Baseball Swept by FSU in Tallahassee


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April 8, 2001


TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State won the series finale 6-1 to complete
the weekend sweep of No. 8 Clemson Sunday in front of 2,559 fans at Dick
Howser Stadium.


Clemson capitalized in the top of the first inning on three walks by
Florida State starter Robby Read. After getting Casey Stone to line out to
the short stop, Kyle Frank, Jeff Baker and Michael Johnson each reached by
walks. Read was then replaced by Daniel Hodges on the mound and got Jarrod
Schmidt to fly out to centerfield to score Frank on the sacrifice.


Florida State responded in the bottom half of the inning with a run of its
own thanks to three straight singles against Clemson starter Nick Glaser.
But after the tying run came across the plate, Glaser struck out the next
batter and then got Karl Jernigan to fly out to shallow right field where
Kyle Frank made an outstanding throw to catcher Steve Pyzik to end the inning.


Jeff Probst gave the Seminoles a 3-1 lead with a two-run home run in the
bottom of the second inning. His first homer of the year scored Nick Rogers
who had been hit by a pitch to start the inning. Glaser responded to strike
out the next batter but was pulled after giving up another single, the
Seminoles' fifth hit of the inning. Thomas Boozer came on in relief for 3
2/3 innings striking out two and allowing just one hit. Josh Cram entered
the game in the sixth inning with one out.


After Cram struck out Mike Futrell for the second out, Jernigan hit his
third home run of the season off the scoreboard in left field, extending
the Seminoles' lead to 4-1.


Rogers went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and one run scored to lead the Florida State
offense. Blair McCaleb was 2 for 3 and John-Ford Griffin was 2 for 4. No
Tigers had more than one hit and Schmidt knocked in the only run for Clemson.


Hodges went a career-long 7 2/3 innings allowing all five Clemson hits of
the game and no Clemson runs. He improved to 2-0 on the year. Clemson
starter Nick Glaser got his first loss of the season to drop his record to
3-1.


The Seminoles improved to 31-7 overall and 14-1 in the ACC, while the
Tigers' fourth loss in a row dropped them to 21-12 on the year and 5-4 in
ACC play.


Clemson returns to Doug Kingsmore Stadium Tuesday when it will play 14 of
its next 15 games. The Tigers will host Coastal Carolina on Tuesday and
Wednesday in a two-game series. Tuesday's game will begin at 7:15 PM and
will be broadcast solely on WGOG-FM (96.3) in Walhalla. Wednesday's meeting
will begin at 3:00 PM and will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network

  Clemson University 1 (21-12,5-4 ACC)          Florida State 6 (31-7,14-1
ACC)

  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                     AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Casey Stone lf.............  5  0  1  0       Bryan Zech 2b.............. 4  1  1  0
  Kyle Frank rf..............  1  1  0  0       John-Ford Griffin lf....... 4  1  2  0
   Chad Coder ph/cf..........  3  0  0  0       Ryan Barthelemy 1b......... 3  0  1  1
  Jeff Baker 3b..............  2  0  1  0       Mike Futrell dh............ 3  0  0  0
  Michael Johnson 1b.........  3  0  0  0        Richie Smith ph........... 0  1  0  0
  Jarrod Schmidt dh/rf.......  3  0  1  1       Karl Jernigan cf........... 4  1  1  1
  Khalil Greene ss...........  3  0  0  0       Nick Rogers rf............. 3  1  2  2
  Zane Green cf/rf...........  3  0  0  0       Jeff Probst ss............. 4  1  1  2
   Ryan Riley ph.............  1  0  0  0       Scott Toole 3b............. 3  0  0  0
  Russell Triplett 2b........  4  0  1  0       Blair McCaleb c............ 3  0  2  0
  Steve Pyzik c..............  3  0  1  0       Robby Read p............... 0  0  0  0
  Nick Glaser p..............  0  0  0  0        Daniel Hodges p........... 0  0  0  0
   Thomas Boozer p...........  0  0  0  0        Eric Roman p.............. 0  0  0  0
   Josh Cram p...............  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 31  1  5  1       Totals.....................31  6 10  6

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  Clemson University.. 100 000 000 -  1  5  0
  Florida State....... 120 001 02X -  6 10  2
  -------------------------------------------

  E - Zech(12); McCaleb(1). DP - Clemson 3; FSU 1. LOB - Clemson 10; FSU 4.
2B -
  Griffin(17); Rogers(9). HR - Jernigan(3); Probst(1). HBP - GREENE;
Barthelemy;
  Rogers. SF - SCHMIDT(6). SB - Rogers(7).

