TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 8 Florida State (25-7) belted 16 hits, including
three home runs, as the Seminoles defeated Florida Atlantic (23-11), 15-3,
in their 14th consecutive victory.
Rightfielder Matt Diaz belted a three-run home run in the third inning and
increased his team-leading home run total to eight. Catcher Jeremy Salazar
and centerfielder Brian Cox hit back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the
fifth inning and put the Seminoles ahead, 7-1. Cox finished the day with
three hits and three RBI.
Right-hander Chris Chavez (4-2) held the Owls to one run while scattering
nine hits and striking out seven batters in the six-inning outing to earn
the win for the Seminoles.
Florida Atlantic left-hander Todd Moser (5-4) took the loss as he
surrendered seven runs on eight hits in the five-inning outing.
Second baseman Brooks Badeaux ripped three hits and shortstop Brett Groves
extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a basehit in the second
FSU reliever Chris Ginn struck out five batters in the final three innings
to earn his first save of the season.
Florida Atlantic third baseman Ed Bou belted a two-run home run in the
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