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1997 Game-By-Game Results

Game 1-February 1, 1997
Florida State 11
UNC-Asheville 2
No. 1 Florida State's offensive explosion was a combined effort as each starter contributed at least one hit in the Seminoles' season-opening, 11-2, win over UNC-Asheville. FSU was led by seniors Scott Zech and Jeremy Morris who combined for five hits and four RBI. Junior left-hander Randy Choate (1-0) struck out four batters in six innings pitched.

UNCA   011    000    000     2     8    4
FSU    200    411    03x    11    15    0

E-Deyo, Hillier, Wigginton 2. DP-UNCA 1. LOB-UNCA 7, FSU 10. 2B-Wigginton, Woods, Drew, Morris, Salazar, Sprague. HR-Cox, Griggs, Morris. Rask, White (5), Norris (7), Blatt (8) and Hillier. Choate, DiBlasi (7), Diaz (8) and Salazar. Chavez (9) and Mayfield (9).

Game 2-February 2, 1997
Florida State 8
UNC-Asheville 5
Third baseman Geoff Sprague hit a game-winning two-run home to give No. 1 FSU a two-run edge in the seventh inning as the Seminoles went on to defeat UNC-Asheville, 8-5. Sophomore Scott Proctor (1-0) earned his first career win as he pitched three shutout innings of relief of starter Chuck Howell.

UNCA   000    311    000    5     8    0
FSU    201    020    30x    8    15    1

E-Woodward. DP-UNCA 2, FSU 1. LOB-UNCA 2, FSU 7. 2B-Badeaux 2, Morris. HR-Hillier, Ludvigsen, Pastushok, Zacharewicz, Cox, Drew, Sprague. Gardner, Norris (7) and Hillier. Howell, Proctor (6), Chavez (1) and Klosterman.

Game 3-February 7, 1997
Florida State 5
Arizona State 2
Rightfielder Brian Cox hit a game-winning RBI-basehit to drive in J.D. Drew in the sixth inning as No. 1 FSU went on to defeat No. 7 Arizona State, 5-2. Randy Choate (2-0) gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out four batters in eight innings. Chris Chavez picked up the save as ASU's Ryan Bradley grounded out with bases loaded to end the game.

ASU    000    020    000    2    8    4
FSU    101    101    11x    5    7    1

E-Leon, McKinely, Moreno, Tommasini, Sprague. DP-FSU 1. LOB-ASU 7, FSU 7. 2B-Beinbrink, Bloomquist, Halvorson, Sprague 2, Woodward. Mills, Leon (6), Bradley (7) and Halvorson. Choate, Chavez (9) and Salazar.

Game 4-February 8, 1997
Arizona State 9
Florida State 6
No. 7 Arizona State scored three runs in the eighth inning as the Sun Devils defeated No. 1 Florida State, 9-6. Zach Diaz (0-1) took the loss in relief after he walked the first two batters of the eighth inning before rightfielder Jeff Cermak's game-winning basehit. ASU's Ryan Bradley (3-0) earned his third victory as he struck out four in three innings pitched.

ASU    103    101    030    9    7    4
FSU    320    000    100    6    5    5

-Beinbrink, Grijalva 2, Badeaux, McCorkel, Salazar, Sprague, Zech. DP- LOB-ASU 12, FSU 7. Byrd, Call (2), Bradley (7) and Halvorson. Howell, Diaz (3), Chavez (8), DiBlasi (8) and Salazar. Bentley (9) and Klosterman (9). W-Bradley (3-0). L-Diaz (0-1). Save-None. 2B-Morris. HR-McKinley 2, Drew.

Game 5-February 9, 1997
Florida State 11
Arizona State 5
No. 1 Florida State was sparked by an eight-run fifth inning as the Seminoles defeated No. 7 Arizona State, 11-5, to win the series 2 out of 3 games. Leftfielder Jeremy Morris hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to conclude FSU's scoring. Scott Proctor got the win, and freshman John Bentley earned his first career save as he pitched three innings of relief.

ASU    001    201    100     5    15    0
FSU    100    082    00x    11    12    0

DP- ASU 3, FSU 2. LOB- ASU 12, FSU 6 Verdugo, Marietta (5), Cermak (5), Bane (6), and Halvorson. Bane, Vasquez (8) and Tommasini (7). Proctor, Bentley (7) and Klosterman. W-Proctor (2-0). L- Verdugo (1-1). Save- Bentley (1). 2B-McKinley, Tillman, Tommasini, Cox. 3B-Zech. HR-Morris (2).

Game 6- February 15, 1997
CS-Fullerton 2
Florida State 1
The Titans edged FSU, 2-1, in an 11-inning game. Designated-hitter Scott Seal's basehit in the 11th inning drove in leftfielder Aaron Rowand for the game-winning run. Jeremy Morris tied the game at one with a solo home run in the seventh inning. Randy Niles took the loss for the Seminoles in relief of starter Randy Choate who struck out seven and gave up one run on three hits in 7.1 innings pitched.

CSF    010    000    000    01    2    8    0
FSU    000    000    100    00    1    5    2

E-Choate, Zech. DP-FSU 1. LOB-CSF 10, FSU 6. Wise and Patterson. Wise, Duckworth (8) and Wright (8). Choate, Niles, DiBlasi and Klosterman. W-Duckworth (2-0), L-Niles (0-1). HR-Hill, Morris.

Game 7-February 15, 1997
Florida State 8
CS-Fullerton 5
Florida State scored in each of the first five innings as the Seminoles went on to defeat CSF, 8-5, in nine innings. J.D. Drew led the Seminoles with a two-run homer in the first inning and an RBI single in the third inning. Chuck Howell picked up his first win of the season as he struck out six batters in seven innings.

CSF    010    011    101    5    12    0
FSU    212    210    00x    8    11    2

E-Zech 2. DP-CSF 1. LOB-CSF 9, FSU 4. Garner, Tokarse (3), Baron (6) and Wright. Howell, Diaz (8) and Salazar. W-Howell (1-0), L-Garner (1-1). Save-None. 2B-Ankrum, Hernandez, Owens, Cash, Morris. 3B-Ankrum. HR-Wright, Drew.

Game 8-February 16, 1997
Florida State 7
CS-Fullerton 4
No. 1 Florida State scored six runs in the second inning to lift the Seminoles over No. 4 CS-Fullerton, 7-4. Geoff Sprague capped the six-run second inning with a three-run double to give the Seminoles a 6-3 advantage. Brooks Badeaux hit his first home run of the season giving FSU its final run. Mike DiBlasi, (1-0), picked up his first career win for FSU. Nakia Hill was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the second inning for the Titans.

CSF    211    000    000    4    10    4
FSU    060    001    00x    7     7    0

E-Ankrum, Hill, Owens, Wright. DP-CSF 1, FSU 1. LOB-CSF 12, FSU 7. Hild, Alkire (4) and Patterson. Alkire and Lamb (6). Alkire and Wright (7). Proctor, DiBlasi (4), Bentley (5), Diaz (5), Chavez (6) and Klosterman. Chavez and Salazar (7). W-DiBlasi (1-0), L-Hild (1-2), Save-Chavez (3). 2B-Seal (4), Klosterman, Sprague (4). HR-Hill (4), Badeaux.

Game 9-February 21, 1997
Florida State 22
Marshall 1
No. 1 Florida State belted 19 hits en route to a 22-1 victory over Marshall. Three Seminoles hit home runs including: J.D. Drew, Reggie Griggs and Shawn McCorkel. Randy Choate, (3-0), pitched six shut-out innings.

