ACC: Noles Do Their Thing
By Glenn Tanner - May 23, 2007
Coming into the fourth inning, Florida State had only one hit in the game. But they sent 10 men to the plate, and after four complete, Florida State leads Wake Forest 5-2.
Wake tacked another run on their lead in the top of the fourth on an Andy Goff RBI single, but the Noles did their thing in the bottom of the inning.
Jack Rye led off with a line drive single and one out later moved to third on Jason Stidham's double. Mark Gildea then bounced one through the middle to score Rye, and when the centerfielder didn't pick up the ball cleanly, Stidham came home to tie it. Ruairi O'Connor lined a hit up the middle, and Wake starter Garrett Bullock walked #9 hitter Brandon Reichert on four pitches to load the bases.
There's not a good time to face Tony Thomas, but facing him with the bases loaded is probably the worst time.
But Bullock actually got Thomas to hit into what should have been an inning-ending double play ball. However, SS Dustin Hood momentarily bobbled it before shoveling it to second, and Thomas beat out the relay to first. 3-2 Noles. Mark Hallberg followed with an RBI single to left, and Buster Posey did the same to right field to make it 5-2. Jack Fry popped up to end it, but the Noles had batted around and taken control.
Posted by Glenn Tanner at 11:25 PM on May 23, 2007