Florida State 3, Arizona State 0

Sunday, May 31, 1987

Sun Devils exit series after loss to Florida State

Fifth - ranked Florida State eliminated No. 6 Arizona State 3 - 0 from the College World Series Sunday.

Florida State advanced to a 7:10 p.m. losers' bracket game Wednesday in the double - elimination tournament at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Florida State left - hander Chris Pollack, 10 - 4, bettered right - hander Mike Schwabe, who gave up a two - run homer to Ed Fulton, the last batter he faced. The left - handed batting Seminole catcher homered over the right - field fence after Schwabe walked Jose Marzon in the eighth inning. Fulton's homer was his 18th of the year.

Florida State center fielder Ronald Lewis helped Pollack protect a 1 - 0 lead with a diving catch of John Finn's long drive to right - center field. The catch ended the seventh inning, and Lewis received an ovation when he led off the eighth inning.

The Seminoles scored an unearned run in the seventh inning.

Arizona State second baseman Tim Esmay, after fielding Barry Blackwell's grounder, threw wide and pulled first baseman Ted Dyson off the bag.

On a hit - and - run play, Marc Giardano grounded a single through the vacated second base position, sending Blackwell to third.

Blackwell scored without a play as Don Erickson's bunt went through to Esmay. Edwin Alicea snuffed an Arizona State threat in the first inning with a leaping catch of Esmay's line drive toward right field.

Alicea doubled Finn off second base. Still in the first, Mike Benjamin tripled but was stranded as Martin Peralta grounded out.

Florida State's Pollack walked Dyson to open the second but prevented him from scoring with two strikeouts.

Arizona State's Schwabe retired the first seven batters before Rafael Bournigal's check - swing, bloop single to short right field.

With two out in the Florida State fifth, Deion Sanders lined a single over a leaping Benjamin at shortstop for the second hit off Schwabe.

Pollack pitched around four errors in the first five innings.

In the fifth, Erickson, the Seminoles' third baseman, misplayed Benjamin's grounder. But Martin Peralta gounded to shrotstop Bournigal, who started an inning - ending double play.

In the Seminoles' sixth, Mike Burrola bunted into a double play.

Fulton caught the pop bunt and doubled Tim Spehr, who had singled, off first base to end the inning.


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