March 24, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Left-hander Mike Smalley
struck out a career-high nine batters for No. 1 Florida State (26-3) as
the Seminoles defeated Akron (6-6), 12-2, and extended their winning
streak to 12 games.
Smalley (2-0) held the Zips to two runs on three hits in six
Shortstop Brett Groves ripped a career-high four hits and scored
two runs for the Seminoles, while designated-hitter John Halliday drove
in two runs on two hits.
The Seminoles scored early once again on Halliday’s two-run
double and first baseman Ryan Barthelemy’s RBI-single in the first
Right fielder Matt Diaz walked and came home on a passed ball
and Halliday singled and scored on John-Ford Griffin’s basehit in the
second inning as FSU made it a 5-0 ballgame.
Akron right-hander Dan Wozniak (2-1) allowed five runs on six
hits and five walks in 1 2/3 innings in the loss for the Zips.
Second baseman Marshall McDougall extended his hitting streak to
20 games with a double in the sixth inning.
Chris Chavez, Jason Hubbard and Chris Ginn each threw scoreless
innings of relief for the Seminoles.
Florida State will host No. 3 North Carolina for a three-game
series this weekend starting at 7:00 p.m., on Friday.
Akron 002 000 000 2 3 1 FSU 321 000 42x 12 14 1
E-Canosa, Groves DP-FSU 1. LOB-Akron 8, FSU 12 2B-Meholick, Barthelemy, M. Diaz, Halliday, Hart, McDougall