Florida State Baseball - 2013 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2013 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Director of Operations
Mike Bell, Associate Head Coach, Pitchers
Chris Cates, Volunteer Assistant
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach, Third Base, Catchers
Adam Ross, Strength and Conditioning

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2013 FSU Baseball Media Guide


2013 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Kenny Burkhead, 6-0, 195, P, Deltona

Robby Coles, 6-2, 180, P, Crawfordville

Marcus Davis, 6-2, 220, OF-1B, Cincinnati, OH

Jordan Desguin, 6-0, 185, IF, Newport Beach, CA

JJ Gould, 6-0, 185, IF, Sarasota

Hayden Jordan, 6-2, 210, P, Peachtree City, GA

Brett Knief, 6-0, 200, OF, Ramsey, NJ

Ladson Montgomery, 5-8, 185, C, Saint Johns

John Sansone, 5-11, 198, IF, New Castle, PA

Dylan Silva, 6-1, 215, P, Lake Worth

Casey Smit, 5-9, 165, IF, Tampa

DJ Stewart, 6-0, 230, OF, Yulee

Billy Strode, 6-1, 185, P, Parkland

Alvin Swoope, 5-8, 175, IF, Port Saint Lucie

Ryan Valdes, 5-11, 160, OF, Odessa

Jameis Winston, 6-4, 206, P-OF, Hueytown, AL


2013 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Giovanny Alfonzo      IF      R-R  5-11  165  So   *    Port Saint Lucie (Lincoln Park Academy)
* 14 Kyle Bird             P       L-L  6-2   170  So   *    Orange Park (Clay)
* 53 Jose Brizuela         IF-OF   L-R  6-0   182  So   *    Weston (Archbishop McCarthy)
* 36 Kenny Burkhead        P       L-R  6-0   195  Fr        Deltona (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 30 Robby Coles           P       R-R  6-2   180  Jr        Crawfordville (Wakulla/Chipola JC)
  17 Mike Compton          P       R-R  6-2   195  So   *    Branson, MO (Branson)
* 24 Marcus Davis          OF-1B   L-L  6-2   220  Jr        Cincinnati, OH (Princeton/Walters State CC)
*  2 Josh Delph            OF      L-L  6-0   175  So   *    Bartow (Bartow)
  29 Jordan Desguin        IF      S-R  6-0   185  Fr        Newport Beach, CA (Newport Harbor)
  15 Evan Geist            P       R-L  6-3   195  So-R *    Roswell, GA (Marist School)
  10 Justin Gonzalez       IF      R-R  6-2   220  Sr   ***  Miami (Columbus)
* 23 JJ Gould              IF      R-R  6-0   185  Fr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
  13 John Holland          IF      L-R  5-11  175  So   *    Johns Creek, GA (Northview)
* 33 Bryant Holtmann       P       R-L  6-5   200  So   *    New Baden, IL (Breese Central)
* 28 Lee Howard            C       R-R  6-0   190  So   *    Fleming Island (Fleming Island)
* 51 Brandon Johnson       P       L-L  6-2   200  Jr   **   Tampa (Alonso)
* 35 Hayden Jordan         P       R-R  6-2   210  Jr        Peachtree City, GA (Whitewater/Tallahassee CC)
* 25 Brett Knief           OF      R-R  6-0   200  Jr-R      Ramsey, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep/North Carolina/Seminole State College of Fl)
* 37 Brandon Leibrandt     P       L-L  6-4   190  So   *    Alpharetta, GA (Marist)
*  9 Stephen McGee         C       R-R  6-3   220  Jr-R **   Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 40 Peter Miller          P-IF    R-R  6-1   195  Jr   **   Lutz (Cambridge Christian)
* 18 Seth Miller           OF      L-L  6-2   200  Sr   **   Southport (Mosley/Northwest Florida State Coll)
* 32 Ladson Montgomery     C       L-R  5-8   185  Jr        Saint Johns (Creekside/Alabama/Chipola JC)
*  3 John Nogowski         1B      R-L  6-1   210  So   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 12 John Sansone          IF      R-R  5-11  198  Fr        New Castle, PA (Neshannock)
* 21 Dylan Silva           P       L-L  6-1   215  Fr        Lake Worth (American Heritage)
* 26 Scott Sitz            P       R-R  5-10  210  Sr   ***  Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher)
* 43 Casey Smit            IF      L-R  5-9   165  Jr        Tampa (Alonso/College of Central Florida)
* 19 Gage Smith            P       R-R  6-1   190  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  20 Stephen Spradling     OF      R-R  6-0   205  Sr   *    Boynton Beach (American Heritage/Broward CC)
*  8 DJ Stewart            OF      L-R  6-0   230  Fr        Yulee (Bolles)
*  5 Billy Strode          P       L-L  6-1   185  So        Parkland (American Heritage/Indian River CC)
* 16 Alvin Swoope          IF      R-R  5-8   175  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
* 27 Ryan Valdes           OF      R-R  5-11  160  Fr        Odessa (Alonso)
*  7 Luke Weaver           P       R-R  6-2   160  So   *    Deland (Deland)
* 44 Jameis Winston        P-OF    S-R  6-4   206  Fr        Hueytown, AL (Hueytown)

