North Carolina Edges Florida State, 6-5
Seminoles are now 31-12 overall.
APRIL 10, 1998
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Center fielder Jarrett Shearin drove in four runs on three hits as he led North Carolina (23-13, 7-5 ACC) to a 6-5 win over No. 12 Florida State (31-12, 9-2, ACC) at Boshamer Stadium.
Right-hander Derrick DePriest (4-1) allowed just one run on one hit and struck out two batters in four innings of relief to earn the win for North Carolina.
Left-hander Chris Ginn gave up one run on one hit in one inning in relief as he took the loss for FSU. Right hander Jon McDonald gave up five runs on 11 hits and struck out six batters in a no-decision for the Seminoles.
North Carolina took a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning as rightfielder Richie Grimsley doubled and scored on a wild pitch by reliever Zach Diaz.
Third baseman Jose Zabala walked and scored on the front end of a double steal attempt, but center fielder Brian Cox was caught stealing to end the first inning.
The Tar Heels quickly tied it up at 1-1 as they ripped four consecutive hits off right-hander Jon McDonald. Center fielder Jarrett Shearin singled, stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error. Shearin then tied the scored on a base hit by designated hitter Chris LaMarsh.
Second baseman Brooks Badeaux walked and scored on a single by catcher Jeremy Salazar as the Seminoles took a 2-1 lead in the third inning.
UNC shortstop doubled and scored on a ground ball by Shearin as the Tar Heels tied the score a 2-2 in the bottom of the third.
Seminole designated hitter Kevin Cash belted a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning giving FSU a 3-2 advantage, but the Tar Heels quickly took a 4-3 lead on a two-run single by Shearin in the bottom of the inning.
Salazar walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by left fielder Karl Jernigan in the sixth inning as the Seminoles tied the game at 4-4.
Shearin and Cash traded solo home runs in the seventh and eighth innings to make the score 5-5.
Left-hander Mike Bynum surrendered four runs on three hits in five innings of a no-decision. Bynum fanned five batters and walked six in the outing.