April 22, 2001
Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 6 Miami Hurricanes (33-10) completed a three-game sweep of No. 3 Florida State (34-12) with a 7-4 victory in front of 3,593 at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU won the first game of the six-game series in Coral Gables, but the Hurricanes went on to win the next five. After Jeff Probst’s two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning tied the game at four, UM scored three in the top of the eighth to pick up the victory.
The `Canes tied it up in the top of the third on a solo home run by Charlton Jimerson.
The Seminoles regained the lead with a run in the bottom half of the inning. Rogers walked, stole second, advanced to third on a single by Karl Jernigan, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Futrell.
UM took a 4-2 lead with three in the top of the fourth inning with two of those coming on wild pitches. The other run came across when Robby Read relieved starter Trent Peterson and issued a bases loaded walk to Mike DiRosa.
After Futrell drew a walk, Probst came through with a home run over the fence in right to make it 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth.
After a pair of singles by DiRosa and Kevin Brown started off the inning, Justin Lord relieved Read and recorded the second out of the inning by striking out Jimerson. Mike Rodriguez then reached on an infield hit to load the bases. The winning run came home on a wild pitch and the other two scored on an error by FSU third baseman Scott Toole.
T.J. Prunty (1-1) got the win for UM after worked a scoreless seventh inning. George Huguet worked the ninth for his third save in as many days and 11th of the season.
Read (6-4) took the loss in relief, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits over 4.1 innings. Starter Trent Peterson went three innings and allowed four runs on six hits.
Up next for the Seminoles is a key ACC series against Georgia Tech next weekend in Atlanta. FSU leads the ACC with a conference record of 14-1.