March 17, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Second baseman Marshall McDougall drove in
five runs on three hits as No. 1 Florida State (21-3) came back from a
4-0 deficit to post an 8-4 victory over The Citadel (9-9) at Dick Howser
Left-hander Zach Diaz (1-0) hurled five scoreless innings of
relief, allowing just two hits, and retiring the side in order three
times. Diaz struck out four batters in the outing.
Reliever Jay Morgan (1-1) gave up four runs on four hits and
four walks in three innings pitched in the loss for The Citadel.
The Citadel jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on
three basehits and two walks. Bulldogs’ leftfielder Stuart Jordan
contributed an RBI-single, third baseman Aaron Haigler walked with the
bases loaded to force home second baseman Tavy Smalls and catcher Heath
Higgins drove in Jordan with a sacrifice fly.
In the second inning, centerfielder Chris Morris reached on an
error by third baseman Chris Hart and scored on a basehit by Jordan to
increase The Citadel’s lead to 4-0.
Second baseman Marshall McDougall belted a two-run homer to
leftfield in the third inning to cut the lead to two runs.
Designated-hitter reached on an error by Bulldogs’ rightfielder Rodney
Hancock and scored on a throwing error by Morris to make the score 4-3.
The Seminoles tied the score in the sixth as The Citadel walked
FSU’s first four batters in the sixth inning, including shortstop Brett
Groves who walked with the bases loaded to tie the game. McDougall then
drove in catcher Jeremiah Klosterman on a fielder’s choice as the
Seminoles took a 5-4 advantage.
Bobby Spano walked with the bases loaded in the seventh adding
another run to FSU’s total and McDougall ripped a two-run basehit to
left field for some insurance as the Seminoles increased their lead to
Freshman right-hander Chris Smith surrendered four runs on six
hits in three innings pitched in his first career start on the mound.
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