'Canes Blank 'Noles

The fifth-ranked Miami Hurricanes gave Florida State something to chew on until next weekend, exiting Tallahassee with a 4-0 shutout win Sunday afternoon to take the weekend series. This rivalry has over 120 meetings between the teams, but the game marked the first ever shutout of FSU by a Miami team in Tallahassee.

Miami Brandon Camardese was brilliant, frustrating the Florida StateSeminole hitters until the seventh inning, when Shane Robinson's liner to left broke up his no-hit bid. Camardese (4-0), who was lifted two batters latter due to pitch count reasons, threw 6 1/3 innings and struck out three on his way to victory.

Closer George Huguet picked up where Camardese left off, going the rest of the way to pick up his eighth save on the season.

"That's as good a job of pitching as I've seen this year, especially under the conditions he was faced with," FSU head coach Mike Martin said of Camardese. "He was outstanding."

Paco Figueroa drove in runs on a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a base hit in the eighth. John Jay (fourth inning double) and Richard Gianotti (eighth inning single) drove in the other two Miami runs.

Rhett James (3-1) took the loss, giving up all four runs in 6 1/3 innings of relief. Martin inexplicably replaced starter Hunter Jones in favor of James after Jones had faced just one batter in the second. The outing for James, who picked up a save earlier in the series, was the longest of his career. Martin indicated afterward that James will replace Jones in the rotation.

Robinson posted the only two hits of the afternoon for the Seminoles.

"They totally dominated us," said Martin, his statements almost a carbon-copy from his post-game comments after FSU's 17-11 loss to the 'Canes Saturday. "They beat us in every regard. They out-pitched us, they out-hit us … they just did it all. They totally dominated us."

The Seminoles (25-11) will have the week to regroup before heading to Coral Gables next weekend for three games. This season will be the last that FSU and Miami will play their traditional home-and-home six game series. The Hurricanes move the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2005 and their first three game series as conference foes will be hosted by Miami.

All three games in next weekend's series will be carried live by Sunshine.

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