2013 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Giovanny Alfonzo      IF      R-R  5-11  165  So   *    Port Saint Lucie (Lincoln Park Academy)
*  2 Josh Delph            OF      L-L  6-0   175  So   *    Bartow (Bartow)
*  3 John Nogowski         1B      R-L  6-1   210  So   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  5 Billy Strode          P       L-L  6-1   185  So        Parkland (American Heritage/Indian River CC)
*  7 Luke Weaver           P       R-R  6-2   160  So   *    Deland (Deland)
*  8 DJ Stewart            OF      L-R  6-0   230  Fr        Yulee (Bolles)
*  9 Stephen McGee         C       R-R  6-3   220  Jr-R **   Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
  10 Justin Gonzalez       IF      R-R  6-2   220  Sr   ***  Miami (Columbus)
* 12 John Sansone          IF      R-R  5-11  198  Fr        New Castle, PA (Neshannock)
  13 John Holland          IF      L-R  5-11  175  So   *    Johns Creek, GA (Northview)
* 14 Kyle Bird             P       L-L  6-2   170  So   *    Orange Park (Clay)
  15 Evan Geist            P       R-L  6-3   195  So-R *    Roswell, GA (Marist School)
* 16 Alvin Swoope          IF      R-R  5-8   175  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Treasure Coast)
  17 Mike Compton          P       R-R  6-2   195  So   *    Branson, MO (Branson)
* 18 Seth Miller           OF      L-L  6-2   200  Sr   **   Southport (Mosley/Northwest Florida State Coll)
* 19 Gage Smith            P       R-R  6-1   190  Jr-R *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  20 Stephen Spradling     OF      R-R  6-0   205  Sr   *    Boynton Beach (American Heritage/Broward CC)
* 21 Dylan Silva           P       L-L  6-1   215  Fr        Lake Worth (American Heritage)
* 23 JJ Gould              IF      R-R  6-0   185  Fr        Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 24 Marcus Davis          OF-1B   L-L  6-2   220  Jr        Cincinnati, OH (Princeton/Walters State CC)
* 25 Brett Knief           OF      R-R  6-0   200  Jr-R      Ramsey, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep/North Carolina/Seminole State College of Fl)
* 26 Scott Sitz            P       R-R  5-10  210  Sr   ***  Jacksonville Beach (Fletcher)
* 27 Ryan Valdes           OF      R-R  5-11  160  Fr        Odessa (Alonso)
* 28 Lee Howard            C       R-R  6-0   190  So   *    Fleming Island (Fleming Island)
  29 Jordan Desguin        IF      S-R  6-0   185  Fr        Newport Beach, CA (Newport Harbor)
* 30 Robby Coles           P       R-R  6-2   180  Jr        Crawfordville (Wakulla/Chipola JC)
* 32 Ladson Montgomery     C       L-R  5-8   185  Jr        Saint Johns (Creekside/Alabama/Chipola JC)
* 33 Bryant Holtmann       P       R-L  6-5   200  So   *    New Baden, IL (Breese Central)
* 35 Hayden Jordan         P       R-R  6-2   210  Jr        Peachtree City, GA (Whitewater/Tallahassee CC)
* 36 Kenny Burkhead        P       L-R  6-0   195  Fr        Deltona (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 37 Brandon Leibrandt     P       L-L  6-4   190  So   *    Alpharetta, GA (Marist)
* 40 Peter Miller          P-IF    R-R  6-1   195  Jr   **   Lutz (Cambridge Christian)
* 43 Casey Smit            IF      L-R  5-9   165  Jr        Tampa (Alonso/College of Central Florida)
* 44 Jameis Winston        P-OF    S-R  6-4   206  Fr        Hueytown, AL (Hueytown)
* 51 Brandon Johnson       P       L-L  6-2   200  Jr   **   Tampa (Alonso)
* 53 Jose Brizuela         IF-OF   L-R  6-0   182  So   *    Weston (Archbishop McCarthy)

6/25/2012 - Jayce Boyd signed with the New York Mets
6/27/2012 - Robert Benincasa signed with the Wahington Nationals
7/2/2012 - Devon Travis signed with the Detroit Tigers

2013 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Sitz               Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

DJ Stewart               Baseball America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - Freshman All-American

All-Americans -  2

2013 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Randy Choate             36                         St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Diaz                32      OF                 Miami Marlins
Stephen Drew              7      SS                 Boston Red Sox
John Gast                64      P                  St. Louis Cardinals
Buster Posey             28      C                  San Francisco Giants
Shane Robinson           43      OF                 St. Louis Cardinals

Noles in the Pros -  6

2013 Schedule and Results

           
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
 SCORE 
CWS
FSU
CB
FSU
BA
FSU
USA
OPP
CB
OPP
BA
OPP
USA
CB
BA
USA
02/15
Ref
H
RHODE ISLAND
W 11-5
 
19
20
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
H
RHODE ISLAND
W 6-2
 
19
20
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/17
Ref
H
RHODE ISLAND
W 8-6
 
19
20
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/20
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 9-7
 
18
19
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/23
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 14-3
 
18
19
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 8-0
 
18
19
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 5-2
 
18
19
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/01
Ref
H
VILLANOVA
W 23-5
 
18
19
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
H
VILLANOVA
W 7-0
 
18
19
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
H
VILLANOVA
W 2-1
 
18
19
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/05
Ref
H
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
W 9-2
 
15
18
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/06
Ref
H
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
W 10-4
 
15
18
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 4-0
 
15
18
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 9-4
 
15
18
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 9-1
 
15
18
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/12
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 4-1
 
7
12
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/15
Ref
A
MARYLAND
L 3-5
 
7
12
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/16
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 7-6
 
7
12
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/17
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 4-3
 
7
12
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/19
Ref
H
STETSON
W 5-3
 
7
12
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/20
Ref
H
STETSON
W 14-1
 
7
12
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/22
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
L 0-10
 
7
12
5
10
9
11
 
 
23
03/22
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 11-3
 
7
12
5
10
9
11
 
 
23
03/24
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 8-6
 
7
12
5
10
9
11
 
 
23
03/26
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
W 2-1
 
4
6
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/29
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 2-3
 