  Clemson University             IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Nick Glaser  L,3-1.........   1.2  5  3  3  0  2   0  0  1  0    9 10   1  1
  Thomas Boozer .............   3.2  1  0  0  0  2   0  0  1  0   10 11   2  5
  Josh Cram .................   2.2  4  3  3  1  3   0  0  0  0   12 13   2  3

  Florida State                  IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Robby Read ................   0.1  0  1  1  3  0   1  0  0  0    1  4   1  0
  Daniel Hodges  W,2-0.......   7.2  5  0  0  1  3   0  0  1  0   27 30  12  7
  Eric Roman ................   1.0  0  0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0    3  4   1  2

  WP - Read(3). HB - GLASER; BOOZER; Hodges. PB - PYZIK(5).

  Strikeouts - CODER 2; GREENE; Zech 2; Griffin; Futrell 2; Jernigan;
Toole. Walks -  FRANK; BAKER 2; JOHNSON; PYZIK; Smith.

  Umpires - Home:Scott Erby  1st:Scott Graham  3rd:Bryant Woodall
  Start: 1:01 PM   Time: 2:31   Attendance: 2559

Game 2:

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State held on in the ninth inning despite
Jeff Baker's second home run of the night to claim a 7-6 victory over No. 8
Clemson Saturday in front of a season-high 4,461 at Dick Howser Stadium.


After a fly out by Chad Coder, Baker sent one over the fence in left-center
field to pull within 7-6. Michael Johnson then reached on an error and
Jarrod Schmidt singled before reliever Justin Lord got Khalil Greene to pop
up to third base and got Zane Green to stirke out.


Florida State took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Scott Toole singled
to right field to score Karl Jernigan who had walked to lead off the
inning. Clemson moved ahead in the top of the third inning on a two-run
home run by Baker over the fence in right-center field. His 10th homer of
the season scored Casey Stone who boarded on a two-base error by Toole at
third base.


Jernigan responded for Florida State in the bottom of the inning with a
two-run shot over the left field fence to put the Seminoles back on top by
a score of 3-2. After a ground out and a fly out, Mike Futrell singled up
the middle to make Jernigan the go-ahead run. The Tigers moved ahead in the
top of the fourth on back-to-back doubles by Khalil Greene and Zane Green.
Russell Triplett walked and then Seth Miller popped to the pitcher up on a
bunt that would have moved Green and Triplett to second and third, but a
wild pitch ended up doing the same thing. Stone singled to score Green and
give Clemson a 4-3 lead.


But the Seminoles erupted for four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take
a 7-4 lead. Jernigan doubled for FSU's third hit of the inning to score
John-Ford Griffin, who led off the inning with a single. Nick Rogers scored
Futrell on a sacrifice fly to center field and then Toole and Richie each
singled to bring in Jernigan and Probst, who had reached on a walk.


Clemson got a run back in the seventh on back-to-back doubles for the
second time of the game, this time by Baker and Michael Johnson. Tiger bats
remained silent until Baker launched his second home run of the night to
pull Clemson within 7-6 in the top of the ninth.


Baker finished the night 4 for 5 with three RBIs and three runs scored
after belting a double and two home runs. The home runs were his 10th and
11th of the season. Zane Green was the only other Tiger with multiple hits.
He was 2 for 5 with one RBI and one run scored.


FSU reliever Matt Lynch got the win to improve to 4-1 this season. In 4 2/3
innings he allowed just one run off three hits with seven strike outs. FSU
starter Marc LaMacchia was pulled after just 3.1 innings after allowing
four runs (three earned) on five hits. Lord, who came on in relief in the
top of the ninth, picked up his ninth save of the season. Clemson starting
pitcher Matt Henrie lasted 4.0 innings giving up nine hits and six earned
runs. He gave up the tying run in the fifth inning before he was relieved.
With the loss he fell to 3-1 on the season.


Florida State is now 30-7 and 13-1 in the ACC and will go for a series
sweep of Clemson on Sunday. The Tigers are now 21-11 and 5-3 in the ACC.


The first pitch on Sunday will be at 1:00 PM. On the mound for the Tigers
will be senior Nick Glaser (3-0, 2.41 ERA). He will likely oppose sophomore
Robby Read (5-3, 4.34 ERA) for the Seminoles. The game will be broadcast on
the Clemson Tiger Network.