MU     000    000    100     1     2    3
FSU    406    112    62x    22    19    0

E-Adair, Mastro, Zban. DP-MU 1. LOB-MU 7, FSU 12. Watts, Reeder (3), Hughes (6), Crocona (7), Dunn (7), and Frantz. Dunn and McClellen (8). Choate and Salazar. DiBlasi (7), Chavez (9) and Mayfield (7). W-Choate (3-0), L-Watts (0-2). 2B-Griggs (1), Henderson, Klosterman (2), Salazar (2) Salazar (2), Zabala. 3B-Drew, Morris. HR-Drew (4), Griggs (2), McCorkel.

Game 10-February 22, 1997
Florida State 15
Marshall 4
No. 1 Florida State belted a season-high 23 hits as the Seminoles overpowered Marshall, 15-4. Shawn McCorkel blasted a three-run homer in the third inning. Jimmy Bonenberger and pinch-hitter Henry Mayfield also hit their first career home runs. Chuck Howell (2-0) picked up the win.

MU     000    020    200     4     6    6
FSU    205    300    50x    15    23    1

E-Zban 2, Badeaux. DP-MU 4, FSU 14. Herrington, Grimes (4), Runyon (7), Hughes (7) and Frantz. Howell and Klosterman. Bentley (6), Diaz (7) and Salazar (6). 2B-Fleming, Greene, Badeaux 2(4), Cash (2), Griggs (2). HR-Kuempel, Bonenberger, Mayfield, McCorkel (2).

Game 11-February 23, 1997
Florida State 14
Marshall 2
No. 1 Florida State scored five runs on five consecutive hits in the third inning as the Seminoles defeated Marshall 14-2. Scott Zech hit a two-run double in the third inning. Jeremy Morris led the Seminoles with a 3-for-4 outing and two RBI, while third baseman Kevin Cash blasted a two-run homer in the eighth inning, his first home run of the season. Randy Niles picked up his first win of the season.

MU     001    000    010     2     5    2
FSU    105    022    22x    14    14    4

E-Cook, Mastro, Badeaux, Cash, Zabala. DP-FSU 1. LOB-MU 9, FSU 10. Mills, Reeder (5), Curtis (6), Dunn (7) and McClellan. Niles and Salazar. Proctor (6), Stanford (8), Chavez (9) and Klosterman (6). W-Niles (1-1), L-Mills (0-2). 2B-Kuempel, Zban, Mayfield, Morris (5), Salazar (3), Woodward (2), Zech. 3B-Drew (2). HR-Cash.

Game 12-February 27, 1997
Florida 3
Florida State 2
Pinch-hitter Mark Ellis drove in designated hitter Chuck Hazzard on a sacrifice fly as No. 10 Florida edged No. 1 Florida State, 3-2, in 11 innings. Florida second baseman David Eckstein led off the first inning with a solo home run. J.D. Drew tied the game with a double to score Badeaux in the seventh inning. Florida starting pitcher Tommy Bond picked up the win, while Zach Diaz took the loss (0-2), in relief of Randy Choate.

UF     100    001    000    01    3    10    4
FSU    100    000    100    00    2    10    1

E-Andre 2, Medina, Nicholson, Salazar. DP-UF 2. LOB-UF 8, FSU 13. Bond, Fogg (7), Wilkerson (9) and Medina. Choate, Diaz (9) and Salazar. W-Wilkerson (4-1), L-Diaz (0-2). Save-None. 2B-Hazzard, Drew. HR-Eckstein.

Game 13-February 28, 1997
Florida State 10
Florida 8
Jeremy Morris knocked in a career-high seven runs on four hits to lead No.1 Florida State to a 10-8 win over No. 10 Florida. Morris capped off his stellar night with a three-run home run in the sixth inning, giving FSU a seven-run lead. John Bentley (1-0) earned his first career victory.

UF     201    000    050     8   10    2
FSU    104    203    00x    10    8    2

E-Johannes, Rhine, Sprague, Zech. DP-UF 3, FSU 1. LOB-UF 8, FSU 6. McClendon, Knollin (3), and Johannes. Knollin, Fujinaga (7), Gray (8) and Hudson. Proctor, Bentley (3), Chavez (8) and Klosterman. W-Bentley (1-0), L-McClendon (1-1). 2B-Nicholoson, Ogle, Seroyer, Morris, Woodward. HR-Hudson, Morris.

Game 14-March 1, 1997
Florida 13
Florida State 6
Derek Nicholson hit a two-run shot off Randy Niles to give No. 10 Florida a 6-5 lead in the fifth as the Gators went on to defeat No. 1 Florida State,13-6, in front of 5,221 fans. Niles (1-2) gave up eight runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings pitched. Josh Fogg (1-1) struck out three and surrendered one run on one hit in 4 1/3 innings in the victory.

FSU   103    010    001    6     7    4
UF    020    223     04   13    14    4

E-Badeaux, DiBlasi, Salazar, Zech, Martin 2, Nicholson, Seroyer. LOB 9, UF 8. W-Fogg (1-1), L-Niles (1-2). Niles, DiBlasi (6), Stanford (8) and Salazar. Rodriguez, Fogg (5) and Hudson. 2B-Badeaux, Morris, Eckstein 2, Hudson. HR-Edge, Nicholson.

Game 15-March 2, 1997
Florida State 9
Florida 5
J.D. Drew hit two solo home runs as he led No. 1 FSU to a 9-5 win to split the series with Florida. Zach Diaz (1-2) earned the win in relief of Chuck Howell. Diaz scattered four hits in four-plus innings as he shutout the Gators. Reliever Brad Wilkerson (4-2) took the loss for Florida after giving up two runs on three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

  
FSU    000    113    202    9    13    0
UF     003    020    000    5    10    1

E-Martin. LOB-FSU 9, UF 8. W- Diaz (1-2), L- Wilkerson (4-2). Save-None. Howell, Diaz (5) and Klosterman. Gray, Knollin (6), Wilkerson (6), Varnes (9) and Hudson. 2B-Badeaux (6), Nicholson, Wilkerson. HR-Drew 2(6).

Game 16-March 4, 1997
Florida State 11
UNC-Greensboro 7
J.D. Drew blasted a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give No. 2 Florida State a lead as the Seminoles went on to defeat UNC-Greensboro 11-7. FSU scored five runs in the sixth inning sparked by Jeremy Morris' grand slam home run. Terry Henderson hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, his first career home-run. Randy Choate (4-0) was credited with the victory as he struck out four and gave up two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings pitched.

UNCG    000    200    500     7    12    3
FSU     001    125    02x    11    14    4

E-Mokan, Weber 2, Badeaux, Choate, Salazar, Woodward. DP-UNCG 1, FSU 2. LOB-UNCG 9, FSU 8. Parsons, Jackson (5), Woerhle (6) and Stone. Woerhel and Krekorian. Choate, Bentley (7), Chavez (7) and Salazar. Chavez and Klosterman (8). W-Choate (4-0), L-Parsons (1-1). 2B-Weber, Cox, Sprague. HR-Drew (7), Henderson, Morris (5).

Game 17- March 5, 1997
Florida State 16
UNC-Greensboro 0
Four Seminoles belted five home runs, including a grand slam by centerfielder J.D. Drew, as No. 2 Florida State shutout UNC-Greensboro 16-0. Brooks Badeaux led off the first inning with a solo home run and followed it with a second solo blast in the second inning. Kevin Cash led off the fifth inning with a solo homer and Jose Zabala hit his first career home run. Scott Proctor struck out five batters in seven shutout innings.

