APRIL 19, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL — No. 13 Florida State capitalized on four errors and 13
walks by No. 22 Georgia Tech as the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets,
10-5, to complete the three-game sweep.
It was the first time Florida State (37-12, 14-2 ACC) has swept a
three-game series with Georgia Tech (28-15, 9-8 ACC) since the Seminoles
joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1992 and the first time since 1964
in the history of the series.
Right-hander Chris Chavez (6-2) struck out three batters in 6 1/3 innings
of relief to earn the win for FSU. Chavez retired 11 straight batters in
the fifth through eighth innings. He surrendered five runs on four hits
and four walks in relief of starter John Bentley who left the game in the
third inning due to tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Florida State trailed 4-1 entering the fifth inning and scored four runs
on three Tech walks and an error by second baseman Matthew Boggs to tie the
score at 4-4.
Centerfielder Brian Cox ripped a basehit to left field to knock in
leftfielder Karl Jernigan as the Seminoles took the lead in the sixth
inning. Catcher Jeremy Salazar and designated hitter Terry Henderson’s
RBI-singles coupled with three Tech errors and three walks allowed FSU to
score six runs in the inning and take a 10-4 advantage.
Third baseman Ryan Brooks drove in two runs on two hits and shortstop
Heath Honeycutt belted a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Yellow
GT 000 310 001 5 6 4
FSU 010 036 00x 10 7 3
E-Basil, Boggs, Brooks, Wrigley, Groves, Woodward, Zabala.
DP-GT 1, FSU 2. LOB-GT 7, FSU 10.