MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2004
JU Baseball Starts Slow Against Florida State in 8-3 Loss

Feb. 16, 2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - JU's three-run eighth inning wasn't enough against Florida State as senior Eddie Cannon recorded a career-high nine strikeouts for the Seminoles in an 8-3 loss Monday at Dick Howser Stadium.

Florida State pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts and held JU batters to just one hit through the first seven innings. Jamieson batted 2-for-3 with a run for JU, while Gibbs Chapman went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Seminoles.

JU trailed 7-0 in the eighth when the Dolphins mounted a mini-comeback, scoring three runs off three hits to close the gap to 7-3. Freshman Daniel Murphy's (Jacksonville, Fla.) two-out pinch-hit double scored Alex Jamieson (Sarasota, Fla.) for JU's first run and freshman Pete Clifford (Jacksonville, Fla.) singled Murphy home, making it 7-2. Jon Galui (Palm Beach, Fla.) singled to put men on first and second and senior Joe Steward (Ottawa, Kan.) had an RBI single in his first at-bat of the season to make it 7-3 Seminoles.

Starter Brett Nagy (Jacksonville, Fla.) pitched 6.0 innings, allowing all five of his runs in the first, while striking out three.

JU travels to South Florida tomorrow to take on the Bulls at 3 p.m. at Red McEwen Field.