Feb. 20, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Hawk bats came alive, smacking 11 base hits, but a couple of early errors undermined a solid start by sophomore Bob Unkel and nationally-ranked Florida State (11-1) completed a three-game sweep of Saint Joseph's (0-6) with a 10-7 victory at Dick Howser Stadium
FSU off to a good start in the first when a walk, stolen base and a passed ball put a runner on third base. A sacrifice fly to center field then plated the first run of the game. A single, a passed ball and a wild pitch then put another runner in scoring position. A single to left field made it 2-0 Seminoles.
Florida State added to its lead in the second, scoring three times to make it 5-0.
The Hawks fought their way back into the game in the top of the fourth when they scored two runs. The big hit was a two-out double off the wall in center field cutting the Seminole lead to 5-2.
In the fifth, St. Joe's threatened again by loading the bases with one out, but FSU ended the threat by snaring a line drive and stepping on first to end the inning with a double play.
The Seminoles answered the Hawks threat with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth inning and the lead grew to 9-2.
SJU got the runs back with a four-run seventh inning. The first three batters walked to load the bases with nobody out. An error, a wild pitch and a single allowed St. Joe's to score four times and cut the lead to 9-6.
FSU got one of the runs back and added some insurance in the bottom of the seventh on a solo home run.
The Hawks did not give up in the ninth cutting the score to 10-7 and brining the tying run to the plate but FSU closer Tyler Chambliss recorded the final out and picked up his third save of the season.
FSU junior Barret Browning (2-0) picked up the win, while Unkel (0-2) allowed four earned runs and struckout three in 4.0 innings of work suffered the defeat. Freshman Mark Imbo (0.1) and senior Al Braun (0.2) also pitched as did sophomore Adriano Petrutz, who was impressive in 3.0 innings of work.