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DIAMOND MEN CAN'T FIND THE PLATE IN 14-0 LOSS TO #2 SEMINOLES
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
TALLAHASSEE, FL (03/12/03) - Saint Joseph's combined to walk 14 batters and dropped a 14-0 decision to #2 Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium on Wednesday evening. Six hurlers saw action with senior Erik Holman taking the loss to fall to 0-1. Holman was dominating in the early going, striking out four batters in the first two innings. But he found trouble in the third, as a walk to Matt Sauls kicked off the inning. Stephen Drew singled Sauls to third, and Drew then stole second to give the Seminoles second and third with no outs. A sac fly would plate Sauls and Drew would score on a Tony Richie double. Richie had three doubles on the evening and drove in two runs. A single by Jerrod Brown plated Richie, giving FSU a 3-0 lead. DH Derrick Smith would then double and would score on a throwing error following another Florida State single. The Hawks would escape the inning down five runs. After retiring the first two batters in the fourth, SJU ran into trouble once again. Richie would drive in one with a double, but the big hit was a two-run triple by Eddy Martinez-Esteve that chased Holman. Junior Eric Vardijan would come in relief and proceed to walk four batters in 1/3 of an inning. He would allow just an unearned run, but the damage was already done. FSU would add a single run in the 6th and two more in the 8th to reach the final score of 14-0. Freshman Glen Simon improved to 2-0 for the Seminoles and still has not allowed a run in two starts. SJU managed just four hits on the evening, two by junior Jason Tarewicz, a single by Jake Iampietro, and an 7th inning double by freshman Ryan Stadanlick. The Hawks are scheduled to host Army this weekend, but the series is up in the air due to wet field conditions.