4
6
4
 
 
 
20
19
19
03/30
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 11-10
 
4
6
4
 
 
 
20
19
19
03/30
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 1-8
 
4
6
4
 
 
 
20
19
19
04/02
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
W 12-9
 
7
8
5
25
 
 
 
 
 
04/05
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 4-2
 
7
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 0-6
 
7
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/07
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 5-1
 
7
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/09
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 3-4
 
7
7
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/12
Ref
H
DUKE
W 16-2
 
7
7
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/13
Ref
H
DUKE
W 8-5
 
7
7
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/13
Ref
H
DUKE
W 8-3
 
7
7
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/16
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
W 2-0
 
6
6
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/20
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
L 2-9
 
6
6
6
9
7
8
11
11
11
04/20
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
L 0-2
 
6
6
6
9
7
8
11
11
11
04/21
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
L 2-5
 
6
6
6
9
7
8
11
11
11
04/23
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 9-0
 
10
10
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/26
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 7-3
 
10
10
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/27
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 8-6
 
10
10
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/28
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 11-2
 
10
10
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/03
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 4-2
 
9
10
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/04
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 6-1
 
9
10
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/05
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 5-4
 
9
10
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/07
Ref
A
STETSON
W 13-5
 
9
9
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/08
Ref
A
STETSON
W 14-2
 
9
9
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/11
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 1-3
5
9
9
7
7
5
9
5
6
5
05/12
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 12-3
5
9
9
7
7
5
9
5
6
5
05/13
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 8-4
5
9
9
8
8
5
9
5
6
5
05/16
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 2-8
 
9
9
8
14
17
19
 
 
25
05/17
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 2-1
 
9
9
8
14
17
19
 
 
25
05/18
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 6-1
 
9
9
8
14
17
19
 
 
25
05/20
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 3-4
3
9
7
7
3
6
5
3
3
3
05/22
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC, Durham, NC
L 3-4
 
9
7
7
 
 
 
 
 
23
05/23
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
ACC, Durham, NC
L 2-3
 
9
7
7
 
21
 
20
19
19
05/25
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Durham, NC
L 4-7
 
9
7
7
6
5
6
11
11
11
05/31
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
NCAA
W 10-0
 
9
11
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/01
Ref
H
TROY
NCAA
W 11-0
 
9
11
9
 
 
 
23
25
 
06/02
Ref
H
TROY
NCAA
W 11-4
 
9
11
9
 
 
 
23
25
 
06/08
Ref
H
INDIANA
NCAA Super Regional
L 9-10
5
9
11
9
22
8
13
6
7
7
06/09
Ref
H
INDIANA
NCAA Super Regional Championship
L 6-11
5
9
11
9
22
8
13
6
7
7
EOY Stats Ref

CB=Collegiate Baseball, BA=Baseball America, USA=USA Today/Coaches, CWS=College World Series

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home     Away    Neutral
--------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   47-17    35- 5    11- 9     1- 3
VS ACC          20-10    13- 2     7- 8     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25   7-11     5- 4     2- 5     0- 2

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL - 12
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    - 12
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   - 13

2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE        20-10    47-17 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 19-10    50-16 
 3  CLEMSON              18-12    40-22 
 4  MARYLAND             11-19    30-25 
 5  WAKE FOREST           9-20    28-27 
 6  BOSTON COLLEGE        4-25    12-40 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       21- 7    59-12 
 2  VIRGINIA             22- 8    50-12 
 3  VIRGINIA TECH        15-14    40-22 
 4  GEORGIA TECH         15-15    37-27 
 5  MIAMI                14-16    37-25 
 6  DUKE                  9-21    26-29 

2013 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Durham, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/22/2013  (7)GEORGIA TECH 4, (2)FLORIDA STATE 3               
05/22/2013  (6)VIRGINIA TECH 10, (3)VIRGINIA 1                  
05/22/2013  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6, (5)CLEMSON 3             
05/23/2013  (2)VIRGINIA 8, (7)GEORGIA TECH 2                    
05/23/2013  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 10, (8)MIAMI 0                    
05/23/2013  (6)VIRGINIA TECH 3, (2)FLORIDA STATE 2              
05/24/2013  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7, (8)MIAMI 1               
05/24/2013  (6)VIRGINIA TECH 3, (7)GEORGIA TECH 2               
05/24/2013  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 12, (5)CLEMSON 7                  
05/25/2013  (3)VIRGINIA 7, (2)FLORIDA STATE 4                   
05/25/2013  (8)MIAMI 7, (5)CLEMSON 0                            
05/25/2013  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 2, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1      
05/26/2013  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 4, (6)VIRGINIA TECH 1             

