May 1, 1999
ATLANTA – No. 4 Florida State (38-10, 14-2) lost their
sixth straight game, 3-2, to Georgia Tech (31-15, 10-9) in front of
1,897 at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Seminoles’ six-game slide is the
longest in school history.
Yellow Jacket shorstop Victory Menocal, who came into the game
hitting .184, had the game-winning RBI with a double in the bottom of
The two starters each went the distance as Georgia Tech LHP Cory
Vance (7-3) was the winner in a complete game effort, giving up only one
earned run and three hits. FSU RHP Jon McDonald (7-2) took the loss
while going eight innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out
The Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second
inning when centerfielder Matthew Boggs hit a bases loaded bloop single
to score catcher Eric McQueen. McDonald was able to keep the damage to
a minimum, inducing an inning ending 6-4-3 double play.
FSU picked up a pair of runs in the top of the third. First
baseman John Halliday belted a solo home run to right, his ninth of the
season, and second baseman Marshall McDougall recorded his 63rd RBI of
the season on a groundout to shortstop. McDougall’s RBI knocked in
shortstop Bobby Spano, who had reached on an error and advanced to third
on leftfielder Mike Futrell’s double.
Georgia Tech regained the at 3-2 lead with two runs in the
bottom of the sixth. McQueen homered (8) to right and Menocal doubled
home second baseman Richard Lewis.
Bobby Spano got the start at shortstop as Brett Groves sat out
with a sore shoulder. Groves is listed as day-to-day.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and
Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Sunday’s contest, the ACC Game of the
Week, will be televised by Sunshine.
FSU 002 000 000 2 GT 010 002 00x 3
E- Cash, McDonald, Menocal. LOB- FSU 2 , GT 9 . 2B- Futrell, Menocal,
Teixeira. HR- Halliday (9), McQueen (8).