On This Date in Sports May 9, 1999: Air Marshall

Junior, Marshall McDougall has the game of his life, hitting six home runs to lead Florida State to a 26-2 win over Maryland. McDougall goes seven-for-seven and has 25 total bases and 16 RBI to shatter NCAA records. With the win, the Seminoles improve to 19-2 in ACC conference play and 43-10 overall. Marshall McDougal and Florida State would lose the championship game at the College World Series against Miami one month later. McDougall was named Most Outstanding Player in the College World Series despite falling in the championship. 

Ranked second, Florida State was finishing a three-game series on the road against Maryland. The Seminoles were dominating the ACC and came into the game looking to complete a sweep. The Seminoles' top player was Marshall McDougall, a junior who played second and third base. The 20-year-old was a consensus All-American and a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy, given to the player of the year in the NCAA. 

Marshall McDougall had a single in his first at-bat in the first inning. He came up again in the second inning and began his barrage. McDougall had a solo homer in the second inning, a three-run shot in the fourth, a two-run homer to left in the sixth, a three-run
shot in the seventh, a grand slam in the eighth, completing the home run cycle. Marshall McDougall added a three-run shot in the ninth. All the homers went out to left or center in a field where the fences measured 320 feet down the left field line and 355 to center.

Marshall McDougall eclipsed the NCAA single-game home run mark set by Henry Rochelle of Campbell, who hit five against Radford in 1985. Rochelle went 8-for-8 in a 38-0 win over Radford, driving in ten runs and scoring eight. He also eclipsed the RBI record of 14 by Louisville’s Jim LaFountain against WesternKentucky in 1976.

Despite the impressive stats, Marshall McDougall was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 2000 MLB Draft and only spent 18 games in the majors with the Texas Rangers in 2005. McDougall batted .167 and did not have a home run or an RBI. Marshall McDougall later played in Taiwan, ending his career in 2010.