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/15/2013
RHODE ISLAND
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
02/16/2013
RHODE ISLAND
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
02/17/2013
RHODE ISLAND
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
Jose
Brizuela
Seth
Miller
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
02/20/2013
JACKSONVILLE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
Casey
Smit
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
02/23/2013
SOUTH FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
02/24/2013
SOUTH FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
02/24/2013
SOUTH FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Jose
Brizuela
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
Casey
Smit
Ladson
Montgomery
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/01/2013
VILLANOVA
Josh
Delph
Jose
Brizuela
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/02/2013
VILLANOVA
Josh
Delph
Jose
Brizuela
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Ladson
Montgomery
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/03/2013
VILLANOVA
Josh
Delph
Jose
Brizuela
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/05/2013
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
Jose
Brizuela
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/06/2013
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/08/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/09/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/10/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/12/2013
FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Brett
Knief
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/15/2013
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Brett
Knief
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/16/2013
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/17/2013
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/19/2013
STETSON
Josh
Delph
Jose
Brizuela
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Seth
Miller
Ladson
Montgomery
Casey
Smit
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/20/2013
STETSON
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Casey
Smit
03/22/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Casey
Smit
03/22/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/24/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/26/2013
FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/29/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
03/30/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Casey
Smit
03/30/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Brett
Knief
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
Seth
Miller
04/02/2013
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Josh
Delph
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Seth
Miller
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
04/05/2013
MIAMI
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
Seth
Miller
04/06/2013
MIAMI
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
Casey
Smit
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
Seth
Miller
04/07/2013
MIAMI
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
04/09/2013
FLORIDA
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
04/12/2013
DUKE
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
04/13/2013
DUKE
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Casey
Smit
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
04/13/2013
DUKE
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
04/16/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
04/21/2013
VIRGINIA
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
04/23/2013
JACKSONVILLE
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
04/26/2013
WAKE FOREST
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
04/27/2013
WAKE FOREST
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
04/28/2013
WAKE FOREST
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/03/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/04/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/05/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/07/2013
STETSON
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/08/2013
STETSON
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/11/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/12/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/13/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/16/2013
CLEMSON
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Giovanny
Alfonzo
05/17/2013
CLEMSON
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/18/2013
CLEMSON
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jameis
Winston
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/20/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/22/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/23/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/25/2013
VIRGINIA
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Casey
Smit
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
05/31/2013
SAVANNAH STATE
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
06/01/2013
TROY
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
06/02/2013
TROY
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
06/08/2013
INDIANA
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Stephen
McGee
Marcus
Davis
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone
06/09/2013
INDIANA
Josh
Delph
DJ
Stewart
Marcus
Davis
Stephen
McGee
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Seth
Miller
Giovanny
Alfonzo
John
Sansone

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/15/2013
RHODE ISLAND
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Jameis
Winston
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
02/16/2013
RHODE ISLAND
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
02/17/2013
RHODE ISLAND
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
02/20/2013
JACKSONVILLE
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Jameis
Winston
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
02/23/2013
SOUTH FLORIDA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
02/24/2013
SOUTH FLORIDA
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
02/24/2013
SOUTH FLORIDA
Peter
Miller
Ladson
Montgomery
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
03/01/2013
VILLANOVA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/02/2013
VILLANOVA
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/03/2013
VILLANOVA
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/05/2013
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/06/2013
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Billy
Strode
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
03/08/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/09/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/10/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
03/12/2013
FLORIDA
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
03/15/2013
MARYLAND
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Josh
Delph
03/16/2013
MARYLAND
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/17/2013
MARYLAND
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/19/2013
STETSON
Luke
Weaver
Ladson
Montgomery
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/20/2013
STETSON
Billy
Strode
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Casey
Smit
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/22/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Casey
Smit
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/22/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/24/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/26/2013
FLORIDA
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/29/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/30/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
Casey
Smit
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
03/30/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Brett
Knief
04/02/2013
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Billy
Strode
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
04/05/2013
MIAMI
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Brett
Knief
04/06/2013
MIAMI
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Brett
Knief
04/07/2013
MIAMI
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
04/09/2013
FLORIDA
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
04/12/2013
DUKE
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
04/13/2013
DUKE
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Brett
Knief
04/13/2013
DUKE
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
04/16/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/21/2013
VIRGINIA
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/23/2013
JACKSONVILLE
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/26/2013
WAKE FOREST
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/27/2013
WAKE FOREST
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
04/28/2013
WAKE FOREST
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
05/03/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/04/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
Jameis
Winston
05/05/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jameis
Winston
05/07/2013
STETSON
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jameis
Winston
05/08/2013
STETSON
Bryant
Holtmann
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
Marcus
Davis
Seth
Miller
DJ
Stewart
05/11/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/12/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/13/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jameis
Winston
05/16/2013
CLEMSON
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/17/2013
CLEMSON
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jameis
Winston
05/18/2013
CLEMSON
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jameis
Winston
05/20/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Peter
Miller
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/22/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/23/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Jameis
Winston
05/25/2013
VIRGINIA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
05/31/2013
SAVANNAH STATE
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
06/01/2013
TROY
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph
06/02/2013
TROY
Brandon
Leibrandt
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
06/08/2013
INDIANA
Luke
Weaver
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
06/09/2013
INDIANA
Scott
Sitz
Stephen
McGee
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Giovanny
Alfonzo
DJ
Stewart
Seth
Miller
Josh
Delph

