DICK HOWSER STADIUM
| Cash Hall |
700 N. Woodward
Tallahassee, FL 32304
| Osceola Hall |
500 Chapel Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
|FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY|
The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Jacksonville Dolphins 7-1 on Wednesday night in front of 1,221 fans at Howser Stadium. Trent Peterson (2-2) picked up the win with seven strong innings of work, allowing just four hits and one run, while striking out five batters. Stephen Drew launched another homerun, his fifth of the year and third in the last four games. Drew, Ryan Barthelemy, Tony McQuade, and Tony Richie each had multiple hits for FSU.
The Seminoles struck first in the second inning when Barthelemy doubled down the leftfield line, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by Blair McCaleb. McQuade then singled and moved McCaleb to second before a sacrifice bunt by Mike Futrell moved both runners up. A sacrifice fly by Tony Richie then brought home McCaleb to give the Noles a 2-0 lead.
JU cut that lead in half in the fourth inning when Josh Johnson homered off of Peterson. An inning later, the Seminoles got that run back when Drew singled to right, advanced to second on an error on the Dolphin rightfielder, to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Rogers to make it a 3-1 game.
Florida State added to their lead in the sixth when McQuade singled and eventually scored on a single by Richie that gave FSU a 4-1 cushion.
Drew made it 5-1 in the seventh frame with another one of his mammoth homeruns to right. Rogers then walked and Barthelemy singled to put runners on the corners. Barthelemy moved to second on a wild pitch before Kevin Richmond grounded out to third to score Rogers and moved Barthelemy up. Barthelemy would later score on a wild pitch to make it 7-1.
Scott Toole played first base for FSU in tonight's game because Chris Hart broke his hand when a car door was slammed on it. Hart will probably be out for four weeks.
The Seminoles improved to 31-11 on the year while JU fell to 17-17. FSU play next down in Coral Gables against the Miami Hurricanes on Friday night at 7:00.
Section B Online Player of the Game: Trent Petereson (7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K)