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Baseball Meets Auburn in Super Regionals

June 2, 1999



The Seminoles: Florida State is making its 22nd straight appearance in the
NCAA Baseball Tournament and 37th overall. FSU tied Texas for all-time
NCAA Regional wins over the weekend at 94. The Seminoles have advanced to
the College World Series 16 times – 11 times after winning a regional and
five times prior to 1975 under the district playoff format. FSU is hosting
its 19th post-season event since 1976. The ‘Noles have advanced to the CWS
in nine of the last 17 regionals that they have hosted. FSU has hosted a
regional 15 of the last 17 years and are 50-18 overall as the host of an
NCAA Regional.

  • Mike Martin has led Florida State to an NCAA Regional in
    each of his 20 years as head coach. Martin’s teams have advanced to the
    CWS 10 times and nine of the past 13 seasons. Martin is 57-20 in NCAA
    Regional competition and his teams are 38-7 since 1990.

  • The Seminoles,ranked No. 3 in Collegiate Baseball, finished with a conference record of
    22-2, surpassing the record for ACC wins formerly held by Clemson (20 –
    1994 & 1995).

  • The Seminole pitching staff leads the nation with a 3.04
    ERA. The staff is averaging 9.6 strikeouts per game and opponents are
    batting just .228 vs. the Tribe.

  • FSU bounced back from a school-record six-game losing streak to win 13 of their last 15 games, including a 3-0
    mark in the NCAA Regional in Tallahassee. During the losing streak, the
    Seminoles dropped five one-run games and lost the other after trailing by
    just one in the eighth inning.

  • FSU had a 21-game winning streak snapped against Clemson (4/10), one short of the school record.
  • FSU has won 35
    of its 63 games by a 5+ run margin and has held opponents to three runs or
    less in 35 of 63 games.

  • Mike Martin, who was named ACC Coach of the Year
    for the third time in 1999, is in his 20th season as the Seminoles’ head
    coach and has collected a 1,073-362-3 record.




    No. 3 Florida State (51-12, 22-2 ACC) vs. No. 11 Auburn (46-17, 18-12 SEC)
    June 4-6, 1999
    At Dick Howser Stadium, Tallahassee, FL





    Series Information: FSU leads the all-time series, which dates back to
    1954, 61-40. In their last meeting, the Seminoles defeated Auburn 16-10 in
    the championship game of the 1998 NCAA Atlantic II Regional in Tallahassee.
    In the 1997 East Regional in Tallahassee, FSU lost two of three to the
    Tigers with AU advancing to the CWS with a 5-2 win in the title game.




    Scouting the Opponent: Auburn is led by catcher Casey Dunn, who is batting
    .383 with 16 home runs and 86 RBI. On the mound, the Tigers will start LHP
    Hayden Gliemmo (13-6, 4.63 ERA) on Friday, RHP Brent Schoening (13-1, 3.32
    ERA) on Saturday and RHP Chris Bootcheck (8-6, 5.57 ERA) on Sunday, if
    necessary.




    Radio: Sportsradio 1270 AM (WNLS). Play-by-play: Lee Bowen & Jim Crosby.
    Broadcasts will begin 15 minutes before game time. You can also access
    the games live on the internet at www.wnls.com.



    Florida State Probable Starting Lineup


    Pos. No. Player Yr. B/T (’99 Statistics)
    C #25 Jeremiah Klosterman Sr. S/R (.315, 5 HR, 52 RBI)
    1B #33 John Halliday Jr. L/L (.299, 10 HR, 49 RBI)
    or #27 Ryan Barthelemy Fr. L/R (.314, 17 RBI, 15 R)
    2B #31 Marshall McDougall Jr. R/R (.429, 25 HR, 96 RBI)
    SS #1 Brett Groves So. R/R (.296, 56 R, 27 SB)
    3B #6 Kevin Cash Jr. R/R (.321, 13 HR, 53 RBI)
    CF #15 Chris Smith Fr. S/L (.274, 44 R, 23 RBI)
    or #9 Karl Jernigan So. S/R (.218, 5 HR, 42 R)
    LF #39 John-Ford Griffin Fr. L/L (.426, 35 R, 35 RBI)
    or #8 Mike Futrell Fr. R/R (.385, 3 HR, 36 R)
    RF #32 Matt Diaz So. R/R (.388, 16 HR, 81 RBI)
    DH #22 Sam Scott Jr. L/R (.313, 9 HR, 36 RBI)
    or #2 Chris Hart Fr. S/R (.247, 2 HR, 19 RBI)


