March 13, 2002 - by
No. 1 Florida State Takes Two From Appalachian State

March 13, 2002

Box Score – Game 1 | Box Score – Game 2

Tallahassee, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State improved to 22-4 with a pair of victories over Appalachian State (3-11) in a doubleheader Wednesday at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU head coach Mike Martin became just the 12th coach to win 1,200 games when the Seminoles defeated ASU 4-2 in game one. Florida State extended its winning streak to 10 games with an 11-7 victory over the Mountaineers in the second game of the day. Junior Eric Roman added two more saves on the day to increase his season total to nine, which is already tied for fourth on the FSU all-time single season save list.

Florida State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first game on Ryan Barthelemy’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. After ASU cut the lead to 2-1, the Seminoles scored two more in the fifth on a two-run single by Tony Richie. The Mountaineers would add one in the seventh for the final margin of 4-2.

In the second game of the doubleheader, ASU took the early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning. All three runs were unearned as the Mountaineers took advantage of two Bryan Zech errors at second base.

The Seminoles answered in the bottom half of the first, again on a home run from Barthelemy. The senior’s second homer of the day (fifth of the season) was a three-run shot over the right field fence.

ASU scored four in the second inning to regain the lead at 7-3. Graham Thompson knocked in three runs with a bases loaded double. Thompson scored the fourth run of the inning on a bunt base hit by Derek Smith.

After two runs in the bottom of the second, FSU would score single runs in the fourth and the fifth to tie the score at seven. Jerrod Brown provided the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the sixth with a bases loaded single. The Seminoles scored two more when Blair McCaleb was hit by a pitch and Zech walked, both with the bases loaded.

Zech led FSU at the plate in game one, going 3-for-4. Nick Rogers went 3-for-4 in game two with two runs and two RBI.

FSU starter Marc LaMacchia (3-0) was the winner in game one, allowing just one run on four hits in six innings. Kevin Lynch (3-0) earned the victory in relief in the second game, working a scoreless sixth inning. Roman worked a scoreless ninth in game one for his first save of the day and got a strikeout with the bases loaded in game two for his second save of the day.

Florida State opens ACC play this weekend at Virginia. The Seminoles face the Cavaliers at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and will start a 12:00 noon doubleheader on Saturday. Both games on Saturday will be televised live by the Sunshine Network.

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