Feb. 23, 2002
No. 1 Florida State extended its’ winning streak to six games with a 1-0 win over Jacksonville on Saturday in front of 2,406 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The shutout was the first for FSU since a 3-0 win over The Citadel on March 27, 2001. Tony Richie’s RBI-single in the sixth to score Ryan Barthelemy proved to be the game-winner. Matt Lynch (4-0) earned the victory after giving up one hit and striking out five in 7.1 innings. Eric Roman came in to earn his fifth save of the season.
Barthelemy went 2-for-4 to extend his national-best (current) hitting streak to 33-games. He is now tied with Marshall McDougall for second on the FSU all-time list and is now one game from tying J.D. Dew’s school record of 34.
The Seminoles allowed just two-hits on the day, both singles. The JU hit total was the fewest since Jon McDonald and Robby Read put up back-to-back two-hit performances in complete game wins over Central Florida on May 28, 2000 in the NCAA Regional.
Florida State got the only run they needed in the sixth inning. Barthelemy hit a double down the right field line with one out and came around to score on a two-out single to center by Richie.
Jacksonville’s best chance to score came in the bottom of the eighth but FSU’s Jerrod Brown threw out Chad Oliva at home. Oliva was attempting to score from second after a throwing error by Barthelemy.
Florida State will travel to Jacksonville on Sunday for a 2:00 p.m. meeting at Alexander Brest Stadium against the Dolphins. Senior right-hander Blair Varnes (2-1) is scheduled to start for the Seminoles. The Tribe will return home on Tuesday (3:30) to play Western Carolina in a two-game series.