Tigers Fall in Game Two

Four different Seminoles homered and the team tallied 17 hits as Florida State (39-7, 21-5 ACC) defeated Clemson (24-22-1, 10-15-1 ACC), 13-4 Sunday night in front of 5,070 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Florida State cruised to its second win in the series behind the superb pitching of starter Elih Villanueva (5-2), who tossed 7.0 strong innings, giving up just one run on six hits while striking out five.

Tiger starter Graham Stoneburner (5-3) suffered the loss allowing seven runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out one in 4.0 innings pitched.

Stuart Tapley, Jason Stidham, Dennis Guinn, and Buster Posey each hit two-run homers, as every Seminole starter tallied at least one hit. Tony Delmonico had a game-high three hits with three RBIs against the Tigers.

Ben Paulsen collected two hits and three RBIs to lead the Tigers' offense, while Kyle Parker and Mike Freeman added two hits apiece. Clemson had 10 hits on the night, but left 10 runners on base. Jeff Schaus extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the eighth inning.

The Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first as Parker hit a two-out double to right-center before scoring on a single to left by Paulsen.

The Seminoles took a 3-1 lead in the second. With two outs, Tommy Oravetz drew a walk before scoring on Mike McGee's double to right. Tapley then hit a two-run homer to right. It was his fourth of the year.

Florida State scored two runs in the third to build its lead. Stidham drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a single up the middle by B. Posey. After Jack Rye drew a walk to load the bases, Guinn reached on a fielder's choice that put Stidham out at home plate. With one out, Tony Delmonico drove in two runs with a single up the middle. A 4-6-3 double play ended the inning with the Noles leading 5-1.

The Garnet and Gold broke the game open with two runs in the fourth. Tyler Holt drew a two-out walk before Stidham hit his ninth homer of the year, a two-run shot to right that put Florida State ahead 7-1.

With two outs, Delmonico drew a walk before scoring on Oravetz's double right to put the Noles up 8-1.

In the top of the seventh, Rye led off with a single to second before Guinn homered to left to put the Seminoles ahead 10-1.

B. Posey highlighted a three-run eighth inning with a two-run homer to right-center. His 14th of the season gave FSU a 13-1 lead.

Clemson scored three runs in the bottom of the inning. Jeff Schaus and Parker led off with back-to-back singles. Paulsen drove in a run with a single to left-center. Stan Widmann loaded the bases, and scored their third run when Chris Epps drew a bases-loaded walk.

The Tigers scored the final run in the ninth as Paulsen plated J.D. Burgess with a sacrifice fly to center.

Clemson and Florida State will conclude the series Monday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

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