June 15, 2008
Missed chances for Florida
Seminoles strand 10, commit three errors in
loss to Stanford
By Phil Stanton
OMAHA, Neb. – For the opportunities taken
by Stanford, there were numerous missed chances for Florida
State in Saturday’s loss to the Cardinal.
The Seminoles had plenty of base-runners, but
struggled to get the big hits. FSU was 4 for 22 with runners on
base and 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
In the bottom of the seventh, FSU trailed 5-2 and
used three walks to load the bases with no outs. Stanford
reliever Drew Storen surrendered a free pass to Buster Posey to
fill the sacks, then got Jack Rye and Dennis Guinn to pop out
and Tony Delmonico to strike out looking to end the threat.
Delmonico had a game he hopes to quickly forget.
He committed a season-high three errors that helped prolong
Stanford scoring innings. He had a fielding error in a two-run
seventh that gave the Cardinal a 5-2 lead. After the Seminoles
tied it on Jason Stidham’s three-run homer in the eighth,
Delmonico committed two fielding miscues on potential
double-play balls in the 11-run ninth as Stanford posted a 16-5
“This game will humble you sometimes,” said
Florida State head coach Mike Martin. “This day just wasn’t our
day. Tony is a big part of our team and our success so far and
he will bounce back.”