  
UNCG    000    000    000     0     3    2
FSU     310    450    30x    16    18    0

E-Krekorian, Surridge. DP-UNCG 3, FSU 2. LOB-UNCG 3, FSU 9. W-Proctor (3-0), L-Evick (3-1). Evick, Woerhle (4), Jackson (4) and Krekorian. McDonald (5), Surridge (5) and Bystrek (5). Proctor and Klosterman. Proctor, Stanford (8), Hudson (9) and Salazar (7). 2B-Cash, Cox, Howell, Sprague. HR-Badeaux 2, Cash, Drew, Zabala.

Game 18-March 7 1997
Florida State 8
Virginia 2
Chuck Howell allowed just two runs while striking out six Cavaliers in 8 1/3 innings pitched to lead No. 2 Florida State to an 8-2 victory over Virginia. Jeremy Morris smashed his sixth home run of the season during the first inning, driving in J.D. Drew. Scott Zech ripped a two-run basehit during the fourth inning.

UVA    000    000    002    2    6    1
FSU    201    302    00x    8    9    2

E-Sherlock, Sprague, Zabala. LOB-UVA 6, FSU 8. W-Howell (3-0), L-Zawatski (1-1). 2B-Lopez. HR Badeaux (4), Morris (6).

Game 19-March 8, 1997
Virginia 6
Florida State 4
Centerfielder Ted Kinsman ripped a two-run basehit off FSU reliever Chris Chavez to lead Virginia to a 6-4 victory over No. 2 Florida State. Randy Niles struck out a career-high eight batters. Virginia loaded the bases with three hits off of Zach Diaz, before Chris Chavez entered the game. Diaz (1-3) took the loss. J.D. Drew scored in the first inning with an RBI basehit. Matt Woodward drove in Geoff Sprague on a double in the fourth inning.

UVA    010    001    040    6    14    2
FSU    100    120    000    4     7    3

E-Daneker, Kinsman, Badeaux, Niles, Zech. DP-UVA 3, FSU 1. LOB-UVA 10, FSU 7. W-Nuckls (2-0), L-Diaz(1-3). Save-LaVigne (2). Daneker and Bowling. Nuckols (7), Lee (8), LaVigne (9) and Meadows (6). Niles, Diaz (6), Chavez (8), DiBlasi (9) and Salazar. 2B-Woodward. 3B-Gilleland.

Game 20-March 9, 1997
Florida State 20
Virginia 2
Florida State belted 17 hits and Randy Choate struck out seven as the No. 2 Seminoles defeated Virginia, 20-2. J.D. Drew led the Seminoles with a 2-for-2 outing and four RBI. Jose Zabala went 2-for-4 with three RBI and five runs scored after entering the game for an injured Brooks Badeaux. Matt Woodward had a career-high four hits.

UVA    000    002    000     2     5    5
FSU    134    740    01x    20    17    3

E-Bowling, Gilleland, Lopez, A. Robinson, Sherlock, Cash, Zabala, Zech. DP-FSU 1. LOB-UVA 6, FSU 9. W-Choate (5-0), L-Kennedy (1-2). Kennedy, Canady (3), R. Robinson (4) and Bowling. R. Robinson, Roberts (7) and Meadows (5). Choate and Klosterman. Bentley (7), Stanford (8), Hudson (9) and Salazar (9). 2B-Lopez, Salazar, Sprague, Zabala. 3B-Drew.

Game 21-March 11, 1997
Florida State 12
St. Bonaventure 6
Freshman pitcher John Bentley retired the first 14 batters and struck out a career-high 10 as No. 2 Florida State defeated St. Bonaventure, 12-6, at Jackie Robinson Memorial Ballpark in Daytona Beach. FSU's eight-run sixth inning was capped off by pinch-hitter Terry Henderson's two-run homer.

SBU    000    001    140     6     2    2
FSU    301    008    00x    12    11    3

E-DiIorio, John, Sprague 2, Zabala. DP-SBU 1. LOB-SBU 8, FSU 6. Rademaker, Manning (6), Corzier (8) and Hemphill. Bentley, Hudson (7), Chavez (8), Stanford (9) and Salazar. 2B-LaPointe, Cox, McCorkel. HR-Henderson (2).

Game 22- March 12, 1997
Florida State 13
Long Island 5
Centerfielder J.D. Drew knocked in four runs on two doubles as No. 1 FSU defeated Long Island, 13-5, at Jackie Robinson Memorial Ballpark. The Seminoles turned a triple-play in the third inning getting put outs at second, first and home plate. Starting pitcher Scott Proctor (4-0) struck out four batters in five shutout innings.

LIU    000    000    005     5    7    3
FSU    004    450    00x    13    9    2

E-Bardeguez, Garbowski, Zeccardi, Salazar, Zabala. DP-LIU 1. LOB-LIU 7, FSU 4. Giancola, Grippo (5), Urti (7) and Garbowski. Proctor, DiBlasi (6) and Klosterman. Diaz (8), Chavez (9) and Mayfield (8). 2B-Dansky, Drew 2, McCorkel. 3B-Sprague.

Game 23-March 14, 1997
Florida State 15
Wake Forest 8
J.D. Drew and Jeremy Morris combined for four hits and seven RBI as No. 2 Florida State came back from a five-run deficit to defeat Wake Forest 15-8. Randy Choate gave up five hits in the first inning, including home runs to centerfielder Josh Itzoe and first baseman Kevin Troup. Morris hit an FSU record two triples in the game.

WFU    501    000    011     8    13    3
FSU    222    013    41x    15    14    3

E-Riepe, Marino, Otten, Henderson, Zabala 2. DP-WFU 2. LOB-WFU 13, FSU 5. W-Choate (6-0), L-Hendricks (3-1). Hendricks, Rikard (6), Schmitt (6), Ramseyer (7), Abdelwahab (7), Briggs (7) and Riepe. Choate, DiBlasi (8), Stanford (9) and Salazar. 2B-Lardieri, Malloy, Otten Drew, Woodward. 3B-Morris 2(3). HR-Itzoe, Troup, Drew (9), Griggs (3).

Game 24-March 15, 1997
Florida State 11
Wake Forest 3
Chuck Howell scattered six hits over seven innings and struck out four as he led the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles to an 11-3 victory over Wake Forest. J.D. Drew scored on Geoff Sprague's sacrifice fly break a 3-3 tie and give FSU a lead it would not relinquish. Jeremiah Klosterman finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the sixth inning and an RBI-basehit in the seventh.

WFU    021    000    000     3     6    3
FSU    301    023    20x    11    11    1

E-Otten, Riepe, Troup, Cash. DP-WFU 1, FSU 1. LOB-WFU 5, FSU 7. W-Howell (4-0), L-MacDougal (1-1). Save-None. MacDougal, Rappaport (7), Princi (7) and Riepe. Howell, Diaz (8), Chavez (9) and Klosterman. 2B-Drew, Mayfield, Zech. HR-Malloy, Palmieri, Klosterman (1), Sprague (2).

Game 25-March 16, 1997
Florida State 10
Wake Forest 0
J.D. Drew belted a career-high five hits and drove in six runs as he led the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles to their sixth straight win, a 10-0 shutout, over No. 28 Wake Forest. Randy Niles struck out six in a career-long eight-inning appearance. Drew hit a pair of two-run homers, in the third and eighth innings, highlighting his 5-for-5 outing. Kevin Cash blasted a pinch-hit two-run home run in the eighth inning.

