DICK HOWSER STADIUM
700 N. Woodward
Tallahassee, FL 32304
500 Chapel Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
|FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY|
The Florida State Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech 13-1 to complete the three-game sweep on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,166 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Tony McQuade homered, doubled, and drove in five runs and the Seminole defense played another errorless game, turning four double plays. Marc LaMacchia (7-1) picked up the win, going 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits buts just one run, and Daniel Hodges earned his sixth save of the season with three strong innings to close out the game.
For the first time all weekend long, FSU scored first when McQuade walked and scored when Nick Rogers was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning.
After scoreless second and third innings, Tech managed their only run off of LaMacchia in the top of the fourth when Victor Menocal singled to left, advanced to third on a double by Tyler Parker, and scored on Matt Murton's sacrifice fly that tied the game at 1-1.
Bryan Zech got the FSU bats started in the fifth inning with a lead-off single to left. Stephen Drew and Tony McQuade then walked before Ryan Barthelemy hit into a fielder's choice that scored Zech. Blair McCaleb then continued his torrid pace with a double down the left field line that scored Barthelemy and Drew.
The Seminoles went right back to work in the next inning when Tony Richie was hit by a pitch to begin the inning. Zech then reached on a throwing error by Clifton Remole after a sacrifice bunt to put runners on the corners with no outs. Drew singled to to center to plate Richie before McQuade blasted his third homerun of the season to blow the game wide open.
With two outs in the seventh inning, Richie singled to left field before Zech and Drew both reached on infield singles to load the bases. McQuade then nailed a double down the left field line that scored both runners and gave FSU a 10-1 lead.
Kevin Richmond led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a single to centerfield and moved to second when Jerrod Brown drew a walk. After Brown was erased on a fielder's choice by Nick Rogers, Richie Smith walked to load the bases. Aaron Cheesman then picked up and RBI with a single to left that scored Richmond. Zech then reached on an error by Matthew Boggs that allowed Rogers to come in. Drew added one last run on a single to left-center that brought home Smith that gave Florida State a 13-1 lead.
The Seminoles improved to 38-12 and 6-6 in conference while Georgia Tech fell to 32-8 and 8-6 in the ACC. FSU has the week off for exams before hosting North Carolina State next weekend.
Section B Online Player of the Game: Tony McQuade (2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB)