/2010, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gilmartin Paces FSU To Road Win.

The Seminoles limit the Demon Deacons to just one run on two hits in Friday night's victory.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Seventh-ranked Florida State (23-7, 8-5 ACC) began its second road trip to the Carolinas on the right foot defeating Wake Forest (10-22, 2-11 ACC) 10-1 Friday evening on Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Seminoles tied a season-high with three home runs while capturing their sixth straight win over the Demon Deacons.

"It was a well played ball game, we didn't make an error, Gilly pitched great," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a great win for us. Nothing is easy especially on the road; outstanding job on our guys part."

Sean Gilmartin moved to 5-2 on the year as he held the Deacs to just one run on two hits in 7.0 innings of work. After giving up a run in the first, the sophomore southpaw allowed just three base runners over the next six innings with no runners advancing past first base. At one stretch, Gilmartin retired 10 straight Wake Forest batters as he finished the evening with six strikeouts.

"My main focus going out there tonight was to work both parts of the plate, especially the inside corner," said Gilmartin. "I was pleased with the way I threw tonight."

"Gilly was lights out tonight," added Devon Travis. "He came out throwing strikes and did a great job for us."

Hunter Scantling pitched a perfect eighth with one strikeout, while Andrew Durden worked around a two-out bases loaded jam in the ninth striking out pinch hitter Trenton Langston for the final out of the game.

Tyler Holt paced the Seminole offense on Friday night going 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBI. Holt, Devon Travis and Parker Brunelle were responsible for the three home runs in game one. Brunelle finished the game with a pair of hits, while Jayce Boyd and Brunelle each scored two runs.

The Seminoles got a run in the first on a pair of doubles from Holt and Mike McGee. Holt led off the game lacing his team leading 10th double of the season to the gap in left center off Wake starter Michael Dimock (1-6). Two batters later he would come around to score on a double to the same exact spot off the bat of McGee for a 1-0 lead.

The lead was quickly erased as Wake Forest tied the game at one on a two-out RBI single up the middle from Mike Murray. Ryan Semeniuk drew a one-out walk from Gilmartin and moved into scoring position after swiping second. Semeniuk would come around to score on Murray's bounding ball back up the middle.

FSU answered with three runs in the second to retake the lead at 4-1. All three runs came off home runs as the Seminoles went deep twice in an inning for the fifth time this year. Justin Gonzalez got things started with a base hit to center and scored on Travis' first collegiate home run. The freshman second baseman went opposite field on a 0-1 pitch from Dimock to give the Seminoles a 3-1 lead. Two batters later, Brunelle left the park sneaking a 0-2 pitch just inside the right field foul pole for his third home run of the season.

"Certainly, when we had that three-run inning, it was big for us," added Martin. "When you give Gilly a three-run lead, you certainly feel better about the situation at hand. He took advantage of it, hit his spots real well."

The Seminoles wasted very little time putting runners on base in the fourth as the first three batters reached on just three pitches thrown by Dimock. Boyd led off the inning with a double that one bounced the wall in straight away center and moved to third as Brunelle found the hole in between the pitcher's mound and third on a bunt single. Holt followed with a single through the left side scoring Boyd. An errant throw by Murray from behind the plate, trying to pick off Brunelle at second went into centerfield, allowing both Seminole runners to advance 90 feet. The error would cost the Deacs as both Brunelle and Holt scored on back-to-back RBI groundouts off the bat of Sherman Johnson and McGee.

"He threw me a spinning pitch away and I put a good swing on it," said Travis. "The wind caught it and took it out of the park."

After issuing a leadoff walk to start the bottom of the third, Gilmartin found his groove retiring 10 straight Demon Deacon hitters before giving up a single to Steven Brooks with two outs in the sixth. The southpaw got out of the inning unscathed getting Murray to fly out to McGee for the third out of the inning.

Florida State pushed across a run in the seventh to increase its lead to 8-1. The Seminoles loaded the bases on back-to-back walks to Johnson and McGee and a single to left by James Ramsey chasing Dimock from the game. Gabe Feldman entered for the Deacs and got Stephen Cardullo to ground into a double play. Johnson scored on the play for the eighth Seminole run of the game.

Holt finished the scoring on Friday night connecting on his team leading sixth home run of the season. With Boyd on at first after leading off the top of the eighth with a walk, Holt unloaded on a 1-2 pitch to deep left center off Wake Forest reliever Alex Wiesner. The home run set a season-high for Holt.

"It is always good," added Gilmartin on starting the road trip off with a victory. "Getting that first win is huge."

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Demon Deacons on Saturday, April 10.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  3   3  0  1  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  1  0   1  2  1  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  1   2  2  0  1  0
  Andrew Durden         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
Justin Gonzalez         DH        3  1  1   0  1  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  1   2  0  0  4  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  2  1   0  1  1  7  1
Parker Brunelle         C         4  2  2   1  0  0  7  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  1
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 10 10   9  6  7 27  9
Opp                              28  1  2   1  5  8 27 10

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (10), Mike McGee (7), Jayce Boyd (7)
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (6), Devon Travis (1), Parker Brunelle (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (5-2)    7.0  2  1  1  3  6
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Andrew Durden                   1.0  0  0  0  2  1
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FSU                             9.0  2  1  1  5  8
Opp                  L          9.0 10 10  9  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE 5, WAKE FOREST 4
04/10/2010, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bullpen Looms Large In Win.

Four Seminole relievers combine to blank the Deacs for 6.1 innings on Saturday night.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Seventh-ranked Florida State (24-7, 9-5 ACC) improved to 4-1 on the road in ACC play with a 5-4 victory over Wake Forest (10-23, 2-12 ACC) Saturday evening on Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Seminoles were held to just five hits in game two, their lowest hit total in a win this year, en route to their seventh straight victory over the Demon Deacons.

The Florida State bullpen was dominant Saturday night as Tyler Everett, Brian Busch, Daniel Bennett and Mike McGee held Wake Forest scoreless for 6.1 innings. In 123.0 innings this year, the Seminole bullpen lowered its ERA to 2.49 with 118 strikeouts. Seminole relievers have turned in a 2.03 ERA in league play recording 52 strikeouts in 57.2 innings of work.

"I was just very pleased with Tyler Everett, Brian Busch, Daniel Bennett and Mike McGee; it was just a great win for us tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "Any time you hold a team scoreless for six innings in the ACC you know you have accomplished a lot. And the four guys out of the bullpen tonight were certainly on top of their game and we needed that; that was a big shot in the arm. This was a big win for us tonight."

Everett was first out of the pen in game two working 3.1 innings to move to 3-0 on the year. The junior right hander gave up three hits and struck out a career-high six batters. Busch, Bennett and McGee each worked an inning in relief and did not give up a hit, while all three pitchers registered one strikeout. McGee faced the minimum in the ninth to earn his fifth save in as many chances.

"I was just trying to get the ball over the plate and let our defense work," said Everett, who lowered his league leading ERA to 1.11 on the year. "It was a great team effort tonight and it always puts the pitcher's mind at ease when the guys behind you are playing great defense."

All the scoring on Saturday night occurred in the first three innings with Tyler Holt giving the Garnet and Gold the lead for good on a three-run home run in the second.

"Certainly, the big home run from Tyler Holt was huge," added Martin. "You never know what is going to happen. It's just a game in which you take advantage of every opportunity you get. We had some other opportunities to get some runs, didn't but kept our composure and got some great pitching tonight."

"Two strikeouts on me and I was looking outer-thirds and he threw a fastball and my hands just reacted and it went over," said Holt on hitting his home run.

Stephen Cardullo, Devon Travis, Jayce Boyd and Rafael Lopez each registered a hit for the Seminoles in a game two victory over the Deacs.

For the second straight game, Florida State struck first taking advantage of two Demon Deacon errors in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. The second error led to a run as Sherman Johnson scored from first on a throwing error by Shane Kroker at third base. With Holt and Johnson aboard, McGee hit a groundball to Kroker who stepped on third for the force out. His throw to first to double up McGee went wide of the bag as Johnson hustled all the way from first to score the first run of the game.

The first inning was an exact replica of Friday night's game one as Wake Forest answered right back with a run to tie the game at one apiece. Ryan Lloyd drew a one-out walk from FSU starter Geoff Parker. He moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a base to left by Steven Brooks.

And like Friday night, Florida State came right back with three runs in the top of the second to take a 4-1 advantage. All three runs came off one swing of the bat as Holt connected on a three-run shot to left good for his second home run of the series and team leading seventh of the season. With two outs, Jayce Boyd kept the inning alive registering the first Seminole hit of the ball game lacing a two-out single to center off Wake Forest starter Tim Cooney (3-2). Rafael Lopez followed with a single through the right side. Both Seminole runners scored on Holt's towering home run to left.

"I finally changed something up," said Holt on hitting three home runs in the last seven games. "I had to get back in a rhythm. I think I found something that I can stick with and luckily the results have been showing. I'm not trying to hit them out, but they are going out and I'm not going to complain."

Wake Forest cut the deficit to one with two runs in the second. Trenton Langston led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on a double to right center by Ryan Semeniuk. Kroker brought home Langston on an RBI groundout to second, while Mark Rhine drove in Semeniuk for the second run of the inning on a single through the left side. Parker got out of the inning with the Seminoles leading by one as Lopez threw out Rhine trying to steal second and then Blair looking on strikes.

FSU pushed its lead to 5-3 scoring another run on two outs. Cooney recorded outs to the first two batters that he faced before Cardullo dropped in a two-out bloop single to right center. The senior from Miami, Fla., then swiped second and third for his 10th and 11th stolen bases of the season. After Justin Gonzalez was hit by a pitch, Travis stepped in and sent a single to right center scoring Cardullo from third giving the Garnet and Gold a 5-3 lead.

A leadoff walk to Lloyd would result in a run as Matt Conway brought the Deacs within one of the Seminole lead on a two-out RBI double to the gap in right center. The hit would end the night for Parker after just 2.2 innings. The junior right hander was charged with four runs on four hits as he walked three and struck out three.

Everett came on and got Langston to strike out swinging to keep Florida State's lead in tact at 5-4.

Cooney's night came to a close after issuing consecutive walks to Cardullo and Gonzalez with one out in the fifth. Ryan McGrath entered out of the bullpen and registered fly outs from both Travis and Boyd to keep the deficit at one.

The Deacs got a runner at third with two outs in the seventh against Seminole reliever Brian Busch. The sophomore southpaw then issued a walk to Conway before getting pinch hitter Bentley Heyman to fly out to James Ramsey in right for the final out of the inning.

Bennett entered in the eighth and worked around a leadoff walk to Semeniuk. After a sacrifice bunt by Kroker moved Semeniuk to second, Bennett recorded a strikeout of Rhine before getting Pat Blair to groundout to Cardullo at short for out number three.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Demon Deacons on Sunday, April 11.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   3  1  1  1  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  1  0   0  2  1  0  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      5  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  0  0   0  0  3  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   0  1  2  1  6
Justin Gonzalez         DH        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   1  0  0  3  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  9  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  1   0  0  0 11  2
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5  5   4  6  7 27 11
Opp                              32  4  7   4  6 12 27  4

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-3
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (3), Justin Gonzalez (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (11), Justin Gonzalez (2), Devon Travis (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    2.2  4  4  4  3  3
Tyler Everett        W (3-0)    3.1  3  0  0  0  6
Brian Busch                     1.0  0  0  0  2  1
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Mike McGee           Sv(5)      1.0  0  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  7  4  4  7 14
Opp                  L          9.0  5  5  4  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE 17, WAKE FOREST 16
04/11/2010, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win Wild One At Wake.

The Seminoles score three in the ninth to complete the sweep of the Deacs on Sunday.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - What would an ACC game be without a little late inning rally? For the third time on the road in league play this year, seventh-ranked Florida State (25-7, 10-5 ACC) used a ninth inning rally to earn a win. This time the Seminoles scored three runs in the ninth and hung on for a 17-16 victory over Wake Forest (10-24, 2-13 ACC) on Sunday afternoon on Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

"I just can't tell you how proud I am of this baseball team," said head coach Mike Martin. "To be down by five runs at one time and to keep chipping away at the lead, we just kept fighting. I have just never been more proud of a group than I am this team right now. It was just a good win for us today."

Ohmed Danesh came through with a key pinch hit with one out in the ninth lacing a double to right on the first pitch he saw from Wake's Joel Ernst (1-1). The hit scored Mike McGee from third for the tying run, while Jayce Boyd raced around from first and scored on a fielding error by Mac Williamson in right. Danesh raced into third on the play and would score a key insurance run a batter later on a fielder's choice grounder off the bat of Sherman Johnson. With the Wake infield playing in, Danesh went on contact and slid just in front of the tag at home to give the Noles a 17-15 advantage and their first lead since the first inning.

"I was trying to get the pitch I was looking for," said Danesh on his pinch hit double. "He (Ernst) is a big time pitcher; he is a big time closer for them. I went up there knowing that I had to be ready to swing at a good pitch. I got my pitch and was able to put a good swing on it."

"He was in contact and got a great jump," added Martin. "Ohmed did a great job of beating that play at the plate."

"We practice that day in and day out," added Danesh on the contact play at the plate. "Hustle plays are key to any victory. It really shows when our players are hustling out there on the field and making those types of plays happen. Practice makes perfect and it kind of proves it when you make those plays happen during a game."

The run by Danesh would loom large as Shane Kroker went deep off Mike McGee to lead off the bottom of the ninth to draw the Deacs within one of the Seminole lead. The run marked the first allowed by the Seminole closer in 13.1 innings this year. But McGee would settle down as the junior right hander registered back-to-back strikeouts and then a fly out to right by Pat Blair for the final out of the ball game. The save was McGee's sixth of the season and second of the weekend.

With the win on Sunday and Clemson's loss to Duke, the Noles moved into a tie for first place with the Tigers atop the ACC Atlantic Division.

The 33 runs scored by the two teams on Sunday were the most combined in the series surpassing the previous mark of 30 set twice. The 17 runs by the Seminoles tied a season-high, while the 16 runs scored by the Deacs was a season-high and the most scored off the Seminoles in series history. Wake Forest also finished the game with a season-high 18 hits.

Boyd finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBI. The freshman first baseman established career-highs for runs scored and RBI, while tying a career-high with three hits.

Holt was a perfect 2-for-2 on the afternoon with two RBI and three walks. He reached base on five of his six plate appearances on Sunday. In his second start of the series, Parker Brunelle went 2-for-6 with three runs scored and three RBI. McGee recorded a pair of hits, while Devon Travis registered two hits, two runs and two RBI.

Daniel Bennett moved to 2-0 on the year as he worked two scoreless innings. The junior right hander allowed just two hits and walked two while recording one strikeout.

Florida State broke through with the early lead for the third time in the series plating three runs in the top of the first. Holt led things off with a double down the line in left and scored two batters later on a single through the left side by McGee. With the bases loaded, Boyd hit a chopper toward third with Deacon third baseman Shane Kroker's only play to step on the bag at third for the first out of the inning. Stephen Cardullo scored on the play after reaching on a hit-by-pitch. An errant throw from Wake starter Austin Stadler on a pick-off attempt at second moved James Ramsey and Boyd up 90 feet. Justin Gonzalez drove in the third run of the game on a beautiful sacrifice bunt toward first scoring Ramsey.

The lead was short lived as Wake Forest answered with six runs in the bottom half of the first off FSU starter John Gast marking the most runs scored by the Deacs in an inning this year. All six runs came with two outs in the inning as Wake registered five straight two-out hits. Williamson got the Demon Deacons on the scoreboard with a base hit back up the middle plating Ryan Semeniuk and Steven Brooks. Wake tied the game with an RBI single from Matt Conway and took the lead following a two-run double from Mike Lubanski and a run scoring single from Bentley Heyman.

Wake Forest added to its lead with two more runs in the second to take an 8-3 advantage. The first two batters reached off Gast on a walk and an infield single to Semeniuk and Brooks, respectively. A fielding error on a tough hopper to first scored Semeniuk, while Brooks scored on a fielder's choice groundout at second off the bat of Williamson.

Florida State came right back to tie the game at eight scoring five runs in the top of the third. The Seminoles put together a two-out rally as all five runs came with two outs in the inning. FSU loaded the bases on singles by Boyd and Gonzalez and a walk to Johnson. Travis kept the inning alive driving a base hit back up the middle scoring Boyd and Gonzalez. Brunelle stepped in and on the first pitch from Stadler found the gap in left center for a stand up double and two RBI. Holt tied the game with a base hit to left center scoring Brunelle from second. The junior centerfielder tried to stretch the single into a double but was thrown at second for the final out of the inning.

The runs continued to pour in as Wake responded with four runs in the bottom of the third to retake the lead at 12-8. The third Seminole error of the game paved the way for three of the four runs. Hunter Scantling, who started the third, was charged with four runs, one of which was earned, on two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Tye Buckley entered and hit the first batter that he faced. The junior southpaw then issued consecutive walks with the bases loaded before getting out of the inning with Kroker popping out to first.

The Seminoles drew within one of the lead in the fourth as Boyd unloaded on a three-run shot to left center. Cardullo and McGee opened the inning with a walk and single, respectively, before coming around to score on Boyd's third home run of the season.

Wake responded with two runs in the fourth off Brian Busch as both runs came on two outs. Lubanski began the inning with a walk and scored on the first triple of the season from Semeniuk. Brooks followed with an RBI double to right center to give the Demon Deacons a 14-11 lead.

The Garnet and Gold cut the deficit to 14-12 on a sac-fly off the bat of Holt in the fifth. Brunelle hit a one-out triple to right center and scored on Holt's sac-fly to left. Holt came within a couple feet of posting his third home run of the series as Semeniuk caught the fly ball on the warning track for the second out of the inning.

Busch worked around a leadoff single by Matt Conway to start the bottom of the fifth to hold the Deacs without a run in an inning for the first time on Sunday afternoon. Cardullo made an outstanding diving play on a ball bounding up the middle off the bat of Lubanski. The senior shortstop gloved the ball and flipped on to Travis at second for the second out of the inning, saving what would have been a base hit for the Wake catcher.

The Seminoles put a pair of runners on courtesy of back-to-back walks to McGee and Ramsey to begin the sixth, but the runners were left stranded as Justin Van Grouw came in and retired three straight to keep Wake's lead at 14-12. After battling Boyd, Van Grouw finally retired the freshman first baseman on the 10th pitch of the at-bat getting Boyd to fly out to the catcher in foul territory. Van Grouw then registered consecutive strikeouts to end the Seminole threat.

Wake Forest added to its lead in the sixth on a solo home from Semeniuk. The redshirt junior unloaded on a 1-0 pitch from Busch for his fifth home run of the season and a 15-12 Demon Deacon lead.

FSU scored twice in the seventh to narrow the deficit to one at 15-14. Travis led off the inning with a triple as the freshman second baseman took the first pitch from Van Grouw and hammered it to center for his first three bagger of the season. He would score a batter later as Brunelle reached on a fielding error at first. Boyd drove in his fifth run of the game drawing a bases loaded walk from Eli Robins to bring home Brunelle.

"We came into this game knowing that we were going to have to fight," said Danesh. "It's not easy to do what we did today, win three straight on the road against an ACC opponent. We didn't give up today. It was a heck of a ball game, I'm just glad we came out on top but at the same time it was a great game on both ends."

The Seminoles are back in action on Tuesday, April 13 as Florida State faces Florida in Tallahassee in the fourth and final game of the regular season between these two intra-state rivals.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  2   2  3  0  4  1
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  2  0   0  1  0  3  2
Mike McGee              LF-P      3  2  2   1  3  1  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  1  0   0  2  2  0  0
  Stephen McGee         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  3  3   5  1  0  7  0
Justin Gonzalez         DH        4  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  0   1  2  2  0  2
Devon Travis            2B        5  2  2   2  0  2  2  2
Parker Brunelle         C         6  3  2   3  0  1  9  0
John Gast               P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
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FSU                              37 17 13  16 12 12 27  8
Opp                              44 16 18  14  8  9 27 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Hunter Scantling (1), Tyler Holt (1), Jayce Boyd (7)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (11), Ohmed Danesh (1), Parker Brunelle (3)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Devon Travis (1), Parker Brunelle (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jayce Boyd (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1), Justin Gonzalez (2), Devon Travis (2)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (4)
SB - Opp-4

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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John Gast                       2.0  8  8  7  1  2
Hunter Scantling                0.2  2  4  1  1  1
Tye Buckley                     0.1  0  0  0  2  0
Brian Busch                     3.0  5  3  3  2  3
Daniel Bennett       W (2-0)    2.0  2  0  0  2  1
Mike McGee           Sv(6)      1.0  1  1  1  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 18 16 12  8  9
Opp                  L          9.0 13 17 14 12 12


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FLORIDA STATE 3, FLORIDA 2
04/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Power Through Blackout.

FSU scores early and gets another quality start from freshman Scott Sitz to beat the Gators.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a game that featured a bizarre turn of events even before the first pitch was thrown, sixth-ranked Florida State (26-7) did not allow a power outage to get the best of them on Tuesday night defeating seventh-ranked Florida (23-9) 3-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"To say that is a happy clubhouse is an understatement," said head coach Mike Martin. "There are a lot of baseball games played in this yard and that one was about as well played by both teams. You saw outstanding pitching on both sides."

In front of a packed crowd of 6,526, the largest crowd of the season and eighth largest crowd all-time, the Seminoles scored early and received an outstanding pitching performance from freshman Scott Sitz to notch their third victory over the Gators this year, while clinching the regular season series taking three out of four from UF.

"We are obviously elated," said Martin on winning the season series from the Gators. "They are an outstanding club. They have been in the top 10 all year. It was a great four-game series. There was a lot of attention, excitement and it was good for the game of baseball and for the great state of Florida. But tonight it was just electric; it was totally electric."

The start of the game on Tuesday night was delayed 16 minutes due to a power outage at the stadium. After a brief meeting by the coaches and umpires, the two teams proceeded to start the game in hopes the power to the stadium would come back on before the sun set behind Dick Howser Stadium.

Sitz (3-0), who was making his second career start on Tuesday, tied a career-high working 6.0 innings allowing just two runs, one earned, on four hits. He walked two and tied a career-high with four strikeouts. The Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native was cruising through the first three innings as he allowed just one runner to reach second in the 11 that he faced.

"Mr. Scott Sitz, a freshman, goes out there and really pitched with tremendous poise," added Martin. "I think I got a new nickname for that guy because if that's not `bulldog' then I don't know what is. He really got after it tonight."

After giving up two runs in the fourth and the power restored at Howser, Sitz settled down and was the beneficiary of two outstanding defensive plays over the next two innings. The first came on an outstanding turn of an ending inning double play by Devon Travis and Stephen Cardullo. Travis made a great play on a short hop groundball off the bat of Preston Tucker, flipping on to Cardullo at second for the second out, who threw on to Jayce Boyd at first for out number three.

Sherman Johnson then showed a little glove in the top of the sixth making a great diving stop on a ball headed down the third base line saving what would have been extra bases for Florida catcher Mike Zunino. With two Gators aboard and two outs, Johnson quickly got to his feet and tagged third with his glove just in front of a sliding Tyler Thompson to end the inning and keep the Seminole lead intact at 3-2.

The bullpen was once again solid as Geoff Parker, Daniel Bennett and Mike McGee each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. McGee worked the ninth to earn his seventh save in as many chances.

"We had a full pen that was ready to go," said Martin. "Geoff did an outstanding job, Daniel did an outstanding job and of course Michael came in and did another great job. I am just very excited, very proud of the way we played tonight."

Offensively, the Noles finished the evening out hitting the Gators 11-5. Tyler Holt, Cardullo, James Ramsey and Johnson led the Seminoles with two hits each. Cardullo's two-run double in the second proved to be the game-winner, while Ramsey registered the other RBI singling home Holt in the first. All three runs by the Seminoles on Tuesday night came on two outs.

Florida State plated the first run of the ball game on an RBI single by Ramsey in the first. Holt led off the game with a single thought the right side, advanced to second on his seventh stolen base of the season and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Cardullo. Two batters later, Ramsey drove in Holt for a 1-0 FSU lead.

The Seminoles put together a two-out rally in the second to push their lead to 3-0. Parker Brunelle got things started with a single through the left side and moved to second on Holt's single to right. Cardullo brought them both home on a two-run double down the line in left.

FSU put runners at the corners with one only in the third but could not add to its lead as Gator reliever Nick Maronde got Johnson to pop up to short and Travis to fly out to right for the final two outs of the inning.

Florida scored a pair of runs off Sitz in the fourth to cut the deficit to 3-2. Tucker led off the inning with a single and moved to third on a double to right off the bat of Austin Maddox. Josh Adams drove in the first Gator run of the game on a groundout to third. A Seminole throwing error by Cardullo on a groundball off the bat of Jonathan Pigott at short extended the inning for the Gators. With runners at the corners, Zunino dropped in a bloop single scoring Maddox from third. Sitz got out of the inning without further damage getting Jerico Weitzel swinging on strikes.

After Maronde registered two quick outs to start the bottom of the fourth, the Seminoles loaded the bases on a double by Cardullo, a walk to McGee and a hit-by-pitch to Ramsey. Boyd followed with a tough two hopper that Gator shortstop Nolan Fontana had trouble handling at first, but recovered in time to throw out Boyd at first for the third out of the inning.

The Noles looked to add to their lead in the eighth as the first two batters reached on singles by Johnson and Travis. The Gators went to the bullpen and brought on Kevin Chapman. After a sacrifice by Brunelle moved the runners 90 feet, the junior southpaw got Holt swinging on strikes and Cardullo to fly out to center to end the threat.

Florida's Greg Larson (1-1) was charged with the loss as he gave up all three runs on seven hits in 2.0 plus innings of work.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Wednesday, April 14 as the Seminoles host Jacksonville.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  2   0  0  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   2  0  0  1  3
Mike McGee              LF-P      3  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  2   1  0  1  1  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  1   0  0  1 13  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  2   0  0  0  1  2
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  6
Parker Brunelle         C         3  1  1   0  0  0  7  2
Scott Sitz              P                            1  2
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3 11   3  2  7 27 16
Opp                              31  2  5   2  4  8 24  9

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (11)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (5), James Ramsey (6), Sherman Johnson (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-James Ramsey (8)
SH - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Jayce Boyd (4), Parker Brunelle (3)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (3-0)    6.0  4  2  1  2  4
Geoff Parker                    1.0  0  0  0  2  1
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Mike McGee           Sv(7)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  2  1  4  8
Opp                  L          8.0 11  3  3  2  7


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JACKSONVILLE 10, FLORIDA STATE 8
04/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Inning Rally Falls Short.

The Seminoles fall to the Dolphins at home for the second time in the last three years.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (26-8) fell to Jacksonville (18-17) 10-8 as the Dolphins evened the season series at a game apiece Wednesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Jacksonville scored eight of its 10 runs in the final two innings defeating the Seminoles in Tallahassee for the second time in the last three years.

With the Seminoles capitalizing on a Jacksonville error in the seventh to take a 4-2 lead, the Dolphins erupted for five runs in the eighth and three in the ninth to snap FSU's five-game winning streak.

"What a difference a day makes," said head coach Mike Martin. "There is no such thing as excuses with Florida State baseball. There never will be as long as we are here. You have to give credit to Jacksonville for scoring eight runs in the eighth and ninth innings. We didn't do some things that we usually do. You take your hat off and tip it to them."

The Noles would not go down without a fight scoring one in the eighth before staging a ninth inning rally that saw FSU score three more times, while putting the tying run at second base with two outs.

Sean Gilmartin led off the bottom of the ninth lacing a sharp single to right off Matt Loosen. Ohmed Danesh followed with a walk and both Seminoles would come around to score as Tyler Holt doubled down the line in left. After a groundout and a two-out walk to Mike McGee, James Ramsey doubled down the right field line scoring Holt to make the score 10-8. But Loosen would shut the door on the Garnet and Gold getting Justin Gonzalez swinging on strikes for the final out of the game to pick up his first save of the season.

"We didn't sell anybody short tonight," added Martin. "How many clubs would have fought like we did there in the ninth inning to have the winning run at the plate? It was quite a display of courage and I am very proud of the way we fought."

The 10 runs for Jacksonville on Wednesday night were the most the Dolphins have scored in the series since a 13-4 victory over FSU in Jacksonville back on February 24, 2002.

The loss by the Seminoles over shadowed an excellent start by sophomore right hander Hunter Scantling, who worked 7.0 innings on Wednesday night, the longest outing in seven career starts. The Jacksonville, Fla., native allowed only two runs on four hits as he walked one and struck out a career-high six batters. After issuing a one out walk in the fourth, Scantling retired 11 of the last 12 batters that he faced.

"Hunter pitched very well," added Martin. "He sure did. He sat for a long time in the bottom of the seventh and we decided to go get him. With a two-run lead and six outs to get you feel pretty good. Unfortunately, the wheels came off tonight."

For the second straight game, Holt finished with two hits as he scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Ramsey and Jayce Boyd also registered two hits each.

It took the first pitch of the game for the Dolphins to match their hit total from the first meeting back on March 8 in Jacksonville as Jonathan Murphy laced his fifth double of the season to the gap in left center. Danesh, who got the start in left field, made a diving attempt on the fly ball but could not hang on to the ball upon impact with the ground. An infield single by Esterlin Perozo put runners at the corners for the Dolphins and Jamaal Hawkins gave JU the early 1-0 lead bringing home Murphy on a sac-fly to right.

The Noles came back with two runs in the second to take their first lead of the evening. Ramsey drew a walk off JU starter Chris Kaminski to lead off the inning and scored all the way from first on an RBI double down the line in left off the bat of Boyd. After a walk to Sherman Johnson, both Boyd and Johnson successfully converted a double steal to move up 90 feet. Two batters later, Boyd scored on an RBI groundout to second by Danesh.

The lead was short lived as the Dolphins tied the game at two on a two-out bloop single by Hawkins in the third. Murphy reached for the second consecutive at-bat recording his second double of the game and scored his second run of the evening on the base hit from Hawkins.

Kaminski would face the minimum over the next four innings before giving way to lefty reliever Brian Gilroy. The JU right hander went 6.0 innings yielding just two runs on two hits as he walked three and struck out five in earning the no decision.

A throwing error by Jacksonville's Chuck Opachich paved the way for two Seminole runs in the seventh. With Johnson and Devon Travis aboard following a pair of walks, JU reliever Kentrail Pierce (3-1) got Danesh to hit a groundball to second. With Danesh racing down the baseline, Opachich took his time on the throw and threw wildly over to first as Alex Martinez could not keep his foot on the bag. Both Johnson and Travis scored on the play to give the Seminoles a 4-2 advantage.

Robert Benincasa entered to start the eighth and allowed the first two batters that he faced to reach on a single by Murphy and a walk to Perozo. Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Daniel Bennett who got Hawkins swinging on strikes for the first out of the inning. Martinez brought the Dolphins within one as he scored Murphy on a base hit back up the middle. After Dan Gulbransen reached on an infield single to load the bases, Adam Brett Walker gave the lead back to the Dolphins with a two-run double off the wall in right center. Opachich atoned for his error in the seventh driving in two more runs on a double down the line in left to give JU a 7-4 lead.

Robby Scott became the third pitcher of the inning and got the Seminoles out of further damage recording consecutive strikeouts to retire the side.

FSU cut the deficit to 7-5 on a two-out single by Ramsey in the eighth scoring Holt from second. Holt led off the inning with a walk and swiped second for his eighth stolen base of the season. Boyd kept the inning alive with a bloop single to right, but JU reliever Matt Loosen got Johnson looking at a called third strike to end the inning.

Jacksonville would add some much needed insurance with three runs in the ninth as all three runs were charged to Scott.

