No. 1 Florida State Baseball Completes Sweep of Siena, 6-1
March 7, 2003
No. 1 Florida State (17-1) completed a three-game sweep of Siena (0-11) with a 6-1 Thursday afternoon victory at Dick Howser Stadium. Freshman right-hander Glen Simon was impressive in his first-ever outing as a Seminole, throwing seven scoreless innings and scattering three hits. Freshman John Lannan pitched five and two thirds solid inning in suffering the hard luck loss for the Saints.
The Seminoles got on the board first with one run in the bottom of the first. Drew took a lead off walk before stealing second and was later plated by Tony Richie's double down the right line for the early lead.
FSU added single runs in the third and fourth innings to increase their lead to 3-0. Richie walked, moved to second on a Jerrod Brown groundout, and then scored on Chris Hart's single to left in the third. In the fourth, Drew doubled to right and scored on Tony McQuade's double to center.
Richie pushed the Seminole lead to 5-0 in the fifth with his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot over the fence in right. Richie finished the day 2-for-2 and went 5-for-6 with three doubles, one home run, five RBI and seven walks in the three-game series against the Saints.
Florida State made it 6-0 with a run in the seventh on Bryan Zech's RBI-single down the right field line. Siena scored the only run of the game in the ninth when Matt Mueller doubled and scored on a Bill Lazio groundout. Mueller had two hits as did frehman Scott King in a losing effort for Siena.
Siena completes its Florida trip with a three-game series at South Florida beginning on Friday afternoon.