    RHP #30 Nick Stocks So. (11-2, 3.15 ERA, 123 K, 108.2 IP)
    RHP #41 Jon McDonald So. (9-2, 3.31 ERA, 109 K, 98.0 IP)
    RHP #21 Blair Varnes Fr. (11-1, 3.84 ERA, 75 K, 103.0 IP)


    Head Coach Mike Martin

    Career/FSU Record: 1,073-362-3 (20th year)
    ACC Record: 139-51 (8th year)
    Conference Championships: 13 (2 ACC (’95, ’97),11 Metro (’80, ’81, ’83-’91)
    NCAA Tournament Appearances 20
    College World Series Appearances 10
    50+ Win Seasons 18


    FSU Baseball by the Numbers

  • 51 Winning Seasons
  • 16 CWS Appearances
  • 37 NCAA Regional or District Appearances
  • 22 Consecutive Appearances in NCAA Regionals
  • 15 Conference Championships
  • 18 50-Win Seasons
  • 13 First-Round Draft Picks




    Poll After Poll After Poll

    The Florida State baseball program has been ranked in Collegiate Baseball
    for 173 consecutive weeks, the most of any ACC school. The last time the
    Seminoles were not ranked in that publication was May 2, 1988.



    FSU in the Rankings


    Date BA CB BW
    Preseason 4 9 5
    Feb. 8 1 2 –
    Feb. 15 1 1 1
    Feb. 22 1 1 1
    March 1 1 1 1
    March 8 2 2 1
    March 15 1 1 1
    March 22 1 1 1
    March 29 1 1 1
    April 5 1 1 1
    April 12 1 1 1
    April 19 1 2 1
    April 26 5 4 5
    May 3 5 4 5
    May 10 5 4 5
    May 17 3 2 3
    May 24 5 3 4
    May 31 5 3 —


    Diaz Sets Career Appearance Marks

    Senior lefthander Zach Diaz took the lead in career relief appearances
    with a scoreless inning of work against NC State (3/21) and moved into a
    tie for first in career appearances in his last outing against Providence
    (5/30). He now has 109 relief outings and 111 total appearances. Chris
    Chavez, who leads the team with 32 appearances this season, is also moving
    up those charts.



    Florida State Career Relief Appearances


    109 Zach Diaz 1996-present
    92 Ricky Kimball 1988-91
    83 Chris Chavez 1986-present
    75 Philip Olson 1993-95

    Florida State Career Appearances

    113  Zach Diaz       1996-present
    113  Ricky Kimball   1988-91
    105  Chris Chavez    1996-present
     90  Doug Little     1983-86
    



    Chavez Boasts Quite a “K”areer

    Senior righthander Chris Chavez is now fourth on the Top 10 FSU Career
    Strikeout list. Chavez, who struck out a career-high 13 at Georgia Tech,
    currently has 380 strikeouts.



    Florida State Career Strikeouts


    520 Richie Lewis 1985-87
    417 Mike Loynd 1983-86
    391 Jonathan Johnson 1993-95
    380 Chris Chavez 1996-present
    370 Doug Little 1983-86
    336 Larry Jones 1974-77


    Florida State Starting Pitchers

    Game-by-Game Starts



    RHP JON McDONALD

    Opponent       Result  IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO
    UNC Asheville W 6.0 2 0 0 0 9
    Arizona State ND 6.1 4 1 1 5 11
    Troy State W 5.0 4 1 1 1 5
    Florida ND 1.1 4 4 4 4 1
    at Florida ND 6.1 5 1 1 1 5
    vs. Wichita St. L 6.1 8 6 4 2 9
    Virginia W 7.0 4 3 0 2 8
    at NC State W 6.0 9 4 3 3 4
    North Carolina W 6.1 6 6 2 4 9
    Wake Forest ND 3.1 1 3 3 4 6
    Clemson W 7.2 3 0 0 5 11
    Miami W 7.1 8 2 2 1 6
    Miami ND 2.2 7 7 7 4 2
    Georgia Tech L 8.0 11 3 3 2 8
    Maryland W 5.2 7 3 2 1 5
    Maryland W 8.0 4 1 1 3 5
    Providence ND 4.2 2 2 2 3 5

