April 25, 2003
Tallahassee, Fla. – No. 1 Florida State (37-6-1) gave No. 14 Miami (28-10-1) its’ first shutout in 118 games Friday night in front of a season-high crowd of 4,705 at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night. Stephen Drew’s leadoff home run on the second pitch of the game proved to be the game-winner. FSU starter Trent Peterson improved to 8-1 with the victory after working 6.2 scoreless innings. Peterson allowed only four hits, struck out five and walked two. The Seminoles are 7-0-1 in their last eight meetings with the Hurricanes.
Left-hander Daniel Hodges picked up his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth. The appearance was the 117th of his career, which set the Florida State all-time record. Hodges passed Zach Diaz, who appeared in 116 games from 1996-99.
The Seminoles scored their only run in the bottom of the first behind a solo home run by Drew. Drew took the second pitch of the game deep over the fence in right, his fifth home run of the season, to give FSU the only run it would need.
FSU second baseman Bryan Zech (2-for-2) was the only Seminole with more than one hit.
UM starter J.D. Cockroft (6-2) took the loss, allowing just one run in eight innings. Cockroft gave up five hits, struck out five and walked four.
Danny Figueroa (2-for-4) and Brian Barton (2-for-4) were responsible for four of Miami’s seven hits.
The Hurricanes had not been shut out in 118 games. The Florida State pitching staff has recorded five shutouts this season.
The Seminoles and Hurricanes meet again Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Left-hander Matt Lynch (9-2, 3.73 ERA) is scheduled to face Hurricane left-hander Brandon Camardese (5-0, 4.82 ERA). The game will be televised live on Sunshine.