February 6, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL. – Right fielder Matt Diaz drove in three runs
three hits including the game-winning RBI as No. 4 Florida State (5-0)
defeated No. 12 Arizona State (11-2) in front of 4,023 fans at Dick
Diaz ripped a triple off the right field screen in the fifth
to drive in third baseman Marshall McDougall for the go ahead run
Right-hander Chris Chavez (1-0) struck out seven batters in 4
innings for the win in relief of Nick Stocks. Chavez held the Sun
to one run on five hits and did not walk a batter in the outing.
Florida State took a 3-0 lead in the third inning with an
RBI-single by McDougall and a two-run homer to centrerfield by Diaz.
Arizona State tied the score with a two-run double by right fielder
Andrew Beinbrink and RBI-single by catcher Casey Myers in the fifth inning.
FSU regained the lead in the fifth, the Sun Devils cut it to a one-run
ballgame with another RBI-basehit by Myers.
The Seminoles broke the game open in the seventh with four runs
sparked by a two-run double by catcher Jeremiah Klosterman. An
by first baseman Kevin Cash and sacrifice fly by designated hitter John
Halliday gave FSU another two runs in the eighth.
Left-hander Will Waldrip (3-1) surrendered five runs on eight
in six innings of work in the loss for ASU. Waldrip walked five and did
strike out a batter in the outing. ASU pitchers stuck out just one
in the game.
Stocks struck out five in 4 2/3 innings of a no-decision for the
Seminoles. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks.
Six Seminoles had multi-hit days, including centerfielder Karl
Jernigan, McDougall, Cash and second baseman Bobby Spano.
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