    RHP Nick Stocks

    Opponent Result IP H R ER BB SO
    UNC Asheville W 6.0 3 2 1 2 5
    Arizona State ND 4.1 5 3 3 4 5
    Troy State W 6.0 5 2 2 0 8
    Florida W 6.1 6 3 3 3 8
    at Florida W 7.1 4 3 3 2 8
    at Minnesota W 7.0 5 2 1 3 7
    Virginia W 8.1 2 1 0 2 12
    at NC State W 8.0 5 0 0 3 12
    North Carolina ND 8.0 9 4 4 2 10
    Wake Forest W 8.0 4 3 3 2 7
    Clemson L 6.1 8 8 8 2 4
    Miami ND 6.2 7 2 1 1 11
    Miami ND 5.1 6 3 3 2 2
    Maryland W 4.0 4 2 2 2 2
    Duke W 5.1 4 1 0 2 7
    Wake Forest L 5.2 5 3 3 2 7
    Jacksonville W 6.0 3 2 2 4 8

    RHP Blair Varnes

    Opponent Result IP H R ER BB SO
    UNC Asheville W 6.0 4 1 1 0 4
    Arizona State ND 6.1 7 5 4 1 4
    Troy State W 5.0 1 0 0 0 3
    Charleston So. W 6.0 4 1 1 0 5
    South Florida W 6.2 4 2 2 0 8
    vs. Wash. St. ND 5.0 6 3 0 1 5
    Virginia W 6.0 5 1 1 0 5
    at NC State W 7.0 6 1 1 1 5
    North Carolina W 8.0 8 3 3 0 6
    Wake Forest ND 8.0 4 3 1 2 4
    Clemson ND 5.1 5 3 3 0 2
    Miami ND 0.2 6 6 6 2 1
    Miami L 5.1 6 5 5 3 8
    Georgia Tech W 6.1 8 4 4 3 3
    Maryland ND 3.0 6 4 4 2 1
    Duke W 6.0 6 3 2 1 3
    Georgia Tech W 6.1 11 3 3 0 1
    The Citadel W 6.0 7 6 3 0 7

    Last Home Runs for FSU

    Player Opponent Games Since
    McDougall Jacksonville (5/29) 1
    Cash The Citadel (5/28) 2
    Scott The Citadel (5/28) 2
    M. Diaz The Citadel (5/28) 2
    Griffin The Citadel (5/28) 2
    Barthelemy Maryland (5/9) 10
    Halliday Maryland (5/8) 11
    Jernigan Maryland (5/7) 12
    Futrell Georgia Tech (5/1) 14
    Klosterman Georgia Tech (5/1) 14
    Hart Jacksonville (4/14) 22
    Groves Wake Forest (4/2) 29
    Smith Troy State (2/13) 55
    Grand Slams: McDougall 2 (1/30, 4/9) Cash 1 (4/18)


    Celebrating 20 Years of Success

    Mike Martin is in his 20th season as the head coach of the Seminoles fresh
    off his 10th College World Series appearance. Martin, who is one of four
    Florida State coaches with 20 or more years of service, has brought the
    Seminoles to an NCAA Regional in each of his last 20 years. Under Martin,
    Florida State has become a national power in collegiate baseball, finishing
    in Baseball America’s Top 10 in nine of the last 10 seasons.



    A Look at the Martin Record

  • 20 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances
  • Has led FSU to the College World Series 10 times in 19 seasons, including nine times in the last 13 years.
  • Has won 13 conference championships, including two ACC Championships (’95 & ’97).
  • Ranks second nationally among active Division I baseball coaches with a .747 winning percentage.
  • Ranks ninth among NCAA All-Time Winningest Division I Coaches.
  • Has produced 10 first-round draft choices, including eight in the 1990s.
  • 1996, 1998 and 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year



    Florida State Miscellaneous Breakdown




    ACC 24-4
    Non-Conference 27-8
    Vs. Ranked Teams 16-10
    Vs. Unranked Teams 35-2
    Home Games 35-4
    Road Games 13-5
    Neutral Games 3-3
    Day Games 31-6
    Night Games 20-6
    Vs. Right-Hand Starters 31-11
    Vs. Left-Hand Starters 20-1
    One-Run Decisions 4-7
    Two-Run Decisions 4-1
    Extra Innings 1-1
    Shutouts 2-1
    FSU Scores Firsts 36-4
    Opponent Scores First 14-8
    Led After Seven 48-2
    Trailed After Seven 1-8
    Tied After Seven 1-2
    Led After Eight 49-1
    Trailed After Eight 1-10
    Tied After Eight 1-1
    Out-Hit Opponents 49-2
    Out-Hit by Opponents 2-10
    January 3-0
    February 10-2
    March 17-1
    April 8-7
    May 13-2
    Last 5 Games 3-2
    Last 10 Games 8-2
    Current Streak W3