  Clemson University 6 (21-11,5-3 ACC)          Florida State 7 (30-7,13-1 ACC)

  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Casey Stone lf.............  5  1  1  1       Bryan Zech 2b.............. 5  0  0  0
  Kyle Frank rf..............  3  0  0  0       John-Ford Griffin lf....... 5  1  1  0
   Chad Coder ph/rf..........  2  0  0  0       Ryan Barthelemy 1b......... 5  0  1  0
  Jeff Baker 3b..............  5  3  4  3       Mike Futrell dh............ 3  2  2  0
  Michael Johnson 1b.........  5  0  1  1       Karl Jernigan cf........... 3  3  2  3
  Jarrod Schmidt dh/p........  5  0  1  0       Nick Rogers rf............. 3  0  0  1
  Khalil Greene ss...........  4  1  1  0       Jeff Probst ss............. 3  1  2  0
  Zane Green cf..............  5  1  2  1       Scott Toole 3b............. 3  0  3  2
  Russell Triplett 2b........  2  0  0  0       Tony Richie c.............. 4  0  1  1
  Seth Miller c..............  4  0  0  0       Marc LaMacchia p........... 0  0  0  0
  Matt Henrie p..............  0  0  0  0        Matt Lynch p.............. 0  0  0  0
   Kevin Lynn p..............  0  0  0  0        Justin Lord p............. 0  0  0  0
   Anthony, Urrico p.........  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 40  6 10  6       Totals.....................34  7 12  7

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  Clemson University.. 002 200 101 -  6 10  1
  Florida State....... 012 040 00X -  7 12  3
  -------------------------------------------

  E - STONE(1); Zech 2(11); Toole(9). DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Clemson 10; FSU
8. 2B -
  BAKER(8); JOHNSON(9); GREENE(8); GREEN(5); Jernigan(9). HR - BAKER 2(11);
  Jernigan(2). HBP - GREENE. SF - Rogers(3).

  Clemson University             IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Matt Henrie  L,3-1.........   4.1  9  6  6  2  0   0  0  0  0   21 23   4  8
  Kevin Lynn ................   0.2  2  1  0  1  1   0  0  0  0    3  5   1  0
  Anthony, Urrico ...........   0.2  0  0  0  1  1   0  0  0  0    2  3   1  0
  Jarrod Schmidt ............   2.1  1  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    8  8   5  1

  Florida State                  IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Marc LaMacchia ............   3.1  5  4  3  2  0   1  0  0  0   16 18   2  8
  Matt Lynch  W,5-1..........   4.2  3  1  1  0  7   0  0  1  0   18 19   5  2
  Justin Lord  S,9...........   1.0  2  1  1  0  1   0  0  0  0    6  6   2  0

  WP - LaMacchia(5). HB - Lynch.

  Strikeouts - STONE; FRANK; BAKER; SCHMIDT 2; GREEN 2; MILLER; Zech;
Barthelemy;  Rogers. Walks - TRIPLETT 2; Futrell; Jernigan; Probst; Toole.

  Umpires - Home:Bryant Woodall  1st:Scott Erby  3rd:Scott Graham
  Start: 7:08 PM   Time: 2:59   Attendance: 4461


TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ryan Barthelemy went 2 for 4 with four RBIs from a double and a triple to lift #5 Florida State in a 7-4 comeback win against #8 Clemson in front of a crowd of 4,180 at Dick Howser stadium.


Clemson posted three runs in the top of the second inning thanks to a
two-run home run by designated hitter Jarrod Schmidt. His seventh homer of
the season scored Chad Coder who had reached on a walk. Michael Johnson
scored the Tigers' first run when Coder stole second. The throw by FSU
second baseman Bryan Zech to the plate was errant and Johnson scored and
Coder advanced to third base.


Florida State scored one run in the bottom of the fourth when Clemson
starter Steve Reba balked to score Michael Futrell. The Seminoles led of
the inning with back-to-back base hits by Futrell and Karl Jernigan. Nick
Rogers reached on a fielder's choice that sent Futrell to third. Jernigan
was out on the play and then Reba balked to score Futrell and advance
Rogers to second. A ground out and a strike out got the Tigers out of the
inning.


John-Ford Griffin singled to lead off the fifth inning and then was knocked
in by Ryan Barthelemy who tripled to right-center field to inch the
Seminoles to within 3-2.