Florida State hits the road for the second straight weekend returning to the Carolinas to face Duke in Cary at the USA Baseball Training Complex.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  2   2  1  1  2  1
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Mike McGee              DH        4  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  2   2  2  0  1  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  2   1  0  0  7  1
  Taiwan Easterling     PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  1  0   0  2  1  1  4
Devon Travis            2B        2  1  0   0  1  1  2  1
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  0   1  1  0  2  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Hunter Scantling        P                            1  0
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
  Andrew Durden         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  8  7   6  8  9 27 12
Opp                              38 10 12  10  5  9 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (12)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Tyler Holt (12), James Ramsey (7), Jayce Boyd (8)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (8), Jayce Boyd (1), Taiwan Easterling (1), Sherman Johnson (5), Devon Travis (2), Ohmed Danesh (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Scantling                7.0  4  2  2  1  6
Robert Benincasa                0.0  1  2  2  1  0
Daniel Bennett       L (2-1)    0.1  4  3  3  0  1
Robby Scott                     1.0  1  3  3  3  2
Andrew Durden                   0.2  2  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 12 10 10  5  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  8  6  8  9


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FLORIDA STATE 16, DUKE 3
04/16/2010, Cary, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Handles Duke 16-3.

The Seminoles pound out a season-high 19 hits on Friday to extend their ACC road win streak to five games.

CARY, NC - Sixth-ranked Florida State (27-8, 11-5 ACC) extended its road win streak in the ACC to five games with a 16-3 victory over Duke (20-15, 5-11 ACC) Friday evening at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The win marked the sixth of the season for the Seminoles in the Carolinas and 32nd in the last 35 games against the Blue Devils.

"Well, I was very pleased with (Sean) Gilmartin," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought he had a good outing. I thought we had some very good at-bats and it was a good one to get. We know that there is a lot of baseball left. We can't get too excited and we have to be ready to go tomorrow."

The Seminoles pounded out a season-high 19 hits on Friday night as all nine starters registered at least one hit. Tyler Holt paced the Seminole offense with three hits, while four other Nole hitters each recorded two hits apiece.

Holt finished the night 3-for-4 as all three hits went for extra bases with a double and two home runs. He tied a career-high scoring four times in FSU's game one victory over Duke.

"There is no question that he sort of set the tone," said Martin on the performance of Holt tonight. "He hit the ball out of the ball park in his first at-bat after getting two strikes. Then Cardullo gets two strikes and he gets a base hit. It happened two more straight times and it was just a big lift for us to get started off that way."

Holt connected on back-to-back home runs in his first two at-bats of the evening to push his home run total to a team leading nine on the year. It marked his first multi-home run game of the season and third of his career.

"I guess you can say I was seeing the ball well tonight," said Holt. "I got two strikes on me both times and it so happened that the wind was blowing out both times. He threw some fastballs up, I was able to stay through it and hit them out of the ball park."

Stephen Cardullo went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple as he scored twice and drove in two. Mike McGee finished the night 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. James Ramsey and Stuart Tapley each went 2-for-3 as both Seminoles reached base on their first three plate appearances Friday night.

The Garnet and Gold put the game away early scoring 10 of their 16 runs in the first three innings. The 10 runs were plenty for FSU starting pitcher Sean Gilmartin to work with as he threw a season-high 8.0 innings to move to 6-2 on the year. The sophomore southpaw gave up three runs on eight hits as he walked two and struck out six.

"There are a lot of things that go in to getting eight innings from your starter," said Martin. "It is just a nice feeling."

Twice Gilmartin worked out of a bases loaded, no out jam allowing just one run in each of those two innings. He faced the minimum in four of the eight innings that he worked while inducing a pair of inning ending double plays.

"I thought I did fairly well getting out of those bases loaded jams and only one run across both times, I got the ground balls and the defense did a nice job behind me to make the plays," said Gilmartin.

Tye Buckley worked the ninth and faced the minimum as he too got Duke pinch hitter Jeff Kremer to ground into a double play to end the game.

Florida State got off to a quick start on Friday night scoring five runs off Duke starter Christopher Manno (1-2) in the top of the first. The Seminoles sent nine batters to the plate as the first six reached safely. Holt led off the game with a solo home run taking a 1-2 pitch from Manno off the scoreboard in right center. The homer was his team leading eighth of the season, while it marked the second time in Holt's career that he has led off a game with a home run.

The Noles followed with three straight hits including an RBI single through the left side by Ramsey scoring Cardullo, who followed Holt with a double to left center. Following a walk to Jayce Boyd that loaded the bases, Tapley went opposite field dropping a bloop single to right to score McGee. Sherman Johnson drove in Ramsey for the fourth run of the inning on a sac-fly to center. A double steal led to another run and a 5-0 lead as Tapley swiped second and with the throw going down to second, Boyd broke for the plate and successfully stole home.

Holt's at-bat in the second was a replica of the first but this time the Gainesville, Fla., native took Manno out of the park to left on a 2-2 pitch for his third career multi-home run game. The hit ended the evening for Manno, who lasted just one inning Friday night. The senior left hander was charged with six runs on six hits in suffering his second loss of the season.

FSU added one more run in the second to push its lead to 7-0 as the Seminoles strung together three consecutive two-out hits off Blue Devil reliever Ben Grisz. Ramsey and Boyd registered back-to-back singles and on a successful hit and run, Ramsey scored from second on Tapley's base hit to left.

Duke cut into the FSU lead in the bottom of the second scoring a run on a sac-fly to center by Eric Brady. The damage could have been much worse for the Seminoles as the first three Blue Devil batters reached on three straight singles off Gilmartin. But the sophomore southpaw limited Duke to just one run on Brady's sac-fly.

Florida State answered the call with three runs in the top of the third to make the score 10-1. With Parker Brunelle on at second and Holt at first following a single and walk, respectively, Cardullo brought them both home on a bases clearing triple to straight away center. The senior shortstop would score a batter later on an RBI groundout to short off the bat of McGee.

"Getting that early lead makes you a little more confident out there," added Gilmartin. "It gives you the advantage as a pitcher to go ahead and throw strikes."

"To score 10 runs in the first three innings was huge," added Holt. "It takes a lot of pressure off our starting pitcher, our relief pitchers and even the guys at the plate, so we are not pressing. It feels good for this team and hopefully we can keep it going for the rest of the weekend."

Duke's Will Currier led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo shot to left to cut the Seminole lead to 10-2. The home run for Currier was his eighth of the season and just the third allowed by Gilmartin this year.

The Blue Devils once again loaded the bases off Gilmartin in the sixth and came away with only one run. Will Piwnica-Worms drew a four pitch walk with the bases loaded to account for the only Duke run of the inning. After the walk, Gilmartin settled down getting Marcus Stroman swinging on strikes and Dennis O'Grady to ground into an inning ending double play.

FSU pushed its lead to 11-3 in the eighth as Ramsey drove in Holt on a sac-fly to center. Holt led off the inning with his third hit of the evening, a double to left. After a walk to Cardullo, both runners advanced 90 feet on a successful double steal. Ramsey would bring home Holt two batters later.

The Seminoles added five more runs in the ninth to account for the winning margin. Devon Travis connected on a one-out triple and scored a batter later on a double to right by Johnson. Rafael Lopez registered a pinch hit single to left center to put runners at the corners. The Noles then received three straight two-out RBI hits from Justin Gonzalez, Stephen McGee and Ohmed Danesh.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Blue Devils on Saturday, April 17.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  4  3   2  1  0  1  0
  Robby Stahl           PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  2   2  1  0  1  2
  Justin Gonzalez       SS        1  1  1   1  0  0  2  1
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  2   1  0  0  3  0
  Stephen McGee         PH-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  2  2   2  1  0  3  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF-CF     1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  1  1   0  1  0  8  0
  Tye Buckley           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  2   2  0  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  2
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Rafael Lopez          PH-C      1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 16 19  14  4  3 27  8
Opp                              31  3  8   3  2  6 27 11

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (13), Stephen Cardullo (6), Stephen McGee (3), Sherman Johnson (8)
3B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1), Devon Travis (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (9)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (4)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (3), Devon Travis (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (9), Stephen Cardullo (12), Jayce Boyd (2), Stuart Tapley (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       W (6-2)    8.0  8  3  3  2  6
Tye Buckley                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  2  6
Opp                  L          9.0 19 16 16  4  3


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DUKE 10, FLORIDA STATE 6
04/17/2010, Cary, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Road Game At Duke.

Brian Busch goes five plus innings in earning a no decision in his first start of the season.

CARY, NC - Sixth-ranked Florida State (27-9, 11-6 ACC) fell to Duke (21-15, 6-11 ACC) 10-6 Saturday afternoon at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The Seminoles lost for just the fourth time in the last 36 games against the Blue Devils, while the loss snapped FSU's five-game, ACC road winning streak.

The Blue Devils erased a 5-1 deficit scoring all 10 runs over the final four innings including four runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh. Duke finished the game out hitting FSU 16-10.

"I thought when we were up 5-1 that we had everything under control," said head coach Mike Martin. "But little did I know, nine runs later it would be Duke's ball game."

Marcus Stroman closed the door on the Seminoles yielding just one hit in 3.0 innings of work to move to 4-1 on the year.

Making his first start of the season, Brian Busch worked five plus innings in earning a no decision. The West Boca Raton, Fla., native allowed four runs on seven hits as he walked one and struck out three.

"He pitched pretty good," said Martin on Busch making his first start of the season. "I'm not saying that he had a dominant outing, but for five innings he pitched very good baseball."

Tyler Everett (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season as the junior right hander was tagged for five runs on five hits in 1.1 innings of work.

Tyler Holt and Jayce Boyd both registered two hits on Saturday afternoon, while Mike McGee led all Seminole hitters with two RBI. Six of the 10 Florida State hits in game two went for extra bases including a two-run home run by McGee in the third.

"We just got to look at this one and throw it away and be ready to go tomorrow," said Martin. "Duke's got a very good baseball team and so do we, tomorrow is another day."

A leadoff walk to James Ramsey to start the second inning resulted in a Florida State run as the Seminoles took an early 1-0 lead in game two. Ramsey moved to second on the Seminoles first hit of the ball game, a single to left by Boyd. Both runners advanced 90 feet on a well executed sacrifice bunt by Stuart Tapley. Sherman Johnson brought home Ramsey on a soft grounder to third that Duke third baseman Eric Brady could not field cleanly.

Jeremy Gould connected on a one-out double to the gap in right center in the bottom of the second for Duke's first hit of the game. Busch would strand the runner at second as he got Stroman looking on strikes and Brian Litwin to fly out to right to end the inning.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 3-0 on a two-run home run by McGee in the third. With Holt on at first after drawing his 30th walk of the season, McGee took a 1-1 pitch from Duke starter Dennis O'Grady out of the park to center field for his sixth home run of the season.

A leadoff double by Duke's Eric Brady went by the way side as Busch retired the next three batters that he faced including back-to-back strikeouts to close out the bottom of the third.

Florida State extended its lead to 4-0 in the fifth on back-to-back doubles by Holt and Stephen Cardullo. Holt laced his team leading 14th double of the season down the line in left and scored a batter later as Cardullo crushed a two-bagger off the wall in right center.

The Blue Devils cut the lead to three on a sac-fly to center by McCurdy scoring Litwin. Litwin began the inning with a single through the right side, stole second and moved to third on a fly out to right. He scored two batters later on the sac-fly to center.

The Seminoles answered the call with a run in the sixth to push their back to four at 5-1. Boyd started the inning with a double to right center ending the afternoon for O'Grady. Michael Ness entered out of the bullpen and gave up an RBI double to Tapley. The Seminole designated hitter went opposite field sneaking a double inside the bag at first to score Boyd from second. After a sacrifice bunt moved Tapley to third, the Seminoles seemed to have added to their lead on a sac-fly to right by Devon Travis, but on an appeal play at third Tapley was called out for leaving the base early, thus resulting in an inning ending double play.

Duke scored four runs in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5. The Blue Devils opened the inning with three straight hits off Busch including an RBI single by Stroman which ended the afternoon for the Seminole southpaw.

Everett came on and gave up an RBI single to Litwin. The third run for the Blue Devils came off a strikeout as Everett got Brady swinging. On the ensuing play, Lopez threw down to second to get Litwin on an attempt steal, but the throw short hopped Travis allowing Stroman to score from third. McCrudy drove in the fourth run of the inning on his second sac-fly of the afternoon.

For the second straight inning, the Seminoles responded to a Duke run with a run of their own to retake the lead at 6-5. Lopez led off the seventh with a double to left and scored on a base hit to right by Holt.

The Blue Devils erupted for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to take their first lead of the afternoon at 9-6. Duke sent nine batters to the plate in the inning as seven straight Blue Devils reached on a walk and six consecutive hits. The Blue Devils grabbed the lead as Litwin hit a two-run double to right off Everett. FSU went to the pen and brought on Daniel Bennett. The junior right hander gave up a base hit back up the middle to Brady scoring a pair and giving Duke a three-run lead.

FSU put runners on at second and third with two outs in the eighth but could not cut into the Duke lead as Stroman got Holt to strike out swinging to end the threat.

Duke added one more run in the eighth on a throwing error by Lopez following a passed ball.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Blue Devils on Sunday, April 18.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  2   1  1  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   2  1  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  0   0  2  2  6  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  2   0  0  0  7  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  1   0  0  2  5  2
Brian Busch             P                            0  2
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6 10   5  4  5 24  8
Opp                              36 10 16   8  3  5 27 17

E - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez 2 (3)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Tyler Holt (14), Stephen Cardullo (7), Jayce Boyd (9), Stuart Tapley (7), Rafael Lopez (5)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (6), Stuart Tapley (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (1), Sherman Johnson (2)
SF - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (13)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     5.0  7  4  4  1  3
Tyler Everett        L (3-1)    1.1  5  5  5  1  1
Daniel Bennett                  1.2  4  1  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 16 10  9  3  5
Opp                  W          9.0 10  6  5  4  5


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FLORIDA STATE 8, DUKE 3
04/18/2010, Cary, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes Series Over Duke.

Sherman Johnson ties a career-high with three hits, while Mike McGee drives in three in the win.

CARY, NC - Sixth-ranked Florida State (28-9, 12-6 ACC) registered its fourth ACC series victory of the season defeating Duke (21-15, 6-11 ACC) 8-3 Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C. With the win, the Seminoles wrapped up their regular season North Carolina swing with a 7-2 record, while moving to 10-4 on the road this year.

The Seminoles erased a three-run deficit with four runs in the fifth to take their first lead of the ball game. FSU added four more runs over the final three innings to win the rubber game on Sunday.

"It was a big win for us today," said head coach Mike Martin. "I am very proud of these young men. When we fell behind by three, their guy was cooking (out on the mound). I am just very proud of the way we kept our poise, had some quality at-bats and got some great pitching."

Sherman Johnson led the Garnet and Gold as he tied a career-high with three hits on the afternoon, while Mike McGee went 2-for-5 with three RBI. Stuart Tapley added two hits and two runs, while Devon Travis put together a 1-for-2 performance with two RBI and a run scored.

Florida State's pitching staff was the story on Sunday as the Seminoles got five solid innings from starter John Gast. Geoff Parker and Mike McGee blanked the Blue Devils over the final four innings to preserve the win.

Gast (5-2) worked 5.0 innings for the Seminoles on Sunday to pick up his fifth victory of the season. The junior southpaw allowed just three runs, two earned, on five hits as he walked one and struck out one. It marked his longest outing since working 5.1 innings in earning a win over Maryland back on March 27.

"I ran into a little trouble in the second and third innings, but I was able to throw my fastball in a lot which was good because they were getting on the plate a little bit," said Gast. "I was really able to bury it in there which is something I haven't been able to do a lot this year."

Geoff Parker entered in the sixth and pitched three scoreless innings allowing just one Blue Devil batter to reach. The junior right hander retired the first seven batters that he faced before issuing his only walk of the afternoon in the eighth. Parker finished his outing on Sunday with one strike out.

Mike McGee pitched the ninth and worked around a pair of walks to start the inning to clinch the victory. The junior right hander got out of trouble as he sandwiched a strikeout between two fly outs.

"Johnny Gast had a good outing," added Martin. "I am very proud of him, and certainly Geoff Parker and Mike McGee; they did a great job this afternoon."

Duke struck first on Sunday as Marcus Stroman led off the bottom of the second with a triple and scored on an RBI groundout to second by Brian Litwin. The Blue Devils needed just two pitches to grab the early lead as Stroman laced a fly ball over the head of James Ramey in right for his second triple of the season and one pitch later scored on Litwin's RBI groundout.

Sherman Johnson registered the first Seminole hit of the game leading off the top of the third with a single to left. Johnson was erased from the base paths for the second out of the inning as he was thrown out trying to steal second. Parker Brunelle and Tyler Holt kept the inning alive drawing back-to-back walks off Duke starter Chase Bebout (4-1), but the freshman right hander got out of the jam getting Stephen Cardullo to ground into a fielder's choice put out at second to end the inning.

The Blue Devils extended their lead to 3-0 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. Duke loaded the bases as the first three batters to the plate reached on a single by Ryan McCurdy, a walk to Jake Lemmerman and a hit-by-pitch to Will Piwnica-Worms. After battling with Will Currier, Gast got the Blue Devil designated hitter to ground into a double play that scored McCurdy from third for the first run of the inning. Gast looked as though he would get out of the inning allowing just one run as Jeremy Gould hit a short fly to left. But Mike McGee could not come up with the catch resulting in the second run of the inning and a three-run lead for Duke.

FSU grabbed its first lead on Sunday scoring four runs in the top of the fifth for a 4-3 advantage. Tapley and Johnson led off the inning with a walk and single, respectively and then advanced 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Travis. Tapley registered the first Seminole run of the afternoon crossing the plate on a passed ball by McCurdy. Brunelle stepped in and just missed tying the game at three on a fly ball hauled in at the warning track by Duke right fielder Brian Litwin. The result of the play was a sac-fly as Johnson crossed the plate for the second FSU run of the game. Consecutive two-out walks to Holt and Cardullo came back to haunt Bebout as McGee brought them both home on a double to right center. McGee took a 0-2 pitch and drilled it off the wall for his fourth and fifth RBI of the series.

"It was kind of a stressful at-bat because I got down 0-2 real quick," said McGee. "Their pitcher made two good off speed pitches; he started with a change-up right down the middle and followed that with a curveball. The fastball I got he left it up a little and I was able to put a good swing on it."

"Michael certainly had a great at-bat," said Martin. "He hit the ball 400 feet and got a double. This park is a graveyard but it was a big, big hit for us to give us our first lead of the ball game."

Duke got the leadoff batter aboard in the fifth on a single through the left side by Lemmerman but he was left stranded at third as Gast retired the next three batters to maintain FSU's one-run lead.

Florida State added to its lead with a run in the seventh as Travis scored on a sac-fly to center by Cardullo. Duke reliever Ben Grisz issued a leadoff walk to Travis. Two batters later Holt laced a double to left to put runners on at second and third with one out. Cardullo then followed with a sac-fly to give the Seminoles a 5-3 lead.

Travis came through with a big two-out double in the eighth tacking on two more runs and extending FSU's lead to 7-3. The Seminoles strung together three straight two-out hits on a single up the middle by Tapley, a double to right center by Johnson and a two-run double down the left field line by Travis.

FSU retired 10 straight Duke hitters before Currier drew a one out walk from Parker in the eighth. But the runner was quickly eliminated as Parker got Gould to ground into an inning ending double play, the third turned by the Seminoles on Sunday.

"I went out there and threw and did what I knew how to do and did it well," said Parker. "It felt good; it always feels good when you can go out there and shut the opposing team down, no matter what the situation is, whether you are up by a lot or down by a lot. I wanted to go in there and keep the game where it was at and let the offense do their job."

McGee drove in his third run of the afternoon with a base hit through the right side of the infield scoring Cardullo for an 8-3 Florida State advantage. Cardullo reached on a double to the gap in right center and moved to third as he swiped his 14th base of the season to remain perfect on the year in the stolen base category.

The Seminoles are back in action for a two-game mid-week contest against Charleston Southern beginning Tuesday, April 20.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  2  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  2  1   1  1  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      5  0  2   3  0  2  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  0  0   0  0  0 11  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  2  2   0  1  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  2  3   0  0  0  0  3
Devon Travis            2B        2  1  1   2  1  0  3  6
Parker Brunelle         C         2  0  0   1  1  0  3  0
John Gast               P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  8 10   7  6  5 27 13
Opp                              30  3  5   1  4  3 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (1)
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (15), Stephen Cardullo (8), Mike McGee (8), Sherman Johnson (9), Devon Travis (1)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-3
SH - FSU-Devon Travis (3)
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Parker Brunelle (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (11), Stephen Cardullo (14)
CS - FSU-Sherman Johnson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            W (5-2)    5.0  5  3  2  1  1
Geoff Parker                    3.0  0  0  0  1  1
Mike McGee                      1.0  0  0  0  2  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  3  2  4  3
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FLORIDA STATE 12, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 4
04/21/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats CSU on ALS Night.

Tapley and Ramsey with three RBI in 12-4 win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On a night reserved for the awareness of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) the Florida State Seminoles defeated Charleston Southern, 12-4, at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles out-hit the Buccaneers 14-8 and scored in five of the eight innings they came to bat to earn the mid-week victory before welcoming the Miami Hurricanes for a three-game series this weekend in one of the top rivalries in all of college baseball.

Hunter Scantling gained the win in relief of Tyler Everett and improved his record to 2-2. Scantling entered in the second after Everett pitched a 1-2-3 first inning after his father, Jimmy Everett who is battling ALS himself, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Scantling pitched five innings, allowed two runs and struck out a career-high seven batters in his second longest outing of the season.

Seminole head coach Mike Martin was driven to tears by the pre-game salute to Jimmy Everett.

"It's the most emotional experience I've had since I've been at Florida State," the 31st year head coach said following the game. "I can honestly say that there are a lot of things that you don't understand (about the disease) and that's certainly one of them.

Martin was also moved by the one inning pitching performance of Tyler Everett.

"I thought about that; about how he would respond," said Martin. "He went out there and pitched like Tyler Everett. Like his daddy being the outstanding coach that he is expected him to do. He went out there and pitched extremely well and got us in the dugout. He set the tone."

Offensively, the Seminoles were led by designated hitter Stuart Tapley who had three hits and three RBI and right fielder James Ramsey who also had three hits and three RBI.

"It was a game that we had some big hits and we had some timely hitting," said Seminole head coach Mike Martin.

Tapley got the Seminoles on the scoreboard with his fifth home run of the season with two outs in the first inning to give Florida State a 2-0 lead. Mike McGee, who singled up the middle to reach base, scored ahead of Tapley on the home run.

"Tapley's home run certainly was big," said Martin. "It certainly was nice to have Tapley start us off that way."

Florida State pushed two runs across in both the second and fourth inning to increase its lead to 6-1.

In the second inning Ramsey plated two runs with a single to right to score third baseman Sherman Johnson and second baseman Devin Travis. Johnson had reached base on a single while Travis slammed a double into right center field. Travis scored a team-high three runs in the win.

The Seminoles scored two runs after loading the bases as the first three Seminoles that came to the plate in the inning all singled in the fourth inning. McGee earned an RBI as he was hit in the helmet by a pitch (to score catcher Rafael Lopez) and Tapley earned his third RBI on the night on a fielders' choice ground out (which scored centerfielder Tyler Holt).

Florida State chased Buccaneer starter Stew Brase (2-3) in the in the bottom of the fifth as it loaded the bases with one out. Travis reached on an infield single and Ramsey and Lopez both earned walks to load the bases. Travis scored on a passed ball by catcher Nick Chinners to make the score 7-1 and Holt gained his first RBI of the night on an infield groundout that scored Lopez.

After five full innings the Seminoles led 8-1.

Charleston Southern touched Scantling for its second run of the game on leftfielder Tom Burkett's fifth home run of the season to lead off the top of the sixth inning and make the score 8-2.

The Seminoles pushed two more runs across the plate in the sixth to increase their lead to 10-2. Johnson skewered his 10th double of the season into right center to score Tapley who led off the inning with a single and Travis earned his first RBI of the night on a sacrifice fly to left to score first baseman Jayce Boyd.

The Buccaneers closed the gap to 10-4 on a pinch-hit two-run home run by Derek Smith. His shot to left scored Bentley Christmas who had reached base on a walk. Smith's home run came off of Seminole relief pitcher Tye Buckley.

Florida State closed out the scoring with two runs in the eighth. The Seminoles benefited in their last at-bat on run scoring doubles by both Ramsay (to score Travis) and by Lopez (to score Ramsay).

The Seminole baseball team in conjunction with the Florida State Department of Athletics and ALS Association Florida Chapter hosted the game on ALS Awareness night. The disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Jimmy Everett is battling the disease.

In honor of this special event, the Seminole players and coaches wore special red jerseys. Fans still have a chance to bid on this authentic gear as the jerseys which are being auctioned off for one week on Seminoles.com. The auction began Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. and runs through Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Martin looked ahead to a big weekend series against Miami after an emotional night against Charleston Southern.

"There's no question it's the biggest weekend of the season for us. No doubt this is the biggest weekend of the regular season. There will be a lot of excitement and it will be interesting to see how we play. It's certainly right up there with the biggest rivalries. When you say Florida State and Miami obviously you are looking at two schools that might be 500 miles apart but it's pretty tough to beat this baseball rivalry. There won't be a seat available."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Justin Gonzalez       SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     5  2  3   3  0  1  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  1  0   0  1  0  7  1
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  1  2   1  1  0  1  1
  Tye Buckley           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Geoff Parker          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  3  2   1  0  1  2  2
James Ramsey            RF        4  2  3   3  1  1  0  0
  Robby Stahl           RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  2   1  1  1 11  0
  Stephen McGee         C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Tyler Everett           P                            1  1
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  3
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FSU                              37 12 14  11  7  5 27 10
Opp                              35  4  8   3  3 12 24 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (10), Devon Travis (2), James Ramsey (8), Rafael Lopez (6)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (5)
HBP - FSU-Mike McGee (5)
SF - FSU-Devon Travis (3)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (12), Mike McGee (3), Ohmed Danesh (4)
CS - FSU-James Ramsey (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Everett                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Hunter Scantling     W (2-2)    5.0  5  2  1  2  7
Tye Buckley                     1.0  2  2  2  1  1
Geoff Parker                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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MIAMI 6, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/23/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miami Edges FSU 6-5.

Mike McGee hits a pair of home runs for his third career multi-home run games against the Canes.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (29-10, 12-7 ACC) dropped the first game of a three-game set to in-state rival and 14th-ranked Miami (29-9, 15-4 ACC) 6-5 Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles out hit the Hurricanes 6-5 but left a season-high 13 runners on base in the loss.

"Well, it was an excellent baseball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was just a good job of getting it done on the University of Miami's part. It was a well played game, we did not make an error; we have to tip our hats some times to the other club. They did a very good job of making pitches especially a couple of innings when we were second and third (early in the ball game)."

Mike McGee accounted for half the Seminole hits in game one as he was a perfect 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs as he reached base on all five plate appearance Friday night. He added a single and two walks to go along with his two home runs.

The junior left fielder recorded his fourth career multi-home run game after connecting on two solo shots in the third and eighth innings. McGee now has seven career home runs against the Hurricanes while three of his four career multi-home run games have come against Miami.

"Michael was seeing it well tonight," said Martin. "That was quite a display of hitting. I am glad to see him have a night like this because he is certainly capable of doing that."

FSU starter Sean Gilmartin fell to 6-3 on the year as he was charged with all six runs on five hits in 5.1 innings of work on Friday. The sophomore southpaw walked two and struck out eight.

"Gilly pitched his gusts out," added Martin. "He left everything out there, I am very proud of the way he pitched."

Geoff Parker gave the Seminoles 3.2 scoreless, hitless innings in relief as he walked one and struck out two. The junior right hander has been perfect in five relief appearances allowing no runs and just one hit in 9.2 innings.

"Geoff really pitched beautifully," said Martin. "He had all three pitches going. We stayed with him because we thought we could score some runs to get back in it. Unfortunately, they would not let us."

Miami was first to strike on Friday night as Harold Martinez connected on a solo home run in the top of the second to give the Hurricanes the early 1-0 lead. The home run was the 13th of the season for Martinez, while it came on the first pitch from Gilmartin.

Florida State answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at 1-1. Devon Travis reached on an infield single and moved to second on a groundout back to the mound off the bat of James Ramsey. The Seminoles would draw even on the second Miami error of the game. Parker Brunelle hit a ground ball that went right through the legs of Martinez at third to bring home Travis for the first Seminole run of the game.

The Seminoles took their first lead of the game compliments of a solo home run by McGee in the third. The junior left fielder deposited a 0-1 pitch from UM starter Chris Hernandez over the fence in left to give FSU a 2-1 lead. Hernandez did not respond well to the home run issuing consecutive walks to Stuart Tapley and Jayce Boyd. But the junior left hander settled down registering back-to-back strikeouts to Sherman Johnson and Travis to hold the Noles to just one run in the inning.

Florida State added to its lead with two runs in the fourth and in the process chased Hernandez from the game. Ramsey led off the inning with a single to center, moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brunelle. Following a walk to Tyler Holt, Hernandez came out of the game with what seemed to have been an injury suffered earlier in the game after he was plucked by a come-backer off the bat of McGee in the first.

.J. Encinosa entered out of the bullpen and gave up two more wild pitches which lead to a pair of Seminole runs. Both runs were charged to Hernandez, who lasted just 3.1 innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits as he walked three and struck out six.

Miami drew within one of the Florida State lead on a two-out, two-run shot by Stephen Perez in the top of the fifth. Gilmartin had the freshman shortstop behind in the count before Perez got a hold of a 1-2 pitch and sent it out to the deepest part of the ball park in center for his fourth home run of the season.

"There were a lot of key hits in the ball game," added Martin. "I think the home run by Perez, their ninth spot hitter, was certainly a big lift for them."

The Hurricanes recaptured the lead with three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 6-4 lead. Miami loaded the bases on a pair of walks and an infield single before Chris Palaez came through with the big hit. The junior left fielder laced a two-run double to the gap in left center that went just beyond the glove of Cardullo. The hit by Palaez ended the evening for Gilmartin. Geoff Parker entered out of the bullpen and got Nathan Melendres to fly out to right, deep enough to score Martinez for a sac-fly RBI.

The Seminoles drew three walks off Miami reliever Eric Whaley in the sixth but left the bases loaded as Boyd was caught looking on a called third strike to end the inning.

For the second consecutive inning the Seminoles loaded the bases and could not get a run across. This time Miami centerfielder Zeke DeVoss came through with a great running catch on a ball headed to the gap in right center off the bat of Cardullo to keep the Miami lead at two.

"It was a great play that DeVoss made on that ball," said Martin on the ball hit by Cardullo in the seventh. "That was a tough play because of the way the field is configured. That was great athleticism on his part. No doubt, we score three runs if that lands. It was just pure athleticism; great speed, he did a good job of running it down."

McGee brought the Noles within one of the Miami lead with his second home run of the evening. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native led off the bottom of the eighth taking Daniel Miranda out of the park to left on a 2-2 offering to close the gap to 6-5. Miranda retired the Noles in order in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.

Jerad Grundy (2-0) picked up the win for the Hurricanes as he worked 1.1 scoreless innings. The Miami bullpen pitched 6.2 innings on Friday night allowing no runs and just two hits as six Hurricane pitchers combined for six walks and six strikeouts.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Hurricanes on Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  0   0  3  1  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  1  2  1  3
Mike McGee              LF        3  2  3   2  2  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  2  2  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  0   0  1  3 10  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  0  1   0  0  2  0  1
Devon Travis            2B        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  3
James Ramsey            RF        5  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  0  0   0  0  0  7  1
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rafael Lopez          C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5  6   2  9 12 27 10
Opp                              30  6  5   6  3 10 27  7

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee 2 (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (4)
SH - FSU-Parker Brunelle (4)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (6), Jayce Boyd (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (6-3)    5.1  5  6  6  2  8
Geoff Parker                    3.2  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  6  6  3 10
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  5  4  9 12


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FLORIDA STATE 8, MIAMI 7
04/24/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off Hit By Tapley Leads FSU.

The Seminoles erase a five-run deficit to even the series at a game a piece.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (30-10, 13-7 ACC) found a great time for its first walk-off victory of the season as the Seminoles erased a five-run deficit to defeat No. 14 Miami (29-10, 15-5 ACC) 8-7 Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Stuart Tapley came through with the game-winning hit connecting on a two-run double with the bases loaded in the ninth to give FSU the victory and to even the series at a game a piece.

