February 17, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Third baseman Marshall McDougall belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lift No. 1 Florida State over Charleston Southern, 7-2, at Dick Howser Stadium.
Florida State (11-0) did most of its scoring with home run power as
second baseman Sam Scott ripped a solo shot to left field in the second inning. The Buccaneers (3-5) tied the Seminoles in the third inning as shortstop Jay Corrigale reached on a basehit and scored on a ground ball by
catcher Kyle Stout.
After McDougall’s home run in the fifth, Charleston Southern cut FSU’s lead to 4-2 as first baseman Brad French doubled and came home on a
double by Stout in the seventh inning.
Shortstop Brett Groves walked and scored on an RBI-single by McDougall and rightfielder Matt Diaz belted a two-run homer in the seventh
as the Seminoles pulled away with a 7-2 lead. McDougall collected four RBI
on three hits, while Scott and catcher Jeremiah Klosterman also each contributed two hits.
Right-hander Blair Varnes (4-0) struck out five batters as he held
Charleston Southern to one run on four hits in six innings in the victory.
CSU right-hander Robert Tyree (1-2) surrendered four runs on six hits in 6.0 IP in the loss. Tyree struck out four batters and walked two
in the outing.
Florida State will host ninth-ranked Florida for a two-game series
starting on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m. FSU and Florida will play
again on Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 p.m.
CSU 001 000 100 2 6 0
FSU 010 030 30x 7 9 1
LOB-CSU-5, FSU 5.
2B-French, Malikowski, Stout, McDougall. HR-M. Diaz (3), McDougall (3), Scott (3).