    Hitting Streaks



    Current Season Career
    Barthelemy 1 3 3
    Cash 4 8 8
    M. Diaz 1 14 15
    Futrell 2 6 6
    Griffin 9 9 9
    Groves 6 6 15
    Halliday 1 9 9
    Hart 3 4 4
    Huguet 2 2 2
    Jernigan 0 4 12
    Klosterman 1 20 20
    McDougall 3 33 33
    Scott 4 6 6
    Smith 2 4 4
    Spano 0 2 2

  • John-Ford Griffin leads the team with a nine-game hitting streak, a
    career-high. In those nine games, Griffin is batting .556 (15-27) with 10
    RBI, seven runs scored, three 2B and one HR. Griffin was the lone Seminole
    to make the ACC All-Tournament Team.



    Seminole Multi-Hit/Multi-RBI Games


    Multi-Hit Multi-RBI
    Games Games
    Ryan Barthelemy 5 5
    Kevin Cash 20 16
    Matt Diaz 32 23
    Michael Futrell 12 3
    John-Ford Griffin 11 5
    Brett Groves 16 4
    John Halliday 17 13
    Chris Hart 1 4
    J.C. Huguet 0 0
    Karl Jernigan 6 5
    Jeremiah Klosterman 16 18
    Marshall McDougall 33 20
    Sam Scott 11 11
    Chris Smith 7 5
    Bobby Spano 1 0

  • In FSU’s 24-6 win over The Citadel in the first game of the NCAA Regional
    in Tallahassee, eight Seminoles had multi-hit games (Futrell, Griffin,
    McDougall, M. Diaz, Cash, Klosterman, Scott and Groves) while five ‘Noles
    knocked in two or more runs (Griffin, McDougall, M. Diaz, Cash, and Scott).
    FSU tied a school record for post-season hits (24) in the game and amassed
    the second highest run total in school history.




    Noting the Seminoles

  • FSU’s 22-2 ACC record not only topped the league, but no other team in
    the conference had less than seven ACC losses. Clemson had the former
    record for the most conference victories in a season (20, 1994 &1995).

  • 2B Marshall McDougall’s season-long hitting streak ended at 33 games
    (4/17 vs. Miami), one shy of the FSU record – 34 games set by J.D. Drew in
    1997. McDougall passed Brad Parker for the second-longest streak of
    all-time against Clemson (28 games, 1990). McDougall batted .434
    (62-for-143) during his 33-game hitting streak.

  • McDougall leads the ACC in almost every major offensive catgory in his
    first season wearing the garnet and gold. McDougall is first in home runs
    (24), runs scored (93), hits (109), RBI (91), and batting average (.431).

  • The ‘Noles are averaging 9.2 runs per game, batting a stellar .330 and
    have a 3.04 ERA all while posting a 51-12 record, including 25 games
    against Top 25 opponents. FSU is 17-10 against Top 25 teams (using ranking
    at the date each game was played), with losses coming to then-#7 Florida
    (two), then-#13 Wichita State, then-#5/#1 Miami (five), then-#15 Wake
    Forest and then-#19 Clemson.

  • The ‘Noles average of 11.6 hits per game would be the best in school
    history if the season ended today.

  • Kevin Cash is batting .344 (44-for-128) in his last 31 games and has
    knocked in 35 runs during that time, including seven home runs (one grand
    slam).




    Team Notes

  • Florida State was shut out for the first time in 214 games in the 4-0
    loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles were last shut
    out on May 6, 1996 vs. Clemson (2-0). FSU pitching had posted 14 shutouts
    during that time.

  • FSU is averaging 11.8 hits per game and have out-hit opponents in 51 of
    61 games, winning 49 of those contests.

  • The Seminole pitching staff’s strikeout to walk ratio is an impressive
    2.6 to 1.



