April 8, 2001 - by
No. 5 Florida State Completes Sweep of No. 8 Clemson, 6-1

April 8, 2001

Box Score

Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 5 Florida State Seminoles (31-7, 14-1 ACC) swept No. 8 Clemson (21-12, 5-34 ACC) for the first time since 1995 with a 6-1 Sunday victory at Dick Howser Stadium. Daniel Hodges (2-0) made an early relief appearance and got the win for FSU, working a career-long 7.2 innings without allowing a run. Hodges gave up five hits, struck out three and walked one.

With the victory, FSU completed the home portion of the ACC schedule undefeated (12-0) for the first time in school history. In addition, Seminole head coach Mike Martin moved into 13th place by himself with his 1,163rd all-time NCAA Division IA win.

Clemson took advantage of a shaky outing by FSU starter Robby Read in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. With one out, Read walked three straight batters and was pulled in favor Hodges with a 2-0 count and the bases loaded. Hodges got the Seminoles out of the inning after a sacrifice fly and a groundout.

FSU tied it up with a run in the bottom of the first inning. After back-to-back singles by Bryan Zech and John-Ford Griffin to lead off the inning, Ryan Barthelemy came through with a RBI-single to left. Griffin was thrown out at the plate when he attempted to score on Karl Jernigan’s fly ball to right.

Jeff Probst made it 3-1 FSU with his first career home run, a two-run shot over the right field fence. Probst’s homer scored Nick Rogers, who was on after being hit by a pitch.

Jernigan continued his outstanding play against the Tigers with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, his second of the series and third of the season. Jernigan also made a pair of diving catches in center to take away what would have been two Clemson hits. He totaled a team-high nine putouts in the game.

Nick Rogers’ two-run double in the bottom of the eighth upped the lead to 6-1. Griffin and Richie Smith were on board after a double and a walk, respectively.

Clemson starter Nick Glaser took the loss after surrendering three runs on five hits in 1.2 innings.

Reliever Eric Roman finished the game with a scoreless ninth for the Tribe.

The next game on the FSU schedule is a home contest on Wednesday, April 11th against Jacksonville at 6:00 p.m.

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