April 30, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Marshall McDougall made it a memorable Senior Day at Dick
Howser Stadium as he doubled home two runs in the bottom of the 12th inning
to lead No. 2 Florida State (41-9, 13-5 ACC) to a 6-5 victory over NC State
(27-24, 9-12 ACC) in front of 2,409 fans. McDougall tied a school record with four doubles in the game, finishing 4-for-5 with three RBI. His
two-out double off the screen with two aboard gave FSU its seventh win its
final at bat this year.
The Seminoles upped their lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Griffin
singled, McDougall reached on an error and Ryan Barthelemy walked to load
the bases with no one out. Brett Groves forced in a run when he was hit by
a pitch and John Halliday knocked in another with a sacrifice fly.
Barthelemy scored the third run of the inning on a throwing error by NC
State catcher Dan Mooney.
The Wolfpack picked up a run in the seventh to make it 4-1 when Jason Smith
doubled home Mike Prochaska.
NC State tied the game up with three more runs in the top of the eighth.
Josh Schmitt came through with a bases loaded, pinch-hit single to knock in
two runs with the third run scoring when Mooney singled home Prochaska.
In the top of the 12th inning, NC State took its first lead of the game
when Brian Wright hit a solo home run over the right field fence.
With two outs in the bottom half of the 12th inning, Smith singled to right
and Griffin drew his second walk of the game to set the table for McDougall.
On a 3-2 pitch, the senior third baseman ripped a double off the top of the
screen in right center to score Smith and Griffin.
FSU starter Jon McDonald (9-2) gave up just one earned run in 6.2 innings
of work in the no-decision. Matt Lynch (6-0) recorded the final two outs
with a pair of strikeouts in the top of the 12th inning to pick up the win
Schmitt took the loss for the Wolfpack, giving up the final two runs in 2.1
innings of work.
McDougall and Smith, who finished the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored,
were the only two Seminoles to have more than one base hit. McDougall went
7-for-13 in the three-game series with two home runs and five doubles.
FSU next travels to Clemson for a key ACC series (Saturday-Monday) before
concluding the regular season at North Carolina.