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'Nole just misses ACC hitting mark

By wire services
Published April 4, 2005


TALLAHASSEE - Florida State outfielder Shane Robinson missed a chance to match the longest hitting streak in Atlantic Coast Conference history Sunday, going 0-for-4 in the Seminoles' 7-3 loss to Clemson in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

Robinson went 2-for-3 in FSU's 5-4 win in the opener, extending his hitting streak to 40 games. But he lined out to right to end the second game and fell short of tying the 41-game streak Clemson's Rusty Adkins had 39 years ago.

Robinson's 40-game mark matches the eighth best in Division I history. Robin Ventura set the NCAA record with a 58-game streak in 1987.

Herman Demmink and Kris Harvey hit home runs for Clemson (15-11, 6-3), which scored four in the sixth inning and denied FSU (29-7, 7-2) a three-game series sweep and sole possession of first place in the ACC.

UF 11, KENTUCKY 6: Jeff Corsaletti had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four, including the one that put host Florida ahead to stay. The Gators (23-7, 6-3 SEC) scored five times in the eighth to finish a three-game sweep of the Wildcats (14-12, 0-8).

ORAL ROBERTS 12, UM 8: The host Hurricanes gave up 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings in splitting a four-game series with the Golden Eagles (15-12). Miami led 3-1 before Oral Roberts sent 11 to the plate in a six-run fifth inning. Miami (24-9) rallied with two runs in the eighth and three in the ninth.

COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Senior Tina Miller got her third individual victory of the season, leading the Miami women to victory in Miami Lakes. Miller shot 77 to finish 6-over 222, a stroke better than UM sophomore Josie Shinn. The Hurricanes finished at 912 to top USF and FSU by a stroke.

LSU SPRING INVITATIONAL: The USF men shot a 54-hole 907 to finish 16th among 17 teams. Host LSU took the team title with 865.

Softball

FSU 5, VA. TECH 2: Senior shortstop Tatiana George made several defensive dives and hit her fourth home run of the season for the host Seminoles (23-16, 6-5 ACC), who swept the three-game series with the Hokies (30-11, 1-5). The win marked the 1,300th victory for coach JoAnne Graf.

E. CAROLINA 2, USF 1: The host Bulls (26-17, 5-4 C-USA) opened scoring in the first. Former Countryside star Bree Spence drove in Tiffany Stewart from third off a groundout. After Spence held the Pirates (43-11, 9-3) scoreless for 52/3 innings, East Carolina scored twice in the sixth with two outs. Swimming

U.S. TRIALS: The Florida women had two qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials. Sophomore Leah Returm placed eighth in Indianapolis in the 400-meter individual medley (4:51.09). Senior Katie McCann was 18th in 4:53.88.

Tennis

MEN: Host Florida (15-4) remained undefeated in the SEC (8-0), beating Tennessee (10-5, 5-3) 6-1. ... Host USF (8-11) beat Jacksonville 6-1, extending its win streak to five matches. ... Two of Florida State's doubles teams and singles player Mat Cloer received wild-card entries into the USTA Tallahassee Challenger event this week. Joining Cloer in doubles action is Ytai Abougzir. The other tandem is Jeff Groslimond and Chris Westerhof.

WOMEN: USF fell 5-2 to host Virginia Commonwealth. Neyssa Etiennegot had two wins for the Bulls (6-7), one in singles and another in doubles with Gabriela Duch. ... FSU fell 4-3 to host Duke. The Seminoles (9-7, 4-4 ACC) swept doubles for the fifth time this season.