Florida State Takes Series With 8-1 Win Over Tigers


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Tallahassee, FL - Lefthander Daniel Davidson pitched 7.0 shutout innings in leading #2 Florida
State to an 8-1 victory over #13 Clemson Sunday in front of 3,107 fans at
Dick Howser Stadium. Florida State won the final two games of the series
after Clemson won the series opener Friday 8-4. Florida State improved to
33-6 overall, 11-4 in the ACC, while Clemson fell to 25-9, 4-5 in the ACC.


Head Coach Mike Martin won his 1,272nd career game, moving ahead of Ron
Fraiser (Miami (FL)) for eighth place in NCAA history.


Davidson (6-0) tied his career high with seven strikeouts and did not allow
a walk while allowing only four hits. He only faced two batters over the
minimum. Starter Steven Jackson (4-2) suffered the loss for the Tigers.


Florida State got on the board in the first inning on a balk call by home
plate umpire Gerald Trexler while Stephen Drew was on third base with two
outs. Drew, the leadoff batter, reached on a fielder error.


The Seminoles added two more runs in the second inning. After Clemson turned
a double play, Chris Hart lined a full-count single to left field to plate
Jerrod Brown. Matt Sauls then lined a double off the right-field fence to
plate Hart.


Brown slapped his second hit of the game with two outs in the third inning
to plate Drew, who had singled to leadoff the inning. After the bases were
loaded, pinch-hitter Bryan Zech blooped an RBI, infield single to shortstop
Russell Triplett, who then mishandled the ball and allowed another run to
score, giving the Seminoles a 6-0 lead. Zech entered the game 7-for-49
(.143) on the season.


Florida State scored for the fourth-straight inning in the fourth. Matt
Sauls led off with a walk, stole second, and scored on Eddy
Martinez-Esteve's single up the middle.


The scoring continued for the Seminoles in the sixth inning. Hart led off
with a pop-fly double that Tiger infielders lost in the sun. Then Sauls
followed with a solid single to right-center to plate Hart.


The Tigers finally got on the board in the eighth inning. David Slevin
doubled off the glove of the right fielder. Slevin, a Port Saint Lucie, FL
native, had three of the Tigers' six hits in the game. After pinch-hitter
Collin Mahoney reached on a throwing error by Martinez-Esteve, pinch-hitter
Garrick Evans grounded out to the pitcher, plating Slevin.


Clemson will return to action Tuesday against Coastal Carolina at Doug
Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM. Florida State will
play host to Jacksonville Wednesday on Sunshine Network. First pitch between
the Dolphins and Seminoles is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Clemson 1 (25-9,4-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Green, Zane rf...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   2
Triplett, Russell ss.....  3  0  0  0   0  0  2  5   0
 Demmink, Herman ph......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Johnson, Michael 1b......  4  0  0  0   0  3  7  1   0
McCann, Brad 3b..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0
 Valiente, Roberto ph....  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Hourigan, Jeff dh........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Frank, Kyle cf/lf........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Slevin, David 2b.........  3  1  3  0   0  0  1  3   0
Pyzik, Steve c...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  5  0   1
 Mahoney, Collin ph/c....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Hub, Ryan lf.............  2  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
 Evans, Garrick ph/cf....  1  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0
Jackson, Steven p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Harvey, Kris p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Cribb, Josh p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Murphy, Brett p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 32  1  6  1   0  8 24 12   4

Florida State 8 (33-6,11-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Drew, Stephen ss.........  3  2  1  0   2  0  2  5   0
Martinez-Esteve, Edd 3b..  3  1  2  1   1  1  0  1   0
 Richmond, Kevin ph/2b...  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   2
McQuade, Tony lf.........  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   1
Richie, Tony c...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  7  0   1
 Cheesman, Aaron c.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Brown, Jerrod 1b.........  4  2  2  1   0  0 10  0   0
Balkcom, Blake rf........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   0
Smith, Derrick dh........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Zech, Bryan ph/dh.......  2  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
 Wardell, Daniel ph/dh...  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Hart, Chris 2b...........  3  2  2  1   0  0  1  1   2
 Manasa, Brandon 2b/3b...  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  1   0
Sauls, Matt cf...........  3  1  2  2   1  0  2  0   0
Davidson, Daniel p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Jones, Hunter p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Lynch, Kevin p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Hodges, Daniel p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  8 12  6   4  4 27 12   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Clemson............. 000 000 010 -  1  6  2
Florida State....... 123 101 00X -  8 12  1
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E - TRIPLETT 2(14); MARTINEZ-EST(17). DP - Clemson 3; 
Florida St. 1. LOB - Clemson 4; Florida St. 6. 
2B - SLEVIN(3); HART(5); MAT. SAULS(6). HBP -
BALKCOM. SB - DREW(27); MAT. SAULS(11).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Jackson, Steven.....  3.1  9  7  5  2  1 17 20
Harvey, Kris........  1.2  2  1  1  1  2  7  8
Cribb, Josh.........  2.0  0  0  0  0  1  5  5
Murphy, Brett.......  1.0  1  0  0  1  0  4  5

Florida State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Davidson, Daniel....  7.0  4  0  0  0  7 23 23
Jones, Hunter.......  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1
Lynch, Kevin........  0.2  1  1  0  0  0  4  4
Hodges, Daniel......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  4  4

Win - DAVIDSON (6-0).  Loss - JACKSON (4-2).  Save - None.
WP - MURPHY(4). HBP - by JACKSON (BALKCOM). BK - JACKSON(2).
Umpires - HP: Gerald Trexler  1B: Scott Erby  
3B: Tony Maners
Start: 1:07   Time: 2:15   Attendance: 3107
HARVEY faced 3 batters in the 6th.

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