2013 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Alvin Swoope .500 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1 0 1 0 .667 0 0 0 0 DJ Stewart .364 60 60 225 50 82 25 2 5 59 126 .560 38 8 40 4 .469 2 1 8 12 Brett Knief .333 41 21 87 16 29 5 2 1 14 41 .471 12 6 16 3 .435 3 4 1 2 Jose Brizuela .324 61 61 216 40 70 14 3 4 44 102 .472 34 5 39 3 .422 3 3 7 9 Marcus Davis .301 64 63 239 56 72 20 0 9 62 119 .498 29 6 34 5 .382 6 1 6 8 Casey Smit .299 45 25 97 18 29 9 0 0 13 38 .392 14 6 15 4 .412 2 2 1 1 Stephen McGee .286 64 64 206 50 59 16 1 9 52 104 .505 55 10 37 7 .449 5 2 4 4 Justin Gonzalez .278 5 5 18 5 5 0 1 2 5 13 .722 3 1 6 1 .409 0 0 0 0 John Nogowski .277 58 45 159 36 44 11 2 2 33 65 .409 27 11 27 6 .412 2 3 2 4 Seth Miller .276 62 43 170 38 47 15 4 0 19 70 .412 25 9 27 4 .391 3 4 4 9 Josh Delph .270 40 34 111 32 30 6 0 1 21 39 .351 33 11 15 0 .468 3 2 5 8 Ladson Montgomery .267 24 3 30 1 8 1 0 0 3 9 .300 4 2 1 0 .389 0 0 0 0 Giovanny Alfonzo .263 62 59 205 31 54 6 0 0 26 60 .293 27 9 35 7 .369 3 6 2 4 Jameis Winston .235 50 32 119 21 28 7 3 0 9 41 .345 22 5 33 1 .377 0 0 2 4 John Sansone .233 63 61 193 36 45 11 0 2 32 62 .321 33 13 56 4 .379 1 4 2 5 JJ Gould .143 15 0 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .143 0 2 3 0 .333 0 0 0 0 Lee Howard .000 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 3 1 .200 0 0 0 0 Ryan Valdes .000 13 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 .000 0 0 0 1 Scott Sitz .000 17 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Gage Smith .000 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Robby Coles .000 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Bryant Holtmann .000 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Billy Strode .000 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Luke Weaver .000 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brandon Leibrandt .000 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brandon Johnson .000 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Peter Miller .000 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Kyle Bird .000 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Dylan Silva .000 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Kenny Burkhead .000 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Hayden Jordan .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .287 64 64 2101 435 604 146 18 35 394 891 .424 359 104 390 50 .411 33 32 44 71 Opp .248 64 64 2133 238 529 97 13 22 203 718 .337 189 39 501 39 .318 17 28 41 67

2013 Pitching Statistics

Name ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA ======================================================================================================================== Dylan Silva 0.82 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 4 6 1 10 7 1 0 0 37 .108 0 3 0 1 0 Scott Sitz 2.09 10 2 16 16 0 0 3 0 94.2 92 40 22 22 80 19 3 3 360 .256 2 3 0 5 3 Robby Coles 2.25 4 2 30 0 0 0 2 9 36.0 30 14 9 16 35 5 1 2 138 .217 2 3 0 1 0 Luke Weaver 2.29 7 2 17 15 0 0 1 0 98.1 78 26 25 19 119 8 1 5 353 .221 5 3 1 1 2 Gage Smith 2.41 4 2 35 0 0 0 3 1 41.0 35 15 11 8 32 7 1 1 150 .233 1 3 0 0 5 Billy Strode 2.43 1 0 20 3 0 0 1 1 37.0 30 12 10 8 33 7 0 0 138 .217 1 2 0 0 1 Jameis Winston 3.00 1 2 17 0 0 0 1 2 27.0 18 11 9 12 21 3 2 1 102 .176 5 1 1 1 1 Brandon Leibrandt 3.44 10 4 16 16 1 0 1 0 89.0 89 40 34 30 77 16 2 7 333 .267 3 4 0 1 7 Peter Miller 3.55 6 2 14 13 0 0 2 0 58.1 60 28 23 21 47 17 2 1 226 .265 4 7 1 4 2 Brandon Johnson 3.98 1 1 15 0 0 0 1 0 20.1 23 11 9 8 13 2 1 0 79 .291 1 2 0 2 2 Bryant Holtmann 4.00 3 0 22 1 0 0 2 0 36.0 31 16 16 19 23 6 0 1 132 .235 2 4 0 1 4 Kyle Bird 6.10 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 16 11 7 10 10 3 0 0 47 .340 2 3 0 0 1 Kenny Burkhead 7.04 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 7.2 9 6 6 6 3 3 0 1 31 .290 0 0 0 0 0 Hayden Jordan 18.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 .571 0 1 0 0 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 2.92 47 17 229 64 1 7 7 13 567.2 519 238 184 189 501 97 13 22 2133 .243 28 39 3 17 28 Opp 6.21 17 47 64 64 1 3 3 6 545.1 604 435 376 359 390 146 18 35 2101 .287 59 104 3 33 32

2013 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Seth Miller 102 10 0 1.000 4 Justin Gonzalez 11 5 0 1.000 0 Billy Strode 5 4 0 1.000 0 Brandon Johnson 3 3 0 1.000 1 Kyle Bird 2 4 0 1.000 0 Kenny Burkhead 2 0 0 1.000 0 Dylan Silva 0 2 0 1.000 1 Lee Howard 1 0 0 1.000 0 John Nogowski 363 43 2 .995 34 Stephen McGee 456 37 5 .990 4 Ladson Montgomery 58 3 1 .984 1 DJ Stewart 83 3 2 .977 0 Casey Smit 171 36 5 .976 12 Josh Delph 69 1 2 .972 0 Brett Knief 35 0 1 .972 0 Marcus Davis 30 1 1 .969 0 Brandon Leibrandt 2 25 1 .964 0 John Sansone 90 144 10 .959 26 Peter Miller 9 10 1 .950 0 Giovanny Alfonzo 90 154 13 .949 26 Jameis Winston 54 9 4 .940 0 JJ Gould 5 7 1 .923 3 Luke Weaver 9 12 2 .913 1 Scott Sitz 7 10 2 .895 0 Jose Brizuela 37 98 22 .860 11 Bryant Holtmann 2 9 2 .846 0 Ryan Valdes 5 0 1 .833 0 Gage Smith 0 8 2 .800 0 Alvin Swoope 2 2 1 .800 0 Robby Coles 0 0 1 .000 0 Hayden Jordan 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1703 640 82 .966 47 Opp 1636 623 74 .968 61
FLORIDA STATE 11, RHODE ISLAND 5
02/15/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Notches Opening Day Victory Over URI.