WFU    000    000    000     0    7     0
FSU    002    030    14x    10    15    2

E-Sprague, Zabala. DP-FSU 1. LOB-WFU 9, FSU 6. W-Niles (2-2), L- Holmes (4-1). Holmes, Ward (7), Princi (8) and Riepe. Niles, Chavez (9) and Salazar. 2B-Drew 2, Salazar 2, Zech. HR-Cash, Drew 2.

Game 26-March 17, 1997
Florida State 11
Florida Atlantic 3
Zach Diaz struck out a career-high 12 batters as No.2 Florida State came back to defeat Florida Atlantic, 11-3. Jeremiah Klosterman tied the game with a three-run homer to rightfield. J.D. Drew widened the lead with his 12th home run of the season, a solo blast to rightfield in the sixth inning, and an RBI-triple in the seventh. The home run was Drew's 50th of his career.

FAU    200    100    000     3    11    1
FSU    000    351    02x    11     7    1

E-Raffo, Proctor. DP-FSU 1. LOB-FAU 6, FSU 7. W-Diaz (2-3), L-Jones (4-3). Save-None. Jones, Balducci (5) and Freeman. Balducci, White (5), Murphy (8) and Doudt. Proctor, Diaz (4) and Klosterman. 2B-Hervey, Ozarowski. 3B-Drew (4). HR-Drew (12), Klosterman (2).

Game 27-March 19, 1997
Florida Atlantic 13
Florida State 5
Florida Atlantic belted 12 hits, including three home runs, as the Owls defeated No. 2 Florida State, 13-5. Designated-hitter Brennan Hervey started it off for FAU with a two-run home run in the first inning. FAU centerfielder, Billy Brown, a former FSU player, went 3-for-6 with two RBI and a solo home run. Bentley took the loss for FSU. Terry Henderson had two hits, and Jeremy Morris added a solo home run in the third inning.

FAU    240    100    510    13    12    1
FSU    003    001    010     5     8    2

E-Furman, Sprague, Zech. DP-FAU 1. LOB-FAU 7, FSU 13. W-Furman (3-0), L-Bentley (1-1). Save-None. Furman, Burton (6), White (8) and Doudt. Bentley, DiBlasi (2), Stanford (7), Hudson (8), Chavez (8) and Salazar. 2B-Messner, Sprague. 3B-Henderson. HR-Brown (4), Doudt, Hervey, Morris (7).

Game 28-March 21, 1997
Florida State 7
Duke 3
Third baseman Geoff Sprauge belted four hits, including a two-run homer, as he led No. 2 Florida State to a 7-3 win over ACC foe Duke. Randy Choate struck out a season-high eight batters in the 7 2/3 inning outing. J.D. Drew and Jeremy Morris each had home runs for FSU.

FSU      230    000    002    7    13    0
DUKE     011    000    100    3     8    0

DP-FSU 1, Duke 2. LOB-FSU 9, Duke 8. W-Choate (7-0), L-Connor (3-2). Save- Chavez (6). Choate, Chavez (8) and Klosterman. Connor, DuPree (4), Sullivan (9) and Maluchnik. 2B-Benik. HR-Drew (13), Morris (8), Sprague (3), Becker (7), Staubach (1).

Game 29-March 22, 1997
Florida State 8
Duke 3
Chuck Howell struck out five batters in eight innnigs as he led No. 2 Florida State to a 8-3 win over ACC foe Duke. Florida State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning as first baseman Matt Woodward singled and scored on a wild pitch and shortstop Jose Zabala walked and then came home on a passed ball. Duke came back in the bottom of the inning, but the Seminoles tied the game in the fourth inning as third baseman Geoff Sprague walked and scored on a passed ball, and then regained the lead as DH Brian Cox and rightfielder Shawn McCorkel scored on a grounder by Matt Woodward and error by Duke pitcher Chris Capuano.

FSU     002    330    000    8    9    0
DUKE    003    000    000    3    8    1

E-Capuano. DP-FSU 1. LOB-FSU 6, DUKE 7. W-Howell (5-0), L-Capuano (3-3). Howell, Diaz (8) and Salazar. Capuano, Sullivan (5) and Maluchnik. 2B-Drew (9), McCorkel (3).

Game 30-March 22, 1997
Duke 4
Florida State 3
Pinch-runner Randy Goodroe scored on Chris Chavez' wild pitch to score the winning run in ninth inning to give the Duke Blue Devils a 4-3 victory over No. 2 Florida State. Duke pitchers retired the final 17 batters to shut down FSU's offense. Blue Devil closer Vaughn Schill (3-0) earned the win as he retired the side in the ninth inning. Catcher Jeremiah Klosterman led the Seminole offense with two hits, three RBI and a two-run homer.

FSU     020    100    000    3     4    0
DUKE    110    000    101    4    11    1

E-Horowitz. DP-FSU 2, DUKE 1. LOB-FSU 3, DUKE 10. W-Schill (3-0), L- Chavez (0-1). Niles, Diaz (7), Chavez (8) and Klosterman. Dishman, Cowie (6), Schill (9) and Maluchnik. 2B-Becker, Benik. HR-Klosterman (3).

Game 31-March 28, 1997
Florida State 6
NC State 3
Second baseman Scott Zech belted three hits, including two solo home runs, as he led No. 4 Florida State to a 6-3 win over ACC foe NC State. Randy Choate pitched his first complete game after not allowing a hit in his first 4 1/3 innings of work. Choate gave up three unearned runs on three hits and struck out seven in the outing. J.D. Drew went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double.

FSU    101    010    012    6    6    3
NCS    000    100    002    3    3    2

E-Sprague, Zabala 2, Blackmon, Combs. LOB-FSU 3, NCS 6. WP-Choate (8-0). LP-Blackmon (2-2). Choate and Klosterman. Blackmon and Lawler. 2B-Drew (10), Zech (4). HR-Drew (14), McCorkel (3), Zech 2 (2).

Game 32-March 29, 1997
NC State 10
Florida State 9
First baseman Luis Figueroa doubled home Jimmy Slaughter with two outs in the ninth inning to lift NC State to a 10-9 win over No. 4 Florida State at Doak Field. The Wolfpack belted 19 hits off Seminole pitching as Zach Diaz (2-4) took the loss in relief of Chuck Howell. J.D. Drew's efforts tied the game twice, including his three-run homer in the seventh inning. Drew had five RBI on the night, and Scott Zech had a two-run home run in the third inning.

FSU    002    000    520     9     9    1
NCS    011    140    201    10    19    0

E-Howell. DP-NCS 1. LOB-FSU 6, NCS 11. WP-Combs 2-0. LP-Diaz 2-4. Howell and Salazar. Howell, DiBlasi (5), Diaz (7) and Klosterman. Scarce, Carter (7), Eason (7), Combs (9) and Lawler. 2B-Sprague, Figueroa 2., Postell, Sergio. HR-Drew (15), Zech (3), Lawler.

Game 33-March 30, 1997
NC State 9
Florida State 5
NC State scored six runs in the first inning and withstood FSU's rally attempts as the Wolfpack went on to defeat the No. 4 Seminoles, 9-5. Randy Niles gave up eight runs on six hits in six-plus innings as he took the loss for FSU. Jeremy Morris hit two home runs in the game and Jeremy Salazar hit a solo shot in the sixth inning, to cut the lead to 6-5.

FSU    000    221    000    5    10    0
NCS    600    001    20x    9     8    0

DP-FSU 1, NCS 1. LOB-FSU 10, NCS 4. WP-Black 4-4. LP-Niles 2-3. 2B-Sprague 2, Weber, Piercy, Postell. HR-Morris 2, Salazar, Wolff. Niles, DiBlasi (7), Chavez (7) and Salazar. Black, Carter (6), Eason (6), Baker (8) and Piercy.

