April 11, 2004
Tallahassee, Fla. – No. 13 Florida State (25-11, 6-3 ACC) was shutout by No. 5 Miami (26-7) 4-0 in front of 2,762 fans at Dick Howser Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The shutout marked the first time the Hurricanes have shutout FSU in Tallahassee, a span of 120 meetings. UM starter Brandon Camardese and George Huguet combined for a two-hit performance while Shane Robinson went 2-for-4 for the Seminoles only two hits of the day.
UM got all they would need with two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Richard Giannotti had a pinch hit single to right and moved to third when Roger Tomas’ single to right was misplayed by Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Paco Figueroa’s sacrifice fly plated Giannotti and Tomas scored from first on Jon Jay’s double down the right line for the early 2-0 lead.
Miami added two more runs in the eighth inning to make the final score of 4-0. Adam Ricks drew a walk to lead off the inning and moved up a base on Erick San Pedro’s sacrifice bunt. Giannotti’s RBI-single to left plated Ricks from second while San Pedro moved up a base. With two outs, Figueroa’s RBI-single to right scored San Pedro for the final run of the game.
Rhett James (3-1) took the loss for the Seminoles after pitching a career-long 6.1 innings of relief. James allowed four runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
Robinson (2-for-4) had the only two hits of the day for the FSU offense.
Camardese (4-0) earned the win after working a strong 6.2 innings only allowing one hit with three strikeouts and four walks. Reliever George Huguet pitched the final 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to record his eighth save of the season.
Florida State and Miami will continue the six-game series with three games at Mark Light Field in Miami, FL next weekend. Game times are set for Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. All three games will be carried live on Sunshine.