Florida State took a 7-3 lead with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Seminoles led off the inning with consecutive before Reba recorded his
fifth strike out. He walked the next batter to load the bases before
getting pulled in favor of Paul Harrelson. Harrelson got Tory Richie to
ground into an apparent double play, but Ryan Riley bobbled the ball
allowing the tying run, Jernigan, to score. Griffin singled to score Rogers
and then Barthelemy doubled off the wall in right-center to plate three runs.


Schmidt homered to left-center field in the top of the seventh, earning one
run back and pull within 7-4. In all, five Seminoles had at least two hits
as Florida State improved to 29-7overall and 12-1 in the ACC. The Tigers
slipped to 21-10 and 5-2.


Reba went 5 1/3 innings, giving up seven hits and five runs, all earned,
while walking three and striking out five. It was his first loss of the
season against five wins. Blair Varnes went 7 innings, allowing four runs,
all earned, on seven hits. He walked two runners and struck out five to
improve to 6-1 this season.


The series continues Saturday at 7:00 PM in a game that will be televised
on the Sunshine Network. Clemson sophomore Matt Henrie (3-0, 2.08 ERA) will
start on Saturday against Florida State right-handed pitcher Marc LaMacchia
(5-0, 3.89 ERA). The game will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network.


Clemson University 4 (21-10,5-2 ACC)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Casey Stone lf............  3  0  1  0    0  0  0  0
Kyle Frank rf.............  3  0  0  0    0  0  2  0
 Russell Triplett ph....... 1  0  1  0    0  0  0  0
 Zane Green rf............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Khalil Greene ss..........  4  0  0  0    0  2  1  1
Jeff Baker 3b.............  4  0  1  0    0  1  1  5
Michael Johnson 1b........  4  1  2  0    0  1  9  0
Chad Coder cf.............  2  1  0  0    2  2  2  0
Ryan Riley 2b.............  4  0  0  0    0  1  1  2
Jarrod Schmidt dh.........  3  2  2  3    0  0  0  0
Steve Pyzik c.............  2  0  0  0    0  0  8  1
Steve Reba p..............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Paul Harrelson p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1
Totals.................... 30  4  7  3    2  7 24 10

Florida State 7 (29-7,12-1 ACC)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Bryan Zech 2b.............  5  0  1  0    0  1  4  3
John-Ford Griffin lf......  4  2  2  1    1  1  3  0
Ryan Barthelemy 1b........  4  0  2  4    1  0  5  1
Mike Futrell dh...........  4  1  2  0    0  1  0  0
Karl Jernigan cf..........  4  1  2  0    0  0  4  0
Nick Rogers rf............  4  1  2  0    0  0  1  0
Jeff Probst ss............  4  0  1  0    0  1  2  1
Chris Hart 3b.............  2  0  0  0    0  1  0  0
 Richie Smith ph........... 0  1  0  0    1  0  0  0
 Scott Toole 3b............ 1  0  0  0    0  1  0  1
Tony Richie c.............  4  1  0  1    0  2  8  1
Blair Varnes p............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Daniel Hodges p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Eric Roman p.............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Justin Lord p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Totals.................... 36  7 12  6    3  8 27  7

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
Clemson University    030 000 100   -  4  7  1
Florida State         000 115 00    -  7 12  1
----------------------------------------------

E - RILEY(8); Zech(9).
DP - FSU 2. LOB - Clemson 4; FSU 8.
2B - JOHNSON(8); Barthelemy(12). 3B - Barthelemy(3).
HR - SCHMIDT 2(8).
SB - JOHNSON(8); CODER(11); Jernigan 2(20); Rogers(6). CS - STONE(4); Rogers(3).
SH - PYZIK(3).

Clemson University     IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Steve Reba..........  5.1   7   5   5   3   5  23 26
Paul Harrelson......  2.2   5   2   1   0   3  13 13

Florida State          IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Blair Varnes........  7.0   4   4   4   2   5  22 27
Daniel Hodges.......  0.0   2   0   0   0   0   2  2
Eric Roman..........  1.0   0   0   0   0   0   2  2
Justin Lord.........  1.0   1   0   0   0   2   4  4

Win - Varnes 6-1.  Loss - REBA 5-1.  Save - Lord (8).
BK - REBA(1).
HBP - by Varnes (STONE); by Varnes (SCHMIDT).
Umpires - Home:Scott Graham  1st:Scott Erby  3rd:Bryant Woodall
Start: 7:01 PM   Time: 2:26   Attendance: 4180
Hodges faced 2 batters in the 8th.

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