Game 34-April 1, 1997
Florida State 11
Mercer 1
Chris Chavez (1-1) struck out five in his first start of the season as No. 7 FSU defeated Mercer, 11-1. Jeremy Morris ripped a basehit to leftfield to drive in two runs in the third inning. Morris' hit, coupled with three Mercer fielding errors, gave the Seminoles a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Catcher Jeremiah Klosterman was 2-for-3 with a double and triple.

Mercer    000    100    000     1     5    5
FSU       004    205    00x    11    12    2

E-Betta, Florio 2, Nebel, Buckley, Zabala 2. DP-Mercer 1, FSU 3. LOB-Mercer 4, FSU 8. 2B-Klosterman, Morris. 3B-Klosterman. Nebel, Dye (6) and Vein. WP-Chavez 1-1. LP-Nebel 7-2. Chavez, DiBlasi (7), Howell (9) and Klosterman.

Game 35-April 2, 1997
Florida State 12
Mercer 6
No. 7 FSU belted five home runs, including two by centerfielder J.D. Drew, as the Seminoles beat Mercer, 12-6. Scott Proctor (5-0) struck out a career-high nine batters as he earned the win. Relievers Zach Diaz and Chuck Howell shutout Mercer in the last four innings.

Mercer    201    030    000     6    11    1
FSU       340    100    04x    11    11    5

E-Betta, Proctor, Woodward, Zabala 3. DP-FSU 2. LOB-Mercer 11, FSU 7. 2B-Woodward. HR-Cash (4), Drew 2 (17), Morris (11), Sprague (4). WP-Proctor 5-0. LP-Campbell 1-3. Campell, Parker (8) and Vein. Proctor, Diaz (6), Howell (9) and Klosterman.

Game 36-April 4, 1997
Clemson 10
Florida State 7
Shortstop Kurt Bultmann and leftfielder Gary Burnham combined for six hits and three RBI as No. 17 Clemson defeated No. 7 Florida State 10-7, in front of 4,211 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Lefthander Randy Choate (8-1) surrendered 10 runs on 11 hits and four walks in six innings as he took his first loss of the season for FSU. J.D. Drew went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a solo home run. Jeremiah Klosterman was 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.

Clemson    241    003    000    10    12    2
FSU        041    001    010     7    11    3

E-Collins, DeMoura, Klosterman, Sprague, Woodward. LOB-Clemson 9, FSU 12. 2B-Borgert, Embler, Henderson, Klosterman, McCorkel, Morris. HR-Drew (18), Klosterman (4). WP-Additon 2-0. LP-Choate 8-1. Save-White (1). Collins, Additon (2), White (7) and LeCroy. Choate, Bentley (7) and Klosterman. Bentley and Salazar (9).

Game 37-April 5, 1997
Florida State 20
Clemson 5
J.D. Drew drove in six runs on three hits as he led No. 7 Florida State to a 20-5 win over No. 17 Clemson. FSU rallied in the fifth inning with five consecutive hits as the Seminoles overcame a 3-1 deficit. Drew and Jeremy Morris hit back-to-back home runs to highlight the four-run, two-out surge. Morris hit his 66th two-baggers and set a new FSU career doubles record with two during the game. Randy Niles (3-3) struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings of work in the win. Mike DiBlasi earned his first career save as he pitched three effective innings.

Clemson    000    030    011     5     7    2
FSU        100    04(11) 31x    20    17    1

E-Broome, Embler, Sprague. DP-Clemson 1. LOB-Clemson 9, FSU 7. 2B-Stanley, Mayfield, Morris 2, Sprague 2, Zabala. HR-Embler (5), LeCroy, M. (15), Bonenberger (2), Drew (19), Morris (12). WP-Niles (3-3). LP-Mottl (6-3. Save-DiBlasi (1). Mottl, Parson (6), Adams (6), Scott (6), Werner (7) and LeCroy. Werner and Ellis (8). Niles, Diaz (6), DiBlasi (7) and Salazar.

Game 38-April 6, 1997
Florida State 11
Clemson 10
Scott Zech scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning after advancing on a Jeremy Morris fielder's choice and Clemson throwing error as No. 7 Florida State defeated No. 17 Clemson, 11-10. Zech drove in the tying run in the 12th with an RBI double and hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Clemson came back to tie the game in the ninth after FSU led 9-1 after six innings. Chuck Howell (6-0) struck out a career-high nine batters to pick up the win for FSU. Starter Chris Chavez struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings.

CU     000    010    701    001    10    15    1
FSU    400    302    000    002    11    11    3

E-Holstad, Sprague, Zabala 2. DP-Clemson 3, FSU 1. LOB-Clemson 13, FSU 11. 2B-Burnham, LeCroy, B., McCray, Klosterman, Morris, Zech. HR-Embler, Holstad, Padgett, Zech (4). WP-Howell 6-0. LP-Clackum 1-2. Hauser, Collins (4), Clauckum (7) and LeCroy. Chavez, Diaz (7), Howell (7) and Klosterman.

Game 39-April 8, 1997
Florida State 14
Jacksonville 3
J.D. Drew and Jeremy Morris combined for six hits and nine RBI as No. 6 Florida State defeated Jacksonville 14-3. Drew collected four singles and drove in four runs as he came up to bat with the bases loaded twice. Morris belted a two-run triple in the fourth inning and capped off the Seminoles' scoring with a three-run home run in the eighth inning. Scott Proctor (6-0) struck out a career-high nine batters as he earned the win for Florida State.

JU     012    000    000     3     4    2
FSU    040    200    35x    14    12    0

E-Nunnari, Stephens. DP-JU 1, FSU 1. LOB-JU 3, FSU 5. 2B-Henderson. 3B-Morris. HR-Nunnari (6), Morris (13), McCorkel (4). WP-Proctor 6-0. LP-Porter 2-2. Porter, Stephens (7), Skarbek (8), Hitt (8), Brockwell (8) and White. Proctor and Klosterman. Proctor, Diaz (8) and Salazar (6).

Game 40-April 11, 1997
Miami 9
Florida State 5
Lale Esquivel drove in three runs on three hits as No. 8 Miami defeated No. 6 Florida State, 9-5. Esquivel drove in the tying run in the sixth inning and scored the game-winner on Brad Brewer's single to centerfield. J.D. Arteaga (6-3) struck out five batters in 7.1 IP in the win for Miami. Randy Choate (8-2) gave up six runs on seven hits in the loss for FSU.

UM     001    014    300    9    11    1
FSU    001    120    000    5     6    0

E-Brewer. DP-UM 2. LOB-UM 7, FSU 3. 2B-Burrell, Esquivel, Saggese, Walker, Drew. HR-Burrell, Esquivel 2, Michaels, Cash, McCorkel, Salazar. WP-Arteaga 6-3. LP-Choate 8-2. Arteaga, Morrison (8) and Lopez-Cao. Choate, Bentley (6) and Salazar.

Game 41-April 12, 1997
Miami 8
Florida State 5
Darin Spassoff struck out seven batters and allowed three hits to help lead No. 8 Miami to a 8-5 win over No. 6 Florida State. Spassoff shutout FSU in his 6.1 inning outing. FSU remained scoreless until the ninth inning when they scored five runs sparked by an RBI single by Geoff Sprague and two-run basehit by Jeremiah Klosterman. Randy Niles took the loss for FSU, but struck out a career-high 10 batters.