    Season Honors & Awards


    Chris Chavez First Team All-ACC
    ACC Pitcher of the Week (5/3)
    NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team


    Kevin Cash Second Team All-ACC
    NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
    NCAA Regional MVP


    Matt Diaz First Team All-ACC
    Second Team Baseball Weekly All-American
    College Baseball Insider All-American
    ACC Player of the Week (2/15, 3/15, 4/5)
    Hormel Foods Classic All-Tournament Team
    GTE Academic All District III 1st Team
    Third Team Collegiate Baseball All-American


    Zach Diaz GTE Academic All District III 2nd Team


    John-Ford Griffin ACC All-Tournament Team


    Brett Groves NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team


    Jeremiah Klosterman Hormel Foods Classic All-Tournament Team
    ACC Player of the Week (3/22)


    Jon McDonald Second Team All-ACC


    Marshall McDougall ACC Player of the Year
    First Team All-ACC
    Nat’l Player of the Week (5/10)
    First Team Baseball Weekly All-American
    College Baseball Insider All-American
    College Baseball Insider Newcomer of the Year
    ACC Player of the Week(2/22, 4/12, 5/10)
    First Team Collegiate Baseball All-American
    NCBWA/Dick Hower Player of the Year Finalist
    Hormel Foods Classic MVP
    Easton Silver Stick Award
    (Highest batting avg. at the Hormel Classic)
    NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
    Chris Smith NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team


    Nick Stocks First Team All-ACC
    Hormel Foods Classic All-Tournament Team
    ACC Pitcher of the Week (3/22)
    NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
    Head Coach Mike Martin ACC Coach of the Year




    Playing the Best

    Florida State has faced six ranked teams in the 1999 preseason polls and
    posted a 14-9 record in those games.




    FSU Opponents Preseason/Current Rankings
    BA BW CB
    Arizona State 12/NR 15/NR NR/NR
    Florida 10/NR 8/NR 14/NR
    Wichita State 5/13 1/7 4/16
    North Carolina 16/NR 25/24 23/28
    Wake Forest 17/9 23/13 21/28
    Clemson 15/17 16/NR 20/12
    Miami 3/4 2/2 6/1
    Georgia Tech 9/NR 7/NR 2/NR


    If the Season ended today…

  • FSU’s team batting average of .330 would tie for second on the all-time
    list. The 1980 ‘Noles batted .337 while the ’82 club finished with a .330
    team average.

  • The pitching staff’s 604 strikeouts already rank eighth on the FSU
    all-time list. Only the 1986 pitching staff, which played 84 games, has
    totaled 700 K’s in a season (718) in FSU history.

  • FSU has blasted 94 home runs as a team, which ties for sixth all-time.
    The 1997 team was the last to reach the century mark with 114. J.D. Drew
    (31) and Jeremy Morris (25) combined for 56 of them in ’97.




    McDougall & Diaz Rank Among Nation’s Best

    2B Marshall McDougall and RF Matt Diaz are among the best in the ACC in
    several offensive categories. McDougall leads the conference in every
    major offensive category and is second nationally in hits and RBI, 10th in
    batting average and 11th in home runs. Diaz is in the conference’s top
    five in batting average, home runs, RBI and hits.




    Player Category Totals ACC
    McDougall BA .429 1
    Diaz BA .388 3
    McDougall HR 25 1
    Diaz HR 16 5
    McDougall RBI 96 1
    Diaz RBI 81 3
    McDougall Hits 114 1
    Diaz Hits 102 3
    McDougall Runs 97 1
    Diaz Runs 72 6


    FSU Pitching Staff Solid

    The Seminole pitching staff is putting together one of its most impressive
    seasons as a unit in 1999. FSU’s team ERA of 3.03 leads the county heading
    into NCAA Super Regional competition.




    Pitcher Category Totals ACC
    Chavez ERA 2.39 3
    McDonald ERA 3.31 6
    Varnes ERA 3.84 10
    Stocks ERA 3.15 5
    Stocks Wins 11-2 3
    Varnes Wins 11-1 3
    McDonald Wins 9-2 7
    Stocks Strikeouts 123 3
    McDonald Strikeouts 109 4
    Chavez Strikeouts 94 8
    Chavez SO/9 inn. 11.8 1
    DiBlasi Saves 9 1


    FSU Newcomers Getting it Done at the Plate

    Collectively, heading into the Super Regional, all Florida State newcomers
    (freshmen and junior transfers) are batting .343 with 295 RBI, 54 home runs
    and 328 runs scored. That means the group is responsible for 55 percent of
    FSU’s RBI total, 57 percent of the home runs and 56 percent of the team’s
    run production. John-Ford Griffin (OF), Marshall McDougall (2B), Ryan
    Barthelemy (1B), Mike Futrell (OF), John Halliday (1B), Sam Scott (IF),
    Chris Hart (C), Bobby Spano (IF), Chris Smith (OF) and J.C. Huguet (C) are
    all first-year contributors for Coach Martin.




