Florida State upends The Citadel 10-2

The Seminole offense got cranked up again, pounding The Citadel with nine extra base hits on Wednesday afternoon. Stephen Drew and Eddy Martinez-Esteve accounted for five of those, each hitting two doubles, and Martinez-Esteve crushing a homerun over the 'Eagles Nest' in left-centerfield.

DICK HOWSER STADIUM

AT BAT   AVG     BB K   OUT   H/E
39   391     3 2   2   H
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Citadel 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 1

FSU

3 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 X   10 18 2
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The Seminole offense got cranked up again, pounding The Citadel with nine extra base hits on Wednesday afternoon. Stephen Drew and Eddy Martinez-Esteve accounted for five of those, each hitting two doubles, and Martinez-Esteve crushing a homerun over the 'Eagles Nest' in left-centerfield.

On the mound, Glen Simon (3-0) earned the win with another strong outing. Simon did allow his first two runs of the season, but threw a good 5.0 innings, giving up six hits, and two walks while striking out five batters. Mark Sauls pitched three solid innings in relief, and Daniel Hodges closed out the game in the ninth.

After getting out of a jam in the first inning with a double play, the Noles came out swinging in the bottom of the inning. Drew led off with a double to right and scored on Tony McQuade's first triple of the season. A double down the left field line by Tony Richie brought home McQuade, and after moving to third on a Jerrod Brown single, Richie scored on a single to right by Derrick Smith to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

Drew doubled again in the second inning, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep left by McQuade.

The Bulldogs picked up a couple of runs in the next frame when shortstop Matt Matulia singled up the middle and leftfielder Jason Stackley drew a walk before firstbaseman Chip Cannon brought them both home with a double to left-center.

Drew led off the fourth inning with a single to left and moved to third on a McQuade double down the leftfield line. After Drew came home on a wild pitch, Tony Richie grounded out to score McQuade to put the Seminoles ahead 6-2. Martinez-Esteve then blasted his sixth homerun of the season to make it 7-2.

FSU picked up another run in the next inning when Matt Sauls singled to centerfield and took second on an error. After Drew sac-bunted Sauls to third, Richie brought him home with a single to right-center.

Two innings later, the Noles scored another run when Drew singled, stole second and third, and scored on a groundout by Brandon Manasa to make the score 9-2.

The final run of the game scored in the eighth when Martinez-Esteve doubled for the second time in the game, and scored on a single to right by Smith.

With the win, the Seminoles improved to 26-4 while the Bulldogs fell to 14-9 on the season. FSU has Thursday off before hosting the North Carolina Tarheels for a three-game series this weekend. Game times are 7:00 on Friday with Trent Peterson (4-0, 1.55 ERA) on the mound, 6:00 on Saturday with Matt Lynch (6-1, 3.22 ERA), and 12:30 on Sunday with Daniel Davidson (3-0, 0.70 ERA).

Section B Online Players of the Game: Stephen Drew (4-4, 4 R, 2 2B, SH, 2 SB) and Eddy Martinez-Esteve (3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B, HR)

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