UM     200    002    004    8    12    1
FSU    000    000    005    5     7    1

E-Michaels, Mayfield. DP-FSU 2. LOB-UM 9, FSU 13. 2B-Esquivel, Jacomino, Lopez-Cao, M., Drew. 3B-Grimmett. WP-Spassoff 6-3. LP-Niles 3-4. Spassoff, Petretta (7), Reyes (7), Gutierrez (9), Morrison (9) and Lopez-Cao. Niles, Diaz (6) and Klosterman.

Game 42-April 13, 1997
Florida State 8
Miami 7
Terry Henderson ripped a two-run double to leftfield to drive in two runs in the fifth inning to lift FSU to an 8-7 win over No. 8 Miami. Mike DiBlasi pitched one shutout inning of relief to earn the win for FSU, while Miami's Alex Santos gave up six runs on six hits in the loss. J.D. Drew hit a two-run blast in the third inninghis 20th of the season to cut Miami's lead to 3-2. Scott Zech belted a two-run single to tie the game, 4-4, in the fourth inning.

UM     201    110    011    7    14    3
FSU    002    231    00x    8    11    2

E-Brewer, Hill, Ozias, Chavez 2. DP-UM 1. LOB-UM 12, FSU 7. 2B-Grimmett, Huff, Michaels, Henderson, Zabala. HR-Alvarez, Drew (20). WP-DiBlasi 2-0. LP-Santos 6-1. Save-Howell (1). Santos, Petretta (5), Ozias (5), Reyes (8) and Lopez-Cao. Chavez, DiBlasi (5), Howell (6) and Salazar.

Game 43-April 15, 1997
Florida State 12
Jacksonville 6
Randy Choate struck out six batters in three shutout innings of relief to earn a 12-6 victory over Jacksonville. Jeremy Morris drove in five runs on two doubles, including the game-winning RBI. J.D. Drew went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

FSU    310    033    020    12    10    5
JU     050    000    001     6    12    3

E-Bentley, Drew, Sprague, Zabala, Zech, Porter, Samples. DP-FSU 1. LOB-FSU 7, JU 10. 2B-Drew, Henderson, McCorkel, Morris 2, Salazar, Samples, Thomas. WP-Choate 9-2. LP-Hitt 2-4. Proctor, Bentley (3), Choate (5) and Klosterman. Choate, Diaz (8) and Salazar. Porter, Hitt (2), Byrd (4), Cuchetti (7) and White. Hegeman (9) and Wiegand (9).

Game 44-April 18, 1997
Florida State 10
Georgia Tech 9
Jeremiah Klosterman and Scott Zech each doubled in runs in the 12th inning and Mike DiBlasi escaped a bases-loaded no-out jam in the bottom half of the inning to defeat Georgia Tech 10-9. Scott Proctor pitched two-plus innings to get the victory, improving his mark to 7-0. Jeremy Morris added a grand slam homer and J.D. Drew answered with a two-run blast as both teams recorded 16 hits.

FSU    100    502    000    002    10    16    4
GT     102    010    031    001     9    16    1

E - Morris, Sprague (2), Zech, Honeycutt. DP-GT 1. LOB-FSU 11, GT 16. 2B-Drew, Klosterman (2), Sprague, Zech (2), Hood, Leggett. HR-Drew, Morris, Leggett, Fischer, Thomas. WP-Proctor (7-0). LP-Elder (5-2). S-DiBlasi (2). Niles, Howell (8), Diaz (8), Proctor (10), DiBlasi (12) and Klosterman. Wison, Thieme (6), Elder (11) and McQueen.

Game 45-April 19, 1997
Florida State 11
Georgia Tech 6
Randy Choate scattered nine hits over seven innings and Scott Zech recorded three hits and two RBI as the Seminoles defeated No. 13 Georgia Tech, 11-6. FSU took the lead in the fourth inning with four runs on a two-run single by Brooks Badeaux, a bases-loaded walk and an error.

  
FSU    030    400    022    11    10    0
GT     300    010    002     6    13    2

E-Honeycoutt (2). DP- GT 1. LOB- FSU 13, GT 11. 2B- McCorkel, Sprague, Honeycutt, Hood, Thomas. HR-Hood, Fischer. WP- Choate (10-2). LP- Wrigley (5-3). Choate, Howell (8) and Salazar. Wrigley, Prather (4), Aaron (9) and McQueen.

Game 46-April 20, 1997
Georgia Tech 12
Florida State 11
The Seminoles were kept from sweeping the series from the Yellow Jackets, as Heath Honeycutt drove in a run in the 12th inning to give Georgia Tech a 12-11 victory. Kevin Cash provided some late inning heroics, belting a home run in the ninth inning with two outs to tie the game at 11. Mike DiBlasi was credited with the loss after walking J.J. Thomas in the bottom of the 10th. Starter Chris Chavez gave up six runs in the first inning on a grand slam and a two-run shot.

FSU    231    011    111    0    11    10    1
GT     612    011    000    1    12    16    3

E- Klosterman, Hood (2), Leggett (2), Yankosky. DP- GT 1. LOB- FSU 7, GT 13. 2B- Badeaux, Wilson. HR- Sprague, Henderson, Cash, Leggett, Fischer, Thomas, Honeycutt. WP- Elder (6-2). LP- DiBlasi (2-1). Chavez, Stanford (5), Diaz (5), Bentley (9), DiBlasi (10), Proctor (10) and Klosterman. Yankosky, Elder (6) and McQueen.

Game 47-April 26, 1997
Florida State 16
Maryland 3
Randy Choate pitched a complete game five-hitter to record his 11th victory of the year as the Seminoles took the first game of the series, 16-3. Choate struck out a career high 15 batters in the win. J.D. Drew belted two home runs and posted three RBI in the game, improving his hitting streak to 26 games. Scott Zech led the Seminoles at the plate, recording three hits with a home run and three RBI.

FSU    100    020    346     16    17    3
UMD    000    200    001      3     5    4

E- Klosterman, McCorkel, Morris, Long, Shakir. DP-FSU 1, MD 1. LOB- FSU 9, MD 6. 2B- Cash, Mayfield, Morris, Woodward, Haverbusch. HR- Drew (2), Klosterman, Morris, Zech. WP- Choate (11-2). LP- Agamennone (5-3). Choate and Klosterman. Agamennone, Shakir (6), McFarling (7) and Bronowicz.

Game 48-April 27, 1997
Florida State 27
Maryland 2
The Seminoles hit a school-record nine home runs as Florida State beat Maryland 27-2 in the middle game of a three game series. Randy Niles recorded nine strikeouts in picking up his fourth victory of the year. Jeremy Morris hit two home runs, including a record-setting grand slam and seven RBI. J.D. Drew added five RBI on a grand slam home run. Terry Henderson and Shawn McCorkel also added two home runs in the victory.

FSU    255    000    915     27     16     1
UMD    000    101    000      2      1     2

E- Morris, Haverbusch, Rockefeller. DP- FSU 1, MD 1. LOB- FSU 4, MD 3. 2B- Woodward. HR- Badeaux, Drew, Henderson (2), McCorkel (2), Morris (2). WP- Niles (4-4). LP- Curtiss (1-3). Niles, Diaz (8), Howell (9) and Salazar. Curtiss, Infantino (3) and Bronowitz. Masciandaro (7) and Barton.

Game 49-April 28, 1997
Florida State 13
Maryland 3
J.D. Drew belted three hits, including two home runs, to extend his hitting streak to 28 games as the Seminoles completed the sweep of the Terrapins with a 13-3 victory. Zach Diaz picked up his third victory of the year in relief of Chris Chavez. Diaz pitched 5.2 innings, striking out six batters and giving up three hits. Both Drew and Morris registered three RBI.

