June 4, 1999
TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Nick Stocks scattered six hits over eight
innings and Ryan Barthelemy belted a pair of home runs and drove in four as
Florida State (52-12) whipped Auburn (46-18) 10-2 in the first game of the
NCAA Baseball Super Regional at Tallahassee on Friday night at Dick Howser
“Barthelemy and Stocks were most definitely the keys to our win,”
said FSU head coach Mike Martin. “Ryan (Barthelemy) is usually in the
lineup for his defense but tonight he was our man at the plate. Stocks was
in control throughout.”
The Seminoles staked Stocks to all the offense he would need in the
bottom of the first inning. After Mike Futrell led off with a triple and
Marshall McDougall walked, Matt Diaz cranked a three-run homer to center
field, his 17th of the year.
Barthelemy’s home runs were his second and third of the season.
The freshman, who was 3-for-3 on the night, hit his first homer of the game
over the right field wall to give Florida State a 4-0 lead in the fourth.
He added a three-run shot in the seventh to cap the Seminoles’ scoring.
Stocks (12-2), a sophomore who was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals
with the 36th pick in Wednesday’s amateur draft, struck out seven and
walked just one while allowing two earned runs to pick up the win. Zach
Diaz worked a perfect ninth to become FSU’s all-time apperance leader with
“Stocks was dominating tonight,” said Auburn head coach Hal Baird.
“He did a great job of mixing his pitches and was very effective changing
Tiger starter Hayden Gliemmo (13-7) was tagged with the loss after
giving up eight runs, all earned, on nine hits in 6.2 innings.
The two teams meet again on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. If the
Seminoles win, they advance to the College World Series. An Auburn victory
would force a third and deciding game on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.