March 26, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Designated-hitter Sam Scott drove in three
runs on two hits, including a two-run home run, to lead No. 1 Florida
State (27-3, 7-0 ACC) to a 12-6 win over No. 3 North Carolina (22-3, 2-2
ACC) in front of 3,155 fans at Dick Howser Stadium.
Right-hander Jon McDonald (5-1) fanned nine batters in 6 1/3
innings pitched as he recorded the win for FSU. McDonald scattered six
hits and gave up six runs, four of which were earned, in the outing.
Florida State chased right-hander Kyle Snyder (6-2) after five
innings. Snyder surrendered 11 runs on seven hits and five walks
despite striking out nine batters in the outing. Snyder took his second
loss in as many weeks after racking up a 6-0 record to start the season.
It was his shortest appearance of the year.
North Carolina jumped out to a 2-0 lead with back-to-back
doubles by second baseman Chris LaMarsh and centerfielder Jarrett
Shearin in the first inning. The Seminoles bounced right back in the
bottom of the inning with a solo homer by second baseman Marshall
McDougall and a two-run shot to right field by Scott to give Florida
State a 3-2 edge. McDougall increased his hitting streak to 21 games
with the homer.
The Seminoles added to their lead in the second as catcher
Jeremiah Klosterman led off with a single to right field and scored on a
sacrifice fly by McDougall. Klosterman extended his hitting streak to
14 games with the basehit and ended the day with three hits.
Leftfielder Chris Smith reach base on a walk and came home on a single
by rightfielder Matt Diaz for FSU’s second run of the inning.
Shortstop Brett Groves led off the fourth inning with a bunt
basehit and scored on a fielding miscue of Smith’s sacrifice bunt
attempt to give FSU a 6-2 advantage.
Florida State broke the game open scoring five runs in the fifth
inning with help from Klosterman’s RBI-double, an RBI-basehit by Groves
and a pair of Tar Heel errors.
First baseman John Halliday was 3-for-4 on the day. Seminole
reliever Chris Whidden struck out five batters in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
UNC 200 002 200 6 6 4
FSU 320 150 02x 12 12 2
E-Blake, Hooper, Godwin, McCay, Halliday 2.
DP-UNC 1, FSU 1.
LOB-UNC 8, FSU 7.
2B-LaMarsh, Shearin, Halliday, Klosterman 2.
HR-McDougall (10), Scott (5).