Feb. 22, 2002
No. 1 Florida State (11-3) defeated the Siena Saints (0-4) by a score of 10-2 on Friday in front of 1,614 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles moved their winning streak to five games behind a strong pitching performance by sophomore Marc LaMacchia (2-0). LaMacchia struck out seven and didn’t give up a run on four hits in five innings of work. Five Seminoles recorded extra base hits in the win.
The Seminoles took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on four consecutive hits, including doubles from Jerrod Brown and Mike Futrell. Ryan Barthelemy had one of the first inning hits to extend his hitting streak to 32-games, only two off of J.D. Drew’s school record of 34.
The Tribe extended their lead to 6-0 in the third inning when Nick Rogers led off with a double to left field and moved to third on Barthelemy’s sacrifice fly. Kevin Richmond followed with a RBI-single to center that scored Rogers. Richmond moved to third when Siena pitcher Josh Copskey threw the ball away on a failed pick-off attempt. Richmond scored the sixth run when Tony Richie singled to left field.
In the fourth inning, the Seminoles tacked on another run when Blair McCaleb opened up with a single and advanced on a base hit by Bryan Zech. Zech and McCaleb both advanced when Brown was hit by a pitch. McCaleb then scored when Rogers walked with the bases loaded to score McCaleb.
Siena finally got on the board with their only two runs in the eighth inning with run-scoring hits by Tony Cipolla and Luis Khoury.
Rogers paced FSU offensively with a 3-for-3 outing. Barthelemy led the team with three RBI.
Siena starter Josh Copskey (1-0) took the loss for the Saints after giving up all nine runs on 11 hits.
Florida State will host Jacksonville on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with left-hander Matt Lynch (3-0) scheduled to start for the Tribe. The Seminoles travel on Sunday for a road game at Jacksonville (2:00 p.m.).