May 13, 2000
Chapel Hill, NC –
Florida State (42-13, 14-9 ACC) fell to North Carolina
(43-12, 12-11 ACC) in front of a crowd of 2,488 at Boshamer Stadium by a
score of 6-5 Saturday night. Pinch-hitter Chris Maples knocked in the
winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
The Tar Heels scored first for the second straight night with a run in the
bottom of the first inning. Clay Hooper doubled down the third base line
and scored on Dan Moylan’s two-out single up the middle.
FSU tied the game with a run in the top of the second. After back-to-back
one-out singles by Chris Smith and Mike Futrell, Blair McCaleb doubled to
right to score Smith. UNC starter Chris Elmore was able to get out of the
jam with no further damage as he struck out Bobby Spano with runners on
second and third, and John-Ford Griffin with the bases loaded.
UNC scored three runs without a hit to take a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the
fourth inning. After Ryan Earey and Tyrell Godwin got on after being hit by
a pitch, Matt McCay reached when FSU failed to get an out on an attempted
double play ball to shortstop. Earey scored on an error by Seminole second
baseman Bobby Spano and Godwin came home on a fielder’s choice. McCay
scored the third run on Chad Prosser’s bunt to first base.
Karl Jernigan hit his first home run in 43 games, a solo shot to left
field, to cut UNC’s lead to 4-2 in the top of the sixth inning.
UNC’s Ryan Mathews answered with a home run of his home to push the Tar
Heels lead back to three at 5-2.
The Seminoles cut UNC’s lead to 5-4 in the seventh inning. Brett Groves
walked, but was erased when Griffin hit into a fielder’s choice, and the
bases were loaded after singles by Marshall McDougall and Ryan Barthelemy.
Jernigan knocked in a run with a single to left and Smith got an easy RBI
when he drew a walk with the three runners on. FSU had a chance to score
another run in the seventh, but Jernigan was thrown out at third when he
attempted to tag up on John Halliday’s fly ball to center before Barthelemy
was able to cross the plate with the tying run.
McDougall just missed a home run in the top of the ninth when his towering
shot to left was called foul, but ended up scoring anyway when he singled,
moved to third on a Barthelemy single and knotted the game at four on
Jernigan’s sacrifice fly.
With two outs in the ninth, FSU freshman reliever Robby Read gave up a
double to Moylan. Chris Ginn came in from the Seminole bullpen and walked
Earey before Maples’ game-winning double scored Moylan.
Read (2-1) pitched well but took the loss, going 2.2 innings and giving up
the one earned run and two hits.
UNC’s Derrick DePriest (3-4) got the win in relief, allowing one run on
three hits in 1.2 innings of work.
The Seminoles out-hit the Tar Heels 13-9 and lost their first game when
recording 11 or more hits this season (28-1). McDougall (2-4), Barthelemy
(3-5), Jernigan (2-4), Smith (2-3), Futrell (2-3) and McCaleb (2-4) all had
multi-hit games and were responsible for all 13 hits.
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