Oct. 12, 2001
Florida State Baseball closed out its’ fall practice with the 16th Annual Garnet & Gold game. The Garnet squad defeated the Gold by a score of 7-0 in front of 1,054 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Freshman pitcher Brent Marsh took the victory for the Garnet, only giving up two hits in three innings of action. Junior pitcher Jason Newlin was credited with the loss for the Gold.
Freshman second baseman Kevin Richmond hit a lead off homerun to deep left field and the Garnet never looked back. Richmond later added two hits and a stolen base in the win.
Outfielder Tony McQuade opened the third inning with a double down the left field line and later scored on a single to left by senior catcher Blair McCaleb. This put the Garnet ahead by a count of 2-0.
The Garnet added another run in the top of the fifth when McCaleb got on with a single to centerfield and moved to second on a single by Kevin Richmond. Stephen Drew added a single to score McCaleb.
In the seventh, McCaleb led off with a single to right-center and freshman pitcher/third baseman Kevin Lynch added a two run bomb over the right field fence to put the game away. McCaleb helped pace the Garnet on the night with three hits and two runs.
Two more runs were added in the eighth for the Garnet squad that put the final score at 7-0.
The Gold squad was led with strong pitching by junior pitcher Daniel Davidson and nice hitting by sophomore shortstop Jeff Probst.
Florida State will open the 2002 season on January 26, at Hawaii-Hilo. The Seminoles first home-stand will begin on February 8, against the 2001 national runner-up Stanford Cardinal.