APRIL 19, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- No. 13 Florida State capitalized on four errors and 13 walks by No. 22 Georgia Tech as the Seminoles defeated the Yellow Jackets, 10-5, to complete the three-game sweep.
It was the first time Florida State (37-12, 14-2 ACC) has swept a three-game series with Georgia Tech (28-15, 9-8 ACC) since the Seminoles joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1992 and the first time since 1964 in the history of the series.
Right-hander Chris Chavez (6-2) struck out three batters in 6 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win for FSU. Chavez retired 11 straight batters in the fifth through eighth innings. He surrendered five runs on four hits and four walks in relief of starter John Bentley who left the game in the third inning due to tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Florida State trailed 4-1 entering the fifth inning and scored four runs on three Tech walks and an error by second baseman Matthew Boggs to tie the score at 4-4. Centerfielder Brian Cox ripped a basehit to left field to knock in leftfielder Karl Jernigan as the Seminoles took the lead in the sixth inning. Catcher Jeremy Salazar and designated hitter Terry Henderson's RBI-singles coupled with three Tech errors and three walks allowed FSU to score six runs in the inning and take a 10-4 advantage.
Third baseman Ryan Brooks drove in two runs on two hits and shortstop Heath Honeycutt belted a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Yellow Jackets.