May 6, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Shortstop Luis Rivera drove in three runs on four hits
as he helped St. Leo College (38-17) down No. 9 Florida State (42-16),
11-8, in front on 2,123 fans at Dick Howser Stadium.
Rivera led off the game with a home run to leftfield as the Monarchs
jumped on FSU right-hander John Bentley early. Bentley (5-1) gave up four
runs on five hits and struck out one batter in two innings of work as he
suffered his first loss of the season.
Right-hander Patrick Bowen (5-4) retired nine straight batters in the
first three innings as the Monarchs broke out to a 6-0 lead. Bowen struck
out six battters in 6 1/3 innings pitched. He surrendered seven runs on
eight hits and five walks. Reliever Travis Janke earned his first save of
the year as he held FSU scoreless for 1 1/3 innings.
Centerfielder Brian Cox and rightfielder Matt Diaz each belted three hits
for the Seminoles. Third baseman Jose Zabala blasted a solo shot to left
field for his first home run of the season. Zabala finished the day with
two hits and three runs scored.
The Seminoles left 12 men on base, including the bases loaded in the
sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
St. Leo 132 000 500 11 12 0
FSU 000 220 310 8 10 2
DP-St. Leo 1. LOB-St. Leo 7, FSU 12.
2B-Rivera 2, Cox 2, M. Diaz, Henderson.
HR-Rivera, Wrenn, Zabala.