The Seminoles score nine of their 11 runs on two outs.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (1-0) got the 2013 campaign started on the right foot Friday afternoon defeating Rhode Island 11-5 in front of a great opening day crowd of 5,354 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Sophomore Jose Brizuela paced the Seminole offense with two hits and four RBI, while senior captain Justin Gonzalez and junior Marcus Davis each drove in two runs as Florida State was victorious on opening day for the 15th year in a row.

John Nogowski, Stephen McGee, John Sansone, Davis and Brizuela all scored two runs a piece in leading Florida State to its fourth straight victory over Rhode Island. Nine of the 11 runs scored by the Seminoles on Friday came on two outs.

Making his second consecutive start on opening day, Brandon Leibrandt went 5.0 plus innings allowing four runs on five hits as he walked one and struck out six in earning the victory.

"When you start an opening day with a lot of new guys, you are a little bit cautious of what to expect," said head coach Mike Martin. "After the nine innings I just saw, I was very pleased with the way we played. We had some very good at-bats; we showed good poise on the mound."

"Definitely good to get out of there with a 'W'," said Leibrandt on earning his second straight victory on opening day. "Anytime you do that you are doing something right."

The Seminoles gave Leibrandt an early lead scoring four runs in the first two innings including a three-run first highlighted by a pair of hits by two newcomers. Gonzalez drew a one-out walk in the first inning and scored all the way from first when freshman DJ Stewart ripped a double to the gap in right center for his first collegiate hit and RBI. After Nogowski reached on a fielder's choice, Davis cleared the bases with a two-run shot for his first collegiate hit. The junior college transfer took a 2-1 offering from URI's Mike Bradstreet (0-1) over the fence in right to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

"Marcus is certainly a strong young man," added Martin. "He is a very hard worker. He got him very late (in the signing process). He will continue to get better. DJ really hung out a month's wash with that one. That is a guy who has really worked hard defensively in becoming a total baseball player. I was very pleased with his first game."

The long ball by Davis marked the second straight year that a Seminole newcomer hit a home run in his first collegiate at-bat on opening day. Brizuela matched the feat last year when he hit a two-run home run to right in the second inning against Hofstra.

"He started me off with a change-up and then he missed with two fastballs and I got into a hitter's count," said Davis. "I was trying to make the best of the next pitch. I was looking fastball and he actually gave me one. It was a great feeling; you don't realize how loud these fans get. It was pretty awesome."

FSU added to its lead in the second when Sansone drew a one-out walk and scored on a two-out triple down the line in right off the bat of Gonzalez.

Leibrandt would make the early lead hold as he retired the first four batters that he faced before giving up a one-out triple to Pat Fortunato in the top of the second. But the sophomore southpaw would work around the extra base hit striking out catcher Shane O'Connell and then forcing designated hitter Derek Gardella to groundout to second to end the inning.

The Rams would cut the deficit in half in the third thanks to a little two-out magic of their own. Mike LeBel brought home Rhode Island's first run of the game on a two-out bloop single to right. Jeff Roy would score the second run of the inning when URI successfully converted a double steal. LeBel swiped second and when the throw went through to Gonzalez covering the bag, Roy broke from third and slid ahead of the tag from McGee.

The Seminoles added two runs in the fourth to extend their lead to 6-2. Brizuela opened the inning with a single to center and moved to second when Sansone was hit by a pitch. After a sac bunt by Josh Delph moved both base runners 90 feet, Gonzalez drove in his second run of the afternoon when Brizuela scored from third on a groundball to short. URI shortstop Tim Caputo decided to throw the ball to third but Sansone beat the throw to the bag and ahead of the tag. The freshman second baseman would score two batters later on Nogowski's two-out, two-run double to right.

FSU pushed a run across in the fifth without recording a hit taking advantage of four walks all issued by URI reliever Steve Moyers. McGee led off the inning with a walk and scored on a two-out wild pitch.

"The offense behind me was everything you could ask for tonight," added Leibrandt. "It was great to see that, a lot of guys putting good swings in; it was encouraging to see."

Rhode Island made things interesting in the sixth scoring twice off Leibrandt to cut the lead to 7-4. Chris Famiglietti drew a leadoff walk and came around to score four pitches later when LeBel took a 2-1 offering from Leibrandt out of the park to left. Jameis Winston almost made a tremendous leaping catch at the wall but the ball went just beyond the reach of the freshman outfielder. That would be the final pitch for Leibrandt as he left the game after throwing 73 pitches.

"Brandon pitched well," added Martin. "I probably should have gotten him (out) after that long inning that we had (in the bottom of the fifth). When a guy sits over here in this weather for probably 20 minutes, it's something you don't prepare for. I should have probably gotten him out at that point."

Brizuela put the game out in the sixth unloading on his second career grand slam to give the Seminoles a commanding 11-4 advantage. FSU loaded the bases after Brad Applin hit three consecutive batters (Nogowski, Davis and McGee). After a strikeout to Winston, Brizuela took a 2-2 offering over the fence in right center for his third career home run and second straight on opening day.

"He is a guy we are hoping continues to improve and becomes a tough out," said Martin on Brizuela. "He's got a year under his belt and we expect him to get better. But what he gave us tonight was a little more than we expected."

"I'm just trying to get a good pitch to hit," said Brizuela. "It was a great at-bat; the guy had good stuff. The pitch before he threw a high fastball and I checked my swing, so I settled back and was thinking he was going to throw me a change-up. He made a good pitch; it was really low but luckily I put a good swing on it and hit a home run."

Bryant Holtmann came on in relief of Leibrandt and threw 2.0 shutout innings. The sophomore southpaw was nearly perfect allowing just one walk to the seven batters that he faced.

Robby Coles saw his first action as a Seminole and worked the eighth as he gave up two walks and struck out a batter. The junior college transfer's career got off to a great start as he struck out the first batter that he faced.

