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No. 18 FSU Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Hawaii Pacific



Feb. 10, 1998

HONOLULU, HI -- No. 18 Florida State (4-3) split a doubleheader with Hawaii Pacific (3-3), a 2-0 victory and 9-8 loss, at Hans L'Orange Park.

Freshman lefthander Chris Ginn (1-0) (Tallahassee, FL) threw a complete-game shutout to lead No. 18 Florida State to a 2-0 victory over Hawaii Pacific. Ginn struck out a career-high seven batters as he allowed five hits and did not surrender a walk in the the seven-inning outing.

The Seminoles took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as third baseman Jose Zabala doubled and then scored on an throwing error by the Sea Warriors third baseman trying to handle Jeremy Salazar's ground ball.

Freshman rightfielder Matt Diaz (Lakeland, FL) gave the Seminoles their second run with a solo home run to centerfield in the fourth inning. First baseman Matt Woodward had two hits for Florida State.

Hawaii Pacific lefthander Jason Liuzzi (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits and seven walks in 4.2 innings pitched in the loss.

Second baseman Bryce Uegawachi belted a game-winning basehit to rightfield scoring DH Shane Lyons as Hawaii Pacific edged Florida State, 9-8, in nine innings in the second game of the doubleheader.

Zabala was once again the first to score for the Seminoles as he walked, stole second base and was driven home by centerfielder Brian Cox' basehit to leftfield.

Hawaii Pacific tied the score at 1-1 as second baseman Bryce Uegawachi drove in designated hitter Shane Lyons on a basehit to leftfield.

The Sea Warriors batted around and scored six runs in the fifth inning on five hits, two walks and an error by FSU shortstop Brett Groves. HPU shortstop Travis Clutter led the Sea Warriors in the rally with a two-run double.

Florida State cut the lead to 7-2 in the sixth inning as Matt Diaz walked and scored on a basehit to rightfield by Salazar. In the bottom of the sixth, HPU came back with another run as third baseman Lee Anzai scored on a pickoff play.

HPU reliever Jamie Surdock walked Terry Henderson, Salazar and Eric Heath to load the bases in the top of the eighth inning as the Seminoles rallied to score five runs. Henderson scored on a sacrafice fly by second baseman Brooks Badeaux. DH Kevin Cash drove home Salazar and Heath on a single to rightfield and Zabala came home on a ground out by Cox.

RHP Scott Proctor started for FSU but did not get the decision as he surrendered six runs on five hits while striking out five batters in four-plus innings pitched. RHP Mike Smalley (0-1) took the loss as he gave up two runs on three hits and struck out four batters in 2 1/3 innings pitched. Sea Warriors' pitcher Brian Salcedo (1-1) earned the win in relief.

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