February 14, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State baseball team stayed perfect on the 1999 season (9-0) this afternoon with a 10-2 win in the last of a three-game series against Troy State (1-3). Nick Stocks (2-0) went six innings for the victory, giving up two runs on five hits and recording eight strikeouts.
“I saw a team that played hard and did what it had to do to be successful,” said head coach Mike Martin. “I thought we got some key hits this afternoon like Sam Scotts big double in the first inning.”
Scott got the Seminoles on the scoreboard early with a two-run double to left in the bottom of the first. The second baseman, two-for-four on the day, scored the third run of the first on a Jermiah Klosterman single. The lead grew to 5-0 as FSU cashed in on three Troy State errors in the first two innings of play.
Jon Halliday knocked in three runs for the Tribe while Klosterman and Matt Diaz had two RBIs apiece. Diaz was robbed of a homerun in the fourth inning, but did have a double and a triple.
“Everybody contributed today,” said Martin. “I think you have to have production from one-to-nine today in college baseball. You cant have two outs in your lineup. If you can stack your lineup pretty good like we have, you can have production from top to bottom.”
Charleston Southern visits Tallahassee for a two-game set on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by Florida on Saturday and Sunday. Mike Smalley and Blair Varnes will start on the mound against Charleton Southern while Jon McDonald and Nick Stocks are scheduled to face Florida.