"When you're four down in the eighth inning and you're able to come back and win, it is certainly a big move in the right direction for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was an excellent baseball game. We showed poise, we showed patience and I was just very pleased with the way we got it done."

Down two heading into the ninth, Florida State's Tyler Holt got things going with a single to center off Miami closer Daniel Miranda (3-2). Stephen Cardullo followed with a walk, while Mike McGee reached on a fielding error at second base by Frankie Ratcliff. With the bases loaded and no where to put Tapley, the junior from Orlando, Fla., took a 0-1 pitch and sent the ball to deep center, over the drawn in outfield, scoring Holt and Cardullo for the game-winner.

"I was trying to reach the outfield with the bases loaded and no outs to get the guys over, get one run in and tie the game up," said Tapley. "He left a change-up up after I just got done with swinging one in the dirt and was able to reach the outfield, so I hit it where they were not playing."

The hit was Tapley's third of the afternoon as he finished game two 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run, two runs scored and a season-high four RBI. Holt picked up a pair of hits, while Cardullo, Sean Gilmartin, Devon Travis and Rafael Lopez were responsible for the other Seminole hits on Saturday.

"Tapley is certainly seeing the ball well," added Martin. "He saw it very well today. The at-bat that he had before that (game-winner) was just as important to me when he walked. We ended up getting three that inning. He is a guy that is such a good competitor, you want him at the plate every chance you get. When he came up there, I was thinking, well we are right where we need to be."

The Seminoles began to chip away at the Miami lead in the sixth thanks in large part to an RBI double by Tapley. With Cardullo on at second and McGee at first, Tapley laced a double off the wall in left center scoring Cardullo to cut the Miami lead to 7-3.

The Garnet and Gold inched closer to Canes scoring three more runs in the eighth to get within one at 7-6. Florida State loaded the bases off Eric Whaley, the fifth Hurricane pitcher of the game, as the first three batters to the plate reached on a single up the middle by Cardullo and then back-to-back walks to McGee and Tapley.

Following a Miami pitching change, Gilmartin took the first pitch from Taylor Wulf and went opposite field dropping a double inside the left field foul line to score Cardullo and McGee.

"I was looking fastball and I got it and was able to put a good swing on it," said Gilmartin.

"Sean has taken BP all year long," said Martin. "We are not the least bit afraid to put him in there as a first baseman/hitter. He is a hard worker and is that type of guy that can pitch for you one day and come back and play first base the next. We knew that and that was why we used him."

Wulf bounced back and got Justin Gonzalez looking at a called third strike and then pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh to ground out back to the mound. For the second time in the inning, Miami went to the bullpen and brought on closer Daniel Miranda. With James Ramsey at the plate, Miranda unleashed a wild pitch scoring Tapley for the sixth Seminole run of the afternoon. After a walk to Ramsey, Miranda kept the Hurricane lead intact as he got Parker Brunelle to groundout to short.

Tallahassee native Tye Buckley kept the Noles in the game on Saturday coming out of the bullpen and shutting the Canes down for 2.1 innings. The junior southpaw gave up just one hit to the seven batters that he faced. After getting Chris Pelaez to fly out to right for the first out in the ninth, Buckley gave way to Daniel Bennett (3-1) for the final two outs in the inning.

"I just wanted to come in and keep it close to give our guys a chance," said Buckley.

Bennett had to work around two hits but he registered a strikeout and a fly out to keep the Noles in striking distance in the bottom half of the ninth inning.

"This was a huge win for us," added Gilmartin. "We got a quick turn-around for tomorrow as we play at 11 o'clock, so getting this one today was pretty big."

For the second straight game, Miami went on top first courtesy of a solo home by Ratcliff in the Hurricanes first at-bat of the afternoon. The freshman second baseman lofted a 3-1 pitch from FSU starter Brian Busch off the scoreboard in left for his third home run of the season.

The Noles answered right back with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game one. Holt led off the inning with a single through the right side, and then swiped both second and third before scoring on a sac-fly to left off the bat of McGee.

Miami opened the top of the second with three consecutive hits off Busch including back-to-back RBI doubles by Pelaez and Nick Melendres to put the Hurricanes back on top at 3-1. Melendres got to third with only one out, but Busch recorded a strikeout and a fly out to keep the Hurricane lead at two.

The Hurricanes could not take advantage of a Florida State error in the third to add to their lead. After Busch issued a two out walk to Yasmani Grandal, Harold Martinez lofted a pop fly to short center that Travis could not handle as he back pedaled to make the catch. But the error did not faze Busch as he got Pelaez swinging on strikes for the final out.

Miami loaded the bases in the fourth on a pair of walks and a single to center but Busch once again escaped the inning unscathed getting Scott Lawson to fly out to McGee in left for the third time on Saturday afternoon.

Tapley brought the Seminoles within one of the Hurricane lead with one swing of the bat in the fourth. The Florida State designated hitter connected on his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot to left, to cut the deficit to 3-2.

The Hurricanes extended their lead with four runs in the fifth to take a 7-2 advantage. Five straight Miami batters reached to start the inning as a leadoff double by Grandal ended the afternoon for Busch. Tyler Everett entered out of the bullpen and issued a walk and then three consecutive singles. Melendres drove in a pair of runs with a single through the right side, while Miami designated hitter Ryan Perry singled home Pelaez for the third run of the inning. Stephen Perez brought home the fourth Miami run on a fielder's choice groundout to first.

Miami starter Eric Erickson would only work four innings on Saturday afternoon leaving the game after throwing just 59 pitches. The junior southpaw allowed two runs on three hits as he struck out one in earning a no decision.

The Seminoles escaped a bases loaded jam in the sixth as the Hurricanes put runners on with a pair of walks and a hit down the right field line. But Everett settled down and got Melendres swinging on strikes and Perry to fly out to center to keep the deficit at 7-2.

The win went to the Seminoles despite being out hit by the Canes 13-9. In a role reversal from Friday's game one, the Hurricanes left 12 men on base compared to just eight left on by the Noles.

"Well, that's the game of baseball," added Martin. "We get out hit 13-9, make a couple of errors and they did a good job and we end up winning. It is just the way this game is. Tomorrow is an important game for us. More than anything, it is Miami vs. Florida State."

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Hurricanes on Sunday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  2   0  0  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  3  1   0  1  0  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  0   1  2  0  5  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     4  2  3   4  1  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        1  0  1   2  0  0  3  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-3B-2B  2  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Devon Travis            2B        2  0  1   0  1  1  3  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Brian Busch             P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  8  9   7  6  4 27  7
Opp                              39  7 13   7  6  9 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Devon Travis (4), James Ramsey (3)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stuart Tapley 2 (9), Sean Gilmartin (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Mike McGee (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (14)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     4.0  6  4  4  3  5
Tyler Everett                   2.0  4  3  2  3  3
Tye Buckley                     2.1  1  0  0  0  0
Daniel Bennett       W (3-1)    0.2  2  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 13  7  6  6  9
Opp                  L          8.0  9  8  8  6  4


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FLORIDA STATE 7, MIAMI 6
04/25/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off Win For FSU...Again.

Mike McGee gives the Seminoles the series victory with a walk-off two-run shot in the ninth.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the second day in a row, sixth-ranked Florida State (31-10, 14-7 ACC) used a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth to defeat No. 14 Miami (29-11, 15-6 ACC) 6-5 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. With the win, the Seminoles captured their first series victory over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee since 2003, while Florida State remained perfect on Sunday's this year moving to 10-0.

The 4,611 fans inside Howser Stadium could not have asked for a better ending than what they witnessed on Sunday afternoon. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Noles trailing by one, Mike McGee took a 3-2 pitch from Miami reliever Taylor Wulf (0-1) and sent it over the fence in right center for a walk-off, two-run home run.

"That was a true indication of what baseball is all about," said head coach Mike Martin. "It's never over until the final out. I mean, we're down to our last strike. Mike McGee - when he hit it, I did not think it was out. And normally, I've got an idea. I thought it had a chance to hit the screen. When it went out, I have to admit, I can't tell you how excited I was because of the way the young men fought."

"I thought he would be working away to me the whole time since that is how he has pitched to me every time I have faced him," said McGee. "That inning he was working every body away, I was looking to stay closed and hit one to right field. He pitched really well that whole at-bat except for that one pitch which I was able to get a good swing on and hit it out of the park. He was hitting the corners and making it really hard for me."

Parker Brunelle led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk from reliever Sam Robinson. Sean Gilmartin was called on to pinch run for Brunelle, while Miami went to the bullpen and brought on Wulf. The senior right hander entered and got Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo swinging on strikes and was one strike away from giving the Hurricanes the series victory, but McGee had other thoughts. On a 3-2 pitch, McGee unloaded on his third home run of the series and eighth career round tripper against the Hurricanes to lead the FSU to yet another come-from-behind victory over their in-state rival.

"When he went 3-2, I was pretty sure he did not want to walk me, you don't want to put the tying run at second with Stu coming up," said McGee. "I was figuring fastball and was looking away, so I was looking out there and that pitch just caught enough of the plate where I was able to get the barrel to it."

"There was no doubting," added Martin. "And we had a chance there early in the inning and Wulf made some good pitches, got a couple outs. It was McGee who went up there poised and I have to admit, guys, I didn't see him run around the bases. I'll have to look at that on tape."

Even more impressive was the fact that McGee (3-0) also got the win as he blanked the Canes over 1.2 innings in relief. The junior right hander entered the game in a tough situation in the eighth with the bases loaded and only one out. McGee got the Seminoles out of the jam as he got Harold Martinez swinging on strikes and then Chris Pelaez to fly out to Jayce Boyd in foul territory for the third out.

"That was fun," added McGee. "It felt pretty good and I was confident with what I was throwing. I didn't get to go down to the bullpen today and I think that might have actually helped me. I just threw to Tyler out there; Tyler is a pretty good catcher, he made me look good out there."

The hold by McGee was huge as the Noles were able to cut the deficit to 6-5 with a two-out run in the eighth. With Robinson on in relief of Travis Miller, the Hurricane southpaw got Sherman Johnson to fly out to right for the second out, but an errant throw on a pickoff attempt at first brought James Ramsey home all the way from second as the sophomore right fielder slid just ahead of the tag by Yasmani Grandal at the plate. With Boyd on at third following the error, Robinson got pinch hitter Justin Gonzalez to groundout to third for the final out of the inning.

McGee went back out on the hill in the ninth and retired the Hurricanes in order paving the way for the dramatic ninth inning.

Despite being out hit 12-6 in the rubber game of the series, it was the long ball that led the Noles to victory as four of the six hits left the yard on Sunday, while six of the seven runs were scored on balls leaving the ball park. Boyd, Johnson and Devon Travis joined McGee in the home run parade on Sunday. A total of eight home runs were hit in the series finale.

McGee and Boyd finished the game with two hits a piece, while McGee and Johnson each drove in a pair of runs.

Sunday's game was a mirror image from Saturday's come-from-behind victory as the Garnet and Gold erased a three-run deficit scoring one in the sixth, one in the eighth and then two more in the ninth. All three games this weekend were decided by one run.

"Last night was up there but now this takes the place of it," said Boyd on where this victory matches up in his young career at Florida State. "To have this happen in back-to-back days is just awesome."

With the win, the Seminoles assured themselves of at least a two-game lead in the Atlantic Division over second place Clemson and Boston College.

Miami went on top early for the third time in the series with three solo home runs in the top of the first off FSU starter Scott Sitz including back-to-back shots by Stephen Perez and Frankie Ratcliff to start the game. Grandal followed two batters later with a solo shot to left center to give the Hurricanes a 3-0 lead.

Sitz faced the minimum in the second despite giving up a single and a walk. The freshman right hander registered a key double play as he struck out Ryan Perry, while Brunelle threw out Nick Melendres trying to steal second. After issuing a walk to Zeke DeVoss, the Hurricane centerfielder was eliminated from the base paths as he was picked off at first by Sitz.

The Seminoles went yard twice in the bottom of the second to tie the game at three. Following a leadoff walk to Boyd, Johnson took UM starter Jason Santana out of the park to right on a 2-2 pitch for his fourth home run of the season and first since March 21. On the very next pitch from Santana, Travis crushed a home run to deep center, his second of the season, to bring the game even at 3-3.

The Hurricanes were eager to respond loading the bases with just one out off Seminole reliever John Gast. Gast struck out the first batter that he faced before giving up a single to Ratcliff and back-to-back walks to Scott Lawson and Grandal. But the junior southpaw was able to keep the tie intact as he got Martinez to ground into an ending inning double play.

Miami looked to threaten again in the fourth but were denied as Geoff Parker came out of the bullpen and sandwiched a walk between a pair of strikeouts. Gast once again struck out the first batter that he faced to leadoff the fourth, but then issued a walk to Melendres. An errant throw on a pickoff attempt moved Melendres all the way around to third. But he was left stranded at third thanks to two strikeouts by Parker.

Boyd led off the bottom of the fourth with a double off the fence in right center but was left stranded on the base paths as Santana retired the next three batters that he faced.

Miami went back on top for the second time on Sunday following consecutive two out doubles by Grandal and Martinez. Grandal short hopped the fence in left center, while Martinez brought him home on a double to the gap in right center. The Hurricanes looked to add to their lead on a base hit through the left side by Pelaez but Ramsey threw a one hopper to Brunelle at the plate to get Martinez trying to score from second for the final out of the inning.

Florida State left a pair of runners on in the fifth after Santana issued consecutive walks to Stephen Cardullo and McGee. The Hurricane right hander got Stuart Tapley to fly out to center, deep enough to advance both runners 90 feet, and then got Ramsey swinging on strikes to end the threat.

The Hurricanes pushed their lead to 6-3 on a two-run homer by DeVoss in the top of the sixth. DeVoss unloaded on a 1-0 pitch from Daniel Bennett taking it out of the park to right for his fifth home run of the season.

Miami looked to add to its lead loading the bases with two outs on a single by Ratcliff and a double by Scott Lawson, while Grandal was intentionally walked. Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Tyler Everett. Everett got Martinez to fly out to right in foul territory, but not before Ramsey made a great diving catch on the play for the final out of the inning.

The Noles answered with a run in the sixth on a solo home run by Boyd to cut the deficit to 6-4. The freshman first baseman took the second pitch from Santana out of the park to right center for his fourth home run of the season.

"It was two good baseball teams," said Martin. "Rivalry, fan participation, and it's a team that stays poised. I thought we showed great poise today. They are a battling bunch, I will tell you that."

The Seminoles will have the mid-week off before returning to the diamond on Friday, May 1 as Florida State welcomes Le Moyne to Tallahassee for a three-game series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  1  2   2  1  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH-3B     3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  0   0  1  1  2  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  2  2   1  1  0 10  0
Sherman Johnson         3B-2B     3  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  3
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  0  0   0  1  1 10  2
  Sean Gilmartin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Scott Sitz              P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  7  6   6  6  5 27 11
Opp                              33  6 12   6  9  9 26 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Gast (1), Stephen Cardullo (13)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee (9), Jayce Boyd (10)
HR - Opp-4, FSU-Mike McGee (9), Jayce Boyd (4), Sherman Johnson (4), Devon Travis (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (4)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Devon Travis (4)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Scott Sitz                      2.0  4  3  3  2  2
John Gast                       1.1  1  0  0  3  2
Geoff Parker                    1.2  3  2  1  1  2
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  3  1  1  1  0
Tyler Everett                   1.2  1  0  0  1  1
Tye Buckley                     0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee           W (3-0)    1.2  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 12  6  5  9  9
Opp                  L          8.2  6  7  6  6  5


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LE MOYNE 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/01/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, First 4.5 innings played on 4/30/2010.
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Le Moyne Upsets FSU.

The Seminoles leave 11 runners stranded in dropping game one to the Dolphins.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (31-11) fell to Le Moyne (25-23) 3-1 in the first of a three-game series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Game one on Saturday was the resumption of Friday night's game which was suspended after five innings due to rain and poor field conditions.

The Seminoles left 11 runners stranded in game one including four in the final four innings on Saturday.

The best scoring opportunity for the Seminoles after the game resumed came in the seventh when the Garnet and Gold loaded the bases with no body out but failed to get a run across. Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo put together back-to-back singles, while Mike McGee followed with a walk. With the bases loaded, Stuart Tapley took the first pitch he saw from Le Moyne reliever Jeff Tardiff and lined it right back to the mound. The Dolphin pitcher snared the line drive and then threw over to first to get McGee for the double play. Tardiff then got Jayce Boyd to line out to right to maintain the Dolphins 3-1 lead.

Le Moyne's Cory Nelson (2-5) picked up the victory working five innings and giving up just one run on seven hits. Tardiff started for the Dolphins on Saturday and pitched the final four innings to earn his first save of the season. The junior right hander kept the Noles scoreless allowing just two hits, while issuing three walks.

Sean Gilmartin (6-4) suffered the loss as he allowed three runs on five hits in 5.0 innings of work on Friday. Geoff Parker threw the final four innings for the Seminoles on Saturday giving up three hits as he walked one and struck out a batter.

Holt, Cardullo and McGee each registered two hits in game one, while McGee drove in the lone run for the Seminoles on an RBI double in the fifth.

Both teams were held scoreless through the first three innings in game one. The Seminoles left five runners on during that span including two runners in both the first and second innings. FSU had runners at second and third and only one out in the second but could not push a run across as Le Moyne starter Cory Nelson got Parker Brunelle to pop up to second and Holt to groundout to third.

Gilmartin faced the minimum through the first three innings with the Dolphins' first hit coming off the bat of Ryan Mahoney with one out in the third. He would be eliminated from the base paths as Brunelle threw him out trying to steal second on a ball in the dirt.

Le Moyne struck first on Friday night scoring three runs in the top of the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. Matt Marra accounted for the first run of the game dropping a bloop single to right scoring Zach Wiley from third after he led off the inning with a single to center. On the very next pitch, the Dolphins pushed their lead to three as Chris Edmondson connected on a two-run shot to left for his team leading 10th home run of the season.

The Seminoles once again got runners on base after singles by Sherman Johnson and James Ramsey in the fourth but could not crack the scoreboard as Nelson got Brunelle swinging on strikes for the third out of the inning.

Florida State finally broke through with a run in the bottom of the fifth before play was halted. Holt dropped a single just inside the right field foul line and scored all the way from first as McGee laced a double off the wall in centerfield.

The Le Moyne offense picked up where they left off following the resumption of game one as Wiley and Brett Botsford led off the top of the sixth with back-to-back singles off Seminole reliever Geoff Parker. But two base running miscues cost the Dolphins as Wiley was thrown out by Brunelle trying to steal third and then Marra, who drew a walk, was picked off first base by the Seminole catcher. Geoff Parker got out of the inning unscathed as he got Edmondson to fly out to right.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   0  1  0  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  2   1  1  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 12  2
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  2
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  0   0  1  0  3  6
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  3
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  2
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
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FSU                              35  1  9   1  4  2 27 17
Opp                              30  3  8   3  1  6 27 11

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Mike McGee (10)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Devon Travis (3), James Ramsey (6)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       L (6-4)    5.0  5  3  3  0  5
Geoff Parker                    4.0  3  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  1  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  9  1  1  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE 8, LE MOYNE 5
05/01/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Rebound In Game Two.

Mike McGee earns the win in relief and gives the Noles their first lead of the afternoon with a grand slam in the seventh.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (32-11) scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings and survived a bases loaded scare in the top of the ninth to hang on for an 8-5 victory over Le Moyne (25-24) in game two Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Mike McGee and Jayce Boyd drove in seven of the eight runs, while Tyler Holt, Stephen Cardullo and McGee finished the game with two hits a piece and were responsible for six of the seven hits posted by the Seminoles on Saturday.

McGee gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game with one swing of the bat in the seventh. With Florida State trailing 4-1 and the bases loaded, the junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., took a 1-1 curveball from Le Moyne starter Mark Kuzma out of the park to left unloading on his second career grand slam and team leading 10th home run of the season. Leading up to the big hit by McGee, Rafael Lopez drew a walk followed by back-to-back singles by Holt and Cardullo.

"We kept our poise; we got ourselves in the ball game with a good inning and then when Michael hit the ball out," said head coach Mike Martin. "Then we had heartbreak and then we had to gather ourselves again and come back in the next inning and get it done."

"I was just happy; I knew I got it, that one just felt good because it had been a struggle all day long," said McGee. "It was one of those days where everything is kind of rough and to finally get one and be in a good situation is a great feeling."

"There was no question that we were waiting for something good to happen," said Martin. "When that good thing happened, we started having better at-bats."

The Dolphins answered the call with a run in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5. With McGee now on the mound, Brett Botsford reached on a one out single back up the middle. After a groundout to third move Botsford to third, the sophomore right fielder scored on a passed ball. The tie ball game marked the first blown save by McGee in eight opportunities this year.

Florida State regained the lead in the bottom of the eighth scoring three runs on two outs. Ohmed Danesh drew a walk with the bases loaded, while Boyd provided the Seminoles with some breathing room registering a two-run single through the right side.

"Ohmed came through with a great at-bat to earn the walk and then Boyd's two-run single was huge," added McGee.

Le Moyne would not go quietly as the Dolphins loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth off McGee. But the Seminole closer would prevail getting Botsford to fly out to Holt in center for the final out of the game.

McGee earned the win in relief as he moved to 4-0 on the year. The junior right hander worked 2.0 innings allowing an unearned run on two hits as he walked three and struck out two.

Brian Busch tied a season-high 6.0 innings on Saturday, his longest outing as a starter this year, as he allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits. The sophomore southpaw did not issue a walk, while tying a career-high with eight strikeouts. Busch earned that eighth strikeout with one out in the fifth.

"Busch pitched great," added Martin. "Unbelievably the ball hadn't carried out to right all day and their guys hit a ball out. We could have felt sorry for ourselves, but our guys didn't do that, they continued to fight and thought they could win."

For the second straight game, Le Moyne struck first scoring a run in the second to take an early 1-0 lead. Chris Edmondson led off the inning with a double down the left field line. He then moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brian Stinson and scored on another sacrifice bunt, this time off the bat of Sean Paino.

Florida State tied the game in the third on a sac-fly by Boyd. Kuzma issued back-to-back walks to Cardullo and McGee to start the inning. Cardullo then moved to third as Stuart Tapley just missed on a three-run shot as the Seminole designated hitter hammered a shot to the warning track in center. On the very next pitch, Boyd lofted a fly ball to right scoring Cardullo for the first Seminole run of the game to even the score at one.

Holt led off the fifth inning with an infield single and got all the way around to third on a pair of stolen bases. But the junior centerfielder would be stranded at third as Kuzma got Cardullo to ground to short with the infield drawn in. The Dolphin southpaw then got McGee to pop up to second for the second out before ending the inning with Tapley looking at a called third strike.

Le Moyne took advantage of the first Seminole error of the game in the sixth to recapture the lead at 2-1. Ryan Mahoney reached on catcher's interference to lead off the inning and moved to second on a wild pitch by Busch. He scored two batters later on an RBI single to left by Zach Wiley. Wiley would be thrown out on the play as he tried to stretch the single into a double. After a single by Brett Botsford, Busch got out of the inning getting Matt Marra to ground out to short.

The Dolphins extended their lead to 4-1 after seven. Edmondson started the inning with a solo home run to right taking a 1-2 pitch from Busch out of the park for his 11th home run of the season and second of the series. After hitting Stinson with a pitch, Martin called on Daniel Bennett ending the afternoon for Busch after six plus innings. A sac-bunt by Paino moved Stinson to second and the freshman first baseman would come around to score two batters later on a fielding error by Sherman Johnson at third. Mahoney hit a chopper to the left side that Johnson could not handle leading to a run and a three-run Le Moyne advantage.

Le Moyne's Luke Nellis (2-5) picked up the loss in relief for the Dolphins as he worked an inning and was charged with all three runs in the eighth.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Dolphins on Sunday, May 2 at 12:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  2   0  0  0  5  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  3  2   0  2  0  0  2
Mike McGee              LF-P      3  2  2   4  2  0  0  1
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  1   3  1  0 10  1
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
James Ramsey            RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         1  1  0   0  2  0  9  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  8  7   8  9  4 27 10
Opp                              30  5  6   3  3 10 24  5

E - Opp-3, FSU-Sherman Johnson (3), Rafael Lopez (4)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (10)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (4)
SH - Opp-3
SF - FSU-Jayce Boyd (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (16)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     6.0  4  4  2  0  8
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee           W (4-0)    2.0  2  1  0  3  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  5  2  3 10
Opp                  L          8.0  7  8  8  9  4


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FLORIDA STATE 17, LE MOYNE 1
05/02/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Le Moyne.

The Seminoles tie a season-high with 14 walks on Sunday to win the rubber game of the weekend series.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (33-11) came through with some early clutch two-out hitting and then ran away late with 10 runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take the rubber game of the series against Le Moyne (25-25) on Sunday 17-1.

The Seminoles out hit the Dolphins 10-6 in the series finale, while drawing 14 walks to tie a season-high. FSU also set a season-high swiping eight bases on Sunday including six in the Seminoles' five-run third.

Six of the seven runs scored by the Seminoles in the third and fourth innings came on two outs.

"It was a game in which we really went there and established ourselves," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with the outing that all of our pitchers had. It was one of those days that we had some very good at-bats. It has been a pretty tough stretch the last five weeks for our guys. Now we just need to get our feet on the ground and be ready for the so called serious part of our season."

Sherman Johnson was the offensive catalyst for the Seminoles on Sunday finishing game three 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a home run, five RBI and two runs scored. Mike McGee had a perfect afternoon at the plate going 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored, while reaching base safely on all four plate appearances.

"Sherman hit the ball very well and made a big league play on a ball in the whole at third. That was a great play," added Martin.

"I struggled to start the season, but I am still trying to figure out what pitches to hit and what pitches to take. I just tried to put a good swing on one that you think we can handle," said Johnson. "It felt good that I finally hit one good and it fell for a hit."

Jayce Boyd and Ohmed Danesh both had a hit and two RBI, while Stuart Tapley, James Ramsey, Parker Brunelle and Stephen McGee each drove in a run in leading FSU to the game three victory over Le Moyne. Stephen Cardullo tied a career-high drawing four walks on Sunday as he finished the game scoring three times.

Scott Sitz (4-0) once again put together another quality start for the Seminoles working 5.0 innings allowing just one run on five hits. The freshman from Jacksonville Beach, Fla., did not walk a batter for the first time in four starts, while striking out one.

"It was nice to get back out there and get the win after what happened last weekend against Miami," said Sitz.

Tyler Everett worked two scoreless innings in relief, while John Gast and Tye Buckley each worked an inning and kept the Dolphins off the scoreboard and without a hit in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.

With the win, Florida State remained perfect on Sunday's this year moving to 11-0 including 8-0 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Le Moyne struck first for the third consecutive game as Chris Edmondson once again came through with an RBI hit. With two outs and Matt Ciraco on at third following a base hit to left to open the third inning, the Dolphin left fielder slammed a double off the fence in right center to give Le Moyne an early 1-0 advantage.

Florida State responded with five runs in the bottom half of the inning to go on top for good on Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles registered four hits, while swiping six bases to tie a season-high for stolen bases in a game. Four of the five runs in the second came on two outs.

Ramsey led things off recording the first FSU hit of the game with a single back up the middle. He moved to second on an errant thrown by Le Moyne starter Tom McDermott (3-2) on a failed pick-off attempt and moved to third as he swiped the first stolen base of the inning. Ramsey scored a batter later on a groundout to short by Brunelle. The next five batters to plate in the fifth reached as the first four all crossed the plate. McGee plated an RBI single through the left side on a perfectly timed hit and run with Stephen Cardullo on at second after a walk and a stolen base. Boyd drove in a pair on a single through the left side and scored a batter later on a double to the gap in right center by Johnson.

The Dolphins looked to put together a little two out magic of their own in the top of the fourth loading the bases with two outs off Sitz. But the Seminole right hander got out of the jam with FSU's four-run lead intact getting Brett Botsford to fly out to McGee in left for the third out of the inning.

The Garnet and Gold added to their lead on another two-out base hit in the fourth. After Tyler Holt and Cardullo drew back-to-back walks off Le Moyne reliever Jerome Werniuk, the two Seminole base runners successfully converted a double steal. Two pitches later, McGee brought them both home on a single back up the middle to give FSU a 7-1 lead.

FSU broke the game open scoring seven runs in the seventh. The first eight Seminole batters to the plate reached before the Dolphins finally recorded an out getting pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh to groundout to first. Florida State registered only two hits in the inning but drew five walks including two with the bases loaded by James Ramsey and Stephen McGee. Tapley and Johnson accounted for the only two hits in the inning, both run scoring doubles.

In the eighth, Johnson connected on his fifth home run of the season taking a 1-0 pitch from Kevin Carroll out of the park to right center for a two-run shot. Robby Stahl, who drew a walk to start the eighth, scored on the play. Danesh would drive in his second run of the afternoon and the final run for the Seminoles on an infield single to second. Ramsey scored from third on the base hit. Stephen McGee registered his fourth double of the season as he roped a two-out pitch to the gap in right center. All four of McGee's hits this year have been a double.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of their current nine-game home stand as they host Jacksonville on Tuesday, May 4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     2  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  3  0   0  4  1  1  4
Mike McGee              LF        2  2  2   3  1  0  2  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PH-CF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  2  1   1  1  2  0  0
  Robby Stahl           PH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  2  1   2  1  0  7  1
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  2  3   5  0  0  1  2
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-2B     1  1  0   0  1  1  1  2
James Ramsey            RF        2  3  1   1  3  0  2  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
  Stephen McGee         PH-C      1  0  1   1  1  0  2  0
Scott Sitz              P                            2  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
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FSU                              33 17 10  16 14  6 27 11
Opp                              34  1  6   1  1  4 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (14), Sherman Johnson (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (10), Sherman Johnson 2 (12), Stephen McGee (4)
HR - FSU-Sherman Johnson (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (6)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (17), Stephen Cardullo 2 (16), Mike McGee 2 (5), Stuart Tapley (7), Jayce Boyd (4), James Ramsey (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Scott Sitz           W (4-0)    5.0  5  1  1  0  1
Tyler Everett                   2.0  1  0  0  0  1
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Tye Buckley                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  1  4
Opp                  L          8.0 10 17 17 14  6


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FLORIDA STATE 11, JACKSONVILLE 10
05/04/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Victorious In 13 Innings.

The Seminoles fight back down three in the 12th to win in 13 innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (34-11) defeated Jacksonville (20-19) 11-10 in 13 innings Tuesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Mike McGee came through with the game-winner in the bottom of the 13th singling back up the middle to score Tyler Holt from second to give the Seminoles the walk-off victory in the rubber game of the series against the Dolphins.

After going 39 games without a walk-off victory, the Seminoles now have three in their last six contests including two off the bat of McGee.

"I am very proud of this baseball team," said head coach Mike Martin. "I can't say enough about the way our guys fought and that to me, win or lose, is all I am asking. We fought, we got doubled in hits, we never hung our heads. We kept fighting and I am just so proud of this ball club."

The winning heroics by McGee were set up after both teams exchanged three runs in the 12th inning. Jacksonville's Adam Brett Walker drove in his fifth run of the evening to break the 7-7 tie lacing a run scoring double to the gap in right center. He would add to the JU lead scoring from third on a sac-fly by Alex Swenson. The Dolphins would increase their lead to 10-7 on Jonathan Murphy's two-out bloop single to right center.

The Seminoles would not go quietly scoring three runs in their half of the inning to extend the game and make it the longest game in series history. Sean Gilmartin came through with a clutch two-out, pinch hit single in the bottom of the 12th that scored McGee from third, who reached on a fielding error by Jamaal Hawkins at short to open the inning. On the hit by Gilmartin, the ball rolled under the glove of right fielder Esterlin Perozo allowing Jayce Boyd to score from second and Gilmartin to slide in safely at third. With James Ramsey at the plate, JU's Matt Loosen unleashed a wild pitch which brought Gilmartin home for the tying run.

