April 22, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 6 Georgia Tech (34-9, 14-3 ACC) handed No. 2 Florida
State (38-8, 10-4 ACC) its first shutout of the year, defeating the
Seminoles 5-0 as 3,785 looked on at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU was last shut
out against Wake Forest on May 21, 1999 at the ACC Tournament. The last
time the Seminoles were held scoreless at home, College of Charleston won a
3-0 game on March 8, 1994 in Tallahassee.
Yellow Jacket righty Rhett Parrott (6-2) was the winner, working seven
scoreless innings and allowing just four hits. Parrott struck out five and
Jeff Watchko came in to work the final two innings, striking out four
Seminole batters and allowing one hit.
After two scoreless innings, Georgia Tech jumped on top with three runs in
the top of the third inning. Richard Lewis led off with a double off the
screen in right and after Mark Teixeira was intentionally walked, Bryan
Prince knocked them in with a double to left center. Prince moved to third
on Derik Goffena’s ground out to second and scored run number three when
Jason Basil singled to the hole in between third and shortstop. Basil took
second on Brett Groves‘ errant throw. FSU center fielder Karl Jernigan
stopped the scoring when he threw out Jason Basil at the plate after he
tried to score from second on a single up the middle.
Georgia Tech made it 4-0 with Basil singling home Teixeira in the fifth inning.
The fifth and final run of the game came in the seventh, when Basil knocked
in Teixeira again with a single.
Blair Varnes (7-2) took the loss, working six innings and allowing four
earned runs on nine hits. Varnes had gone 7-0 with a pair of no-decisions
in his last nine starts.
No Seminole starter had more than one hit and FSU’s five total hits were a
In Sunday’s rubber match, FSU RHP Jon McDonald (8-2) will face Georgia Tech
RHP Steve Kelly (6-1). The game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start and will
be televised by Sunshine Network.
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