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Saturday, February 2, 2002


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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM
Hawaii shortstop Cortland Wilson stepped on second base yesterday to get Florida State baserunner Kevin Richmond out.



UH rally falls short

The Rainbows lose 7-4 after staking
the No. 2 Seminoles to a 7-run lead


By Al Chase
achase@starbulletin.com

The No. 2-ranked Florida State Seminoles steadily built a seven-run lead through seven innings and weathered one rally by Hawaii to win the third game of the series 7-4 last night at Rainbow Stadium.

UH The Seminoles improved to 5-1, while the Rainbows dropped to 1-2.

The Rainbows made the game interesting in the bottom of the eighth inning to the delight of the crowd of 2,245 when four consecutive batters, hitting for the first time this season, reached base safely.

Freshman Danny Mocny floated a single into left-center and moved to second when freshman Jason Carlson lined a single to left. Junior Grady Symonds ripped a one-strike pitch down the left-field line, scoring Mocny and sending Carlson to third. Kevin Gilbride followed with a double high off the right-field wall, scoring Carlson. Symonds advanced to third after waiting at second to see if Gilbride's ball would be caught.

Chad Boudon's grounder to first scored Symonds and sent Gilbride to third. He scored on Lane Nogawa's groundout.

Eric Roman came on to retire the Rainbows in order in the ninth to earn the save.

FSU junior left-hander Matt Lynch pitched the first six innings. He held the Rainbows to five hits, allowing just one runner to reach third base. He walked one and struck out two. Three times Hawaii had a runner in scoring position with fewer than two outs against Lynch, but couldn't score.

The Rainbows got Arthur Guillen to second base with no outs and runners to the corners with two out in the bottom of the inning, but Cortland Wilson fanned on a full-count pitch.

"You set the tone in the first inning. That's when you get going. The story of this series is a combination of their starting pitchers and our inability to get things going when we have the opportunity," Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso said.

The Rainbow found themselves trailing early for the third consecutive game as the Seminoles ended UH left-hander Ryan Yamamoto's first starting assignment in three seasons eight batters and 33 pitches into the game.

Ryan Barthelemy's two-out double to right-center field scored Stephen Drew to put FSU ahead 1-0 in the top of the first inning.

The Rainbows got runners to the corners with two out in the bottom of the inning, but Cortland Wilson fanned on a full-count pitch.

The first three Seminoles hit Yamamoto hard to start the second. Tony McQuade singled to center and took third on Blair McCaleb's line double into the left-field corner. Mitchell Futrell's double off the left-field wall scored both runners and brought UH coach Mike Trapasso to the mound.

William Quaglieri replaced Yamamoto. The Seminoles used successive sacrifice bunts by Jeff Probst and Kevin Richmond to bring Futrell home for a 4-0 lead.

Quaglieri worked five decent innings. He faced 19 Seminoles and only allowed two balls out of the infield. Unfortunately, both resulted in FSU runs. Futrell hit a two-ball pitch over the right-field wall for his first home run of the season in the fourth inning.

In the sixth, after two were down, Quaglieri issue his first walk to McQuade, then balked him to second. He then scored on McCaleb's ground double just inside third base.

Quaglieri struck out six and retired eight Seminoles on ground balls.

"Will was outstanding. I hope this adds to his confidence. We've been telling him all along how good he is. He has one of our best arms and a live fastball," Trapasso said.

Florida State scored again in the seventh with one out when Stephen Drew drove Chad Giannetti's first pitch off the center-field wall into Arthur Guillen's glove. Guillen held his glove up to signal he had caught the ball, but first base umpire Don Greman signaled a hit. Television replays showed the ball hit the wall first.

Drew ended up with a triple, but left the game with an injury. Pinch runner Bryan Zech scored on Nick Rogers' sacrifice fly.

Hawaii is still waiting for solid production from the middle of the lineup. But, Trapasso is not worried and said, "They have struggled, but we have all the confidence in the world in them. It will come when they get in a groove."

The four-game series concludes with a game at noon today.

Florida State 7, Hawaii 4

FSU AB R H BI Hawaii AB R H BI

Richmond 3b 2 0 1 1 Guillen cf 5 0 1 0

Zech ph/2b 2 0 0 0 Cook 3b 4 0 2 0

Drew ss 4 1 1 0 Omori 1b 4 0 0 0

Hart pr/3b 1 1 0 0 Martines dh 3 0 0 0

Rogers cf 3 0 0 1 Mocny dh/2b 2 1 1 0

Barthelmy 1b 4 0 1 1 Wilson ss 3 0 0 0

Richie c 4 0 0 0 Carlson ss 1 1 1 0

McQuade lf 2 2 1 0 Bock c 3 0 0 0

Toole ph/lf 1 0 0 0 Symonds c 1 1 1 0

McCaleb dh 3 1 2 1 Montgomry rf 3 0 1 0

Cheesman dh 1 0 0 0 Gilbride rf 1 1 1 1

Furtell rf 2 2 2 3 Boudon lf 4 0 1 1

Smith rf 0 0 0 0 Nogawa 2b 3 0 0 1

Probst 2b/ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 37 4 9 4

Totals 32 7 8 7

Florida State 130 101 100 -- 7 8 2

Hawaii 000 000 040 -- 4 9 2

E -- Richmond; Furtell. DP -- FSU 1. LOB --FSU 4, Hawaii 9. 2B -- Barthelemy; McCaleb 2; Futrell; Symonds; Gilbride. 3B -- Drew. HR -- Futrell. SH -- Richmond; Probst. SF -- Rogers. SB -- Drew; Smith; Montgomery.

Florida State IP H R ER BB SO

M. Lynch (W, 2-0) 6.0 5 0 0 1 2

Miller 1.0 3 3 3 2 1

Hodges 1.0 1 1 1 0 0

Roman (Sv, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0

Hawaii IP H R ER BB SO

Yamamoto (L, 0-1) 1.0 5 4 4 0 0

Quaglieri 5.0 2 2 2 2 6

Giannetti 1.0 1 1 1 0 1

Gauthier 1.0 0 0 0 1 0

Le Ducq 1.0 0 0 0 0 0

Yamamoto faced 3 batters in the 2nd. Miller faced 3 batters in the 8th. Guthier faced 1 batter in the 9th.

BK -- M. Lynch; Quaglieri. Umpires -- Gary Montalbo (plate), Don Grenan (first), Jim LeBeau (third).

T--2:58. A--2,245.



UH Athletics
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