May 13, 1998
Orlando, Fl. –
Right-hander Jon McDonald (9-3) struck out eight batters in 7 1/3 innings of work to earn his ninth win of the season in the first game of the day. McDonald held the Cavaliers to four runs on six hits and walked two batters.
Date Opponent Site Time
20 Cal State Northridge Tucson W, 15-12 Recap
21 Cal State Northridge Tucson W, 18-1 Recap
23 San Diego Tucson W, 12-8 Recap
24 San Diego Tucson W, 15-9 Recap
25 San Diego Tucson W, 10-5 Recap
30 New Mexico Tucson L, 9-8
31 New Mexico Tucson W, 21-8 Recap
Reliever Mike DiBlasi entered the game with runners on second and third base and one out in the eighth inning and retired the final two batters to escape the inning. DiBlasi struck out three batters in 1 2/3 innings to collect his fourth save of the season.
Virginia shortstop Tim LaVigne belted a three-run home run to give the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead in the second inning.
Centerfielder Brian Cox walked and scored on a basehit by rightfielder Matt Diaz in the fourth inning to cut Virginias lead to 3-1. Cox tied it up at 3-3 in the fifth with a two-run home run to leftfield.
Seminole shorstop Brett Groves scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in the eighth inning after reaching base on an error. Leftfielder Karl Jernigan singled and scored on a fielding error to five FSU a 5-4 lead.
Virginia Javier Lopez (5-5) surrendered five runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings as he took the loss. Lopez struck out five and walked four in the outing.
The Seminoles belted 14 hits as they defeated Virginia 11-2 in the second game of the doubleheader.
Left-hander Wes Crawford (7-3) struck out six batters in eight innings as he held the Cavaliers to two runs on six hits in his seventh win of the season.