No. 1 Baseball Drops 8-4 Decision to Clemson
Seminoles’ 21-game winning streak stops one short of school record.
April 10, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – No. 1 Florida State’s 21-game winning streak
came to end one shy of the school record in an 8-4 loss to Clemson in
front of a season-high 5,021 fans at Dick Howser Stadium.
Right-hander Mike Paradis (4-0) earned the win for Clemson, in a
six-inning outing in which he held the Seminoles to three runs on just
four hits. Relieve Matt Additon earned his first save of the season
after striking four batters in three innings to close the game.
FSU starter Nick Stocks (8-1) took his first loss of the year,
surrendering eight runs in 6 1/3 innings. Stocks struck out four in the
appearance, but the eight runs and 11 hits were the most he has allowed
in his career.
It was Florida State’s first ACC loss of the season as they
moved to 35-4 overall and 13-1 in the conference. Clemson improved to
19-15 overall and 3-4 in ACC play.
The Tigers got out to an early lead with a four-run first inning
as the first four batters scored, the last two on a two-RBI double by
Jason Harris. A two-run home run by Henri Stanley in the top of the
fourth gave Clemson a 6-1 lead. Patrick Boyd’s solo home run and an
RBI-double by Khalil Greene, which scored Harris after he doubled,
pushed the margin to 8-3 after the top half of the seventh.
FSU put single runs on the scoreboard in the third, fourth and
fifth innings. In the third, leftfielder John-Ford Griffin reached on a
walk and scored on second baseman Marshall McDougall’s double, which
extended his hitting streak to 30 games.
First baseman John Halliday doubled in the fourth and crossed
the plate after a pair of wild pitches by Paradis. The Seminoles’ third
run came after designated-hitter Sam Scott singled, stole second, took
third on a fielder’s choice and scored on another wild pitch.
Florida State scored attempted a come back in the bottom of the
ninth after catcher Jeremiah Klosterman led off the inning with a single
to left and his pinch-runner, Karl Jernigan, scored on a ground ball out
by Griffin for the Seminoles final run of the game.
CLEMSON 400 200 200 8 13 0 FSU 001 110 001 4 7 2
E-Cash, Griffin. DP-Clemson 3, FSU 3. LOB-Clemson 5, FSU 7. 2B-Greene, Harris 2, Halliday, McDougall. HR-Boyd, Stanley.