March 2, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Shortstop Kevin Cash drove in two runs on a
of hits, including a solo home run, as No. 1 Florida State (14-2)
South Florida (6-8), 5-2, at Dick Howser Stadium.
Right-hander Blair Varnes (4-0) struck out a career-high eight
batters and surrendered two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched
the win for FSU. Varnes extended his streak of innings pitched without a
walk to 17 2/3. Left-hander Mike DiBlasi earned his third save of the
season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Third baseman Marshall McDougall doubled and scored on basehit
shortstop Kevin Cash to break a scoreless tie in the fourth inning and
a 1-0 lead.
Florida State capitalilzed on four South Florida errors in the
fifth inning to score two runs and increase its lead to 3-0.
Designated-hitter Mike Futrell reached on an error by USF third baseman
Mike Eylward and scored on a second error by Eylward on a ground ball
McDougall reached base. McDougall then scored on a double-steal attempt
which right fielder Matt Diaz was caught stealing.
South Florida catcher Jeremy Earle blasted a solo homer to left
field to cut FSU’s lead to 3-1 in the sixth inning, while Eylward belted
solo home run to right to make it a one-run ballgame.
Cash hit a solo blast to left-center in the eighth inning and
catcher Chris Hart doubled and scored on a single by John-Ford Griffin
widened FSU’s lead to 5-2.
Left-hander Scott Glaser (2-2) struck out seven Florida State
batters in 7 1/3 innings pitched. Glaser gave up five runs, three
on seven hits and one walk in the outing.
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