DICK HOWSER STADIUM
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|FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY|
Florida State rolled to their seventh win in a row with a 9-1 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday in game two of the series. Tony McQuade, Tony Richie, and Chris Hart led the team offensively with two hits each while Mark Sauls (3-0) picked up his third win of the season. Sauls pitched five innings, and gave up only one hit and one unearned run, retiring the last fourteen batters he faced. Hunter Jones, Daniel Davidson, Rhett James, and Daniel Hodges each saw an inning of work. Aside from a single allowed by Jones and a walk by James, the Mountaineers went down in order. In all, Seminole pitching faced only four batters over the minimum.
The only run the Mountaineers could muster was unearned in the first inning when centerfielder Ty Racette reached on an error by Chris Hart, and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by catcher, Derrick Smith. In the bottom of the inning, the Seminoles tied it up when Stephen Drew singled, stole second, moved to third on a groundout by McQuade, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Eddy Martinez-Esteve.
Two innings later, the Noles took the lead when McQuade singled, stole second, took third on a balk, and scored on a single by Tony Richie that put FSU up 2-1.
After a scoreless fourth, Florida State broke out with a five-run inning that started when Bryan Zech, who took over at short for Drew because of 'non-injury related' reasons, reached on a throwing error. Zech moved to second when McQuade drew a walk, and went to third on a wild pitch. After McQuade stole second, Martinez-Esteve hit his second sacrifice fly of the game to score Zech and gave the Noles a 3-1 lead. McQuade then stole third and scored on a wild pitch. Jerrod Brown then walked and Hart singled to put runners on the corners with two outs. Derrick Smith doubled to rightfield to score Brown and moved Hart to third. Aaron Cheesman then walked to load the bases before Matt Sauls was hit by a pitch to score Hart. The final run of the inning scored when Zech drew a walk to force home Smith and give FSU a 7-1 lead.
FSU made it 8-1 in the sixth frame when Richie doubled, and moved to third on a single by Brown, before scoring on a double to left by Hart. An inning later, the Noles picked up their final run of the game on McQuade's second homerun of the year, a shot to right-center.
With the win, the Seminoles improved to 10-1 on the season while ASU fell to 0-4. The final game of the series is scheduled for 1:00 on Sunday with Trent Peterson (1-0 2.19) on the mound for FSU.
Section B Online Player of the Game: Tony McQuade (2-4. 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, HR, 3 SB)