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No. 11 Florida State Baseball Edges No. 1 Miami, 5-4



May 4, 1998

MIAMI, Fla. -

No. 11 Florida State (42-15) allowed just four hits as the Seminoles edged No. 1 Miami (42-7) to take two of three games from the Hurricanes in front of 2,167 fans at Mark Light Stadium.

Right-hander Nick Stocks (6-1) held the Hurricanes to three runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched as he earned the win for FSU. Stocks walked a career-high eight batters and struck out one in the outing.

FSU reliever Mike DiBlasi struck out five in three shutout innings to earn his third save of the season.

Miami jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning as leftfielder German Alvarez walked, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error by FSU catcher Jeremy Salazar.

The Seminoles battled back in the third inning to take a 3-1 lead. Second baseman Brooks Badeaux doubled and came home on a double by centerfielder Brian Cox. The Seminoles loaded the bases and Badeaux and designated hitter Terry Henderson scored on a throwing error by UM catcher Russ Jacobson.

Henderson and first baseman Kevin Cash belted back-to-back solo home runs in the sixth inning to increase the Seminoles lead to 5-1.

Miami's Mark Walker blasted a pinch-hit three-run homer in the sixth inning off reliever Chris Ginn as the Hurricanes cut FSU's lead to 5-4.

Miami right-hander Todd Ozias (5-1) surrendered five runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched in the loss for the Hurricanes.

FSU      003   002   000      5   9   1
UM       100   003   000      4   4   1

E-Salazar, Jacobson. DP-FSU 3, UM 1. LOB-FSU 8, UM . 2B-Badeaux 2, Cash, Cox 2. HR-Henderson (3), Cash (7), Walker (1).

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