    Diaz, Varnes USA Baseball Invitees

    Sophomore right fielder Matt Diaz and freshman RHP Blair Varnes were two of
    33 players invited to the summer camp of the 1999 USA Baseball National
    Team. Camp is scheduled to begin June 8th at Hi Corbett Field, home of USA
    Baseball and spring training home of the Colorado Rockies. The National
    Team will play the Japan Collegiate All-Star Team from June 22-July 1,
    compete in a Western United States Tour and play in the NBC World Series in
    Wichita, KS (Aug. 6-17). FSU was one of only four schools to have two
    players invited.




    McDougall a NCBWA/Howser POY Finalist

    Marshall McDougall was named a finalist for the NCBWA/Dick Howser Trophy,
    released 5/31/99. The award, presented annually to America’s outstanding
    baseball player, was established in memory of former Florida State
    All-American and major leaguer Dick Howser. The winner is announced in
    June at the College World Series. McDougall is one of four finalists from
    the Atlantic Region along with Miami’s Bobby Hill, Wake Forest’s John
    Palmieri and Coastal Carolina’s Kevin Schnall.




    Better Balance at the Plate in ’99

    This year’s version of the Florida State baseball team has shown more
    balance than the teams of ’97 & ’98. Through 60 games this season, eight
    Seminoles (60+ AB) boast averages of .300 or better. The two teams before
    them both had just five players over the .300 mark. The ’99 team has four
    players with double-digit home runs, while the ’97 team had two (J.D. Drew
    & Jeremy Morris) and the ’98 team had three (Brian Cox, Matt Diaz, Jeremy
    Salazar).




    Where the ’99 Pitching Staff Stacks Up Statistically

    This year’s pitching staff is regarded as one of the best in the Mike
    Martin era at FSU. Three FSU pitchers could have 10+ wins (Stocks 11,
    Varnes 11, McDonald 9). Only four other times since 1980 have three
    Seminole pitchers won 10 or more games (’82, ’84, ’85 & ’93). The pitching
    staff also could become the fourth in the Martin era to have three pitchers
    record 100+ strikeouts in a season. McDonald (109), Stocks (123) & Chris
    Chavez (94) would join the ’85, ’87 & ’97 staffs in that category.




    ACC Player of the Year Marshall McDougall leads the conference in every
    major offensive category and is making a run at the ACC triple crown and
    national player of the year honors with a .429 batting average, 25 home
    runs, 96 RBI and 97 runs scored. The last player to lead the conference in
    batting avg., home runs and RBI was Maryland’s Derek Hacopian in 1992.
    McDougall set three NCAA single game records at Maryland (5/9) with six
    home runs, 16 RBI and 25 total bases in the 26-2 win over the Terps. He
    had a hitting streak earlier this season of 33 games (one short of J.D.
    Drew’s school record) that ended against Miami on April 17th.




    Florida State Veterans vs. Auburn

    Seven current Seminoles have faced Auburn in their FSU careers. RHP Chris
    Chavez and C Jeremiah Klosterman played against the Tigers in the 1997
    post-season only, while 3B Kevin Cash, RF Matt Diaz, SS Brett Groves, CF
    Karl Jernigan and RHP Nick Stocks helped FSU defeat Auburn 16-10 in
    post-season play a year ago.




    Batting
    Cash (1 app) .000 (0-3), 1 SO
    M. Diaz (1 app) .666 (4-6), 3 2B, 6 RBI, 1 R
    Groves (1 app) .400 (2-5), 1 2B, 2 R
    Jernigan (1 app) .500 (2-4), 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
    Klosterman (2 app) .166 (1-6), 1 R, 2 SO


    Pitching
    Chavez (1-0) 7.1 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 9 H, 5 BB, 3 SO
    Stocks (1-0) 5.1 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 6 SO



    Groves’ Batting Average Nears .300

    Sophomore shortstop Brett Groves, who has been oustanding with the glove
    all year, has shown steady improvement with the bat as the season
    progresses. On March 20, Groves was batting just .209. He has upped his
    average 85 points to .296 following a solid performance at the NCAA
    Regional in Tallahassee in which he was named to the All-Tournament team.
    He is also FSU’s top base stealer, with 27 thefts on the season (second in
    the ACC).


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