"Well we are three runs down in the 12th inning and we got a guy who hasn't hit but one time in two weeks and he comes through with a base hit to right field," added Martin. "We get a break on a ball getting by and score the tying run on a wild pitch."

In the 13th, Robert Benincasa (2-0) recorded two strikeouts but none larger than the strikeout to end inning as the Dolphins had runners at the corners. The freshman right hander got Chuck Opachich swinging on strikes to end the threat and pave the way for the game-winning heroics in the bottom of the inning.

With the game surpassing the five hour mark, Jacksonville head coach Terry Alexander turned the game over to Matthew Gaine (0-1), who was making his first appearance on the mound this year. Gaine issued walks to Holt and Stephen Cardullo to start the inning, before McGee stepped in and came through with his second game-winning hit of the season. The junior outfielder got just enough of a high fastball to get the ball back up the middle to score Holt from second for the winning run.

"I was just looking for a pitch that I could get a hit," said McGee. "I knew any hit in the outfield would score Holt, so I figured this guy would come after me with fastballs, since it was his first outing of the year. He left a fastball up and I just got enough of it to get it through the whole up the middle."

The Seminoles set season-highs for total sacrifices (7), walks (20) and runners left on base (19) following Tuesday night victory. The 20 walks tied a school record set back in 1982 against Cleveland State. Sherman Johnson had five of those walks which tied a single-game school record set on three previous occasions by Stephen Drew (2003 vs. Siena), Jeremy Morris (1996 vs. Clemson) and Lionel Martinez (1980 vs. Virginia Tech).

Boyd and McGee combined for half of Florida State's hits on Tuesday night as the Dolphins out hit the Seminoles 17-9. Boyd finished the evening 3-for-6 with a pair of singles, a double and three runs scored, while McGee went 2-for-6 with three RBI, two sac-flies and a run scored.

"This was just a long hard fought game," said McGee. "I am glad we got the `W' out of it. We worked hard the whole game and scored in a lot of different ways. It was an exciting game."

Ten different Seminoles drew at least one walk including Johnson's game-high five. Cardullo and Devon Travis both drew three walks, while Holt and Parker Brunelle picked up a pair.

Hunter Scantling, who was making his third career start against Jacksonville, went 4.0 innings allowing three runs on seven hits as he struck out five and did not walk a batter in earning the no decision.

John Gast, Daniel Bennett, Robby Scott and Geoff Parker all pitched scoreless innings in relief on Tuesday night in leading the Noles to victory.

The Seminoles got out to the early lead plating a run in the bottom of the first as Stuart Tapley drove in Cardullo from third on a fielder's choice groundout. Cardullo reached on a five pitch walk and advanced to third on a beautifully timed hit and run with McGee at the plate as the junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., ripped a base hit back up the middle off JU starter Glenn Witkowski.

Three straight singles to open the top of the fourth led to three Jacksonville runs as the Dolphins took a two-run lead after three and a half innings of play. Alex Martinez, Dan Gulbransen and Walker started the inning with back-to-back-to-back singles as Walker brought home Martinez for the first JU run of the game on a base hit through the left side. After a sacrifice bunt moved both runners 90 feet, catcher Alex Swenson laced a double just inside the bag at third scoring two to give the Dolphins a 3-1 lead.

FSU cut the deficit in half plating a run in the bottom of the fifth on a sac-fly off the bat of McGee. Brunelle and Holt led off the inning drawing consecutive walks from Jacksonville reliever Kyle Kriech and moved to third and second, respectively on a sacrifice bunt by Cardullo. McGee then sent a fly ball to the warning track in center to bring home Brunelle to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Dolphins. After a JU pitching change, Tapley ripped the second pitch he saw from Baker Chapmen back toward the mound. The ball took the glove off the JU pitcher but Chapmen recovered in time to throw out Tapley at first for the final out of the inning.

The Seminoles reclaimed the lead at 6-3 in the sixth scoring four runs on just one hit, while taking advantage of five walks and a hit-by-pitch. Boyd led off the bottom half of the inning with the lone hit, a base hit back up the middle off Chapmen. Brian Gilroy came in out of the bullpen and proceeded to walk the first two batters that he faced before plunking Ramsey with a pitch scoring Boyd from third. Kentrail Pierce became the third JU pitcher of the inning and issued a walk to Brunelle with the bases loaded to give the lead back to the Seminoles for the second time on Tuesday. Holt and McGee closed out the scoring in the sixth registering a pair of sacrifice flies to give FSU a three-run lead.

Jacksonville answered with a run in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-4. Tye Buckley issued a walk and double to the only two batters that he faced before Martin went to the bullpen and called on Tyler Everett. The Seminoles exchanged a run for an out as Everett got Jonathan Murphy to ground out to second bringing home Swenson for the fourth Dolphin run of the game. After issuing a walk to Perozo, Brunelle registered a key pickoff at third throwing down to Johnson to get Glen Johnson for the second out of the inning. Everett then got Hawkins to groundout to third for the final out but not before an outstanding defensive play by Johnson to just get to the ball and then a nice scope by Boyd on a ball that one hopped the bag at first.

The Noles extended their lead back to three at 7-4 on their fourth sacrifice fly of the evening. With Boyd at third after leading off the inning with a single through the left side, Ramsey brought him home on a sac-fly to right.

JU drew even for the second time on Tuesday night when Walker unloaded on a three-run home run to right off Everett in the eighth to tie the game at 7-7. The home run was Walker's team leading 12th of the season, while it was the first home run given up by Everett this year.

The Dolphins threatened in the top of the ninth with one out putting runners at first and second off Daniel Bennett. Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Robby Scott to face the left handed hitting Gulbransan. The Seminole southpaw did the job on just two pitches getting Gulbransan to fly out to McGee in left. Martin then went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning bringing on Geoff Parker. Parker got the Seminoles out of the jam and with the tie in tact getting Walker to fly out to center for the third and final out.

The Garnet and Gold loaded the bases with three walks in the ninth but could not push a run across as Clay Kollenbaum got Holt swinging on strikes and then Cardullo to fly out to right to force extra innings.

Tuesday night marked the first extra inning game of the season for the Seminoles and first since defeating UNC Asheville 11-10 in 11 innings back on April 22, 2009.

FSU came right back and loaded the bases with two outs in the tenth off Kollenbaum. Boyd registered his third hit of the ball game with a double to the gap in right center. JU then issued an intentional walk to Johnson before Travis drew his third walk of the game to load the bases. The Dolphins kept the game going as Ramsey hit into a fielder's choice groundout to third.

"To go down three is a lot in a late, late inning game like that, it's hard to make that up after fighting all night long" added McGee. "It shows a lot about the whole team and that no body thought for a second that we couldn't get it done."

The Seminoles return to conference play this weekend traveling to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to face Boston College for three games beginning Friday, May 7.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   1  2  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  0   0  3  1  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        6  1  2   3  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        6  0  0   1  1  3  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        6  3  3   0  1  0 14  2
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  1  1   0  5  0  1  2
Devon Travis            2B        1  1  1   0  3  0  1  4
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  0   2  1  1  2  0
Parker Brunelle         C         1  1  0   1  2  0  5  4
  Stephen McGee         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rafael Lopez          C         2  0  0   0  1  1  7  0
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            2  0
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  0
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FSU                              38 11  9   9 20  8 39 17
Opp                              53 10 17  10  6 14 36 14

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (15)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jayce Boyd (11), Sherman Johnson (13)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-James Ramsey (9)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3), Devon Travis 2 (6)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (5), Mike McGee 2 (5), James Ramsey (4)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (18), James Ramsey (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Scantling                4.0  7  3  3  0  5
John Gast                       2.0  0  0  0  1  2
Tye Buckley                     0.0  1  1  1  1  0
Tyler Everett                   1.0  3  3  3  1  0
Daniel Bennett                  1.1  2  0  0  1  3
Robby Scott                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Geoff Parker                    2.1  0  0  0  0  2
Robert Benincasa     W (2-0)    2.0  4  3  3  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                            13.0 17 10 10  6 14
Opp                  L         12.0  9 11  8 20  8


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BOSTON COLLEGE 10, FLORIDA STATE 7
05/07/2010, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Eagles Drop Noles.

The Seminoles lose for the first time in Chestnut Hill.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Fifth-ranked Florida State (34-12, 14-8 ACC) dropped game one of a three-game series to Boston College (27-20, 13-12 ACC) Friday afternoon on Shea Field falling to the Eagles 10-7. It marked the first loss for the Seminoles in Chestnut Hill in seven all-time meetings (6-1).

"Well, it was just a game that BC played very well," said head coach Mike Martin. "They didn't make an error; I can see why they are fielding .980 on the year. They are a solid defensive club. I was very, very pleased with the fight that we showed. Let's give BC a lot of credit; they deserved to win this afternoon."

Stephen Cardullo posted his first multi-home run game of the season while tying a season-high with four RBI. The senior shortstop hit a two-run shot in the first and then a solo shot in the eighth. Mike McGee and Sean Gilmartin joined Cardullo with two hits a piece in the loss.

"I was very excited for him," said Martin on Cardullo connecting on a pair of home runs on Friday. "We know its there, we were very pleased with the at-bats he had tonight."

Boston College's Brad Zapenas led all players on Friday with four hits as the Eagle shortstop went 4-for-4 with three singles and a double. Robbie Anston drove in four runs as he also registered a multi-home run game with a solo shot in the first and a three-run shot in the seventh. His home run in the seventh provided the winning margin for the Eagles in game one.

Gilmartin (6-5) suffered his third straight loss as the sophomore southpaw went just 3.1 innings on Friday, his shortest outing of the season. The Eagles tagged Gilmartin for six runs on seven hits as the Seminole starter walked two and struck out three.

Florida State jumped out to the early lead in game one scoring three runs in the top of the first. After Tyler Holt led off the game with a walk, Cardullo connected on his first home run since February 27 sending a line drive over the fence in left field for a two-run shot and 2-0 Seminole lead. FSU then loaded the bases on back-to-back singles by Mike McGee and Stuart Tapley, while Sherman Johnson drew a one out walk. Devon Travis plated the third run of the inning dropping a bloop single to short center scoring McGee. BC starter Mike Dennhardt (4-6) got of jam as he recorded consecutive strikeouts to end the Seminoles at-bat in the first.

Boston College answered with a run in the bottom half of the first as Anston led off the inning with the first of two home runs, a solo shot to right center. The senior center fielder took a 2-0 pitch from Gilmartin out of the park for his fourth home run of the season. The Eagles put runners at second and third with one out, but left them stranded as Gilmartin recorded a strikeout and a fly out to right to end the inning.

The Seminoles left two stranded in the third following consecutive one-out singles by Jayce Boyd and Johnson. Dennhardt kept the FSU lead at 3-1 getting a groundout back to the mound and a fly out to left for the final two outs of the inning.

An outstanding catch by Anston in centerfield robbed the Seminoles of a run in the fourth. Holt registered a one out double down the line in left and would have scored on a ball headed to the gap in right center off the bat of Cardullo. But Anston came through with a great diving catch to keep the score at 3-1.

"That was a big play, no doubt about it," added Martin on Anston's catch in center in the fourth. "It was a great play that he made; good players make great plays."

The Eagles erupt for five runs off Gilmartin in the fourth to take their first lead of the game at 6-3. With runners at the corners following a walk and a single, Anthony Melchionda registered a double to left center to bring both runners home and tie the game at 3-3. A pair of one out singles including an RBI single up the middle off the bat of Garrett Smith ended the afternoon for Gilmartin after just 3.1 innings.

John Gast came on and walked the first batter that he faced in Anston to load the bases. The junior southpaw then issued a second walk to Matt Hamlet to bring home Melchionda giving BC a 5-3 advantage. Mickey Wiswall accounted for the fifth run of the inning driving in Smith on an RBI groundout to first.

BC extended its lead on a two-out RBI double to the gap in left center by Zapenas in the fifth. Gast sandwiched a pair of strikeouts in between a single up the middle by Melchionda. Zapenas gave the Eagles a 7-3 lead on his fifth double of the season.

Florida State scored two in the sixth to draw within two of the Eagle lead at 7-5. Gilmartin, who moved from the mound to right field, led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center. He advanced to third on a groundout to second by Rafael Lopez and scored two batters later on a groundout to third off the bat of Cardullo.

The out by Cardullo ended the afternoon for Dennhardt, who went 5.2 innings. The sophomore right hander allowed five runs on eight hits as he walked four and struck out six on 120 pitches.

Taylor Lasko entered and gave up an RBI single to McGee scoring Holt from second, who reached on a walk from Dennhardt.

Tye Buckley faced just three batters in the sixth before Martin went to the bullpen for the third time on Friday bringing on Robby Scott. With a pair of runners aboard and one out, Scott got John Spatola swinging on strikes and Matt Watson to fly out to center for out number three.

The Seminoles continued to inch closer to the Eagle lead scoring a run in the seventh to cut the deficit to 7-6. Johnson drew a one out walk off Lasko and moved to second on a wild pitch. Gilmartin kept the inning alive as he beat out an infield chopper to second. The hustle by Gilmartin loomed large as Lopez stepped in and went opposite field lacing an RBI double to the gap in left center scoring Johnson from third.

Boston College pushed its lead back to four on a three-run homer by Anston. Daniel Bennett started seventh and gave up a pair of infield singles before being replaced by Geoff Parker with two outs. On the first pitch from Parker, Anston was swinging away blasting a home run over the scoreboard in right for his second home run of the afternoon to give the Eagles a 10-6 advantage.

Cardullo connected on his second home run of the afternoon in the eighth matching his season home run total. The senior shortstop took a 1-1 pitch from Lasko over the fence in left center to cut the BC lead to 10-7.

Kevin Moran and Matt Brazis pitched the final 1.1 innings in preserving the victory for the Eagles. Brazis recorded all three outs in the ninth to pick up his seventh save of the season.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Eagles on Saturday, May 8.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  1   0  2  1  5  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  2  2   4  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tye Buckley           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Robby Scott           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Geoff Parker          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephen McGee         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Robert Benincasa      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  0  1   0  0  2  3  2
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  1  2   0  3  0  0  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  1
James Ramsey            RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
  Rafael Lopez          C         3  0  1   1  0  0  6  0
Sean Gilmartin          P-RF      3  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
  John Gast             P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  7 13   7  5  9 24  6
Opp                              35 10 12  10  6  9 27  8

E - FSU-Sean Gilmartin (2), James Ramsey (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Sean Gilmartin (4), Tyler Holt (16), Rafael Lopez (7)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Devon Travis (7)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (19)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (6-5)    3.1  7  6  6  2  3
John Gast                       1.2  2  1  1  2  2
Tye Buckley                     0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Robby Scott                     0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  2  2  2  0  1
Geoff Parker                    0.1  1  1  1  0  0
Robert Benincasa                1.0  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 12 10 10  6  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 13  7  7  5  9


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FLORIDA STATE 6, BOSTON COLLEGE 4
05/09/2010, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down Eagles 6-4.

The Seminoles score two-runs in the ninth to even the series at a game a piece.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Back-to-back RBI doubles by Rafael Lopez and James Ramsey broke a 4-4 tie in the ninth in leading fifth-ranked Florida State (35-12, 15-8 ACC) to a 6-4 victory over Boston College (27-21, 13-13 ACC) in the first game of a doubleheader on Shea Field Sunday afternoon.

Sherman Johnson led off the ninth with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Devon Travis. Lopez then laced a 3-2 pitch from BC reliever Kevin Moran (7-5) to the gap in right center to give FSU the lead for good. Ramsey drove in an insurance run with an RBI double down the line in right.

Lopez was one of three Seminoles with three hits in game one as he finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI.

Mike McGee faced the minimum in the ninth to pick up his eighth save of the season.

The Seminoles hit three home runs in game one as their first four runs were scored courtesy of the long ball. Lopez and Stuart Tapley both hit solo shots, while Tyler Holt connected on a two-run home run in the fifth.

Holt also finished 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Ramsey registered two hits in evening the weekend series at a game a piece.

Geoff Parker moved to 2-0 on the year as he worked 3.0 scoreless innings in relief on Sunday. The junior right hander allowed just one hit and three walks, while striking out two.

In making his fourth start of the season, Brian Busch worked 5.0 plus innings in earning the no decision. The West Boca Raton, Fla., native allowed four runs on six hits as he walked three and struck out a career-high 10 batters. The 10 strikeouts were the most by a Seminole pitcher this year and the most since Mike McGee struck out 12 against Grambling State back on May 16, 2009.

Holt got things started on Sunday with a double to center and took third with two outs on his 20th stolen base of the season. After a walk to Tapley, BC starter Pat Dean left runners at the corners as he got Jayce Boyd swinging on strikes to end the inning.

The Eagles returned the favor leaving runners at the corners in their half of the first after Busch issued a walk and hit a batter. But the sophomore southpaw got Matt Watson looking at a called third strike to keep the game knotted at zero.

Lopez broke the scoreless tie in the second registering his first home run of the season. The junior catcher, who redshirted his freshman year at Boston College, took an 0-1 pitch from Dean over the scoreboard in right to give the Noles an early 1-0 lead.

The lead was short lived as BC scored twice to take a 2-1 lead after two innings of play. With two runners aboard following a single and a hit by pitch, Garrett Smith ripped a two-run double to the gap in left center to give the Eagles their first lead of the afternoon.

The Eagles added to their lead in the third on an RBI single through the right side by Anthony Melchionda. John Spatola led off the inning with a double down the right field foul line and scored two batters later on Melchionda's run scoring single.

The Seminoles tied the game at 3-3 on a two-run shot by Holt in the fifth. Ramsey started the rally with a two-out base hit through the right side and Holt followed two pitches later hitting a line drive over the wall in center for his 10th home run of the season.

Both teams exchanged solo home runs in the sixth as the score remained tied at 4-4.

Tapley gave FSU its second lead of the afternoon on a solo shot to left. The Seminole designated hitter took the first pitch he saw from Dean and sent it out of the park for his seventh home run of the season.

BC drew even as Melchionda took the first pitch from Busch out of the park to right center. The home run for the Eagle third baseman was his sixth.

Geoff Parker, who entered in the sixth, got out off a bases loaded jam in the seventh retiring Melchionda for the first time on Sunday on a fly out to center. The Eagles loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a hit by pitch.

The Seminoles got a runner thrown out at the plate in the eighth trying to convert on an infield single by Boyd. With Stephen Cardullo and Tapley aboard after drawing a pair of walks from Moran, Boyd hit a chopper in between the whole at short and third. Brad Zapenas gloved the ball and threw over to first but not in time to get Boyd. Running on contact, Cardullo tried to score from second but was thrown out at the plate on the relay throw from first for the final out of the inning.

BC's Dean also registered a no decision as the junior left hander went 7.0 innings allowing four runs on six hits as he issued a walk and struck out nine.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   2  1  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  1  0  3  4
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  0  1   0  0  3  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  1  1   1  2  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  5  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
Rafael Lopez            C         4  2  2   2  0  2 13  3
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   1  0  1  0  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  6 10   6  4 10 27 11
Opp                              30  4  8   4  6 13 27  7

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (17), Rafael Lopez (8), James Ramsey (9)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (10), Stuart Tapley (7), Rafael Lopez (1)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Devon Travis (8)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (20)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     5.0  6  4  4  3 10
Geoff Parker         W (2-0)    3.0  1  0  0  3  2
Mike McGee           Sv(8)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  6 13
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  6  4 10


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FLORIDA STATE 11, BOSTON COLLEGE 6
05/09/2010, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sweep Doubleheader.

The Seminoles tie a season-high with four home runs to win their fourth ACC road series of the season.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Fifth-ranked Florida State (36-12, 16-8 ACC) tied a season-high hitting four home runs in game two to defeat Boston College (27-22, 13-14 ACC) 11-6 to sweep a doubleheader on Sunday at Shea Field.

With the two wins, Florida State remained perfect on Sunday's this year moving to 13-0, while the Seminoles improved to 9-3 on the road in league play this year claiming their fourth road series of the season in the ACC.

James Ramsey led the Noles with three RBI finishing game two 1-for-1 with a home run, two runs scored, a sac-fly, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. Eight of the nine players in the starting line-up registered a hit, while Stephen Cardullo and Mike McGee had two hits a piece. Tyler Holt, Cardullo and McGee each drove in two runs in the win.

Holt, Cardullo, McGee and Ramsey accounted for the four Seminole home runs in the doubleheader sweep.

Scott Sitz worked 6.0 innings allowing three runs on seven hits as he walked one and struck out four as the freshman right hander improved to 5-0 on the year.

Geoff Parker threw the final 2.2 innings to earn his first save of the season. The junior right hander faced the minimum in his second outing of the afternoon as he allowed no runs on just one hit as he struck out two and did not issue a walk.

Florida State ran out to the early lead in game two of the doubleheader as the first three batters to the plate to start the game reached. Holt led off the game with a walk and scored all the way from first on an RBI double to the gap in left center by Cardullo. After a wild pitch moved Cardullo to third, he scored a batter later on a base hit back up the middle by McGee.

Sitz worked around a leadoff double by John Spatola, an error and a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the second as he got Garrett Smith to fly out to Ramsey in right for the final out of the inning to maintain FSU's lead at 2-0.

A five-run fourth extended FSU's lead to 7-0 as the Seminoles registered back-to-back-back home runs from Holt, Cardullo and McGee.

Jayce Boyd got things going with an infield single to short and moved to second as the throw from Brad Zapenas short hopped Eagle first baseman Mickey Wiswall. After a sacrifice bunt by Devon Travis moved Boyd to third, Rafael Lopez brought him home on a sac-fly to right. The Garnet and Gold then put together a little two-out rally as the next four Seminole batters reached including the string of three consecutive home runs. Ramsey drew a walk, stole second and moved to third on the errant throw by the Eagle catcher on the steal attempt. But the error would have no bearing on the outcome of the inning as Holt stroked a 1-1 pitch from BC starter John Leonard (2-2) over the fence in left. The home run was his second of the afternoon and team leading 11th of the season. Cardullo and McGee then followed with back-to-back solo shots to left center. Cardullo's home run was his third of the weekend and fifth of the season, while McGee hit his 11th to tie Holt for the team lead.

The Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Seminole lead to 7-1. Back-to-back singles by Matt Watson and Anthony Melchionda put runners at the corners to start the inning. Mike Sudol brought home Watson on a sac-fly left. Following a single up the middle by Zapenas, Sitz got out of the inning recording consecutive fly outs.

A BC error in the fifth led to two runs for the Seminoles as FSU extended its lead to 9-1. After drawing a walk to lead off the inning, Sherman Johnson scored on a fielding error by Wiswall at first. Travis singled in the inning and scored on a sac-fly by Ramsey.

The Eagles plated a pair of runs in the sixth on a two-run home run by Sudol. Melchionda led off the inning with a double to right center and scored as Sudol drilled a 3-2 pitch from Sitz inside the right field foul pole for his fifth home run of the season.

After Sitz turned in six solid innings in game two, Tyler Everett entered out of the bullpen to start the seventh. The Eagles scored three runs off the junior right hander before Martin went to the bullpen and called on Geoff Parker. Parker got the Noles out of the jam recording the final two outs to maintain FSU's lead at 9-6. Spatola and Melchionda registered RBI singles, while Sudol accounted for the third run of the inning on an RBI groundout to second.

The Seminoles responded with two runs in the eighth to push their lead back to five at 11-6. Lopez led off the inning with a walk and scored on a two-run home run by Ramsey. The sophomore right fielder went opposite field on the first pitch from Dave Laufer for his fifth home run of the season.

Florida State returns to the diamond on Wednesday, May 12 as the Seminoles travel south to DeLand, Fla., to face Stetson.ole

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  1   2  2  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  2  2   2  0  0  4  3
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  2   2  0  1  3  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        5  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  1  1   0  0  0  9  2
Devon Travis            2B        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  3
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  0   1  2  0  6  0
James Ramsey            RF        1  2  1   3  1  0  2  0
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 11 10  10  7  4 27  9
Opp                              36  6 11   6  2  6 27 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Rafael Lopez (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (9)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (11), Stephen Cardullo (5), Mike McGee (11), James Ramsey (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (10)
SH - FSU-Devon Travis (9)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (1), James Ramsey (5)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (22), Devon Travis (4), James Ramsey (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (5-0)    6.0  7  3  3  1  4
Tyler Everett                   0.1  3  3  3  1  0
Geoff Parker         Sv(1)      2.2  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 11  6  6  2  6
Opp                  L          9.0 10 11  9  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE 6, STETSON 2
05/12/2010, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds Off Stetson.

Hunter Scantling pitches into the seventh to pick up his third win of the season.

DELAND, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (37-12) wrapped up its non-conference regular season schedule with a 6-2 victory over Stetson (25-25) Wednesday evening on Melching Field at Conrad Park. With the win, the Seminoles defeated the Hatters for the 12th time in a row, while extending their win streak to five on Stetson's home turf.

Hunter Scantling worked 6.0 plus innings to improve to 3-2 on the year. The sophomore right hander allowed two runs on seven hits as he walked two and struck out three. Scantling survived three line drives back toward the mound on Wednesday night in leading the Seminoles to the season sweep over the Hatters.

"I have never had that many balls hit back to me...never," said Scantling. "One got my hand and my hip, the other got my lower thigh, and the other got me on my calf. I was able to get through it and was proud of what I did.

"I felt great out there. I just wanted to get my team back in the dugout to get more runs on the board. I felt like I worked quickly so they didn't have to stay on the field that long. That was my goal all night long. I felt good out there tonight."

"We played good defense and we pitched well," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a good win for us. It's not easy on the road. I am very pleased with the poise that our guys showed."

Tyler Holt led FSU with two hits on the night as the junior center fielder scored once, drove in a run and was a perfect 2-for-2 in the stolen base category.

Playing in front of the hometown crowd, Stuart Tapley finished the night with two walks as he scored twice and drove in a run. Sherman Johnson drew three walks, while the Seminoles as a team registered seven walks in the win.

The Hatters stranded a pair in their first at-bat on Wednesday night as Sean Emory and Spencer Theisen registered a walk and a single, respectively. Scantling bounced back to keep Stetson off the scoreboard recording back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.

The Seminoles put two runners on with two outs in the second but a great play from Stetson catcher Nick Rickles ended the threat. With Rafael Lopez at the plate, Rickles threw a strike down to second to pick off Jayce Boyd for the final out of the inning.

A pair of sacrifice flies by Holt and Stephen Cardullo in the third led to a pair of runs for Florida State as the Seminoles took a 2-0 lead. Lopez began the inning with a single to right and moved to third on a great hustle play following a single to left center by Devon Travis. The freshman second baseman took second on the play as the throw from the outfield went in to third. Holt accounted for the first run of the game scoring Lopez on a sacrifice fly to right. With Travis taking third on Holt's fly out, he would score a batter later on a sac-fly off the bat of Cardullo.

James Ramsey laced an RBI double down the line in left scoring Tapley from second to give FSU a 3-0 advantage. Tapley led off the fourth with a walk and took second as Boyd dropped a bloop single to short left. On the very next pitch from Stetson reliever David Burns, Ramsey went opposite field ripping a double inside the line in left to give the Seminoles a three-run advantage.

Stetson starter Kyle Maulbetsch (4-6) worked just three innings on Wednesday as he allowed two runs on two hits as he walked three and struck out one.

A Hatter error in the fifth led to two Seminole runs as FSU increased its lead to 5-0. With the bases loaded following a double by Cardullo and walks to Tapley and Johnson, Boyd sent a chopper back up the middle with two outs that Stetson second baseman Robert Crews could not field cleanly bringing home Cardullo and Tapley.

Stetson finally got on the board in the fifth as Jacob deGrom registered an RBI single to left. After a pair of infield singles including a line drive by Kurt Schluter that went off the thigh of Scantling, deGrom sent a fly ball to left that Mike McGee made a diving attempt on but the ball nicked off his glove and fell in for a base hit. With runners at second and third, Cardullo made an outstanding diving catch to his left on a line drive off the bat of Rickles to save a pair of runs.

"It was a good pitch, a 2-2 count, slider away and he got out there," said Scantling on the line drive hit by Rickles. "Cardullo made a great play and that's what you need to get deep into postseason and win games. I hear the bat and I turn around and Cardullo is making a great play."

Holt registered his first hit of the game in the sixth with a two-out base hit back up the middle. He then advanced to third as he successfully stole second and third, but Burns would leave him stranded at third as he got Cardullo looking at a called third strike to close out FSU's half of the sixth.

Scantling took another ball off the body in the sixth as Theisen led off the inning with an infield base hit. But he was quickly erased from the base paths as the sophomore right hander got Ryan Lashley to ground into a double play. Travis and Scantling combined for a nice defensive combo to record the third out. Travis went deep in the whole to field a groundball off the bat of Aaron Crittenden and then threw over to first with Scantling covering for the final out of the inning.

Stetson cut into the Florida State lead plating a run on back-to-back doubles by Crews and Jeff Simpson to start the seventh. The Seminoles went to the pen for the first time on Wednesday night bringing on John Gast. Gast retired the Hatters in order on a strikeout and back-to-back groundouts to keep FSU's lead at 5-2.

Gast threw two scoreless innings in relief as he allowed just one hit while striking out three. The three strikeouts were a season-high for Gast in five relief appearances.

The Seminoles added a run in the ninth on an RBI groundout by Tapley. Holt led off the inning with a single through the left side and moved to third on a one-out single to right by Ohmed Danesh. Holt would score a batter later as Tapley grounded out to second.

Stetson made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth loading the bases with only one out. Daniel Bennett started the inning and struck out the first batter that he faced before issuing back-to-back walks. Geoff Parker entered and gave up a base hit to left to deGrom to load the bases. The junior right hander bounced back getting Emory swinging on strikes and then Rickles to fly out to Holt in short center to end the game.

The save for Parker was his second in as many games as the Dade City, Fla., native picked up a save in the final game at Boston College last Sunday.

Florida State returns to the diamond on Friday, May 14 as the Seminoles welcome NC State to Tallahassee for the final home regular season series of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   1  1  1  2  6
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  2  0   1  2  2  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        2  0  0   0  3  1  0  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  1   0  0  0 12  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  1   1  1  1  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  1   0  0  1  8  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  5
Hunter Scantling        P                            1  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6  8   4  7  9 27 14
Opp                              34  2  9   2  4  8 27  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (10), James Ramsey (10)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (6), Stephen Cardullo (3)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (24)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Scantling     W (3-2)    6.0  7  2  2  2  3
John Gast                       2.0  1  0  0  0  3
Daniel Bennett                  0.1  0  0  0  2  1
Geoff Parker         Sv(2)      0.2  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  4  8
Opp                  L          8.0  8  6  4  7  9


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To NC State.

The Wolfpack snap a five-game losing streak to the Noles with a game-one victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (37-13, 16-9 ACC) dropped game one of a three-game series to NC State (32-18, 12-13 ACC) Friday night falling 5-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win for the Wolfpack snapped a five game losing streak to the Seminoles, while NC State claimed its first win in Tallahassee since opening a three-game series with a 12-2 win in 2008.

The loss marked just the second time in 10 games this year that FSU has lost to a divisional opponent. Despite the set back, FSU was still able to maintain its two game lead over Clemson in the ACC Atlantic Division thanks to the Tigers' 9-5 loss to Wake Forest.

A pair of two-run home runs by the Wolfpack was all NC State starter Jack Buchanan (6-4) needed as the junior right hander baffled the Seminoles for 7.1 innings. After giving up two runs on four hits in the first, Buchanan blanked the Garnet and Gold scattering just two hits over the next 6.1 innings of work.

"It was a beautifully pitched ball game by Jake Buchanan," said head coach Mike Martin. "You just have to take your hat off to him. He was impressive from the second inning on. We didn't get a sniff off him and some nights that happens."

Both home runs came off FSU starter Sean Gilmartin, who dropped to 6-6 on the year. Gilmartin came out of the gates on fire retiring 10 of the first 11 batters that he faced before giving up his first base hit of the game with one out in the fourth on a single to left by Drew Poulk. Gilmartin finished the evening throwing 5.2 innings allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits as he walked just one and struck out six.

