April 10, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Sophomore left-hander Trent Peterson (2-2) shut down Jacksonville (17-17) in leading No. 8 Florida State (31-11) to a 7-1victory in front of 1,221 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Wednesday evening. Peterson picked up his second win of the season after holding JU to one run on four hits in seven innings of work. Peterson, who struck out five and walked one, allowed a solo homer to Josh Johnson in the fourth that just stayed inside the foul pole in right field for the Dolphins only run.
FSU took the early lead with two runs in the second inning. Ryan Barthelemy led off with a double, moved to third on wild pitch, and scored on a single up the middle by Blair McCaleb. Tony McQuade followed with a single and Mike Futrell’s sacrifice bunt made it second and third. Tony Richie’s sacrifice fly to right scored McQuade to put the Tribe up 2-0.
The Dolphins got one run back in the fourth on Johnson’s solo home run.
The Seminoles added single runs in the fifth and sixth to extend the lead to 4-1. Nick Rogers scored Stephen Drew with a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Richie knocked in McQuade with a two-out single in the sixth.
FSU put the game away with three more in the seventh. Drew hit his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot to right center, to make it 5-1. Kevin Richmond grounded out to score Rogers and Barthelemy came around to score on a wild pitch for the 7-1 final.
McQuade recorded three hits on the day for the Tribe while Drew, Barthelemy and Richie added two hits apiece. Richie, a Jacksonville native, had a game-best two RBI.
JU starter Kris Regas took the loss after giving up two runs on six hits in four innings. Regas struck out one and didn’t walk a batter.
The Seminoles depart for Coral Gables on Thursday to finish the six-game series with Miami. Game times are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at Mark Light Stadium.