April 9, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – No. 1 Florida State extended its winning
streak to 21 games as right-hander Jon McDonald struck out 11 batters in
a 8-0 victory over Clemson for the Seminoles’ first shutout of the
season in front of 3,543 at Dick Howser Stadium.
FSU stayed perfect in ACC play (13-0) and improved to 35-3 on
the season, while Clemson fell to 18-14 and 2-4 in conference play.
The Seminoles jumped out to an early 7-0 lead with four runs in
the first and three in the second. Matt Diaz, Kevin Cash and Jeremiah
Klosterman belted RBI-singles in the first inning, while second baseman
Marshall McDougall walked and scored on a ground ball out by Sam Scott
to give the Seminoles a 3-0 advantage.
Leftfielder John-Ford Griffin blasted his first career homer
driving in shortstop Brett Groves who reached on a single adding two
more runs to FSU’s lead. McDougall then doubled and scored on a bases
loaded walk by catcher Jeremiah Klosterman in the second inning for the
Seminoles’ seventh run.
Centerfielder Chris Smith singled and scored on a McDougall’s
third basehit of the night to give FSU its final run in the seventh
The game marked the first time Clemson has been shutout since a
10-0 loss to the Seminoles in the final game of the 1997 ACC Tournament.
The streak ended at 94 games. It was also the Seminoles’ first shutout
in 71 games since a win over Mercer last season.
CU 000 000 000 0 3 1
FSU 430 000 10X 8 15 1
DP-Clemson 2, FSU 2. LOB-Clemson 7, FSU 12.