Tyler Holt led the Florida State offense on Friday night recording two of the six Seminole hits. The junior centerfielder reached base on three of his four plate appearances recording a single, double and hit-by-pitch.

Mike McGee and Sherman Johnson each picked up an RBI singling home a run in the first.

The Seminoles opened the game as the first five batters to the plate reached on four singles and a hit-by-pitch. McGee plated the first run of the game on a single through the right side scoring Holt from second, who led off the game with a single to right. Stephen Cardullo was thrown at third by right fielder Drew Poulk for the first out of the inning. After NC State Buchanan hit Stuart Tapley with a pitch, Johnson followed with an RBI single to center scoring McGee to give FSU a 2-0 lead after one inning of play.

FSU threatened in the second but left the bases loaded as Buchanan got Tapley looking at a called third strike to end the inning. With runners at second and third following a walk to Travis and a double by Holt, Cardullo hit a bouncer back to the mound that Buchanan was able to field cleanly and get Travis in a run down for the second out of the inning. Following a walk to McGee, the Wolfpack right hander kept the Seminole lead at two getting Tapley out on strikes.

"We had him in a pickle; one big base hit, we got a four run ball game, but it just didn't happen," added Martin.

NC State registered its first hit in the fourth on a one-out single to left by Drew Poulk and scored its first two runs of the evening one batter later on a two-run blast off the bat of Harold Riggins to tie the game 2-2. Riggins took a 3-2 pitch from Gilmartin over the fence in right center for his eighth home run of the season.

The Wolfpack went on top for the first time on Friday plating a run in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead. Russell Wilson crossed the plate for the go-ahead run on an infield single to third by Kyle Wilson. The run came on two outs and was unearned as a fielding error at short got Russell Wilson to third.

NC State extended its lead to 5-2 in the sixth on its second home run of the evening. Andrew Ciencin had the green light on a 3-0 pitch from Gilmartin hitting the top of the scoreboard in left for his eighth round tripper of the season. Drew Poulk scored on the home run after leading off the inning with a single back up the middle. A two-out single by Pratt Maynard ended the evening for Gilmartin.

Tyler Everett came on and got pinch hitter Tarran Senay to fly out to left to end the inning. Everett threw 2.2 scoreless innings in game one allowing two hits and three walks, while recording a strikeout.

Travis led off the bottom of the seventh with a base hit back up the middle, the Seminoles first hit off Buchanan since Holt's single to left in the second. The junior right hander then hit Holt with a pitch to put runners at first and second with no body out. But Buchanan kept the Wolfpack's lead in tact getting Cardullo looking on strikes and then McGee to ground into an inning ending double play.

Robby Scott and Daniel Bennett each registered 0.1 of an inning in relief.

NC State's Grant Sasser threw the final 1.2 innings to earn his fourth save of the season.

"They are a very good baseball team," said Martin. "These last five games are crucial. They have beaten Virginia and Georgia Tech two out of three this year, so we know they are capable of coming in here and getting them all."

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Wolfpack on Saturday, May 15.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  1   1  1  0  4  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
James Ramsey            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  0  6  5
  Stephen McGee         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  3
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  2  6   2  2  7 27 16
Opp                              33  5  9   5  5  7 27 16

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (16)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (18)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (4), Stuart Tapley (6), James Ramsey 2 (12)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (25)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (6-6)    5.2  7  5  4  1  6
Tyler Everett                   2.2  2  0  0  3  1
Robby Scott                     0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Daniel Bennett                  0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  5  4  5  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  2  2  2  7


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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5
05/15/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Battle Back For Game Two Victory.

James Ramsey singles home the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (38-13, 17-9 ACC) battled back from an early three-run deficit to even the weekend series with a 7-5 victory over NC State (32-19, 12-14 ACC) Saturday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles' James Ramsey broke a 5-5 tie with an RBI single up the middle in the eighth scoring Sherman Johnson for the go-ahead run in leading the Garnet and Gold to a game two victory. "I think its fun having the opportunity to come in at a big spot," said Ramsey. "We have been working all year trying to get this thing rolling toward the end of the season. That was a great team over there (in NC State) and fortunately we were able to come up in the right spots." "That was a well played baseball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a good baseball game; I was very pleased with our fight and very pleased with the way our pitchers pitched. Certainly, I was pleased with our hitters in getting good pitches and getting good swings. It was a very good win for us tonight." Ramsey finished the evening 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. The Alpharetta, Ga., native sparked the come-from-behind victory leading off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run to right center to tie the game at 3-3.

"Rammer had some very good swings," added Martin. "He is really seeing the ball well."

Stephen Cardullo and Devon Travis also registered two hits each, while Travis tied a career-high with two RBI.

Geoff Parker (3-0) got the win in relief as he worked 1.2 innings on Saturday allowing two runs on three hits as he walked one and struck out two.

Mike McGee pitched the ninth to earn his ninth save of the season. After issuing a one out walk to pinch hitter Pratt Maynard, the junior right hander recorded back-to-back strikeouts to give the Seminoles the game two victory.

FSU starter Brian Busch did not factor in the decision on Saturday as the sophomore southpaw worked 6.1 innings allowing three runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out four. After giving up three runs in the first, Busch kept the Wolfpack scoreless over the next 5.1 innings yielding just one hit and not allowing a runner passed first base.

"After the first, Brian pitched as well as he has all year," said Martin. "He gave up just one hit after the first. He ended up throwing 100 pitches; it was a good outing for him to get us into the seventh."

Drew Poulk paced the Wolfpack offense in game two going a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored as he finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle.

NC State wasted very little time cracking the scoreboard in game two scoring three runs in its first at-bat on a three-run home run by Drew Poulk. Kyle Wilson opened the game with a double off the fence in right field and advanced to third on an infield single by Dallas Poulk. With runners at the corners, Drew Poulk took a 2-0 pitch from Busch out of the park to left center for a three-run home run, his 10th of the season.

Wolfpack starter Cory Mazzoni (7-3) began the evening retiring the first eight batters that he faced before Travis broke through with the first Seminole hit of the ball game singling back up the middle with two outs in the third.

FSU drew within one of the Wolfpack lead scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. Cardullo opened the inning with a double to right and scored a pitch later on a single through the right side by Sean Gilmartin. Gilmartin, who got his second start of the season at first base on Saturday, advanced to third on the play on a two base throwing error by Wolfpack right fielder Drew Poulk. The error would prove costly as Stuart Tapley brought home Gilmartin on a sac-fly to center cutting NC State's lead to 3-2.

The Noles plated three in the seventh to grab their first lead of the evening at 5-3. With one swing of the bat, Ramsey tied the game at 3-3 leading off the bottom of the inning with a solo shot to right center. The Seminole right fielder took a 1-1 pitch from Mazzoni out of the park for his sixth home run of the season.

Cardullo followed with his second hit of the ball game, dropping a bloop single to right. After recording two outs, Mazzoni fell behind Rafael Lopez before issuing an intentional walk to the Seminole catcher. Travis then stepped in and gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game lacing a double inside the bag at third. Cardullo and Lopez scored on the play but Travis was thrown out at second as the throw from left fielder Russell Wilson was cut off by third baseman Andrew Ciencin, who then threw over to Harold Riggins covering the bag at second to record the final out of the inning.

"We knew we had to get after it tonight," said Travis. "It was big; I saw a curveball down and got a good piece of it."

The lead was short lived as NC State came right back with two runs in the top of the eighth off Parker to tie the game at 5-5. The Wolfpack put runners and second and third with only one out on an infield single by Kyle Wilson and a double off the wall in right center by Drew Poulk. Riggins brought home Wilson on a groundout to short to bring the Wolfpack within one. Andrew Ciencin tied the game with an RBI single to center.

The Seminoles answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to grab the lead for good. Johnson got things going with a single to left, followed by a single through the left side by McGee. That would be the final batter Mazzoni would face as NC State went to the bullpen bringing on Alex Sogard to face Ramsey. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Ramsey ripped a single back up the middle scoring Johnson from second to give FSU a 6-5 lead.

"You are in a hitter's count and you are going to see a good pitch," said Ramsey on coming through with the go-ahead base hit in the eighth. "I was able to take advantage of the pitch I got and push a run across."

The Seminoles would add an insurance run on a throwing error by Ciencin at third on a groundball hit by Cardullo. Ciencin threw wildly over to second allowing McGee to race around third for FSU's seventh run of the evening.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Wolfpack on Sunday, May 16.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  3
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  1  1   0  0  1  1  1
James Ramsey            RF        4  1  2   2  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  3
Sean Gilmartin          1B        4  1  1   1  0  2  8  0
  Jayce Boyd            1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  0   0  1  0  8  1
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  2   2  0  1  5  2
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  7  9   7  2  6 27 11
Opp                              31  5  7   5  4  8 24  9

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (11), Devon Travis (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (6)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     6.1  4  3  3  2  4
Geoff Parker         W (3-0)    1.2  3  2  2  1  2
Mike McGee           Sv(9)      1.0  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  5  5  4  8
Opp                  L          8.0  9  7  5  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE 12, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 9
05/16/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Game called after 6 1/2 because of rain.
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Survive Against Pack.

Florida State erases an eight-run deficit to claim the series against NC State on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (39-13, 18-9 ACC) over came an 8-0 deficit to defeat NC State (32-20, 12-15 ACC) 12-9 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The game was temporarily suspended with two outs in the seventh due to rain and lightning in the area with NC State's Drew Poulk at the plate and a 0-2 count. With curfew set for 5:15 p.m. and field deemed unplayable, the game was officially called giving the Noles the win and the series victory.

"I was just so proud of the way our guys played today after falling behind the way we did," said head coach Mike Martin. "This team refused to quit; they fought right back and got themselves in the ball game. It was truly a good win for this program."

With the win, Florida State closed out its regular season schedule perfect on Sunday's posting a 14-0 record. The win also moved Florida State within one win of claiming its fourth straight ACC Atlantic Division Title. The come-from-behind victory was huge for the Seminoles as the Tigers lost to Wake Forest 11-2 falling three games behind the Noles in the division.

The Seminoles scored a season-high eight runs in the bottom of the second to tie game at eight and then took the lead for good with three runs in the third.

Sean Gilmartin was a perfect 3-for-3 on the afternoon with a pair of singles and a double as the Moorpark, Calif., native made his second straight start at first base. The three hits was a career-high.

James Ramsey and Mike McGee drove in seven of the 12 runs in the series finale with Ramsey tying a career-high with four RBI. McGee came off the bench and went 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Devon Travis tied career-highs with two hits and two RBI as the freshman second baseman finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Sherman Johnson also had two hits as he established a career-high scoring three runs.

"That's a great team," said Ramsey. "You want to play teams when they are at their best. This team was playing good ball. They had been taken series from Virginia and Georgia Tech. They came in here and pitched well on Friday night to set the tone. But we responded pretty well."

Ohmed Danesh and Stephen Cardullo, starting on Senior Day, each registered a hit, while Cardullo also scored a run and drove in one.

John Gast (6-2) picked up the win after working 3.2 innings in relief in of starter Scott Sitz. The junior southpaw allowed three runs on six hits as he did not issue walk while striking out a career-high seven.

Geoff Parker worked 2.2 shutout innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three to earn his third save of the season.

"Johnny and Geoff certainly did pitch well," said Martin. "I am very pleased with both of them. We needed good outings from those two; they are the guys we have looked to for a long time and they certainly answered the bell today."

NC State sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the first scoring seven runs including three on two outs to grab an early 7-0 lead. Andrew Ciencin provided the big blow connecting on a home run with the bases loaded off Sitz. The grand slam was the fourth of the season for Ciencin and eighth hit by the Wolfpack this year. A single by Danny Canela and a hit-by-pitch to Harold Riggins ended the afternoon for Sitz after facing just seven batters.

Gast entered out of the bullpen and gave up a fielder's choice to Tarran Senay as the Wolfpack left fielder hit a high chopper to Johnson at third. Johnson looked at second first before throwing over to first but it was not in time to get Senay. Following a strikeout to Matt Bergquist, NC State recorded back-to-back two-out singles by Kyle Wilson and Dallas Poulk. Wilson hit a tough chopper to short that bounced high and squirted under the glove of a charging Cardullo plating two runs. Poulk then hit a single under the diving glove of Gilmartin at first. The relay throw from Ramsey was cut off by Cardullo, who then threw over to Gilmartin who applied the tag on Poulk for the final of the inning.

"When you come into a game like that, you have to come in throwing strikes," said Gast. "You can't come out and walk people. That's what I tried to do today, make them hit the ball."

Florida State looked to threaten in the bottom of the inning recording consecutive one-out hits by Johnson and Danesh, but NC State starter Ethan Ogburn got Ramsey to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Wolfpack added to their lead in the second on a home run by Drew Poulk to lead off the inning. The senior outfielder took a 2-0 pitch from Gast out of the park to left for his 11th round tripper of the season and an 8-1 NC State lead.

The lead quickly evaporated as the Garnet and Gold scored eight runs in the bottom of the second including five on two outs to tie the game at 8-8. After a fly out by Cardullo to start the inning, the Noles loaded the bases on back-to-back base hits by Gilmartin and Stuart Tapley and a hit-by-pitch to Rafael Lopez. Travis began the scoring spree knocking in a pair of runs on a double off the fence in right center ending the afternoon for Ogburn after just 1.1 innings.

Anthony Tzamtzis (4-3) entered and gave up a sac-fly to Tyler Holt scoring Lopez from third. After Johnson was hit by a pitch, McGee laced a two-run double down the left field line to cut the deficit to 8-5.

Ramsey then brought the Noles within of the Wolfpack lead taking Tzamtzis out of the park to left on a 1-2 pitch for his seventh home run of the season and second of the series. Cardullo kept the inning going with a single to center and scored a batter later on Gilmartin's second hit of the inning, a double to the wall in left to tie the game at eight.

The Poulk cousin's put together consecutive two out doubles in the third as NC State recaptured the lead at 9-8 with a run in the third. Dallas Poulk connected on a double to the gap in right center followed by an RBI double to the gap in left center by Drew Poulk.

McGee came through with his second, two-out hit in as many at-bats in the third lacing an RBI single that deflected off the glove of a leaping Ciencin at third scoring Travis from third to tie the game at nine. After a second pitching change by the Wolfpack, Ramsey greeted Felix Rogue rudely ripping a double down the right field line scoring Johnson and McGee to give FSU its first lead of the afternoon at 11-9.

"Rammer is seeing the ball well," added Martin. "I am just very pleased with the swings he is getting at the plate. I am very proud of the way he is approaching hitting."

FSU added to its lead in the fifth on sac-fly by Cardullo to give the Noles a 12-9 advantage. With runners at the corners following a single by Johnson and a walk to Ramsey, Cardullo sent a long fly ball to the warning track in center scoring Johnson to give Florida State a three-run lead.

NC State threatened putting two runners on in the sixth as Parker issued a walk to Pratt Maynard to start the inning and then hitting designated hitter John Canela with a pitch. But the junior right hander kept the Wolfpack off the scoreboard getting Riggins out on a called third strike and John Gianis to ground into a fielder's choice for the third out.

The Seminoles hit the road for the final series of the regular season facing Clemson beginning Thursday, May 20.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  3  2   0  0  0  0  3
Ohmed Danesh            LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Mike McGee            LF        3  2  2   3  0  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  2   4  1  0  0  1
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  3
Sean Gilmartin          1B        3  1  3   1  0  0  6  0
  Jayce Boyd            PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  0   0  0  3 11  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  2  2   2  0  1  1  1
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 12 14  12  2  6 20  8
Opp                              31  9 11   9  3 11 18  5

2B - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee (11), James Ramsey (11), Sean Gilmartin (5), Devon Travis (4)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-James Ramsey (7)
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Sherman Johnson (5), Stuart Tapley (7), Rafael Lopez (5)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (7), Stephen Cardullo (4)
SB - FSU-Sherman Johnson (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz                      0.1  3  6  6  1  1
John Gast            W (6-2)    3.2  6  3  3  0  7
Geoff Parker         Sv(3)      2.2  2  0  0  2  3
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FSU                             6.2 11  9  9  3 11
Opp                  L          6.0 14 12 12  2  6


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CLEMSON 9, FLORIDA STATE 8
05/20/2010, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To Clemson 9-8.

Jayce Boyd registers his first career multi-home run game in the loss.

CLEMSON, SC - In a back and forth game Thursday night, eighth-ranked Florida State (39-14, 18-10 ACC) could not hold on to a two-run eighth inning lead falling to No. 22 Clemson (35-19, 16-12 ACC) 9-8 inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth off FSU reliever Geoff Parker (3-1) to draw within two games of the Seminoles for the lead in the Atlantic Division.

"I was just so pleased with the fight again of our guys coming back and getting ourselves in a position to win the ball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "You got to take your hat off to Clemson, they got key two-out hits when they needed them in that eighth inning and that was our undoing tonight."

Jayce Boyd paced the Seminole offense on Thursday night going 3-for-4 with two home runs and a single as he scored three runs and drove in a pair. The freshman first baseman connected on a pair of solo shots in the fourth and sixth innings off Clemson starter Casey Harman. Boyd tied career-highs for hits and runs scored in game one.

"He was a very impressive hitter tonight," added Martin on the performance of Boyd. "He also played well defensively at first base. He did a very good job. I was very pleased with the way he played tonight."

Tyler Holt and Rafael Lopez each registered two hits for the Noles in the loss.

Sean Gilmartin went 6.0 innings Thursday night in earning a no decision. The sophomore southpaw allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits. He walked four and tied a career-high with nine strikeouts.

"I thought he (Sean) pitched very well," said Martin. "I haven't looked at the numbers but I thought he pitched well. I thought Johnny Gast threw the ball well too."

Clemson's Brad Miller had an outstanding evening as the Tiger designated hitter had a perfect night at the plate going 5-for-5 with three singles, a double, a two-run home run, four runs scored and three RBI. The bottom of the order did the bulk of the damage in game one as Miller, John Nester, Wilson Boyd and Jason Stolz accounted for 11 of the 17 hits, while driving in seven of the nine Clemson runs.

The Tigers finished the game out hitting the Seminoles 17-10.

Clemson left a pair stranded in the first as Gilmartin worked around two walks getting John Hinson swinging on strikes to close out the inning.

The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out in the second as James Ramey drew a walk, Devon Travis reached on a fielding error at third base and Lopez dropped a bloop single to left. But Florida State could not muster a run as Harman got Jayce Boyd to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Tigers broke out to an early 2-0 lead opening the bottom half of the second with three straight singles off Gilmartin. The third hit by Wilson Boyd plated the first run of the game as the senior centerfielder laced an RBI single to right center scoring Miller from second. With runners at the corners, Stolz sent a sac-fly to right plating Nester for a two-run Tiger advantage.

FSU answered the call with three runs in the top of the third to grab its first lead of the evening. All three runs came with two outs as Stephen Cardullo tied the game ripping a two-run double to left center. With Sherman Johnson and Stuart Tapley aboard following a fielder's choice and a walk, respectively, Cardullo took a 1-2 pitch from Harman to the gap for his 12th double of the season. The senior shortstop then created the third run of the inning as he stole third and advanced home as the throw from Nester went into left field.

Clemson threatened in the bottom of the third putting together a two-out rally as Hinson drew a walk and Miller connected on his second hit in as many at-bats. But Gilmartin got Nester to ground back to the mound for the final out of the inning.

Jayce Boyd gave the Noles a 4-2 lead with one swing of the bat in the fourth. The freshman first baseman deposited a 0-2 pitch from Harman into the seats in left center for his fifth home run of the season.

The Tigers got a run back in the bottom of the fourth on a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of Will Lamb. Wilson Boyd led off the inning with a single through the right side and moved to second on a passed ball. A single to right by Stolz put runners at the corners with no body out. Lamb stepped in and hit a high chopper to the right side that Jayce Boyd made a nice play on throwing over to second to record the first out of the inning. Gilmartin then got a fly out and groundout to second to maintain FSU's lead at 4-3.

The Garnet and Gold left two stranded in the top of the fifth after Ramsey registered a two-out double to the gap in left center. Mike McGee, who led off the inning with a walk, advanced to third on the play. Harman kept the deficit at one as he got Travis to fly out to right for the third out.

Clemson retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth courtesy of a two-run home run by Miller. The sophomore designated hitter took a 1-0 pitch from Gilmartin out of the park to right center for a two-run shot, good for his sixth home run of the season and a 5-4 Tiger lead. A throwing error at third by Johnson kept the inning alive for the Tigers, but Gilmartin struck out Lamb to escape further damage.

The Seminoles tied the game at five in the sixth on Jayce Boyd's second home run of the evening. Boyd took the first offering from Harman inside the right field foul pole for his first career multi-home run game.

Mike Freeman led off the bottom of the sixth with a single to right and advanced to third on a wild pitch and a stolen base. Gilmartin was able to get out of the inning as he registered consecutive strikeouts to Kyle Parker and Hinson to keep the game tied at 5-5.

FSU went on top for the second time Thursday night taking advantage of the third Tiger error of evening. After walks to Tapley and Ramsey by Clemson reliever Alex Frederick (5-1), Travis hit a ground ball to short that Stolz could not field cleanly allowing Tapley to score all the way from second to give the Noles a 6-5 advantage. FSU looked to add another run on a single to left by Lopez but Jeff Schaus made a nice throw to the plate to get Ramsey for the final out of the inning.

John Gast started the bottom of the seventh and gave up a single to Miller, his fourth hit of the ball game. Miller than moved to second on a sac-bunt by Nester and advanced to third on a groundout to first by Wilson Boyd. With right handed hitting Stolz due up, Martin went to the bullpen for the second time Thursday night bringing on Geoff Parker. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Stolz beat out an infield single to short scoring Miller from third to tie the game for the second time.

The lead once again went in favor of the Noles as the Garnet and Gold scored twice in the eighth to take an 8-6 lead. Jayce Boyd got things started with a single to center and scored all the way from first as Johnson registered his first triple of the season. The sophomore third baseman ripped a shot to the gap in right center that Wilson Boyd made a diving attempt on but the ball fell in and rolled to the wall for an RBI triple. McGee followed with an RBI groundout to third scoring Johnson to give FSU a two-run lead. McGee ripped a line drive to Hinson but the Tiger third baseman could not make the catch recovering in time to throw out McGee at first.

The back and forth game continued as Clemson answered with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead for good at 9-8. The Tigers registered six hits off Parker in the inning as a pair of base running miscues resulted in the first two outs of the inning. With Freeman aboard after leading off the inning with an infield single, Schaus hit a ball to the right side that hit off the heel of Freeman for the first out of the inning. Kyle Parker then registered a double followed by an RBI infield single by Hinson. Cardullo made a nice diving stop on Hinson's ball hit up the middle to keep Kyle Parker from scoring. Geoff Parker then picked off Hinson at first after the fake to third, throw to first move for the second out of the inning. Miller delivered a big two-out hit, his fifth hit of the night, hammering a double to center scoring Parker to tie the game at 8-8. After a walk to Nester, Wilson Boyd singled home Miller for the go ahead run.

The Seminoles got a runner aboard in the ninth as Ramsey drew a one-out walk off Kevin Kyle. But Tomas Cruz got the final two outs to register his third save of the season. Cruz got Travis to line out to short after Stolz made a great leaping grab to rob the freshman second baseman of a hit. The Tiger right hander than got pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh swinging on strikes to close out the game.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for game two of the series against the Tigers on Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  2   0  1  1  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  2  1   1  0  3  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   1  1  2  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  2  0   0  2  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  1   2  0  1  2  1
James Ramsey            RF        2  0  1   0  3  0  1  0
Devon Travis            2B        5  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  2   0  0  2 10  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  3  3   2  0  0  5  3
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            1  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  8 10   6  7 11 24  9
Opp                              38  9 17   9  5 10 27  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Sherman Johnson (6), James Ramsey (5)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (12), James Ramsey (12)
3B - FSU-Sherman Johnson (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd 2 (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (26), Stephen Cardullo (17)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin                  6.0  9  5  4  4  9
John Gast                       0.2  1  1  1  0  0
Geoff Parker         L (3-1)    1.1  7  3  3  1  1
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FSU                             8.0 17  9  8  5 10
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  8  6  7 11


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CLEMSON 8, FLORIDA STATE 4
05/21/2010, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Second Straight.

The Seminoles can not overcome a six-run third in falling to the Tigers for the second night in a row.

CLEMSON, SC - Eighth-ranked Florida State (39-15, 18-11 ACC) lost for the second night in a row falling to No. 22 Clemson (36-19, 17-12 ACC) 8-4 Friday evening inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers took control of the game early thanks to a six-run third to draw within one game of the Seminoles for the lead in the ACC Atlantic Division.

"It's amazing how good ball clubs take advantage of the little things," said Martin. "We slip on a bunt and six runs later you're wishing you had that out. We walked the eighth hitter to start the inning and it just mushroomed there. You got to take your hat off to Clemson; they did a good job tonight."

The division crown will come down to Saturday's regular season finale as the winner of the game claims the Atlantic Division and secures the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament which begins Wednesday, May 26 in Greensboro, N.C.

"I'll trust that we will come out tomorrow and get after it," said Martin. "This Clemson team is hot right now; they are just hot."

James Ramsey drove in half of FSU's runs in game two as the Alpharetta, Ga., native finished the night 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a run scored and a walk. Ramsey's home run in the seventh was his eighth of the season while he has accounted for four of the last six Seminole home runs.

Clemson out hit Florida State 11-5 on Friday night as two of those five hits came in the ninth on back-to-back doubles by Sean Gilmartin and Justin Gonzalez.

The loss in game two also marked the first series loss for the Seminoles on the road in ACC play this season. The Garnet and Gold dropped to 13-7 away from Dick Howser Stadium and 9-5 in league play.

"I think that it is important to know that we came up here to win one game at a time," said Ramsey. "We were not content to take one of three. We got a ball club that is not satisfied with just winning one game. We haven't played our best baseball, but you have to give credit to them. This is probably the best two-game set they have played so far this year. They have had good pitching, great defense, great offense; they have hit the ball real well. As far as our team goes, we are focused more so on ourselves and realizing that to reach our potential, which we haven't done yet, we have to come out tomorrow and play with intensity."

FSU starter Brian Busch (4-1) suffered his first loss of the season as the Boca Raton, Fla., native lasted just 2.1 innings on Friday, his shortest outing as a starter. The sophomore southpaw was charged with a season-high six runs on six hits as he walked three and struck out two.

Clemson's Richie Shaffer, who led Clemson with three hits in game two, registered the first hit of the game as he dropped a two-out bloop single to center in the second. Busch was unfazed by the hit getting Wilson Boyd to ground out to second for the final out of the inning.

The Tigers grabbed a 6-0 lead after three innings sending 11 batters to the plate in the third. Clemson quickly loaded the bases off Busch as the first three batters reached on a walk and back-to-back singles. After Busch got Mike Freeman swinging on strikes for the first out, Jeff Schaus brought across the first run of the game drawing a walk. Kyle Parker gave the Tigers a three-run lead lacing a two-run single through the right side of the infield. Following a single to John Hinson, Shaffer cleared the bases with a double to the gap in left center to give the Tigers a 6-0 advantage. Busch's night would come to a close after issuing a walk to Boyd.

Hunter Scantling came on and got the Noles out of the inning without further damage inducing a pair of fly outs for the final two outs of the inning.

FSU answered with two runs in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to 6-2. Tyler Holt led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on the first FSU hit of the game, an infield single off the bat of Sherman Johnson. Two batters later Ramsey ripped an RBI double to right scoring Holt for the first Seminole run of the evening. On the very next pitch from Clemson starter Scott Weismann (6-2), Gilmartin lifted a sac-fly to center scoring Johnson from third.

Scantling kept the Tigers off the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning despite giving up a one out double to Freeman. The sophomore right hander posted back-to-back strikeouts getting Schaus looking and Parker swinging to keep the score at 6-2.

Clemson pushed its lead back to six on a two-run home run to straight away center by Wilson Boyd. The Tiger centerfielder unloaded on a 2-0 pitch from Scantling for his fifth home run of the season.

Robby Scott started the sixth and retired the Tigers in order on three fly outs. The junior left hander replaced Scantling, who worked 2.2 innings as the only two runs he allowed came off the home run by Boyd. Scantling did not walk batter, while striking out four.

Ramsey recorded his second RBI of the evening as he hammered a solo shot to right. The Seminole outfielder took a 3-2 pitch from Weismann out of the park for his eighth home run of the season. Consecutive one out walks to Cardullo and Boyd ended the evening for Weismann after 6.1 innings. The junior right hander was charged with three runs on three hits as he walked four and struck out five in earning his sixth victory of the season.

Clemson reliever David Haselden came on and got Parker Brunelle to ground into an inning ending double play to keep the Tiger lead at 8-3.

Robert Benincasa worked 1.1 innings, while Tye Buckley finished things off getting the final two outs in the eighth. Both Seminole relievers did not give up a run in their work out of the bullpen.

The Noles got one run in the ninth for the final margin. Gilmartin registered a double down the line in left and scored one batter later on an RBI double to the gap in right center by Gonzalez.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for the final game of the series against the Tigers and the final game of the regular season on Saturday, May 22.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B-2B     3  1  1   0  1  0  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  2   2  1  1  2  0
Sean Gilmartin          1B        3  1  1   1  0  2  6  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Justin Gonzalez       SS        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              DH        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         2  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Devon Travis            2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
  Stuart Tapley         3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Brian Busch             P                            1  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  1
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  5   4  5  6 24  7
Opp                              34  8 11   8  3  7 27  7

2B - Opp-2, FSU-James Ramsey (13), Sean Gilmartin (6), Justin Gonzalez (4)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (8)
SF - FSU-Sean Gilmartin (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch          L (4-1)    2.1  6  6  6  3  2
Hunter Scantling                2.2  3  2  2  0  4
Robby Scott                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Robert Benincasa                1.1  2  0  0  0  1
Tye Buckley                     0.2  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0 11  8  8  3  8
Opp                  W          9.0  5  4  4  5  6


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CLEMSON 8, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/22/2010, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Swept By Tigers.

FSU and Clemson finished tied for the ACC Atlantic Division title with identical 18-12 records.

CLEMSON, SC - Eighth-ranked Florida State (39-16, 18-12 ACC) wrapped up its regular season schedule falling to No. 22 Clemson (37-19, 18-12 ACC) 8-3 Saturday afternoon inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium. With the loss, the Seminoles and Tigers finished tied a top the ACC Atlantic Division with the tiebreaker going in favor of the Tigers after winning all three games in the final weekend of the regular season.

"We just ran into a hot ball club this weekend," said head coach Mike Martin. "They did everything they needed to do to win. They played very well."

Clemson's three-game sweep marked the fifth time the Tigers have held the Seminoles without a win inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium with the last series sweep coming in 2006.

"It's really disappointing, we haven't been swept by a team all season long," said Johnson. "You have to give Clemson credit, they came in focused, ready to play and were really hot this weekend. It just didn't seem like things went our way this weekend."

With the win, the Tigers secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., which begins Wednesday, May 26 with the Seminoles claiming the No. 5 seed. Florida State will open the conference tournament facing No. 4 Miami at a date and time to be determined on Sunday, May 23.

The Tiger pitching staff held the Seminoles to six hits in the series finale with two of those hits coming in the ninth. Clemson outhit FSU 8-6 on Saturday.

Sherman Johnson and Stephen Cardullo were responsible for four of the six hits as both Seminole hitters finished the afternoon 2-for-4. Johnson registered a pair of singles in his first two at-bats, while Cardullo doubled in the fourth and singled in the ninth.

Mike McGee and Rafael Lopez had the other two hits for FSU, singles in the eighth and ninth, respectively.

Johnson registered the first hit of the game with a single through the left side in the first off Clemson starter Dominic Leone but was stranded at first after the Tiger right hander got McGee swinging on strikes and James Ramsey to groundout to second for the final two outs of the inning.

Clemson wasted little time cracking the scoreboard on Saturday scoring three in the bottom of the first to grab a 3-0 lead. Brad Miller drew a walk off FSU starter John Gast to start the game and moved to third on a single up the middle by Mike Freeman. Both runners would advance a base with Miller scoring as Gast unleashed the first of two wild pitches. After a groundout back to the mound moved Freeman to third, Kyle Parker drove him home on a double to the gap in left center. Parker scored the third run of the inning on a second wild pitch from Gast.