FSU    410    211    202     13     20    0
UMD    021    000    000      3      7    4

E- Blue, Bronowitz, Rockerfeller (2). DP- FSU 1. LOB- FSU 13, MD 12. 2B- Badeaux, Henderson, Sprague. 3B- Morris. HR- Drew (2). WP- Diaz (3-4). LP- Wooden (2-7). Chavez, Diaz (3) and Klosterman. Diaz, Stanford and Salazar (7). Wooden, Ginsburg (6) and Bronowicz.

Game 50-April 30, 1997
Florida State 9
Mercer 2
John Bentley pitched eight innings, giving up two runs on six hits and leading the Seminoles to a 9-2 victory over Mercer. Bentley hurled five strikeouts in his third victory of the year. Terry Henderson recorded three RBI in the game and belted his sixth homer of the season. Jeremy Salazar hit two homers and had four RBI. J.D. Drew, with a two-hit night, broke the FSU hitting streak record of 29 games, set by Brad Parker in 1988.

FSU   000    414    000    9     10    0
MU    000    000    200    2      6    1

E- Avery. DP- FSU 1. LOB- FSU 8, Mercer 4. 2B- Avery. HR- Henderson, Salazar (2), Burkhart. WP- Bentley (3-1). LP- D'Amico (10-2). Bentley, Proctor (8) and Salazar. D'Amico, Campbell (6), Hudgins (6), Reeves (7), Kersey (7), Betta (8) and Vein.

Game 51-May 2, 1997
Miami 9
Florida State 1
Florida State starter Randy Choate gave up 14 hits and six runs in seven innings as Miami defeated the Seminoles, 9-1. Miami's Darin Spassoff held FSU bats to just five hits in 7.1 innings. Brooks Badeaux recorded two hits while J.D. Drew extended his hitting streak to 30 games. The Hurricanes were led by Bobby Hill who belted three hits.

  
FSU    000    100    000    1     6    2
UM     002    102    04X    9    15    1

E- Sprague (2), Esquival. DP- UM 1. LOB- FSU 6, UM 12. 2B- Saggese. HR- Drew. WP- Spassoff (8-3). LP- Choate (11-3). Choate, Stanford (8), DiBlasi (8), Proctor (8), McCorkel (8) and Salazar. Spassoff, Morrison (8), Petretta (9) and Lopez-Cao.

Game 52-May 3, 1997
Miami 7
Florida State 6
Miami's Jason Michaels hit a home run off of Seminole closer Chuck Howell in the bottom of the 10th to give Miami a 7-6 come-from-behind victory. The Seminoles, paced by the pitching of Randy Niles, led the Hurricanes 6-3 going into the bottom of the ninth. After letting two men on base, Niles was relieved by Chuck Howell. Howell allowed three runs to score, before giving up the game-winning homer in the bottom of the next inning. DH Geoff Sprague went 4-for-4 on the night, including a double and one RBI. Badeaux added two RBI.
FSU 023 000 010 0 6 12 1 UM 003 000 003 1 7 12 1

E- Badeaux, Arteaga. DP- FSU 2, UM 3. LOB- FSU 9, UM 5. 2B- Badeaux, Sprague, Huff, Jacomino, Michaels. HR- Michaels. WP- Morrison (2-2). LP- Howell (6-1). Niles, Howell (9) and Salazar. Arteaga, Reyes (8), Morrison (10) and Lopez-Cao.

Game 54-May 9, 1997
Florida State 8
North Carolina 2
Florida State returned to Dick Howser Stadium following a three week road trip to defeat the Tar Heels in the first game of a three game series, 8-2. Randy Choate allowed just 2 runs as he threw his third complete game of the season. Brooks Badeaux led the Noles with 3 RBI on 2 hits. Jeremy Morris added an RBI on two hits. J.D. Drew singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 33 games. Jose Zabala tied the ACC season record with his 20th hit by pitch.

UNC    010    000    001    2    6    4
FSU    300    002    30x    8    6    2

E-Raniszeski, Roberts 2, Shearin, Zabala 2. DP-UNC 1. LOB-UNC 6, FSU 10. 2B-Donohue, Badeaux, Morris, Salazar. HR-Raniszeski (6). WP-Choate (12-3). LP-Bynum (2-5). Bynum, Wallace (7) and Donohue. Choate and Salazar.

Game 55-May 10, 1997
Florida State 8
North Carolina 5
Randy Niles struck out a career-high 11 batters as he led Florida State to an 8-5 victory over the Tar Heels. After UNC jumped on top with 2 first inning runs, a Jeremy Salazar solo homer to center sparked a two-run game-tying rally for FSU. The Seminoles picked up three runs in the third and fourth to put the game out of the Tar Heels' reach. Salazar and first baseman Geoff Sprague each ended the game with a pair of RBIs. J.D. Drew extended his FSU record hitting streak to 34 games with a single to left field in the first. Zach Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.

UNC    200    300    000    5    10    3
FSU    023    300    00x    8    12    1

E-McAllister, Roberts, Shearin, Badeaux. DP-FSU 1. LOB-UNC 8, FSU-9. 2B-Cox. 3B-Morris. HR-Nye (11), Salazar (5). McAllister, Snyder (5) and Donohue. Niles and Salazar. Diaz (9) and Klosterman (9).

Game 56-May 11, 1997
Florida State 11
North Carolina 6
Senior Jeremy Morris belted a pair of home runs, part of a 4-for-4 performance at the plate, to lead the Seminoles to a 11-6 victory on Senior Night at Dick Howser Stadium to complete the series sweep of the Tar Heels. Morris totaled 4 RBI on the night to set the new ACC all-time RBI record with 254. Brooks Badeaux added three hits and 2 RBI and Jose Zabala added two more hits to lead FSU. J.D Drew was 0-for-3 in 5 plate appearances, ending his hitting streak at 34 games. Chuck Howell picked up the victory in relief of starter Chris Chavez. Zach Diaz earned his third save with two innings of shoutout ball.

UNC    000    310    200     6    10    2
FSU    230    000    52x    11    13    2

E-Donohue, Sessoms, Sprague 2. DP-UNC 2, FSU 1. LOB-UNC 8, FSU 5. 2B-Madeira, Henderson, Zech. HR-Grimsley 2, Nye, Morris 2 (21). Poplin, Madeira (7), DePriest (7), Horney (8) and Donhue. Chavez, Howell (6), Diaz (8) and Klosterman

Game 57-May 14, 1997
ACC Tournament
Florida State 4
Duke 2
Florida State jumped on the Blue Devils with three runs in the first inning and held the lead throughout the game as the Seminoles won their first round game of the ACC Tournament, 4-2. Freshman pitcher John Bentley struck out four in his first career complete-game, giving up just two runs on five hits. Senior Jeremy Morris and Scott Zech each contributed two hits and an RBI.

DU     100    001    000    2    5    1
FSU    310    000    00x    4    6    5

E-Goodroe, Badeaux 2, Zabala, Zech 2. DP-Duke 2, FSU 3. LOB-Duke 7, FSU 8. 2B-Zech. HR-Becker (12). Connor, Dupree (2) and Maluchnik, Bentley and Salazar.

Game 58-May 15, 1997
ACC Tournament
Florida State 5
N.C. State 3
Randy Choate struck out 14 batters and walked just three in a complete game as FSU cruised to a 5-3 win over N.C. State in the ACC Tournament. The Tribe once again scored early with two runs in both the first and second innings to take a 4-0 lead. N.C. State pulled to within a run in the fourth inning, but FSU would score an insurance run in the eighth. Jeremy Salazar had the only extra-base hit of the game with a double.

