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Seminoles baseball coach hits milestone

Dennis Guinn had four hits, including a grand slam, to lead Florida State past Minnesota 12-4 for coach Mike Martin's 1,400th victory.

Martin is 1,400-473-4 in 27 seasons in Tallahassee.

Only Texas coach Augie Garrido (1,550 in 37-plus seasons), Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson (1,514 in 28-plus), Cliff Gustafson (1,506 in 29), Texas Tech coach Larry Hays (1,433 in 35-plus) and Virginia Tech coach Chuck Hartman (1,426 in 46-plus) have more Division I wins.

"This program is about our team," Martin said. "I am just very blessed and proud to be a part of the Florida State team."

After scoring six in the third, FSU sealed it in the fifth. Walks by Danny Diaz, Shane Robinson and Ryne Malone loaded the bases with two outs. Tom Buske relieved, and his first batter, Guinn, hit a 3-and-2 pitch over the leftfield fence for a 10-2 lead.

"Getting the win for Coach Martin gave us tons of motivation," said Michael Hyde, who allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to earn the win. "Of course, he never brought it up because he isn't that type of guy.

"It was just another ballgame for him that he wanted us to go out and get the win. It doesn't matter to him if it is win 1,400 or just the second of his career. I was glad to be a part of it as was the rest of this team."

USF 4, ILLINOIS 2: Run-scoring doubles by Joey Angelberger and freshman Addison Maruszak during a two-run sixth lifted the Bulls at the Stetson Invitational. Down 4-1, the Illini loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth. Lars Davis' single scored Mike Rohde, but Angelberger threw out Chase Kliment trying to score from second. Catcher Brian Baisley, a Land O'Lakes High graduate, then threw to third to get Dave Schultz trying to advance from first.

FLORIDA 10, OHIO ST. 3: Bryan Augenstein allowed two unearned runs and struck out a career-high 10 for the host Gators at the Pepsi Classic. Up 4-2, Florida sealed it with five in the seventh, capped by Adam Davis' three-run homer to left.


USF: Countryside High's Bree Spence pitched a complete game one-hitter to beat Indiana 2-0 and lead host USF to the final of the Louisville Slugger Invitational. The Bulls face Sienna today. Earlier, Kent State's Brittney Robinson limited the Bulls to one hit in a complete game 2-0 win.

FLORIDA-FSU: Saturday's games at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga., was canceled because of rain. The schedule for today will be determined this morning.

INDOOR TRACK: Mike Morrison won the long jump to help host Florida to fourth, 18 points behind first-place Arkansas, after Day 2 of the SEC meet. The women stood ninth, 23 1/2 behind first-place Georgia. The meet concludes today.

TENNIS: Chris Westerhof set a school record with his 80th doubles victory in host FSU's 5-2 victory against Alabama. Westerhof and Ytai Abougzir beat Joseph Jung and Mathieu Thibaudeau 8-6 to give the Seminoles the doubles point. Then Westerhof, Sam Chang, Maciek Sykut and Chris Cloer won singles matches. Carolina Escomilla staved off two match points to beat USF's Iciri Rai 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 and give visiting Kentucky a 4-3 victory. Courtney Vernon, Liz Cruz and Gabriela Duch won for USF.

GOLF: Florida's women shot 292 for the second-round lead, one ahead of Arkansas and Purdue, at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan. Whitney Myers led Florida, shooting a season-low 69 to stand third.

LACROSSE: Ryan Harris had three goals and two assists in the host Lions' first win, 12-3 over Savannah College of Art & Design. Saint Leo is in its first season of Division II play.

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