The Tigers threatened with a two-out rally in the bottom of the second as Jason Stolz reached on an infield single and Miller drew his second walk in as many at-bats. But Gast got out of the inning unscathed getting Freeman to ground into fielder's choice put out at second.

FSU cut the deficit to 3-2 scoring a pair of runs in the top of the third. Walks to Parker Brunelle and Devon Travis to open the inning came back to haunt Leone as both runners eventually scored. Brunelle scored from third on an RBI single through the right side by Johnson for the first Seminole run of the game. With runners at the corners, the Noles put on the double steal with Johnson being thrown out at second and Travis scoring from home.

Clemson broke the game open with another big third inning as all four runs scored in the inning came with two outs as the Tigers increased their lead to 7-2. The Orange and Purple registered just three hits including two infield singles, but took advantage of three walks while sending 10 batters to the plate. After Jeff Schaus led off the inning with a bunt single to third, Gast recorded three consecutive strikeouts but on the third strikeout Richie Shaffer kept the inning alive reaching on a wild pitch. A walk to Wilson Boyd loaded the bases and prompted the first of three pitching changes in the inning for the Garnet and Gold.

Tyler Everett was the first reliever out of the pen as he faced just three batters. The junior right hander issued a bases loaded walk to John Nester plating the first Tiger run of the inning. Stolz followed with an infield single to short, while Miller provided the big blow with two-run single to right.

Tye Buckley became the third pitcher of the inning and walked the only batter that he faced before Martin went to the bullpen for a third time in the inning bringing on Robby Scott. The junior southpaw left the bases loaded as he induced a pop up to short off the bat of Schaus for the final out of the inning.

Gast was charged with six runs on four hits as he walked three and struck out three in falling to 6-3 on the season.

The Seminoles plated a run in the fourth to cut the lead to 7-3 but missed a golden opportunity to add more runs leaving the bases loaded. Ramsey led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on a one out double to the gap in the right center by Cardullo. Following a Clemson pitching change, Jayce Boyd brought home Ramsey on a fielding error at third by Hinson. After a walk to Brunelle loaded the bases, Alex Frederick got the Tigers out of the jam getting Travis swinging on strikes and Tyler Holt to fly out to center.

The Tigers got the run back in the bottom half of the inning with yet another timely two-out base hit. With runners at first and second following a hit and an intentional walk, Nester ripped a single back up the middle off Daniel Bennett to plate Hinson to give Clemson an 8-3 lead.

Frederick did an outstanding job out of the bullpen working 4.2 scoreless innings allowing just one hit and two walks as he struck out five.

Geoff Parker worked two scoreless innings for the Seminoles as he did not allow a hit. The junior right hander walked two and struck out a pair.

Scott Sitz turned in a fine performance out of the bullpen as the freshman right hander faced the minimum over his 2.0 innings of work. Sitz did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out two.

Tomas Cruz completed the series sweep working a scoreless ninth. Despite giving up two hits in the inning, Cruz got the final two outs of the game as he got pinch hitter Sean Gilmartin to ground into a game ending double play.

"You have to credit Clemson," said Cardullo. "They took advantage of every mistake we made. That's baseball and they did their job of making us pay for our errors this weekend."

The Seminoles now head to Greensboro, N.C. for the 2010 ACC Baseball Tournament which begins Wednesday, May 26.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  1   0  1  2  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   0  0  1  3  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   1  0  0  5  1
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         1  1  0   0  2  1  5  0
  Rafael Lopez          C         1  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Taiwan Easterling     PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        1  1  0   0  1  1  0  2
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Gast               P                            1  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Tye Buckley           P                            0  0
  Robby Scott           P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  6   2  5  8 24  7
Opp                              33  8  8   6  8  9 27  8

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (13)
SB - Opp-3
CS - FSU-Sherman Johnson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            L (6-3)    2.2  4  6  6  3  3
Tyler Everett                   0.0  2  1  1  1  0
Tye Buckley                     0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Robby Scott                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Bennett                  1.0  2  1  1  1  2
Geoff Parker                    2.0  0  0  0  2  2
Scott Sitz                      2.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             8.0  8  8  8  8  9
Opp                  W          9.0  6  3  3  5  8


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MIAMI 9, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/26/2010, ACC, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Game One Of ACC Tournament.

The Seminoles suffer their fourth loss in a row falling to the Hurricanes to open the ACC Tournament.

GREENSBORO, NC - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (39-17) dropped its opening round game of the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship to No. 13 Miami (40-15) falling 9-3 Wednesday afternoon inside NewBridge Bank Park. The Hurricanes connected on three home runs and scored seven of their nine runs on two outs to post their second victory over the Seminoles in three all-time meetings in the conference tournament.

The loss marked the fourth in a row for the Garnet and Gold, the longest streak since dropping four straight back in 2006. The Seminoles have now lost three straight in the ACC Tournament dating back to last year. It also was just the fourth loss in 19 opportunities for the Noles in the opening round game of the tournament.

"Well I think the University of Miami did a great job," said head coach Mike Martin. "They pitched very well and certainly made plays when they needed to and got big hits when they needed them. It's a credit to them and they deserved to win."

Tyler Holt paced the Florida State offense in game one going 2-for-4 with a single, double and a run scored. Mike McGee, Rafael Lopez, Devon Travis and Jayce Boyd each registered a hit.

Sean Gilmartin (6-7) suffered the loss after working 6.2 innings as he allowed nine runs, seven earned, on six hits as he walked four and struck out four.

"You know, I saw a club go out there today and fight and do everything they could," added Martin. "This is something that you just have to get through. To see the fight that I saw today, I'm very proud of our baseball team. We're not playing any chopped liver. There are great clubs in this league; we just played one. You make a mistake, they make you pay for it and that's what happened today."

The Seminoles opened the tournament with a pair of hits in the first by Holt and McGee. Holt led off the game singling up the middle on the very first pitch from Miami starter Eric Whaley, who was making his second start of the season on Wednesday.

Holt was then retired for the second out of the inning as he was thrown out trying to steal second. It marked just the second time this season Holt had been caught stealing putting to a close his streak of 20 consecutive stolen bases. Two pitches later, McGee doubled down the line in left. But the Hurricanes got out of the inning as Whaley got James Ramsey to ground out back to the mound.

Back-to-back home runs in the second gave Miami an early 3-0 lead. After recording two quick outs, Gilmartin plunked Chris Pelaez on the back before giving up a two-run shot to Nick Melendres. The Hurricane centerfielder took a 1-1 pitch from Gilmartin off the scoreboard in right for his fifth home run of the season. Then Michael Broad stepped in and laced a 2-2 pitch from the sophomore southpaw just over the wall in right for his fourth round tripper of the season to give Miami a three-run advantage.

The Seminoles answered right back with two runs in the top of the third to cut the deficit to 3-2. Boyd and Holt put together consecutive one-out hits recording a single and a double, respectively. An errant throw by Pelaez in right on Holt's double scored Boyd and moved Holt to third. Sherman Johnson plated the second run of the inning scoring Holt on a sac-fly to center.

Miami added to its lead in the fourth taking advantage of a couple fielding miscues by the Seminoles to give the Canes a 5-2 advantage. Pelaez became the first base runner of the inning as his groundball went right through the legs of Cardullo at short. Melendres followed with his second hit in as many at-bats connecting on a double just inside the bag at third. Both runners advanced a base with Pelaez scoring the first run of the inning on a passed ball. Miami made the score 5-2 on an RBI groundout to short by Broad.

The Seminoles drew within two of the Miami lead plating a run in the fifth. Travis led off the inning with a triple off the wall in right. Following a walk to Boyd, Whaley got Holt to ground into a double play scoring Travis for a 5-3 Hurricane lead.

Miami answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to increase its lead to 8-3. A pair of walks came back to haunt Gilmartin as the Moorpark, Calif., native gave up his third home run of the afternoon as Harold Martinez deposited a 3-1 offering onto the grassy hill in left center. The three-run shot was his team leading 18th home run of the season.

Whaley moved to 5-1 on the year departing after throwing a career-high 5.0 innings in his second start of the season. The freshman right hander allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits as he walked one and struck out a batter.

The Hurricanes added to their lead in the seventh on another two-out RBI. Yasmani Grandal connected on an RBI double down the right field line scoring Frankie Ratcliff from second. Ratcliff reached after drawing his third walk of the afternoon.

Robert Benincasa entered with two outs in the seventh and got Martinez to ground out to second for the final out of the inning. The freshman right hander remained in the game and finished the afternoon throwing 1.1 scoreless innings in relief. Benincasa gave up a hit and struck out a batter.

E.J. Encinosa, Sam Robinson and Daniel Miranda combined to work the final four innings as the three Hurricane relievers allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out four.

The Seminoles return to pool play on Thursday, May 27 to take on top-seeded Virginia at 4:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  0  1  3  1
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  0  0   1  0  1  1  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  5
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Jayce Boyd              1B        2  1  1   0  1  0 11  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  2
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  6   1  2  5 24 13
Opp                              31  9  7   8  4  5 27 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (17)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (19), Mike McGee (12)
3B - FSU-Devon Travis (3)
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Sherman Johnson (3)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       L (6-7)    6.2  6  9  7  4  4
Robert Benincasa                1.1  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0  7  9  7  4  5
Opp                  W          9.0  6  3  2  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE 11, VIRGINIA 4
05/27/2010, ACC, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs UVA To Stay Alive In ACC Tournament.

The Seminoles hit a season-high five home runs in evening their ACC Tournament record to 1-1.

GREENSBORO, NC - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (40-17) stayed in contention at the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship with a resounding 11-4 victory over top-ranked Virginia (46-11) Thursday evening inside NewBridge Bank Park.

The Seminoles recorded a season-high five home runs in the win as three of those came off the bat of Stephen Cardullo. Mike McGee was responsible for the other two home runs as FSU evened its tournament record to 1-1 in Division A.

With Florida State's win and a 12-inning victory by Boston College over Miami earlier on Thursday, all four teams in Division A sit with a 1-1 record with just one game remaining in pool play competition. The Seminoles will wrap-up pool play against the Eagles on Friday at 12 noon. A Florida State victory and a win by Virginia over Miami on Saturday will advance the Seminoles to the ACC Championship for the second year in a row and for the ninth time in school history.

"Obviously, it was a great win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "We got great production out of these two men among others on the club. Parker pitched great in relief of Busch. I thought Busch had a good outing also, and he kept us in the game the time he was in the game. Certainly, Geoff did an outstanding job when he came in. Good win for us. We needed that one. We have been away from home now for a long time and probably the longest that I can remember."

The win on Thursday night snapped FSU's four-game losing streak while evening the season-series with Virginia at two games apiece. The loss for the Cavaliers was just their second in the last 19 games. Florida State also reached the 40-win mark for the 33rd consecutive season.

"I am very proud of our baseball team," added Martin. "We know we haven't done anything yet. We know that we had an outstanding game. Things went our way and that's the way this game is. What's impressive about our ball club is we went through a bad stretch, but these men showed what they are about."

Cardullo, who entered the ACC Tournament with five home runs, clubbed three Thursday night as the senior shortstop finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. He became the first Seminole to hit three home runs in a ball game since Mike Futrell slugged three against Stanford back on February 10, 2002. It also marked Cardullo's second multi-home run game of his career as both have come this season.

"Definitely," said Cardullo on FSU's coming out tonight with something to prove. "We have had a tough stretch with four straight losses, and we needed to come out and make a statement to prove that we are a great team, not only for ourselves, but to our fans and to the opposition that we can't be taken lightly."

McGee also went yard twice hitting solo home runs in the first and eighth innings. The junior left fielder finished the evening 3-for-5 with a bunt single, three RBI and two runs scored. The multi-home run game for McGee was his second of the season and fourth of his career.

Rafael Lopez and Tyler Holt each registered two hits in FSU's victory over the Cavaliers, while Holt and Jayce Boyd both scored twice.

The Seminoles finished the game out hitting the Cavaliers 11-6.

Geoff Parker worked 3.2 innings to run his record to 4-1 on the year. The junior right hander allowed just one run on four hits as he struck out three and did not issue a walk.

"This whole season we have been working on hitting our strides, keeping the ball down, and just having command of all our pitches," said Parker. "I feel today we did very well with that. When an outside pitch was called, we threw it away, down, and kept it away from the hitters. When we threw off-speed, we didn't keep it up, and if we did miss, they luckily took."

FSU starter Brian Busch did not factor in the decision as he yielded three runs on just two hits in 4.1 innings. The sophomore southpaw walked three and struck out one in making his ninth start of the season.

Hunter Scantling worked a scoreless ninth to preserve the victory for the Garnet and Gold.

Florida State grabbed the early lead on Thursday thanks to a two-out solo home run off the bat of McGee. The junior left fielder hit a line drive off Virginia starter Robert Morey (9-3) just over the wall in right and inside the right field foul pole for his team leading 12th home run of the season.

The lead was short lived as Steven Proscia led off the top of the second with a solo shot to left center tying the game at 1-1. The Cavalier third baseman took a 2-2 offering from Busch out of the park for his ninth round tripper in 2010.

The Seminoles answered with their second home run of the game and then a two-out, two-run single by Sherman Johnson in the bottom of the second to take a 4-1 lead. Cardullo belted a solo shot to left center for his sixth of the season to give FSU a 2-1 advantage. Then Johnson came through with a big two-out hit to right with the bases loaded to extend the Seminole lead to 4-1. Lopez and Boyd singled in the inning, while Holt drew an intentional walk which loaded the bases for Johnson's two-run single.

FSU pushed its lead to 6-1 after four innings of play scoring two more runs on two outs. With Boyd and Holt aboard after drawing back-to-back one out walks off Morey and advancing on a wild pitch, McGee dropped a beautiful bunt base hit down the third base line to score Boyd. Holt scored the second run of the inning as Morey unleashed the second of three wild pitches in the inning.

Virginia answered with two runs in the top of the fifth and in the process knocked Busch from the game after 4.1 innings of work. Following a fielder's choice and a hit-by-pitch, Cavalier designated hitter Chris Taylor registered an RBI double down the line in right scoring John Barr from second. The hit finished the evening for Busch as Parker was called on out of the bullpen.

Parker allowed just one of the two runners he inherited to score as Phil Gosselin drove in the second run of the inning on a sac-fly to right. Parker got out of the inning striking out Tyler Cannon.

Morey's afternoon was over after four innings of work as the junior right hander allowed six runs on seven hits as he walked four and struck out seven. He was also charged with four wild pitches. It marked the shortest outing of the season for Morey in 14 starts.

The Seminoles threatened in the sixth but left a pair of runners on as Virginia freshman reliever Brandon Kline got Stuart Tapley swinging on strikes to end the inning. Holt led off the inning with a double down the line in left and moved to third on a groundout to first by Johnson. Following a strikeout to McGee and a walk to James Ramsey, Kline kept the Seminole lead at three recording a big strikeout of Tapley.

Cardullo's second home run of the evening gave the Seminoles a 7-3 advantage after seven. The senior shortstop led off the bottom of the seventh crushing a 0-1 delivery from Cavalier reliever Justin Thompson on top of the grassy hill in left.

Virginia cut the lead to three on an RBI double by Dan Grovatt in the eighth. With Cannon aboard after a base hit back up the middle, Grovatt doubled to the gap in left center scoring Cannon from first. But the junior right fielder registered the second out of the inning as he was thrown out at third trying to stretch his double into a triple. The Seminoles put together a nice relay throw to record the out as Holt threw in to Devon Travis, who threw a strike to Johnson for the out. Parker recorded the final out of the inning getting Proscia to fly out to McGee in left.

The Seminoles lengthened their lead scoring four more runs in the eighth. Holt plated the first run of the inning coming home on the Cavaliers' fifth wild pitch of the game. The junior centerfielder led off the inning with a double to left center and moved to third on Johnson's groundout to first. Two pitches later after the wild pitch, McGee made the score 9-4 in favor of the Garnet and Gold as he connected on his second home run of the game sending a solo shot over the wall in left off Virginia's Tyler Wilson.

With Whit Mayberry on the hill and two outs, the freshman right hander issued a walk to pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh before giving up Cardullo's third home run of the evening. The Coral Springs, Fla., native went opposite field off the scoreboard in right on a 2-2 pitch from Mayberry for a two-run home run and an 11-4 FSU advantage.

The Seminoles return to the diamond for their final game in pool play on Friday, May 28 to take on No. 8 Boston College at 12:00 noon. After the second day of competition in Division A, Virginia, Miami, Florida State and Boston College all sit at 1-1.

John Gast will take the mound for FSU in game three, while Boston College will counter with RHP John Leonard.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  2   0  2  1  5  1
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  0  1   2  0  2  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        5  2  3   3  0  1  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  0   0  2  2  1  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-DH     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  3  3   4  0  1  2  5
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  2   0  1  1  4  1
Devon Travis            2B        5  0  1   0  0  1  1  6
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  2  1   0  1  1 11  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 11 14   9  7 11 27 15
Opp                              29  4  6   4  4  4 24  8

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (21), Rafael Lopez (9), Devon Travis (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee 2 (13), Stephen Cardullo 3 (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-James Ramsey (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     4.1  2  3  3  3  1
Geoff Parker         W (4-1)    3.2  4  1  1  0  3
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  4  4  4  4
Opp                  L          8.0 14 11 11  7 11


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FLORIDA STATE 12, BOSTON COLLEGE 2
05/28/2010, ACC, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win, Now Wait.

The Seminoles explode for 12 runs in defeating the Eagles in seven innings.

GREENSBORO, NC - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (41-17) kept its hopes alive for the right to play in the ACC Championship game on Sunday defeating Boston College (30-28) 12-2 in seven innings Friday afternoon inside NewBridge Bank Park.

The Seminoles wrapped up pool play in Division A of the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship with a 2-1 record while the Eagles fell to 1-2. FSU's fate now lies in the hands of the tournament's top-seeded team as Virginia must defeat Miami on Saturday for the Seminoles to advance to the ACC Championship game for the second year in a row and for the ninth time in school history.

Florida State recorded three more home runs on Friday concluding pool play with eight home runs in three games. The Seminoles also reached double-digit runs against conference opponents in back-to-back games for just the second time this year.

James Ramsey, Devon Travis and Sherman Johnson all went yard for FSU in the win as the Seminoles have now hit 70 home runs as a team in 2010.

Stephen Cardullo continued his hot hitting going 3-for-4 for three singles, two runs scored and one RBI. The senior shortstop is now hitting .462 in three games in the conference tournament. Tyler Holt, Johnson, Ramsey and Travis each finished with two hits a piece. All nine Seminole starters finished with at least one hit on Friday.

Ramsey finished the afternoon tying a career-high with four RBI, while Travis set a career-high driving in three runs against the Eagles.

Sean Gilmartin, who got the start at first base, reached base on all three plate appearances, scoring twice and recording a single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. Starting left fielder Ohmed Danesh went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.

"We definitely had a lot of great at-bats from a lot of people," said Cardullo. "Tyler Holt definitely set the tone, first at-bat of the game he got a hit. He's definitely a spark plug for our offense and usually when he gets a hit in the game, we're ready to play. That's pretty much what generated our hits. Hitting is contagious. We put a lot of great bats together and produced a lot of runs today."

"I think it's a credit to our coaching staff, coming out to this tournament and just letting us know that we play hard and with intensity," said Ramsey. "Lately, the breaks haven't gone our way, but that's starting to turn around these past couple games. I know that the guy's have to get on base in front of you in order to see good pitches and to get the guy out of the stretch. It was a credit to all of our guys for getting on base this afternoon."

John Gast improved to 7-3 on the season as the junior southpaw went 5.2 innings on Friday allowing just two runs, one earned, on five hits as he struck out five. For just the second time in 11 starts, Gast did not issue a walk. The Longwood, Fla., native kept the Eagles off the scoreboard for the first five innings and allowed just one base runner passed second during that span.

"Early on I felt like I had really good control, being able to go inside and outside," said Gast. "The last couple of innings, I don't know if the heat got to me, I ended up losing it a little bit especially with the fastball."

Scott Sitz came out of the bullpen and worked 1.1 scoreless innings as the freshman right hander gave up one walk and did not issue a hit, while striking out two.

"Certainly it was a game where we got a lot of hits, but hitting isn't the name of it; it's pitching," said head coach Mike Martin. "Johnny [Gast] gave us a big lift, giving us almost 6 complete innings against a very good offensive club. That club has beaten a lot of teams this year that will be in post season play. I think Mik [Aoki] does a great job at Boston College and we were very fortunate. There were some balls hit hard today. A lot of things just happened to go our way, but it's a credit to our young men; they got it done."

Holt registered the first hit of the ball game in the bottom of the first singling to left on the first pitch he saw from BC starter John Leonard (2-3). After a stolen base and wild pitch moved Holt to third, the junior centerfielder was thrown out at the plate on a great catch and throw by Eagle left fielder Andrew Lawrence. McGee sent a fly ball into foul territory that Lawrence made a nice running catch on and then threw a strike to the plate to gun down Holt for an inning ending double play.

The Eagles left runners at the corners in the second as Gast got Garret Smith swinging on strikes to end the threat. Anthony Melchionda led off the inning with a sharp single back up the middle and moved to third on a two-out base hit to right by Brad Zapenas.

Florida State was the first to strike on Friday afternoon scoring two in the bottom of the second to take an early 2-0 lead. The Seminoles put together three straight singles with Cardullo beginning the rally with a single through the left side. The senior shortstop then moved to third on a well executed hit and run as Gilmartin followed with a single through the right side. With runners at the corners, Danesh brought home the first run of the game on an RBI single back up the middle. Rafael Lopez gave the Noles a two-run lead on a two-out single to left center scoring Gilmartin from second.

The Seminoles sent nine batters to the plate in the third in adding four more runs to extend their lead to 6-0. FSU strung together four consecutive base hits including a two-run double by Ramsey and an RBI single to right by Cardullo. A hit-by-pitch to Gilmartin ended the afternoon for Leonard after just 2.1 innings of work.

Chris Kowalski entered and gave up a fielder's choice and an RBI single through the left side to Danesh and Travis, respectively, on just two pitches. Travis' single brought home Cardullo for the fourth run of the inning.

Ramsey gave the Garnet and Gold an eight-run cushion connecting on a two-run blast in the fourth. After Kowalski hit McGee with a pitch on a 2-2 offering, Ramsey stepped in and took the first pitch from the senior right hander off the scoreboard in right for his ninth home run of the season.

Boston College scored a pair of runs off Gast in the sixth to cut the deficit to 10-2. Mickey Wiswall led off the inning with a solo shot to center for his team leading 19th round tripper of the season. Gast then hit John Spatola in the back and gave up a two-out single back up the middle to Lawrence ending the afternoon for the junior southpaw.

Sitz came on out of the bullpen and was the victim of a fielding error by Johnson at third resulting in the second BC run of the inning. Zapenas hit a sharp grounder that deflected off the top of the glove of Johnson and into left field scoring Spatola from second. Sitz got out of the inning without further damage getting Smith to fly out to center.

Johnson atoned for the error in the bottom half of the inning leading off the sixth with a solo shot over the wall in right center. The sophomore third baseman took a 1-0 pitch from Kowalski out of the park for his sixth home run of the season and third Seminole home run of the afternoon.

Holt drove in FSU's 12th run of the game with a two-out single in the seventh. The Gainesville, Fla., native singled home pinch hitter Stuart Tapley, who led off the inning with a walk. The hit brought the game to a close in the seventh due to the tournament's 10-run rule.

The Seminoles will take Saturday off but will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of Saturday's Virginia, Miami game to see if they will be playing for the championship on Sunday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  2   1  0  1  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  2  2   1  0  1  0  1
Mike McGee              DH        3  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  2  2   4  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  3   1  0  0  2  1
Sean Gilmartin          1B        1  2  1   0  1  0  7  1
  Jayce Boyd            1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
  Stuart Tapley         PH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        3  1  2   3  0  0  0  3
  Justin Gonzalez       2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  1   1  0  1  7  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Gast               P                            0  1
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  0
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FSU                              33 12 15  12  2  5 21  7
Opp                              27  2  5   1  1  7 20  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (7)
2B - FSU-James Ramsey (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (6), James Ramsey (9), Devon Travis (3)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee (7), Sean Gilmartin (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (27), Stephen Cardullo (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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John Gast            W (7-3)    5.2  5  2  1  0  5
Scott Sitz                      1.1  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             7.0  5  2  1  1  7
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FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3
05/30/2010, ACC Championship, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU: Champions Of The ACC.

The Seminoles defeat the Wolfpack to capture their fifth ACC championship in school history.

GREENSBORO, NC - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (42-17) scored six runs over the seventh and eighth innings to register an 8-3 come-from-behind victory over NC State (38-22) in the title game of the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship Sunday afternoon inside NewBridge Bank Park. The Seminoles captured their fifth conference crown with Sunday's victory and first since defeating Georgia Tech in Salem, Va., in 2004.

After dropping the opening game of the tournament to Miami on Wednesday, the Seminoles tallied three straight victories to finish the weekend with a 3-1 record. FSU improved to 5-4 all-time in the ACC Championship game, while securing its first conference title in the state of North Carolina.

James Ramsey led all players with four hits in the championship game as the sophomore right fielder finished 4-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored.

The bottom three in the Seminole order drove in seven of the eight runs on Sunday. Jayce Boyd drove in two on a pair of sacrifice flies, while Devon Travis also recorded two RBI on a run scoring double in the second and a sac-fly in the eighth. Rafael Lopez drove in a team-high three runs as the junior catcher went 3-for-4 with three singles and a walk.

Tyler Holt went 2-for-5 with a double and a single in the championship game. Mike McGee unloaded on a solo home run in the eighth, his third of the tournament.

Stephen Cardullo scored three runs as he reached base on four of his five plate appearances. The senior shortstop drew three walks and was hit by a pitch.

FSU's Geoff Parker gave the Noles 4.2 solid innings as the junior right hander made his ninth start of the season. Parker did not factor in the decision as he allowed three runs on five hits. He struck out five and walked a career-high five batters.

Sean Gilmartin (7-7) came out of the bullpen for the first time this year and worked 3.1 shutout innings to pick up the victory. Gilmartin gave up just two hits and no walks, while striking out four. The Moorpark, Calif., native inherited a pair of runners with two outs in the fifth and got a ground out to first for the final out to get out of the inning.

Mike McGee closed the door on the Wolfpack in the ninth. After giving up a walk to the first batter that he faced, McGee retired the next three batters to preserve the victory for the Seminoles.

With the win, Florida State improved to 15-0 on Sundays this year including a 6-0 record on the road.

Parker got off to a bit of a shaky start in the championship game on Sunday issuing a walk to Kyle Wilson to lead off the game. But after a short visit to the mound by head coach Mike Martin, Parker got Dallas Poulk to ground into a double play on the very next pitch. Four pitches later, Parker was out of the inning getting Drew Poulk to fly out to right.

A double by Holt to open the bottom half of the first went to no avail as NC State starter Alex Sogard retired the next three Seminole batters in order to keep the game knotted at zero. Sherman Johnson moved Holt to third on a groundout to second, but Holt would be stranded at third as Sogard got McGee swinging on strikes and Ramsey to fly out to left to end the inning.

NC State grabbed the early lead as Andrew Ciencin led off the top of the second with a solo shot to left. The sophomore third baseman deposited the first pitch from Parker on top of the grassy hill in left for his 10th home run of the season to give the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead.

The Wolfpack continued to threaten in the second putting runners at first and second with two outs, but Parker got out of the jam getting Matt Bergquist to strike out on three pitches.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles answered with two runs in the bottom of the second to take their first lead of the game at 2-1. Cardullo led off the inning drawing a walk off Sogard and moved to third on a double to left by Stuart Tapley. Boyd tied the game at one sending a sac-fly to right scoring Cardullo with Tapley taking third on the fly out. Travis followed with a double off the base of the wall in center to drive in Tapley to give the Noles the one-run advantage.

Parker retired the side in order in the third on just eight pitches as all eight went for strikes. The junior right hander opened the inning getting Wilson looking on strikes and then the Poulk cousins on a fly out to center and a line out to left.

NC State loaded the bases with one out in the fourth and managed just one run to tie the game at two runs apiece. The Wolfpack opened the fourth with back-to-back singles by Ciencin and Harold Riggins followed by a one-out walk to Pratt Maynard. Tarran Senay plated the tying run on a sac-fly to center. Parker got out of the inning without further damage as he got Bergquist to ground into a fielder's choice.

Sogard worked around a pair of walks in the bottom of the inning as the senior southpaw struck out the side. With Boyd and Lopez aboard at first and second, Sogard got Holt swinging on strikes to keep the game tied at two.

The Wolfpack regained the lead in the fifth on Ciencin's third hit in as many at-bats. Following a walk to Dallas Poulk, Ciencin found the hole through the left side with two outs plating Poulk from second to give NC State a 3-2 lead. After an intentional walk was issued to Riggins, Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Gilmartin.

Making his first relief appearance of the season and first since the 2009 ACC Championship game against Virginia, Gilmartin got the Noles out of the jam as he got Canela to groundout to first for the final out of the inning.

The Seminoles chased Sogard from the game with one out in the fifth after McGee drew a walk and Ramsey singled up the middle to put runners at the corners. Rob Chamra entered and hit Cardullo on his first offering to load the bases. The junior right hander then bounced back getting Tapley swinging on strikes and Boyd to fly out to left to keep the Wolfpack's lead intact at 3-2.

FSU left two more stranded in the sixth after back-to-back singles by Lopez and Holt. NC State once again went to the bullpen and brought on Grant Sasser (3-4). The junior southpaw got Johnson to fly out to center and McGee swinging on strikes for the final two outs of the inning.

The Seminoles recaptured the lead at 4-3 scoring a pair in the seventh. Ramsey led off the inning with a single to center and advanced to second as Cardullo drew his second walk of the game. Both runners moved up 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Tapley. Boyd stepped in and tied the game with his second sac-fly of the afternoon sending Kyle Wilson to the warning track in center to plate Ramsey for the tying run. Following an intentional walk to Travis, Lopez came through with the go ahead RBI on a two-out single to right off Sasser to bring home Cardullo.

McGee added to the Florida State lead with one swing of the bat in the eighth taking the first pitch of the inning from Sasser out of the park to center for his team leading 14th home run of the season.

The Garnet and Gold added three more runs in the eighth for the winning margin.

A scary moment occurred in the bottom of the eighth on a play at the plate. With the bases loaded and one out, Travis sent a fly ball to right that Ramsey tagged up on and headed for the plate. With the throw by right fielder Drew Poulk up the third base line, Ramsey and Wolfpack catcher Chris Schaeffer collided on the play. Ramsey scored on the play, but all eyes were on Schaeffer as he lay motionless on the field. After several minutes with emergency personal attending to Schaeffer, the Wolfpack catcher was carted off the field and taken to Moses Cone Hospital. It was reported later that Schaeffer suffered a concussion on the play and was awake and talking to medical personnel at the hospital.

With the win, Florida State receives the automatic bid from the Atlantic Coast Conference and will wait to see where they will travel for the NCAA Baseball Regional which begins Friday, June 4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  2   0  1  3  3  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  1  1   1  1  2  2  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  2  4   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        1  3  0   0  3  0  1  4
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        2  0  0   2  1  1  8  0
Devon Travis            2B        3  0  1   2  1  1  2  2
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  3   3  1  1  8  1
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  8 12   8  9 10 27  9
Opp                              32  3  7   3  6  9 24  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (22), Stuart Tapley (11), Devon Travis (6)
3B - FSU-James Ramsey (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (14)
HBP - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (7)
SH - FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd 2 (3), Devon Travis (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Geoff Parker                    4.2  5  3  3  5  5
Sean Gilmartin       W (7-7)    3.1  2  0  0  0  4
Mike McGee                      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  6  9
Opp                  L          8.0 12  8  7  9 10


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FLORIDA STATE 11, CENTRAL CT STATE 3
06/04/2010, NCAA, Norwich, Ct
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win NCAA Opener.