Luke Weaver pitched the ninth and allowed a run on one hit as he walked one and struck out two.

"The buzz around college baseball is that we are going to be relying on our pitchers and we have a great staff but we have some great hitters too," said Davis. "I think everybody came out today trying to proof that and we were able to get a good, solid win."

"Rhode Island was very prepared tonight," said Martin. "Their pitchers were excellent, their defense was good. Heck, we made the only error of the night. I was very impressed with URI."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   2  1  1  4  2
DJ Stewart              CF-LF     4  0  1   1  0  2  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  1   1  0  1  6  1
Marcus Davis            DH        3  2  1   2  0  1  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  2  1   0  1  0 10  0
Jameis Winston          LF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Seth Miller           CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  2  2   4  0  0  1  2
John Sansone            2B        1  2  0   0  2  0  2  2
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  1
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
  Luke Weaver           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 11  7  10  6  7 27  9
Opp                              33  5  6   4  5  9 24 12

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
2B - FSU-DJ Stewart (1), John Nogowski (1)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Marcus Davis (1), Jose Brizuela (1)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (1), John Nogowski (1), Marcus Davis (1), Stephen McGee (1), John Sansone (1)
SH - FSU-Josh Delph (1)
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (1-0)    5.0  5  4  4  1  6
Bryant Holtmann                 2.0  0  0  0  1  0
Robby Coles                     1.0  0  0  0  2  1
Luke Weaver                     1.0  1  1  1  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  5  5  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0  7 11 11  6  7


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Attendance: 5,354

FLORIDA STATE 6, RHODE ISLAND 2
02/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Pull Out Game Two Victory Over URI.

Brandon Johnson earns the win working a career-high 3.0 shutout innings in relief.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (2-0) erased a late one-run deficit scoring five runs over the seventh and eighth innings as the Seminoles defeated Rhode Island (0-2) 6-2 Saturday afternoon in front of 5,229 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"If you are looking at this baseball game, you have to be pleased with the way we kept our poise and just battled," said head coach Mike Martin. "Sure it was chilly, but we fought and did what we had to do to win the baseball game and I am very proud of our young men."

Brandon Johnson worked a career-high 3.0 innings in relief to earn the win, while Josh Delph paced the Seminole offense with two hits on a double and a single in his first two at-bats. The sophomore right fielder also walked twice as he reached base on four of his five plate appearances.

"A good outing for him," said Martin on the relief performance by Johnson. "We've always had a lot of faith in him and to go out there and pitch like he did, it was just very impressive."

Justin Gonzalez hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot over the fence in right center to start the bottom of the eighth, while John Sansone and Jameis Winston both registered their first career hits in the win on a single and a stand-up triple, respectively.

DJ Stewart and Stephen McGee contributed with a hit a piece as the Seminoles finished the game with seven. McGee reached base on all five of his plate appearances on Saturday afternoon as he tied a career-high with four walks. FSU finished the game drawing 12 walks as a team.

Both teams had their chances to push some runs across early but Florida State manufactured the only run through the first six innings when Sansone recorded a two-out single to center in the fourth and scored three batters later as Stewart drew a bases loaded walk to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

The two teams combined to leave 26 men on base on Saturday including 14 by the Seminoles.

"That is a good team over there," said Gonzalez on the play of Rhode Island. "For us to fight back and get that win today shows a lot about the character of our team early in the season."

In the seventh, Rhode Island grabbed its first lead of the series pushing two runs across to take a 2-1 advantage. Jeff Roy drew a walk to start the seventh off Gage Smith and moved to second on a bunt base hit by Joe Landi. Roy would tie the game at 1-1 one batter later on an errant throw by Jose Brizuela on a groundball off the bat of Mike LeBel. Pat Quinn gave the Rams a one-run lead on sac-fly to left.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles took advantage of a fielding error, three walks and a hit-by-pitch by URI in the bottom of the seventh to plate three runs and retake the lead at 4-2. Brizuela brought home McGee with the tying run as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Sansone followed with a bases loaded walk to give FSU the lead for good, while Winston scored the third run of the inning on a wild pitch.

"A lot of things were so encouraging in that Brizuela wears one to tie the game - a big, big play right there," said Martin. "It was one of those that got away from the pitcher. It was well into the batter's box and so instead of running from it, he wears it. That is a mark of a winner."

FSU added to its lead in the eighth when Gonzalez took a 1-0 pitch from Rob Curran over the fence in right center for his first home run of the season and 20th of his career. Stewart followed with a single, moved to second on McGee's fourth walk of the afternoon and advanced to third when Seth Miller reached on a sacrifice bunt courtesy of a fielding error by Curran. Nogowski would bring home Stewart on a sac-fly to left to give the Seminoles a 6-2 advantage.

Seminole starter Scott Sitz did not factor into the decision as he worked 4.0 shutout innings allowing four hits and one walk while striking out four.

"Scott Sitz had a good outing," added Martin. "They did a good job of being patient and getting his pitch count up. I thought he pitched very well the innings that he had."

Kyle Bird worked an inning in relief as he allowed a hit and two walks as he struck out two. Smith was charged with two runs on two hits and a walk over an inning of work.

Johnson then came in and shut down Rhode Island allowing just one hit and one walk over the final 3.0 innings. It marked the longest outing of the junior southpaw's career eclipsing the previous mark of 2.0 innings set against NC State back on March 17, 2012.

"I had good feel for my change-up today," said Johnson. "My fastball was really spotting up and had a lot of movement on it so it was very useful for me tonight."

