April 19, 2001
Jacksonville, Fla. – The No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (34-9, 14-1 ACC) got back on the winning track with an 8-1 victory on the road at Jacksonville (25-15). FSU sophomore Robby Read (6-3) no-hit the Dolphins through 7.1 innings and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts. The only hit he gave up was an infield single by B.J. Weed that was chopped just out of his reach. Read earned the win for FSU last year at JU, holding the Dolphins hitless through six innings in that outing.
Ryan Barthelemy was Florida State’s top producer offensively, going 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, one triple and a home run.
In the top of the fifth, the Seminoles extended their lead with to 4-0 on a two-run triple by Barthelemy and an RBI-single by Cole. Barthelemy’s fourth triple of the season scored Jeff Probst, who had doubled, and John-Ford Griffin, who was hit by a pitch. Cole then plated Barthelemy with a base hit up the middle.
The Tribe made it 5-0 in the top of the sixth when Futrell walked and came around to score on a double by Bryan Zech.
Tony Richie upped FSU’s lead to 7-0 with a two out, two-run single to left in the seventh. Richie, who was 0-3 before the base hit, went to high school at Jacksonville’s Bishop Kenny and his single scored two fellow Jacksonville natives – Nick Rogers and Scott Toole (both attended Bolles).
Barthelemy’s ninth homer of the season, a solo shot to right center, made it 8-0.
JU starter Josh Daws took the loss after surrendering four earned runs on five hits in 4.2 innings.
FSU freshman lefty Trent Peterson, who will start Sunday against Miami, finished the game off for Read in the ninth.
FSU senior center fielder Karl Jernigan did not play due to a slightly pulled hamstring. Jernigan is not expected to miss any further game action.
FSU hosts Miami this weekend for a three-game series with the Hurricanes. Game times at Dick Howser Stadium are set for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. FSU RHP Blair Varnes will start against UM RHP Kiki Bengochea on Friday night.