The Seminoles scored seven runs over the seventh and eighth innings to break open a close game against the Blue Devils.

NORWICH, CT - Tenth-ranked Florida State (43-17) opened postseason play with an 11-3 victory Central Connecticut State (33-22) Friday afternoon at the NCAA Norwich Regional inside Dodd Memorial Stadium. The Seminoles improved to 37-11 all-time in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament with the win over the Blue Devils.

"We are just very pleased with the way we played today," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought Brian (Busch) gave us a big lift in going six full innings as it was a very good outing for him. It saved us from having to go to the bullpen. I also thought (Daniel) Bennett did a very good job. Certainly there were a lot of key hits for us in today's ball game. The one (Mike) McGee got and the home run that Raffy (Lopez) hit was a surprise to everyone as this is such a big ball park, but he just corked that thing out of there. I am just glad to see these young kids play like they did today."

FSU held the lead for all but a half inning on Friday as CCSU remained in striking distance until late in the ball game. The Seminoles scored seven runs over the seventh and eighth innings to break open a one-run ball game.

"This is the Seminole way," said Ramsey. "We are going to put pressure on you and make you make outs. We are not going to lie down for any team. We are going to go hard for 27 outs."

Jayce Boyd led all players with three hits in the opening round game of the tournament to tie a career-high. Tyler Holt and James Ramsey recorded two hits a piece, while Ramsey drove in a game-high three runs. Holt finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an intentional walk, two stolen bases and three runs scored.

Mike McGee's two-run single in the fifth gave the Seminoles the lead for good as the junior left fielder answered Central Connecticut State's two runs in the top of the inning as the Blue Devils claimed their first lead of the afternoon.

Brian Busch earned his first win since moving into the starting rotation back on April 17 improving to 5-1 on the year. The sophomore southpaw gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits as he walked three and struck out six.

After giving up two walks in the first, Busch retired 10 straight Blue Devil hitters before Central Connecticut State' Mitch Wells led off the fifth inning with the team's first hit of the game, an infield single to second.

"I was basically just trying to work both sides of the plate with my fastball and throw off speed to keep them off balance," said Busch. "I struggled in the seventh throwing into the right handers which gave them another run, but luckily my defense and solid pitching out of the bullpen bailed me out today."

Daniel Bennett entered with two on and two outs in the seventh and got the Noles out of the jam on just one pitch. The junior right hander finished the game working 2.1 innings allowing just one hit to pick up his third save of the season.

Florida State grabbed the early lead in the opening game of the Norwich Regional plating a run in the bottom of the first on an RBI infield single by Ramsey. Holt led off the game with a double to left and took third on his 28th stolen base of the season. After McGee drew a walk from CCSU starter Dave Krasnowiecki (7-3), Ramsey recorded an infield single down the first base line that Krasnowiecki could not handle cleanly allowing Ramsey to reach safely and Holt to scamper home for the first run of the game. The Blue Devil southpaw escaped the inning without further damage as he forced Stephen Cardullo into an inning ending double play.

The first two batters to the plate in the second reached as Stuart Tapley led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a single through the left side by Boyd. But Krasnowiecki got out of the inning unscathed recording back-to-back strikeouts and a pick off of Boyd at first to keep the Seminole lead at 1-0.

A leadoff walk to Ramsey to start the bottom of the fourth went to no avail as Krasnowiecki retired the next three batters that he faced recording a pair of groundouts and a strikeout.

Central Connecticut State scored a pair in the fifth to take its first lead of the afternoon at 2-1. The Blue Devils took advantage of a fielding error at third as Sherman Johnson could not field a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Zarotney. Wells led off the inning registering CCSU's first hit of the game with a single up the middle. Following the error, Anthony Scialdone laid down a sac-bunt at third to advance the runners 90 feet. Danny Hickey brought home Wells for the tying run on a sac-fly to center. A batter later Sean Allaire gave the Blue Devils a one-run lead on a single to left center. The senior shortstop recorded the final out of the inning as he was thrown out at second trying to stretch the single into a double.

The Seminoles answered right back in the bottom of the inning to reclaim the lead at 3-2 on a two-out base hit by McGee. Devon Travis and Rafael Lopez opened the inning reaching on a walk and a hit-by-pitch, respectively, and both moved up a base on a sac-bunt off the bat of Holt. Blue Devil first baseman Tommy Meade then robbed Johnson of a hit going upstairs to snare a line drive that was headed for right field. McGee gave the lead back to the Noles for good singling back up the middle to drive in Travis and Lopez.

"We have been going through that all year; up and down in games fighting to get the lead," said Boyd. "Like Ramsey said, we fight for 27 outs and never give up."

FSU added to its lead in the sixth on an RBI single by Boyd. Cardullo led off the inning with a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a sac-bunt by Tapley. On the very next pitch, Boyd stepped in and gave the Noles a 4-2 advantage lacing a single through the left side for his second hit of the afternoon scoring Cardullo from third.

Central Connecticut State cut the deficit to 4-3 on a two-out double to the gap in left center by Hickey scoring Zarotney all the way from first. Busch opened the inning getting Wells looking on strikes before giving up a single back up the middle to Zarotney. After another strikeout by Busch, Hickey hit a line drive into the gap in left center to plate Zarotney for the Blue Devils' third run of the game. CCSU would chase Busch from the game after Allaire was intentionally walked.

With runners at first and second, Bennett came on out of the bullpen and got the Noles out of the inning after throwing just one pitch as he got Sean Miller-Jones to hit a grounder back to the mound for the final out of the inning.

Florida State pushed its lead to 7-3 plating three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Lopez led off the inning taking a 1-2 pitch from Krasnowiecki out of the park to right for his second home run of the season. Holt followed with his second double of the afternoon chopping a hit over the head of Wells, who was playing in at third. The junior centerfielder moved to third on his second stolen base of the game and came home on a throwing error from behind the plate by Hickey. Johnson kept the inning going registering a single to right. The hit would end the afternoon for Krasnowiecki after facing just three batters in the eighth.

With Roy Natoli in the game for the Blue Devils, Johnson stole second and advanced to third on a groundout back toward the mound by McGee. A balk brought home Johnson for the third run of the inning.

Krasnowiecki was charged with seven runs on eight hits in 6.0 plus innings of work. The junior lefthander walked five and struck out four in suffering his third loss of the season.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the eighth scoring four times to take an 11-3 advantage. Boyd and Travis opened the inning with a double and single, respectively, which led to the third pitching change of the afternoon for the Blue Devils. After a ground out by Lopez kept the runners at second and third, CCSU intentionally walked Holt to face Johnson with the bases loaded. The decision would back fire on the Blue Devils as Johnson drew a walk to drive in Boyd from third. The final blow would come off the bat of Ramsey as the sophomore right fielder cleared the bases with a single to right. Ramsey would end up at third on the play after a fielding error by Zarotney in right. Ramsey would be credited with two RBI on the base hit.

"To break it open was great," said Boyd. "They are a good ball club and they were swinging the bats well. We got some good pitching today, but whenever you can take a nice lead like that it is always good."

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m., as the Seminoles will take on the winner of Connecticut & Oregon in a winner's bracket game of the NCAA Norwich Regional.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  3  2   0  1  1  5  1
  Taiwan Easterling     CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  2  1   1  1  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   2  1  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  2   3  1  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
  Justin Gonzalez       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  1  3   1  0  0 13  0
Devon Travis            2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  2  4
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  1   1  0  1  6  1
Brian Busch             P                            0  2
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 11 12   8  7  5 27 13
Opp                              30  3  6   3  3  6 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Sherman Johnson (8)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (24), Stephen Cardullo (14), Jayce Boyd (12)
HR - FSU-Rafael Lopez (2)
HBP - FSU-Rafael Lopez (6)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Stuart Tapley (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (29), Sherman Johnson (7), Devon Travis (5)
CS - FSU-Jayce Boyd (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Brian Busch          W (5-1)    6.2  5  3  1  3  6
Daniel Bennett       Sv(3)      2.1  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  1  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12 11 10  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, OREGON 4
06/05/2010, NCAA, Norwich, Ct
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tops Oregon.

The Seminoles turn in a stellar defensive effort committing no errors while turning three double plays in the win over the Ducks.

NORWICH, CT - Tenth-ranked Florida State (44-17) turned in a stellar defensive effort and received some timely hitting Saturday evening inside Dodd Memorial Stadium to advance to the championship game of the NCAA Norwich Regional defeating Oregon (39-23) 6-4. The Seminoles will wait to face the winner of the Connecticut/Oregon game on Sunday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Six of the nine hits registered by the Seminoles on Saturday went for extra bases including solo home runs off the bat of Sherman Johnson and Stephen Cardullo, while four of the six runs scored in the victory over the Ducks came on two outs.

Sean Gilmartin (8-7) turned in a beautiful performance on the mound and was the beneficiary of an outstanding effort turned in by the Seminole defense which turned three double plays and did not make an error.

"Sean did everything he could to win the game," said Rafael Lopez. "He did everything right; located when he needed to and we stuck with that change up and it worked well. Sean did a great job tonight."

After giving up a solo home run in the first inning to Oregon's Jack Marder, Gilmartin did not allow a runner passed second base before departing with two runners on and no outs in the eighth. The sophomore southpaw gave up three runs on 10 hits as eight of those 10 hits were singles. Gilmartin walked just one and struck out eight Duck batters.

"Tonight, getting ahead was a pretty big part of the success I had," said Gilmartin. "Getting ahead early in the count, getting that first guy out to leadoff the inning definitely helped. I was really able to spot the fastball inside, outside tonight and was able to change speeds really well to keep guys off balance."

"The defensive did a great job behind me," added Gilmartin. "That's all you can ask for; I was able to get the opposing team to hit balls on the ground and the defense behind me did the rest of the work. They really stepped up tonight."

Johnson, Mike McGee and Devon Travis each finished the game with two hits a piece, while Rafael Lopez came through with a two-out, two-run double in the fourth.

Geoff Parker and McGee each pitched an inning in relief on Saturday. McGee worked the ninth to earn his 10th save of the season.

With the win, Florida State improved to 28-13 all-time when facing a team for the first time in postseason play, while moving to 18-10 on the road in the NCAA Regionals. The win was also the fourth straight by the Seminoles over a George Horton led squad.

Oregon went on top early on a solo home run off the bat of Marder in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. The freshman first baseman turned on a 1-2 pitch from Gilmartin sending it out of the park to left for his fifth home run of the season.

Florida State answered right back to tie the game at one without registering a hit in the top of the second. Cardullo reached on a throwing error by Oregon's KC Serna at shortstop and moved to second on a passed ball. After a walk to Stuart Tapley, Cardullo advanced to third as he stole his 19th base of the season. The senior shortstop would score a batter later on a sac-fly by Jayce Boyd. After getting down early in the count at 1-2 to Oregon starter Tyler Anderson (7-5), Boyd fouled off five consecutive pitches before taking a ball. On the very next pitch, the freshman first baseman sent a deep fly ball to the warning track in right scoring Cardullo from third to tie the game at one.

Gilmartin sandwiched a pair of strikeouts in between a two-out single by J.J. Altobelli to keep the game tied at one in the bottom of the inning.

The Seminoles grabbed their first lead of the game after stringing together back-to-back two-out doubles by Johnson and McGee. Johnson started the two-out rally lacing a double down the right field foul line followed by a double down the right field line by McGee giving FSU a 2-1 lead.

Serna reached on a one-out single off Gilmartin in the bottom of the third, but was quickly erased from the base paths as the sophomore southpaw got Danny Pulfer to ground into an inning ending double play on the very next pitch to close out the third.

The Seminoles extended their lead on another key two-out hit in the fourth. With Tapley and Travis aboard following a walk and a single, respectively, Lopez went opposite field on a 2-2 pitch from Anderson drilling a double over the head of Duck left fielder Marcus Piazzisi to give the Garnet and Gold a 4-1 lead.

"It was a slider, curve ball away which he had thrown twice before," said Lopez. "I was looking for that pitch and if he threw fastball I was just going to react. I saw it and just happened to hit it well and got two runs for our team."

After Gilmartin recording consecutive strikeouts to start the inning, the Ducks put together back-to-back base hits by Shawn Peterson and Steven Packard. But the Moorpark, Calif., native got out of the inning unscathed thanks in large part to a great defensive play by Travis at second. Altobelli hit a sharp grounder to second that Travis got in front of to knock the ball down. The ball squirted away from Travis but not too far for the freshman to pick up the ball and dive to tag the bag at second with the ball in his hand for the final out of the inning.

Oregon threatened putting a pair of runners on in the bottom of the fifth after an opposite field single by Andrew Mendenhall and a one out walk to Serna. But Gilmartin got Pulfer to ground into an inning ending double play for the second straight at-bat to close out the inning. On a 1-0 pitch from Gilmartin, Pulfer hit a one bouncer back to the mound that the lefty calmly fielded, threw on to Travis at second, who relayed over to Boyd at first to complete the double play.

Cardullo gave the Noles a four-run advantage with one swing of the bat in the sixth. The Coral Springs, Fla., native led off the inning taking a 1-0 pitch from Anderson over the wall in left for his ninth home run of the season and a 5-1 Florida State lead.

Johnson added to the Florida State lead with a solo home run in the seventh to give the Seminoles a 6-1 advantage. The sophomore second baseman deposited a two-out, 3-1 pitch from Anderson out of the park to right center for his seventh round tripper of the season.

A leadoff single by Oregon's Packard went to no avail in the bottom of the seventh as the Seminoles forced the Ducks to ground into their third double play of the game. On a 3-2 pitch and with the runner going, Altobelli hit a groundball to short that Cardullo flipped on to Travis, who threw over to Boyd for two quick outs. On the very next pitch, Mendenhall hit a double to right center. The freshman left fielder would be stranded at second as Gilmartin got pinch hitter Paul Eshleman swinging on strikes for the final out of the inning.

The Ducks would not go away quietly as the first two batters to the plate in the bottom of the eighth reached on singles by Serna and Pulfer. Martin went to the bullpen with no body out bringing on Geoff Parker.

Parker got the first batter out on an infield fly out to short. Oregon then followed with three consecutive RBI singles by Eddie Rodriguez, pinch hitter Mitch Karraker and Packard to cut the FSU lead to 6-4. Parker retired the next two batters to keep the Seminole lead in tact as he got a great defensive play by Johnson at third to force Altobelli into a groundout and then followed that play by striking out Mendenhall for the final out of the inning.

"My first reaction when I saw the ball was to go get it," said Johnson. "I didn't know how far I was (ranging to my left) but I knew it was slow and I knew the grass would slow it down. I didn't know where Cardullo was playing; I just went after the ball and was fortunate enough to get the out."

The Seminoles missed a golden opportunity to add their lead in the ninth as Travis led off the inning ripping a triple to the gap in left center off Oregon relief pitcher Drew Gagnier. After a walk to Lopez, Tyler Holt hit into a fielder's choice resulting in a putout of Travis on the play. Both runners advanced to second and third as result of the putout. Gagnier took care of the final two outs recording back-to-back strikeouts to get the Oregon deficit at two.

Oregon would not go quietly in the ninth. After McGee struck out Curtis Raulinaitis to start the inning, the next two Duck batters reached as Serna registered a base hit up the middle followed by a walk to Pulfer. McGee would settled down to get the final two outs forcing Marder to pop into an infield fly at short and then Rodriguez into a fielder's choice groundout to third for the final out of the game. The save for McGee was his 10th in 11 chances this year.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  2  2   1  0  1  1  2
Mike McGee              LF-P      5  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  1   1  0  1  4  3
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  1  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  1   1  0  1  7  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  2   0  0  0  4  3
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  1   2  1  0  9  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
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FSU                              35  6  9   6  3  6 27 11
Opp                              38  4 14   4  2 10 27 13

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (14), Mike McGee (13), Rafael Lopez (10)
3B - FSU-Devon Travis (4)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (7), Stephen Cardullo (9)
SF - FSU-Jayce Boyd (4)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (19)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       W (8-7)    7.0 10  3  3  1  8
Geoff Parker                    1.0  3  1  1  0  1
Mike McGee           Sv(10)     1.0  1  0  0  1  1
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FLORIDA STATE 5, OREGON 3
06/06/2010, NCAA Championship, Norwich, Ct
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Super Regional Bound.

The Noles defeat the Ducks on Sunday to claim the NCAA Norwich Regional.

NORWICH, CT - Tenth-ranked Florida State (45-17) defeated Oregon (40-24) 5-3 on Sunday evening inside Dodd Memorial Stadium to claim the NCAA Norwich Regional and advance to its third consecutive Super Regional and 10th in school history.

For the second day in a row, the Seminoles claimed a two-run victory over the Ducks to finish the Norwich Regional with a perfect 3-0 record. FSU also kept its undefeated record on Sunday's in tact moving to 16-0 on the year including 7-0 on the road.

"This is gratifying," said head coach Mike Martin. "To come on the road and beat a tough Oregon team two days in a row is not an easy thing to do. I have to give George Horton a lot of credit for doing what he has done at Oregon in just two years is simply amazing. But I am just so proud of our young men and look forward to continuing on with this club."

"This is a big deal," said Mike McGee on winning the regional on the road. "This is my first regional on the road and it was a totally different experience than being at home. To come out here and play as well as we did, in a different setting like the one we faced this weekend, shows a lot about the character of this team and how hard they are willing to play. This was just a major, major win."

Norwich Regional MVP Sherman Johnson went 2-for-3 in the championship game driving in two of the five Seminole runs on Sunday. The sophomore third baseman reached base on his first three plate appearances registering a single in the first, a two-run home run in the third and a walk in the fourth. Johnson finished the regional hitting .417 with two home runs, a double, four RBI and five runs scored. He also came through with several key defensive plays all weekend long including two on Sunday night.

Tyler Holt, Mike McGee, Stephen Cardullo, Stuart Tapley and Jayce Boyd all registered a hit in the win over the Ducks.

Holt went yard in the fourth for his 12th home run of the season. He finished the game with two runs scored, a pair of walks and an RBI.

"If you are looking for big hits tonight, certainly two big ones, the home run by Sherman and the home run by Tyler," said Martin. "It was a great win for us; it was one that we were just scraping away. We don't know what the future holds but we are going to keep working hard and see what happens."

Daniel Bennett turned in his finest relief appearance of the season as the junior right hander blanked the Ducks over 4.1 innings, his longest outing of the season, allowing just one hit and one walk. He also registered a career-high striking out five Oregon batters. Bennett entered the game with one out in the fourth in relief of starter John Gast to pick up the win and run his record to 4-1 on the year.

"The past two outings from Daniel have been real impressive," said Holt. "It honestly lifts the team to have guys come off the bench in relief, to throw strikes and get people out. He is a quiet guy but when he is called on, he gets the job down; hats off to him tonight."

Gast had a solid start but was the victim of a fielding error in the fourth. The junior southpaw went 3.1 innings on Sunday allowing three runs, zero earned, on five hits as he walked two and struck out three in earning a no decision.

McGee wrapped things up for the Seminoles in the ninth to earn his 11th save of the season and second in as many days. After giving up a leadoff walk to Danny Pulfer, McGee registered back-to-back strikeouts and then got pinch hitter Mitch Karraker to ground out to short for the final out of the game.

With the win, FSU improved to 159-106 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, while moving to 19-10 on the road in the NCAA Regionals. The win was also the 10th straight for the Seminoles in regional play and fifth in a row over a George Horton led squad.

Florida State escaped an early jam in the top of the first as the first two Oregon batters reached as Gast hit KC Serna with a pitch and then issued a walk to Pulfer. After a sacrifice bunt by Jack Marder moved the runners 90 feet, Gast got Eddie Rodriguez looking on strikes and then Shawn Peterson to line out to Cardullo at short for the final out of the inning.

Johnson registered the first hit of the ball game dropping a single down the right field line with one out in the first. But Oregon starting pitcher Alex Keudell (5-6) recorded back-to-back fly outs by McGee and James Ramsey to keep the game knotted at zero.

After Gast retired the first two Duck batters to start the second, Steven Packard reached on an infield single to short. Jett Hart followed with just his second double of the season taking a Gast offering opposite field to right to put runners at second and third. But on the very next pitch, Gast got Serna to fly out to left to end the threat.

The Ducks loaded the bases in the top of the third but came away empty handed as Gast got J.J. Altobelli to ground into an inning ending double play. The inning started with Johnson making an outstanding diving stab on a one hopper down the third base line off the bat of Pulfer. The Seminole third baseman immediately got to his feet and threw a strike to Boyd for the first out of the inning. Oregon followed with back-to-back singles by Marder and Rodriguez before Gast hit Peterson on the back of the leg to load the bases. On the very next pitch, Altobelli hit a sharp one hopper to Cardullo, who made a great stop on the ball, tossed on to Devon Travis, who relayed over to first for the third out of the inning.

Florida State plated four runs in the bottom of the third to break the scoreless tie. After Holt drew a one out walk, Johnson took the first offering from Keudell off the scoreboard in right center for a two-run shot and his eighth home run of the season. McGee followed with a double to right center and then three straight two-out hits from Cardullo, Tapley and Boyd chased Keudell from the ball game. Cardullo laced an RBI double to the wall in center to score McGee. Tapley then registered an RBI single up the middle to score Cardullo from second for the fourth run of the inning. Keudell's evening would come to a close after issuing a single up the middle to Boyd.

Christian Jones entered out of the pen and got Travis looking on strikes for the third out of the inning.

Keudell would be charged with four runs on six hits as he walked one and struck out two in 2.2 innings of work.

The Ducks responded with three runs in the top of the fourth taking advantage of two crucial Seminole errors. After Packard drew a one out walk from Gast, Hart reached first after Ramsey could not come up with the catch on a fly ball to right. A single to center by Serna loaded the bases for the Ducks, thus ending the evening for Gast.

Bennett came on and got Pulfer to hit a groundball to short on what could have been an inning ending double play, but the ball went under the glove of Cardullo allowing Packard and Hart to score for the first two Oregon runs of the game. After a strikeout to Marder, the Ducks put on a double steal. Pulfer broke for second but stopped three-quarters of the way to the bag getting in a run down and allowing Serna to score from third. The Seminoles would eventually get Pulfer out on the play to end the inning.

The Seminoles responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning as Holt unloaded on a solo blast off Jones to push the Florida State lead to 5-3. The Gainesville, Fla., native took a 1-1 pitch over the wall in left center for his 12th home run of the season.

FSU left two stranded in the seventh after Holt and McGee reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch, respectively, off Jones. After a strikeout of Ramsey, Oregon went to the bullpen and brought on Drew Gagnier with two outs. The junior right hander closed out the inning getting Cardullo to ground out to third.

The Ducks returned the favor by leaving a pair of runners aboard in the eighth. Altobelli reached on the fourth Seminole error of the game as Cardullo short hopped a throw over to first on a groundball hit by the Oregon third baseman. Bennett responded by registering back-to-back groundouts which advanced the runner to third. A walk to Curtis Raulinaitis ended the evening for Bennett.

Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Geoff Parker. On three pitches, Parker got Serna to groundout to second to end the inning but not before a nice defensive play by Travis got the Noles out of the jam. On a ball going up the middle, Travis fielded the ball and made a strong throw over to first to register the third out of the inning.

"That was an awesome play," said McGee on the play made by Travis at second to end the inning. "To make a strong throw with a ball going up the middle and his momentum going in the opposite direction was just awesome. It was a tough play and to make that put out was huge."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  2  1   1  2  0  1  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  1  2   2  1  1  0  2
Mike McGee              LF-P      3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  4
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  1   0  1  1 13  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  4
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
John Gast               P                            0  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  2
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  7   5  4  8 27 14
Opp                              34  3  6   1  4 10 24 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-James Ramsey (6), Stephen Cardullo 2 (19), Rafael Lopez (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (14), Stephen Cardullo (15)
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (12), Sherman Johnson (8)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (8)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (20)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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John Gast                       3.1  5  3  0  2  3
Daniel Bennett       W (4-1)    4.1  1  0  0  1  5
Geoff Parker                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee           Sv(11)     1.0  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  0  4 10
Opp                  L          8.0  7  5  5  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VANDERBILT 8
06/11/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McGee's Walk-Off Home Run Carries FSU.

The Seminoles survive game one after leading by as many as six runs on Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Twelfth-ranked Florida State (46-17) opened the Tallahassee Super Regional in walk-off fashion Friday afternoon thanks in large part to Mike McGee's walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Seminoles a 9-8 victory over No. 17 Vanderbilt (45-19) in game one of a best-of-three games series.

With two outs and the game tied at eight in the bottom of the ninth, McGee stepped in and took a 0-1 pitch from Vanderbilt's Chase Reid (4-2) over the fence in right center for his third game-winning hit of the season and second walk-off home run. It marked his third career walk-off home run, while the Port St. Lucie, Fla., has had the deciding hit in three of FSU's four walk-off victories this year.

"I was just trying to get on base any way I could," said McGee. "He threw the first pitch right there and I took it. Then I happened to get another pitch that was good enough to hit and I really just tried to drive it and luckily I just got it up in the air and the ball was carrying pretty well today and I was able to get it out. He (Reid) had a really good curve ball and he was throwing it to everyone today; I really didn't think I was going to get much to hit. I figured it was going to be a rough at-bat. I just got lucky and got a pitch to hit."

The win was just the third for the Seminoles in the opening round game of the Super Regionals and first since defeating Miami 9-2 back in 2000.

Five Seminoles finished with at least two hits in game one as Jayce Boyd led the FSU offensive attack going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. After singling in his first two at-bats in the second and third innings, Boyd gave the Noles life in the eighth as he belted a solo home run to left off Reid to tie the game at eight paving the way for McGee's heroics in the ninth.

Tyler Holt, Sherman Johnson, McGee and Devon Travis all registered two hits a piece. Holt, Johnson and James Ramsey each drove in two runs on Friday.

Making his third straight appearance, Daniel Bennett came out of the bullpen and once again factored in the decision as he worked 2.0 scoreless innings to move to 5-1 on the year. Bennett allowed just one hit and did not issue a walk as he struck out three.

"Not really," said Bennett on being nervous to start the ninth inning. "We knew we had a big lefty coming up first and I had to be careful with him -- don't really give him anything to put a good swing on. After I got that out I got a lot of confidence. I just tried to let them put the ball in play and have our defense make plays. I was trying to be myself, that's basically what my game plan was."

Florida State jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after just two innings to only see it slowly vanish by a Vanderbilt team that scored runs in five straight innings between the fourth and eighth innings. The Commodores took the lead for the first time on Friday on a solo home run by Jason Esposito in the seventh.

"I think Vanderbilt showed what they are all about today when we go up 6-0 and certainly we knew there was a lot of baseball left," said head coach Mike Martin. "They really showed what they're about by coming back and not only tying the game but going ahead. It was a clear display of fight on their part and certainly I was pleased with the fight in our guys when we fell behind to not feel sorry for ourselves and turned around and got some key hits. It was a heck of a ball game. No errors. If you like high scoring games I guess you liked that one.

After the Noles tied it up in the bottom half of the inning on a sac-fly by Ramsey, Vanderbilt went on top for the second time on Friday on a solo home run off the bat of Mike Yastrzemski in the eighth. The son of former Seminole outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (1980-83), the Commodore left fielder took a 0-1 pitch from Geoff Parker over the fence in right for his third round tripper of the season.

Both starting pitchers did not factor in the decision on Friday afternoon. FSU's Sean Gilmartin went 4.2 innings allowing four runs on 10 hits as he walked one and struck out four. After not allowing a run through the first three innings, the Commodores broke through with four runs over the next 1.2 innings off the sophomore southpaw.

Vandy's Taylor Hill was roughed up for six runs in the first two innings before settling down and not allowing a runner past first base over the next three innings. After giving up a two-run home run to Johnson in the second, Hill retired 11 of the next 12 batters that he faced including seven straight before issuing a walk to Stuart Tapley to start the bottom of the sixth.

Florida State ran out to the early lead on Friday afternoon scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. Holt led things off with an infield single to short and moved to second as McGee drew a one-out walk. Ramsey drove in the game's first run plating Holt from second on a base hit through the right side. With runners at the corners, Stephen Cardullo registered the second run of the inning scoring McGee on a sac-fly to center.

The Commodores registered their first hit of the game in the top of the second as Curt Casali lined a base hit to right center just beyond the outstretched glove of Travis. But he was erased from the base paths just three pitches later as Gilmartin got Andrew Giobbi to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles added to their lead with four more runs in the second to take a 6-0 advantage. Boyd and Travis opened the inning with back-to-back singles and moved 90 feet on a sac-bunt by Rafael Lopez. All four runs came on the next two pitches as Holt lined a double off the fence in right center scoring Boyd and Travis. Johnson followed taking the first pitch from Hill over the fence in right for his ninth home-run of the season and a 6-0 Florida State lead. It was the third straight game in which Johnson has homered.

Gilmartin recorded consecutive strikeouts to start the top of the third but found himself in trouble as Vanderbilt loaded the bases on a double off the fence in right center by Connor Harrell, an infield single by Brian Harris and a walk to Anthony Gomez. After a visit to the mound by Martin, Gilmartin got Aaron Westlake to pop up to Cardullo at short for the final out of the inning.

Vanderbilt got on the board in the fourth on a solo shot by Casali. The Commodore designated hitter took the first pitch from Gilmartin over the fence in right for his eighth home run of the season and second hit of the afternoon. Vandy kept the pressure on putting runners at the corners with one out as Giobbi doubled to center and Loftus singled to right. But Gilmartin once again got an inning ending double play to keep the Seminole lead at 6-1 as Yastrzemski hit a groundball to Boyd at first, who turned the 3-6-3 double play.

The Commodores strung together four consecutive two-out hits in the fifth to cut the Seminole lead to 6-4. After singles by Gomez and Westlake, Esposito hammered a 3-2 pitch from Gilmartin with the runners moving to center for a two-run double. Casali followed with his third hit in as many at-bats lacing an RBI double down the left field line to bring Vanderbilt within two. The hit ended the afternoon for Gilmartin after 4.2 innings of work.

Geoff Parker came in out of the bullpen and got Giobbi to hit a soft grounder back toward the mound for the final out of the inning.

The Commodores continued to chip away at the lead adding two more runs in the sixth off Parker to even the game at six runs apiece. Joe Loftus led off the inning with a solo shot to right. The sophomore right fielder took a 0-2 offering from Parker over the fence in right for his eighth home run of the season. Yastrzemski followed with a double to straight away center as Holt misjudged the ball taking his first step in before retreating back to the wall. Parker than recorded a strikeout of Harrell and got Harris to fly out to Travis in foul ground. But Gomez would tie the game dropping a bloop single to right to erase FSU's six-run lead.

Tapley drew a walk from Hill to leadoff the bottom of the sixth prompting a Vanderbilt pitching change. Richie Goodenow entered out of the pen and on the first offering from the junior southpaw, Boyd connected on a hard hit ball to the left of third base that Esposito came through with a fantastic diving catch. He immediately got to his feet and threw over to first to double up Tapley.

Vanderbilt grabbed its first lead of the game in the seventh as Esposito lead off the inning with a solo shot to left center. The home run was his 11th of the season to give the Commodores a 7-6 lead.

The Seminoles answered right back with a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 7-7. Johnson and McGee put together back-to-back singles and moved up a base on a wild pitch by Goodenow with Ramsey at the plate. On the very next pitch, the Seminole right fielder tied the game sending a sac-fly to center to score Johnson from third.

The tie was short lived as Vanderbilt regained the lead on its fourth home run of the afternoon. On a 0-1 pitch from Parker, Yastrzemski smacked his third home run of the season over the right field fence to give the Commodores an 8-7 lead.

Parker would leave after 2.1 innings giving way to Bennett. Parker was charged with four runs on five hits as he did not walk a batter and struck out three. The junior right hander also gave up three home runs.