NCS    002    100    000    3    5    2
FSU    220    000    01x    5    6    1

E-Dorn 2, Zech. DP-NCS 1, FSU 1. LOB-NCS 4, FSU 11. 2B-Salazar. Dorn, Baker (5) and Piecy. Choate and Salazar.

Game 59-May 16, 1997
ACC Tournament
Florida State 8
Clemson 4
Randy Niles struck out five batters in 7.1 IP and reliever Zach Diaz finished Clemson off for his fourth save of the season as FSU defeated the Tigers, 8-4. Jeremy Salazar's two-run homer gave FSU a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning and J.D. Drew sealed the game with a two-run triple in the ninth inning.

FSU     000    222    002    8    11    1
CLEM    000    000    310    4     7    1

E-McCorkel, DeMoura. DP-FSU 3, Clemson 1. LOB-FSU 4, Clemson 3. 2B-Drew, Bultmann, Broome. 3B-Drew. HR-Morris (22), Salazar (6), LeCroy (23). Niles, Diaz (8) and Salazar. Browning, Paradis (6), Parsons (6) and LeCroy.

Game 60-May 17, 1997
ACC Tournament
Florida State 12
Duke 2
Chuck Howell provided FSU with its third complete game of the ACC Tournament and led the Seminoles to a 12-2 defeat of Duke as he made his first start since March 29. J.D. Drew drove in two runs on three hits while Jeremy Morris belted a double and a home run to knock in three runs and tied the ACC single season RBI record with 102.

FSU    005    310    003    12    17    0
DU     000    100    001     2     9    2

E-Schill 2. DP-FSU 2, Duke 3. LOB-FSU12, Duke 6. 2B-Badeaux, Morris, Salazar, Cox, Schill, Fletcher 2. 3B-zech. HR-Morris (23). Howell and Klosterman. Capuano, Fishburn (3), Sullivan (5), Wendling (9) and Maluchnik.

Game 61-May 17, 1997
ACC Tournament
Clemson 0
Florida State 10
Chris Chavez pitched a two-hit shutout in a complete game as FSU handed Clemson a 10-0 loss in the championship game of the ACC Tournament. Geoff Sprague went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs to lead the Seminoles. J.D. Drew stole four bases and scored two runs while Tournament MVP Jeremy Morris drove in his sixth and seventh RBIs of the tournmaent with two hits.

 
CLEM    000    000    000     0    2    1
FSU     422    100    10x    10    9    0

E-Hauser. DP-FSU 2. LOB-Clemson 2, FSU 7. 2B-Padgett, Morris, Salazar, Henderson. Hauser, Paradis (2), Adams (3) and LeCroy. Adams and Ellis (9). Chavez and Salazar.

Game 62-May 22, 1997
NCAA East Regional
Marist 2
Florida State 4
Freshman John Bentley gave up only one earned run in 7.1 IP as FSU downed Marist in the first game of the NCAA East Regional. J.D. Drew hit a solo blast and scored two runs. Scott Zech doubled and drove in Drew for the game-winning run on a sacrafice fly in the fifth inning. Reliever Zach Diaz earned his fifth save with 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball.

Marist    100    100    000    2    8    3
FSU       001    010    10x    4    6    1

E-Andros, Cervini, Shove, Salazar. DP-Marist 1, FSU 2. LOB-Marist 5, FSU 9. 2B-McGowan, Toscano, Zech (10). HR-J.D. Drew (29). Barron, Webb (8) and McGowan. Bentley, Diaz (8) and Salazar.

Game 63-May 23, 1997
NCAA East Regional
Florida State 16
Central Florida 2
Jeremy Morris drove in six runs on two doubles and two home runs as FSU defeated Central Florida, 16-2. Randy Niles struck out five batters in three innings before a four-hour rain delay in the top of the fourth inning. Chuck Howell relieved Niles when the game resumed and struck out nine batters. J.D. Drew hit his 30th home run of the season to become the first player in college baseball history to belt 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season.

FSU    360    000    421    16    15    1
UCF    000    002    000     2     7    2

E-Cash, Bellhorn, Brisson. LOB-FSU 8, UCF 8. 2B-Badeaux (12), Morris (20), Zech (11), Fucile. HR-Drew (30), Morris (25), Sprague (7), Zech (6), Brisson, Riggs. Niles, Howell (4) and Salazar. DiBlasi (8), Proctor (9) and Klosterman (8). Bellhorn, Held (2), Gordon (7) and Johnson. Lubozynski (9) and Comerford (9).

Game 64-May 24, 1997
NCAA East Regional
Florida State 7
Auburn 8
Auburn's David Ross hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a 8-7 win over FSU. Auburn scored five runs in the ninth inning after FSU led 7-3. Randy Choate gave up five runs in eight innings and Randy Niles took the loss as he gave up the game-winning homer. Finley Woodward won in relief of Kevin Knorts.

FSU    001    042    000    7    11    2
AUB    000    100    115    8    15    2

E-Badeaux, Kelly, Knorst. DP-FSU 1, AUB 3. LOB-FSU 5, AUB 10. 2B-Badeaux (13), McCorkel (8), Morris (21), Sprague (18), Kersh, Sullivan. 3B-Zabala. HR-Etheredge, Kersh, Ross. Choate, Niles (9) and Salazar. Knorts, Woodward (5) and Ross.

Game 65-May 24, 1997
NCAA East Regional
South Florida 5
Florida State 6
Brooks Badeaux drove in Jeremiah Klosterman on an RBI-single to lead FSU to a 6-5 win over South Florida. USF led 5-4 in the eighth inning before J.D. Drew tied the game with a solo home run. Randy Niles struck out four batters in three innings of relief to earn the win. USF's Jason Dellaero went 2-for-2 with three RBI.

USF    000    101    300    5    12    4
FSU    100    201    11x    6     7    3

E-Ashley, Silverman, Badeaux, Zabala. DP-FSU 2. LOB-USF 10, FSU 8. 2B-Gload, Salazar. HR-Dellaero, Drew (31). Ashely, Ramos (6) and Romano. Diaz, DiBlasi (5), Howell (6), Niles (7) and Salazar.

Game 66-May 25, 1997
NCAA East Regional
Auburn 7
Florida State 9
Jeremy Salazar knocked in five runs and blasted a three-run homer as he led FSU to a 9-7 victory over Auburn. Chris Chavez earned the win as he struck out three in 7.1 innings, while Randy Niles got his first save in relief. Auburn second baseman Rob Macrory drove in two runs on four hits.

AUB    120    010    111    7    13    0
FSU    000    250    02x    9    11    2

E-Sprague, Zabala. DP-FSU 2. LOB-AUB 16, FSU 12. 2B-Etheredge, Macrory, Zech (13). HR-Salazar (7). Schoening, Hancock (5) and Ross. Chavez, Niles (8) and Salazar.

Game 67-May 25, 1997
NCAA East Regional
Florida State 2
Auburn 5
Auburn's Tim Hudson struck out 12 batters in eight innings as the Tigers defeated FSU, 5-2, and advanced to the College World Series. Scott Proctor took the loss as he gave up two runs in the first inning. Auburn's Heath Kelly drove in two runs on three hits.

FSU    000    001    100    2    5    1
AUB    211    000    10     5    9    3

E-Proctor, Kelly, Kersh. DP-FSU 2, AUB 2. LOB-FSU 7, AUB 11. 2B-Morris (22), Kelly. Proctor, Bentley (1), Stanford (6) and Salazar. Hudson, Dunham (9) and Ross.

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