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No. 3 FSU Baseball Set To Complete Series With Hawaii-Hilo Tonight At 8:00 PM

March 7, 2005


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  • FLORIDA STATE BASEBALL WEEKLY NOTEBOOK


     


    LAST WEEK’S RESULTS


    Florida State 7 Hawaii-Hilo 2


    Florida State 6 Hawaii-Hilo 4 (12)


    Florida State 5 Hawaii-Hilo 2 (7)


    Florida State 9 Hawaii-Hilo 1 (7)


     


    CREEPING UP ON IT


    While Florida State has had some close calls in its series with Hawaii-Hilo, FSU continues to find ways to win. With its four wins in Hawaii, the Seminoles are now 19-1 and on an 11-game win streak. Both streaks are very impressive but neither is a record, yet. The best start for an FSU squad in school history is 23-1 and that was established by the 1970 team. Florida State would need to win out in Hawaii to establish a new mark for the best start in team history at 24-1. The team’s 11 game winning streak is one of almost 30 such streaks. The team record for consecutive wins is 25 and that was set in 2002.


     


    TOP WIN STREAKS


    25     2002


    22     69, 91, 96


    21     68, 99


    20     78, 90


    18     2000


     


    BEST STARTS


    23-1     1970


    21-1     78, 82


    19-1       03, 05


     


    TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT


    There were a few worried faces in the Seminole dugout Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader with Hawaii-Hilo. The team, in front 3-0, was sweating out whether All-American candidate Shane Robinson would be able to extend his 24-game hitting streak to 25 games. In the first game of the twin bill the center fielder needed just five pitches in the top of the first to move out to 24 games. In the second game Robinson was one strike away in his final at bat from seeing the run come to an end. After fouling off a few pitches the sophomore hit a 1-2 pitch through the right side of the infield starting a five-run rally to blow the game wide open. He is now hitting .494 on the season with a team-leading 11 doubles, almost twice as many as any other player. He is slugging .696 and is getting on base almost 56% of the time he steps to the plate. He is up to .500 with runners on base, with runners in scoring position and with the bases loaded. His nine two-out RBI’s are second on the squad. If there was any bad news for Robinson it was that his seven game multi-hit streak came to an end but he still has multiple hits in 13 of FSU’s 20 games. Robinson has another streak going as well as he has now swiped 17 consecutive bases. The only time he has been thrown out in 2005 was in the first game of the season versus Charleston Southern.


     


    HITTING STREAKS


    J.D. Drew                            1997                     34


    Marshall McDougall          1999                     33


    Ryan Barthelemy                2002                     33


    Brad Parker                         1988                     28


    Luis Alicea                          1984                     27


    Shane Robinson   2004-05               25


     


    ODDS & ENDS


    Tony Thomas, Jr. tied a school record with two triples in the Seminoles’ 9-2 win over Hawaii-Hilo Sunday in the second game of the doubleheader. The freshman second baseman also set a season-high for walks in a game with three March 5th…Jack Ryhe, who is from Irvine, CA, must feel more at home on the side of the US. The freshman is hitting .714 in Hawaii and is second on tyhe team with three RBIs on the trip…another guy who is enjoying his stay in Hilo and Kona is senior catcher Aaron Cheesman who is leading th team on the trip with four RBIs. After recording eight RBIs in the first four games of the season, the three-spot hitter had just three over the next 12 games. He is back on track in the islands though with four in four games…FSU’s pitching staff has lowered its ERA to 2.21 and the main reason is that they are cutting down on walks. FSU went from an average of over five walks a game leading up to the Appalachian State series to about two per game the last six outings. Over that span the team ERA was a miniscule 1.02Shane Robinson has already tied a new career high for stolen bases with 19 in the first 20 games of the year…FSU is averaging 10 hits per game in its four games versus UHH…the Seminoles have now recorded a double in 11 straight games and there is only one time this season when FSU did not double in a game and that was the team’s only loss versus Auburn…FSU struck out 18 Hawaii-Hilo batters and allowed 18 hits in the 6-4 12-inning win earlier this trip.



     

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