Florida State and Vanderbilt will square-off in game two of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Saturday, June 12 with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  2   2  0  0  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  2  2   2  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  2   1  1  0  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  1   2  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  0  0   1  0  1  3  5
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        4  2  3   1  0  0 10  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  4
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  9 12   9  2  4 27 12
Opp                              41  8 16   8  1 10 26 10

2B - Opp-5, FSU-Tyler Holt (25)
HR - Opp-4, FSU-Sherman Johnson (9), Mike McGee (15), Jayce Boyd (7)
SH - FSU-Rafael Lopez (2)
SF - FSU-James Ramsey (6), Stephen Cardullo (5)
SB - FSU-James Ramsey (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin                  4.2 10  4  4  1  4
Geoff Parker                    2.1  5  4  4  0  3
Daniel Bennett       W (5-1)    2.0  1  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0 16  8  8  1 10
Opp                  L          8.2 12  9  9  2  4


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VANDERBILT 6, FLORIDA STATE 2
06/12/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Vanderbilt Forces A Game Three.

The Seminoles commit three errors in falling to the Commodores in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - And then there was one...the Tallahassee Super Regional will come down to one final game on Sunday, June 13 as No. 12 Florida State (46-18) fell to Vanderbilt (46-19) 6-2 Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The loss snapped FSU's seven game winning streak, while the winner on Sunday will advance to the College World Series.

"I'm very pleased with the effort from our guys," said head coach Mike Martin. "We just came up a little short. What advantage we had we know now is gone by the board and it's a so called level, even situation and you again have to say to Vanderbilt 'Well done,' they did an outstanding job."

The Seminoles fell victim to three fielding miscues in game two as the three errors combined led to three runs. Two of those three errors occurred in the first inning as the first two Vanderbilt hitters reached on back-to-back errors.

The Commodores ran out to an early 3-0 lead and used a quality start from Sonny Gray (10-5) to keep the Seminoles hitters at bay. The sophomore right hander went 6.0 innings allowing two runs on seven hits as he walked two and struck out a pair.

"You really have to take your hat off to Sonny Gray," added Martin. "He did a tremendous job today for Vanderbilt. He was an impressive pitcher and outstanding athlete and he really shut us down. A real credit to him."

Gray twice avoided trouble in the fourth and sixth innings inducing a pair of double plays including one that ended the inning in the fourth. He was also the recipient of a put out at the plate in the sixth in which right fielder Joe Loftus threw a one bouncer to catcher Andrew Giobbi to gun down Jayce Boyd and keep the Vanderbilt lead at 3-2.

The loss spoiled a great outing by FSU starter Brian Busch who worked a season-high 7.0 innings in falling to 5-2 on the year. The sophomore southpaw gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits as he walked two and struck out two. After giving up two unearned runs in the first inning, Busch allowed just one more run that coming on a solo home by Jason Esposito in the third. From the fourth to seventh innings, Busch did not allow runner to advance to third while getting two inning ending line-out double plays along the way.

"I'm very proud of these two sophomores sitting at this table," said Martin. "The sophomore to my right [Busch] has really shown what he is all about given the seven full innings of well pitched baseball. I am very, very proud of the way he showed determination and character and really pitched well."

The Seminoles finished game two out hitting the Commodores 10-8 as James Ramsey, Stephen Cardullo and Rafael Lopez each registered two hits. Jayce Boyd and Lopez accounted for the only two RBI in the game with Boyd's coming on a solo home run in the fifth.

Vanderbilt took advantage of some defensive miscues by the Seminoles in the bottom of the first to run out to an early 2-0 lead. The first two Commodore batters reached as a result of back-to-back errors first by Cardullo at short and then Busch on a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt. Aaron Westlake brought across the first run of the game scoring Brian Harris from third on an RBI groundout at short. With two outs, Curt Casali drove in Anthony Gomez on a double off the fence in right center to give Vandy a two-run lead.

The Seminoles put a pair of runners on in the second but left them stranded as Vanderbilt starter Sonny Gray got Boyd to ground into a fielder's choice putout at third and then Devon Travis to groundout to first for the final out of the inning. Cardullo registered the first Seminole hit of the game lacing a base hit back up the middle. Stuart Tapley followed with a one-out walk.

The Commodores added to their lead in the third with another two-out run as Esposito connected on a solo shot to give Vanderbilt a 3-0 advantage. The sophomore third baseman took the first pitch from Busch over the wall in center for his 12th home run of the season and second of the Super Regional.

FSU looked to crack the scoreboard in the fourth as Ramsey and Cardullo reached on a base hit and a fielding error at third, respectively. But Gray got Tapley to ground into an inning ending double play to keep the Vanderbilt lead at three.

The Seminoles finally pushed across a run in the fifth as Boyd connected on his eighth home run of the season and second of the tournament to cut the Vanderbilt lead to 3-1. The freshman first baseman took a 2-2 pitch from Gray over the fence in right center.

FSU looked to add more in the fifth as Lopez singled through the right side and Johnson was hit by a pitch with two outs. Gray would keep the Vanderbilt lead in tact as he forced Mike McGee to ground out to third for the final out of the inning.

Florida State cut the deficit to one on a two-out single by Lopez. Ramsey began the inning with a single through the left side but was quickly erased from the base paths as Cardullo grounded into a double play. The Seminoles attempted to put together a two-out rally as Tapley and Boyd drew back-to-back walks, while Travis kept the inning alive as he beat out an infield single to third diving to touch the bag at first just ahead of the throw. The play by Travis was huge as Lopez followed with an RBI single to right to score Tapley. Boyd tried to score from second on the play but was thrown out at the plate on a nice one hop throw by Loftus to close out the inning.

Vanderbilt came right out of the gates in the bottom half of the inning looking to increase its lead as Westlake led off the inning with a single through the left side, followed by a walk to Esposito. After a visit to the mound by Martin, Busch got Casali to push a bunt back to the mound where he threw over to third to get the lead runner and the first out of the inning. Two pitches later, Busch got out of the inning unscathed as he got Giobbi to line out to short for an inning ending double play. Cardullo snared the line drive and flipped over to Travis at second for the third out.

The Commodores added some breathing room in the eighth plating three runs to push their lead to 6-2. All three runs came off Daniel Bennett with two of those runs being earned as the Seminoles were charged with their third error of the game in the inning. With runners at first and second and one out, Casali drilled an RBI double off the top of the wall in right center plating Gomez from second.

The hit prompted a pitching change as Martin went to the bullpen and called on Scott Sitz. On the first batter that he faced, Giobbi laid down a safety squeeze to bring home Esposito. But Sitz could not pick up the ball cleanly resulting in the third FSU error of the game. Casali brought home the third run of the inning on a two-out RBI single to left by Mike Yastrzemski.

Grayson Garvin pitched the final three innings as he scattered just three hits over that span to earn his first save of the season. The sophomore southpaw kept the Seminoles off the scoreboard and did not issue a walk as he finished the game with three strikeouts.

Florida State and Vanderbilt will square-off in the third and final game of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Sunday, June 13 with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  1  5
Stuart Tapley           DH        2  1  0   0  2  1  0  0
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  1  1   1  1  0 11  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  4
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  2   1  0  1  3  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  3
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  0
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FSU                              34  2 10   2  3  6 24 13
Opp                              30  6  8   6  3  3 27 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brian Busch (1), Scott Sitz (1), Stephen Cardullo (20)
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd (8)
HBP - FSU-Sherman Johnson (6)
SH - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1

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Brian Busch          L (5-2)    7.0  5  3  1  2  2
Daniel Bennett                  0.1  2  3  2  1  1
Scott Sitz                      0.2  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0  8  6  3  3  3
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  2  2  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE 7, VANDERBILT 6
06/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Reional Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Headed To Omaha.

Sherman Johnson drives in four runs including a three-run double in the eighth to pace the Seminoles to a victory over Vanderbilt.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State is going back! For the 20th time in school history, the Seminoles are headed to Omaha. Twelfth-ranked Florida State (47-18) secured a spot in the College World Series with a 7-6 victory over No. 17 Vanderbilt (46-20) Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 4,225 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles led throughout but had to hold off a relentless Commodore squad that scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying run at first. But Mike McGee slammed the door shut striking out Joe Loftus for the final out of the game.

"I am very appreciative of the class that Vanderbilt University showed; that is an outstanding baseball team that really showed resolve, character all weekend," said head coach Mike Martin. "It's very commendable and I can see why everybody is so pleased with Tim Corbin and the job he has done at Vanderbilt."

Sherman Johnson provided the cushion the Seminoles needed as the sophomore third baseman hit a two-out bases clearing double in the top of the eighth to give FSU a four-run lead.

"The first pitch was a change up and I swung through it," said Johnson. "It was a good pitch. The second pitch was a slider. Kind of battled back and he threw a fastball away and he came back with a change-up. The first time I didn't really see it but the second time I saw it. And I hit it."

The Noles kept the pressure on Vanderbilt reliever Richie Goodenow following a 58 minute lightning delay and with Jayce Boyd on at second after coming through with a double to left center before play was halted. On his first offering, Goodenow hit Rafael Lopez in the back.

Vanderbilt then went to the bullpen and brought on Chase Reid. The junior right hander retired the first two batters that he faced as Devon Travis advanced the runners on a sac-bunt, while Ohmed Danesh struck out swinging. An intentional walk to Tyler Holt loaded the bases for Johnson who came through with the big two-out hit. On a 2-2 offering from Reid, Johnson connected on his first hit of the game lacing a double to the gap in right center clearing the base and giving FSU a 7-3 lead.

McGee retired the side in order in the bottom of the eighth, while the Seminoles went in order in the ninth.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Commodores got things started as pinch hitter Riley Reynolds drew a leadoff walk. Brian Harris then followed with a single up the middle before McGee registered the first out of the ninth getting Anthony Gomez to strike out swinging. Aaron Westlake stepped in and closed the gap to 7-4 as he registered an RBI double down the line in right. McGee would once again settle in and got Jason Esposito swinging on three pitches for out number two. Designated hitter Curt Casali brought the Commodores within one of the lead as he drove in Harris and Westlake on a two-out single to right. But McGee would keep the lead in tact as he got Loftus swinging on strikes to end the game.

"I don't even know what I was thinking; I tried to refocus," said McGee. "I knew if I made my pitches I would be okay and I had one more out to get."

McGee would finish the game working 2.1 innings, his longest stint as a reliever, to earn his 12th save of the season. The junior right hander entered the ball game with two outs and two runners on in the seventh. Despite hitting the first batter that he faced, McGee would get Casali swinging on strikes for the first of five strikeouts on the afternoon.

Sean Gilmartin (9-7) came out of the bullpen for the second time this year to pick up the win. Gilmartin went 3.1 innings allowing two runs on five hits as he struck out one and did not walk a batter.

FSU starter Geoff Parker gave the Seminoles a good outing going 3.1 innings allowing a run on two hits as he walked two and struck out four in earning the no decision.

Johnson was the big RBI guy for the Seminoles on Sunday as he finished with a game-high four.

Tyler Holt was 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI as he reached base on all five plate appearances drawing walks in each of his last three at-bats.

Boyd continued his torrid hitting at the plate recording his third, three-hit game of the postseason finishing the afternoon 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of singles. The freshman first baseman hit .545 during Regional & Super Regional play recording 12 hits with two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and four RBI. He was also perfect from the field in 65 chances.

Travis tied a career-high with two hits as he registered doubles in his first two at-bats of the afternoon.

"To these men up here, you've got one guy (Sean Gilmartin) that came here from California wanting this opportunity; the guy beside him (Tyler Holt) had been once and suffered disappointment last year and was a huge leader on our team. What do you say about Michael (McGee) and the job he's done and we kind of extended him today and he got out there and got it done. Then to see these two young men (Sherman Johnson and Jayce Boyd) - one didn't even play much last year (Johnson) I think he pinch ran in one of the Super Regional games that we played yet he came up today with one of the biggest hits of the year when you are clinging to a one run lead and you are extending your closer longer than you have and Boyd who hit the ball hard all day long and has really played a great first base. These young men - some will be future leaders and some are leaders already," said Martin.

"It was a great weekend for all of us," added Martin.

With the win, the Seminoles kept their perfect record on Sunday's in tact moving to 17-0 on the year including 10-0 at home.

Florida State wasted very little time in getting runners on base in game three as Holt took the first pitch from Vanderbilt starter Jack Armstrong (7-4) up the middle for a leadoff base hit. McGee was then hit by a pitch on a 3-2 count to put runners at first and second with one out. But on the very next pitch, Armstrong got out of the inning as he forced James Ramsey into an inning ending double play.

Parker issued a one out walk to Gomez in the bottom half of the inning, but it would not faze the junior right hander as he got Westlake to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles broke through first on Sunday plating four runs in the top of the second to stake to a 4-0 lead. Stephen Cardullo got things going taking the first pitch from Armstrong out of the park to left center for his 10th home run of the season and second of the NCAA Tournament. Following a strikeout of Boyd, the next three Seminole batters reached to load the base and chase Armstrong from the game. Rafael Lopez singled to right, Travis followed with a double inside the bag at third and then Danesh drew a walk ending the afternoon for the Commodore starter.

Vanderbilt went to the pen and brought on Drew Hayes. Holt greeted the senior right hander with a two-run double to the gap in right center plating Lopez and Travis for a 3-0 lead. Johnson drove in Danesh for the fourth run of the inning on an RBI groundout to first.

A single by Mike Yastrzemski to begin the bottom of the third went to no avail as Parker registered back-to-back fly outs and then got Brian Harris swinging on strikes for the third out of the inning.

Florida State missed a golden opportunity to add to its lead leaving the bases loaded in the top of the fourth. Travis led off the inning ripping a double off the wall in left, while Holt and McGee each drew a walk. With two-outs, Hayes got out of the jam getting Ramsey to fly to center.

The Commodores drew within three of the Seminole lead plating a run in the fourth. After Parker issued a hit-by-pitch and a walk to the first two batters that he faced, Esposito registered an RBI single on a well executed hit and run. Two batters later Parker loaded the bases as he hit Loftus on the hands. With the bases loaded, Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Gilmartin for his second relief appearance of the season.

Gilmartin left the bases loaded as he got Mike Yastrzemski swinging on strikes and Andrew Giobbi to ground out to third to maintain FSU's 4-1 lead.

Connor Harrell led off the bottom of the fifth for the Commodores with a single to left center but was quickly eliminated from the base paths as Gilmartin got Harris to ground into a double play. Gomez popped up to second for the third out as Gilmartin faced the minimum in the fifth.

Vanderbilt dwindled the Florida State lead to one scoring two in the bottom of the seventh off Gilmartin. The first two Vandy batters to the plate reached as Yastrzemski and Giobbi registered back-to-back singles. Three pitches later Harrell sent a line drive to left field that Danesh fielded and threw on to Cardullo at second who completed the double play.

But Gilmartin could not get out of the jam as he hit Harris with a pitch and then gave up back-to-back RBI hits to Gomez and Westlake. Gomez singled through the left side to drive in Giobbi and then Westlake drilled a 2-2 pitch from Gilmartin off the screen in right to cut the Seminole lead to 4-3.

Martin went to the bullpen for the second time on the afternoon and brought on McGee. After getting ahead in the count to Esposito, the junior right hander hit the Commodore third baseman with an inside fastball to load the bases. But McGee would leave the runners stranded as he got Casali swinging on strikes for the third out of the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  2   2  3  0  0  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        5  0  1   4  0  0  1  3
Mike McGee              DH-P      3  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   1  1  0  2  3
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  1  3   0  0  1  9  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  1   0  0  1 10  1
Devon Travis            2B        3  1  2   0  0  0  3  2
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  0   0  1  2  1  1
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7 11   7  6  6 27 11
Opp                              35  6 10   6  3 10 27 10

E - FSU-Sean Gilmartin (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (26), Sherman Johnson (15), Jayce Boyd (13), Devon Travis 2 (8)
HR - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (10)
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Mike McGee (9), Rafael Lopez (7)
SH - FSU-Devon Travis (10)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (30)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Stephen Cardullo (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Geoff Parker                    3.1  2  1  1  2  4
Sean Gilmartin       W (9-7)    3.1  5  2  2  0  1
Mike McGee           Sv(12)     2.1  3  3  3  1  5
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FSU                             9.0 10  6  6  3 10
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TEXAS CHRISTIAN 8, FLORIDA STATE 1
06/19/2010, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To TCU At CWS.

Seminoles fall in first games to Horned Frogs, 8-1.

OMAHA, NE - Florida State was limited to four hits and left nine runners on base in an 8-1 loss to TCU in the first game of the 2010 College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Seminoles will now play Monday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. EST against the loser of Saturday night's game between Florida and UCLA in an elimination game. That game will be televised by ESPN2.

The Seminoles were led by four different players who had one hit each and their bullpen that allowed two runs and struck out six in five innings pitched. Sean Gilmartin, Florida State's starting pitcher in game one, was tagged with the loss. He fell to 9-8 on the year.

If you had told me that we were going to get four hits in 27 outs, and one run, I think I would have discussed it with you," said head coach Mike Martin. "You really gotta take your hat off to TCU. They did a great job. After we got the first couple of guys on, we had a runner on third and nobody out. That's just a credit to TCU. They did a great job of playing defense and making quality pitches. And that's a ball game that you can analyze. From our side, we didn't make an error. You might just say we got our butts whipped, plain and simple."

Florida State struck first as Tyler Holt, the Seminoles' lead off hitter, lined the first pitch of the game into left for a single. He scored the first run of the 2010 College World Series on an infield hit by Sherman Johnson and a subsequent throwing error by TCU third baseman Jantzen Witte. Witte's throw went up the line into right field allowing Holt to score and Johnson to advance to third.

TCU answered quickly in its half of the first of inning. The Horned Frogs banded together six hits, including two doubles, as five of their first six batters to come to the plate not only reached base but came around to score. A total of four different TCU players earned RBI hits in the inning: leftfielder Jason Coats smacked a two RBI double into left field; designated hitter Joe Weik dropped an RBI single into left field, shortstop Taylor Featherston drove a run home with a sacrifice fly and center fielder Aaron Shultz gave TCU a 5-1 lead with a run scoring single.

The Horned Frogs sent nine men to the plate and were four for five with runners in scoring position in their half of the first inning.

TCU starting pitcher Matt Purke (15-0) settled down quickly after allowing the first two batters he faced reach base. He retired seven straight Seminoles from the first through the third innings and faced one batter over the minimum in the second and third innings. After allowing the first two Seminole batters of the game to reach base via singles, he held Florida State hitless in the second through fifth innings.

Purke was removed after pitching seven innings. He allowed one run, unearned, on only four hits and struck out seven. It marked the 10th time this season he has pitched into or beyond the seventh inning.

The Horned Frogs upped their lead to 6-1 in the third inning when Witte scored on a sacrifice bunt by Shultz. Witte led off the inning with on one of three walks issued on the day by Gilmartin.

Gilmartin was replaced by sophomore Hunter Scantling to begin the fourth inning. It was Gilmartin's shortest outing of the year in 17 appearances (15 as a starter and two in relief) as he allowed six runs (all earned) on eight hits while striking out one batter.

"They were just putting the bat on the ball," said Gilmartin. "I don't really know how many balls they hit hard in that first inning, but I also got behind the count. So that didn't really help me out at all. It's been what's happening with me all year long pretty much," said Gilmartin. "Get ahead in the count 0 2, 1 2, and then not finishing things off. Obviously I have to get better at that."

Scantling was promptly greeted by a one out home run off the bat of TCU catcher Bryan Holaday to make the score 7-1. It was Holaday's 14th home run of the season.

Purke and relief pitcher Eric Marshall effectively shut down the Seminoles after they scored in the first inning. After the first, the Seminoles had their leadoff runner reach base only four times, advanced only two runners as far as third base and left seven runners on base.

"He (Purke) used all three pitches well," said Holt. "We didn't help ourselves out a lot. I think it's a totally different ball game if we're more patient and better not swinging at that stuff that's in the dirt. But that's what happens when you have good stuff. It looks like it's in the zone, then it comes out. That first inning killed us and then it kind of went on from there."

Defensively, five Seminole relief pitchers held the Horned Frogs to two runs and only five hits after the first inning. The quartet of Robert Benincasa, John Gast, Scott Sitz and Tyler Everett allowed a total of two hits, one run and six base runners in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Gast was able to pitch out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth inning by striking out TCU first baseman Matt Curry.

TCU scored its final run of the game to make the score 8-1 on an RBI single by Coats that scored right fielder Brance Rivera. Rivera had reached base on a single to lead off the inning off Everett.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
James Ramsey            RF        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        3  0  0   0  1  0 12  1
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  0  7  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  2
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Robert Benincasa      P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Scott Sitz            P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  1  4   0  6  8 24 11
Opp                              28  8 11   8  7  7 27 15

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-2
3B - Opp-1
SH - Opp-4
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (9-8)    3.0  8  6  6  3  1
Hunter Scantling                2.0  1  1  1  0  3
Robert Benincasa                0.0  0  0  0  2  0
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Scott Sitz                      1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  2  1  1  0  0
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FSU                             8.0 11  8  8  7  7
Opp                  W          9.0  4  1  0  6  8


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FLORIDA STATE 8, FLORIDA 5
06/21/2010, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Eliminates UF From CWS.

Tyler Holt and Jayce Boyd paced the Seminoles with three hits each in Monday's victory over the Gators.

OMAHA, NE - Florida State got home runs from Tyler Holt, Mike McGee and Stephen Cardullo and held off a ninth inning rally by Florida to defeat the Gators, 8-5, in an elimination game at the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Seminoles advance to play TCU (which lost to UCLA Monday night) on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., while the Gators were the first team eliminated from the CWS.

Florida State improved to 48-19 while Florida ended their season with a record of 47-17. Sophomore Brian Busch earned the victory and raised his record to 6-2 while Hudson Randall suffered the loss for the Gators. His record is now 8-4. Mike McGee earned his 13th save of the season.

The Seminoles took an 8-2 lead into the ninth inning and held on to gain the 8-5 victory. McGee, who earned his 13th save of the season, got Gator catcher Mike Zunino to line into a double play with the bases loaded to end the game. He entered the game with one out and a runner on third in the ninth inning. Despite loading the bases as he surrendered a single hit a better he closed out the win with the double play.

Holt and Jayce Boyd paced the Seminole offense with three hits each, while McGee tied a season-high driving in four runs.

Florida scored first in the top half of the first inning. After back-to-back walks to shortstop Nolan Fontana and second baseman Josh Adams - the Gators' first two batters of the game - designated hitter Austin Maddox drove home Fontana with a run scoring single to left field.

Florida State responded quickly in the bottom of the first off of Randall to eliminate the Gator lead. Center fielder Tyler Holt, the Seminoles' leadoff hitter, hit his 13th home run of the season to center to tie the game at 1-1.

Florida State struck with the long ball again in its half of the third inning as McGee hit a three-run home run to put Florida State up 4-1. Scoring on his home run to left were Holt and third baseman Sherman Jonson who had both reach base via walks. It was the team-leading 16th home run of the season for McGee.

McGee's home run and subsequent single by right fielder James Ramsey chased Hudson after just 2.1 innings. It was Hudson's second shortest start of the season. Hudson was replaced by Brian Johnson, who allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base to load the bases, but struck out Seminole second baseman Devin Travis to end the threat.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the fourth with one run. Holt scored his third run of the game on a squeeze bunt by McGee with one out to put Florida State up 5-1. Holt had reached base on a single for his second hit in the first four innings of the game.

After allowing the first batter of the game to score for the Gators, Busch quickly settled into a grove. He did not allow a hit, faced the minimum amount of batters in the second, third and fourth innings and retired eight straight batters at one point in time.

Florida caught up to Busch in the top of the fifth inning as it closed the gap to 5-2 on a home run to right by right fielder Jonathan Pigott. Busch was lifted in favor of Geoff Parker with one out in the top of the sixth. He pitched 5.1 innings, allowed two runs (both were earned) and only two hits while striking out three, walking four and hitting one batter.

Florida State increased its lead to 6-3 on a home run to deep centerfield by shortstop Stephen Cardullo. It was his 11th of the season and the third of the game for Seminoles - the second time in the last three games the Seminoles had hit three home runs.

The home runs by Holt, McGee and Cardullo marked the second time this season those three players had hit a home run in the same game. All three players went yard against Boston College in an 11-6 win in the second game of a double header victory over the Eagles on May 9.

Cardullo's home run chased Johnson from the pitching mound for the Gators in favor of Anthony DeSclafani. Johnson lasted 3.1 innings and allowed two runs (both earned) and six hits while stroking out three and walking two.

The Seminole batters immediately went to work on DeSclafani. A single by first baseman Jayce Boyd followed by a sacrifice bunt by Stuart Tapley, and a fly out to right by Travis allowed Holt to come up with a bloop single to right to score Boyd and increase the Seminoles' lead to 7-2. Holt's hit spelled the end of DeSclafani in favor of Kevin Chapman. Chapman got third baseman Sherman Johnson to ground out to end the inning.

Parker was outstanding in relief of Busch. He did not allow a run in 2.1 innings pitched while allowing only four hits and striking out one. He allowed only one runner past second base before leaving the game in favor of reliever Daniel Bennett. Bennett closed out the Gators' half of the eighth inning without throwing a pitch as he caught Jonathan Pigott too far off first base ending the inning with a picked off/caught stealing.

Florida State closed out its scoring on an RBI single by Boyd that scored McGee and increased the Seminoles' lead to 8-2 in its half of the eighth inning.

Florida made the game interesting in the ninth as they loaded the bases on a walk, a single and an error by Cardullo. All three runners scored on a bases clearing double by Preston Tucker that eluded Boyd who was playing close to the line to bring the score to 8-5.

Following the double, Bennett was removed in favor of McGee who came into pitch after playing left field for the first 8.1 innings of the game. McGee surrendered a single to Austin Maddox and hit Matt den Decker to load the bases. But McGee induced a lineout to Cardullo at shortstop off the bat of catcher Mike Zunino, who flipped on to Travis at second for the game ending double play.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  3  3   2  1  0  4  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  2  2   4  0  1  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        5  0  1   0  0  2  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  2   1  0  1  3  4
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  1  3   1  0  0  6  2
Sean Gilmartin          DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stuart Tapley         PH-DH     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Justin Gonzalez       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  2
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
Brian Busch             P                            1  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  1
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FSU                              37  8 14   8  3  6 27 10
Opp                              36  5 10   5  4  5 24  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (9), Stephen Cardullo (21)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (15), Jayce Boyd (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (13), Mike McGee (16), Stephen Cardullo (11)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (8)
SH - FSU-Mike McGee (1), Stuart Tapley (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Brian Busch          W (6-2)    5.1  2  2  2  4  3
Geoff Parker                    2.1  4  0  0  0  1
Daniel Bennett                  0.2  3  3  2  0  1
Mike McGee           Sv(13)     0.2  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 10  5  4  4  5
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TEXAS CHRISTIAN 11, FLORIDA STATE 7
06/23/2010, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Season Ends With Loss To TCU.

Sherman Johnson and Stephen Cardullo register three hits each in the loss to the Horned Frogs.

OMAHA, NE - TCU (53-13) overcame a five-run deficit and scored eight runs in the eighth inning to defeat Florida State (48-20) in an elimination game at the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The big blow from TCU came in the eighth inning as Matt Curry connected on a grand slam giving the Horned Frogs a 9-7 lead that they did not surrender to the Seminoles over the final two innings. TCU will now face UCLA in another elimination game on Friday at 3:30 p.m. while the Seminoles' season comes to a close.

Erik Miller earned the win for TCU moving to 1-1 on the year, while Mike McGee suffered the loss, his first of the season, as his record fell to 4-1.

Stephen Cardullo and Sherman Johnson paced the Seminole offense with three hits each, while both Johnson and McGee connected on back-to-back solo shots in the first inning. Eight of the nine starters in the Seminoles starting line-up registered at least one hit.

The Seminole defense committed a season-high five errors on Wednesday night as 10 of the 11 runs scored by the Horned Frogs were unearned to the team.

Johnson opened the scoring for the Seminoles in the bottom of the first inning as he hit his 10th home run of the season into the right centerfield bleacher seats with one out. His home run was followed immediately by a home run into the left field bleacher seats by McGee. It was McGee's 17th home run of the season to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

TCU tied the game in the top of the third with help from the Seminole infield. Centerfielder Aaron Shultz reached base on a fielding error at shortstop by Cardullo and scored on an errant pick-off attempt at first base by Seminole pitcher John Gast to make the score 2-1. The Horned Frogs tied the game on an RBI single to center by Curry that scored catcher Bryan Holaday. Because of the two errors during the inning, both runs were unearned.

Florida State re-took the lead in the bottom of the third as a two-out RBI triple by right fielder James Ramsey scored Johnson who had earlier singled to center. Ramsey quickly scored to up the Seminoles' lead to 4-2 on a single to the left side of the infield by Cardullo. Another errant pickoff attempt - this time by Horned Frog starter Steven Maxwell - sent Cardullo to third and sent Maxwell to the dugout in favor of relief Tyler Lockwood.

Florida State also went to the bullpen to start the fourth as Gast was replaced with Daniel Bennett. Gast pitched three innings and allowed two unearned runs and three hits while striking out three and walking one.

Florida State tacked on three more runs in the fifth to increase its lead. The Seminoles upped their lead to 5-2 on a sacrifice fly by Cardullo scoring Tyler Holt who led off the fifth inning with a single - his first hit of the game. A two-out, two-run double by first baseman Jayce Boyd to the gap in right center upped Florida State's lead to 7-2. Scoring on Boyd's double were Johnson (his third run of the game) and Ramsey (his second run of the game) who had both reached base on walks earlier in the inning.

As the Florida State bats went to work, Bennett continued to shutdown the Horned Frogs' bats. In his first three innings of work, he did not allow a run, faced only three batters over the minimum, gave up only one hit and struck out three.

TCU finally got to Bennett with one out in the top of the seventh as Jerome Pena hit his 10th home run of the season to right field to make the score 7-3. Bennett got himself out of a two-out and two-on jam by striking out pinch hitter Kyle Von Tungeln.

The Horned Frogs continued to chip away at the Seminoles' lead in thier half of the eighth inning. Geoff Parker started the inning and faced just three batters before being replaced by McGee after experiencing some discomfort in his right elbow after delivering a 2-2 offering to Brance Rivera.

Rivera would close the gap to 7-4 as McGee got the TCU right fielder to ground into an RBI fielder's choice put out at second scoring third baseman Jantzen Witte from third. Witte had reached base on the Seminoles' fifth error of the game.

After issuing a walk to Pena, McGee surrendered an RBI double to Holaday to cut the lead to 7-5. A second walk to Jason Coats loaded the bases for TCU. Curry then stepped in and after battling the count to 3-2 connected on a grand slam to straight away centerfield to put the Horned Frogs up 9-7.

After McGee gave up a single to pinch hitter Josh Elander he was replaced by Hunter Scantling. Scantling was greeted by a two-run home by Witte to make the score 11-7.

TCU scored eight runs in their half of the eight as all eight were charged as unearned runs to the team, while seven of those runs came with two outs.

Florida State refused to go quietly into the night as it loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth before McGee lined out to second base to end the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Sherman Johnson         3B        4  3  3   1  1  1  2  1
Mike McGee              LF-P      4  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
James Ramsey            RF        4  2  1   1  1  1  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  3   2  0  0  3  1
Jayce Boyd              1B        5  0  1   2  0  0  6  0
Sean Gilmartin          DH-LF     2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stuart Tapley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Scott Sitz            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Devon Travis            2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  4
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  1   0  0  2  8  0
John Gast               P                            0  1
  Daniel Bennett        P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
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FSU                              36  7 12   7  4  8 27  8
Opp                              40 11 11   9  6  8 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Gast (2), Sherman Johnson (10), Stephen Cardullo 2 (23), Jayce Boyd (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jayce Boyd (15)
3B - FSU-James Ramsey (6)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Sherman Johnson (10), Mike McGee (17)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (2)
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (6)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (21)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast                       3.0  3  2  0  1  3
Daniel Bennett                  4.0  3  1  1  2  5
Geoff Parker                    0.1  1  2  0  0  0
Mike McGee           L (4-1)    0.1  3  5  5  2  0
Hunter Scantling                0.1  1  1  1  0  0
Scott Sitz                      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0 11 11  7  6  8
Opp                  W          9.0 12  7  7  4  8


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