May 16, 1999
DURHAM, NC – No. 4 Florida State (46-10, 22-2 ACC) defeated
Duke (24-30, 4-17 ACC) 7-0 in their final regular season game at Jack
Coombs Field. Second baseman Marshall McDougall continued his hot
streak with the bat, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
LHP Mike Smalley (4-0) got the start for FSU and pitched five
scoreless innings for the win, striking out five while walking just one.
Chris Ginn, Zach Diaz, Mike DiBlasi and Chris Whidden pitched one inning
apiece to preserve the shutout.
In the top of the first inning, left fielder John-Ford Griffin
led off with a walk. McDougall’s single moved Griffin to third and
McDougall took second on the throw. FSU took a 2-0 lead when Griffin
scored on a groundout by right fielder Matt Diaz and McDougall scored on
a sacrifice fly to center by catcher Jeremiah Klosterman.
The ‘Noles made it 3-0 in the second when center fielder Chris
Smith singled up the middle, advanced to second on shorstop Brett
Groves’ groundout, and scored on an RBI-single by Griffin.
A three-spot in the fifth inning pushed the Seminole lead to
6-0. McDougall and Diaz singled, and designated hitter Sam Scott
doubled to right to pick up two RBI. After Scott advanced to third on a
wild pitch, third baseman Kevin Cash knocked him in with a single to
The Tribe added another run in the ninth when pinch-hitter J.C.
Huguet recorded his second hit of the season, an RBI-single to left that
The game was just the second shutout of the season for the FSU
pitching staff, which came into the weekend ranked second nationally in
Since ending a six-game losing streak at Georgia Tech, FSU has
now eight straight games.
Florida State will stay in Durham for the ACC Tournament. The
Seminoles are the No. 1 seed and will play the winner of the
Maryland-Duke game Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., on the Sunshine Network.