March 12, 1998
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Catcher Jeremy Salazar belted four hits and drove in four runs to lead No. 19 Florida State (17-7) to a 16-1 victory over St. Joseph's University in the Daytona Beach Jamboree at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Right-hander Scott Proctor (1-0) retired eight of nine batters after relieving starter Chris Ginn to earn the win for the Seminoles. Proctor held St. Joseph's hitless in three shutout innings while striking out two batters. Proctor has yet to allow a run or a hit in relief this season.
The Seminoles exploded for seven runs on six hits in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie. Catcher Jeremy Salazar belted a base-clearing double to right field to drive in three runs and designated hitter Terry Henderson blasted a three-run home run over the left field fence for six of FSU's runs in the inning. Second baseman Brooks Badeaux ripped a triple to left centerfield to knock in shortstop Brett Groves to give FSU an 8-1 lead.
Florida State put four more runs on the board in the fourth inning with a two-run basehit by rightfielder Matt Diaz and a two-run double by Groves. Leftfielder Karl Jernigan reached base on an error and scored on a double by Salazar in the fifth inning. Salazar scored on a sacrifice fly by centerfielder Brian Cox giving FSU a 14-1 advantage.
Right-hander Nick Stocks retired the final six batters, and struck out four, in the final two innings for FSU.
Right-hander Ryan Woods (1-1) surrendered eight runs on six hits and four walks in the loss for the Hawks. Woods struck out three batters in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
The Seminoles have won six straight games and tied a season-high with 16 runs. Coaches agreed to shorten the game to seven innings by NCAA baseball's new 12-run rule.
LIU 001 000 0 1 3 1 FSU 107 422 x 16 14 0 E-Kirkby. DP-FSU 1. LOB-SJU 4, FSU 6. 2B-Salazar 2, Groves. 3B-Badeaux. HR-Henderson (1). WP-Proctor 1-0. LP-Woods 1-1. Woods, Boylan (3), Cardamone (6) and Wyatt. Ginn, Proctor (3), Stocks (6) and Salazar.