"Brandon has been doing well all fall and spring and for him to come out there and do what he did shows a lot," added Gonzalez. "He's a bulldog; he is going to throw strikes and let his defense work which is exactly what he did today."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  0  2   0  2  0  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   1  1  2  4  2
DJ Stewart              CF-LF     4  1  1   1  1  1  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         1  1  1   0  4  0  7  1
Marcus Davis            LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
  Seth Miller           CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  0   1  1  0  9  2
Jameis Winston          DH        5  1  1   0  0  3  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   1  1  0  2  0
John Sansone            2B        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  2
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  2
  Brandon Johnson       P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  6  7   5 12  6 27 12
Opp                              34  2  8   1  5  7 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jose Brizuela 2 (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Josh Delph (1)
3B - FSU-Jameis Winston (1)
HR - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
SH - FSU-Marcus Davis (1), Seth Miller (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (1)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz                      4.0  4  0  0  1  4
Kyle Bird                       1.0  1  0  0  2  2
Gage Smith                      1.0  2  2  2  1  0
Brandon Johnson      W (1-0)    3.0  1  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  5  7
Opp                  L          8.0  7  6  3 12  6


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Attendance: 5,229

FLORIDA STATE 8, RHODE ISLAND 6
02/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Stewart's 10th Inning Walk-Off Sends FSU To Sweep.

The Seminoles erase a five-run deficit with an 8-6 victory on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With a travel curfew looming, freshman DJ Stewart made sure Sunday's game against Rhode Island (0-3) would not end in a tie as the Yulee, Fla., native blasted a walk-off, two-run home run over the fence in right center in the bottom of the 10th to give No. 9 Florida State (3-0) an 8-6 victory and the series sweep over the Rams.

Senior captain Justin Gonzalez got the wheels in motion in the 10th as he registered a one out single through the left side off URI's Brendan Doonan (0-1). One batter later he was grinning from ear to ear waiting for Stewart to cross home plate to put the finishing touches on his late game heroics.

"This was one that you're just so proud to be a Seminole," said head coach Mike Martin. "Our young men persevered; we are down 5-0 and our young men stayed tough at the plate. We put together some good at-bats and got ourselves back in the game."

"I was looking for my pitch to hit and drive it," said Stewart on hitting his first career home run. "I knew it was gone when I hit it. When I hit first and saw the ball clear the fence, I was pretty happy about the result."

"He is a young man who is certainly capable of doing it on a number of occasions," said Martin on Stewart hitting the game-winning home run. "He took a good swing; he didn't try to do too much. He took a mistake and his athletic ability did the rest."

Sunday's series finale was a tail of two games as Rhode Island dominated the first five innings thanks in large part to starter Liam O'Sullivan. The junior right hander allowed just one hit through the first five innings that coming off the bat of freshman second baseman John Sansone, who registered a two-out single through the left side of the infield in the fourth inning.

On the offensive side of things, the Rams ran out to a 5-0 lead taking advantage of a sloppy defensive effort by the Seminoles as FSU finished the game with five errors. Of the six Rhode Island runs scored on Sunday, three were unearned.

Florida State starter Peter Miller went just 2.1 innings in his season debut as the junior right hander allowed four runs, two earned, on three hits as he walked four and struck out two.

Bryant Holtmann made his second appearance of the weekend and worked 1.2 innings allowing a run on three hits with one strikeout.

With the Seminoles looking at an uphill battle and O'Sullivan cruising on the mound, a one-out double off the fence in right off the bat of Marcus Davis in the bottom of the sixth seemed to be the wake-up call the Florida State offense needed. One batter later Jose Brizuela brought home Davis for FSU's first run of the afternoon as he ripped a ball off the top of the wall in right center for an RBI triple.

After a Rhode Island pitching change, Seth Miller drove in Brizuela on an RBI groundout to short to cut the Rams' lead to 5-2.

O'Sullivan would not factor into the decision on Sunday as he went 5.1 innings allowing just two runs on three hits as he walked four and struck out two.

Billy Strode kept the Seminoles in the ball game with 2.0 shutout innings in relief keeping Rhode Island's offense in check in the fifth and sixth innings. The sophomore transfer allowed just one hit and struck out two in his FSU debut.

Jameis Winston entered in the seventh and gave FSU three solid innings as the freshman right hander gave up an unearned run on two hits as he did not walk a batter, while striking out four.

The Rams added to their lead in the eighth taking advantage of two Seminole errors while scoring their lone run of the inning when Winston was charged with a balk.

"Jameis was very impressive," said Martin. "He kept his poise. The balk didn't bother him. He got us in the dugout and then Gage (Smith) came in and did a very good job to get the win. Billy Strode also did a nice job for two innings which kept us in the ball game."

Florida State responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at 6-6. The Seminoles sent 10 batters to the plate highlighted by Giovanny Alfonzo's RBI single, Brett Knief's two-run double and an RBI fielder's choice groundout off the bat of Stephen McGee to bring home Casey Smit for the tying run.

After both teams went quietly in the ninth, the game would be decided in the 10th as a travel curfew was in effect.

Gage Smith (1-0) took the mound in the top of the 10th and recorded the first two outs on a pop out to second and a fly out to center. The right hander then worked around the fifth Seminole error of the game as he got Mike LeBel to fly out to Knief in right giving way to Stewart's walk-off home run in the bottom of the inning.

"It's a real accomplishment for this baseball team to win the way it did," added Martin. "URI is very good baseball team. They are not average, they are very good and they are going to be very difficult in the very near future. I was very impressed with them."

The last walk-off victory for Florida State came against Rhode Island in the final game of last year's series. In that game, Jayce Boyd gave FSU its first lead of the game in the bottom of the ninth when he delivered a two-out, two-run walk-off double off the screen in right center to give the Seminoles the 6-5 victory and the series sweep.

The last walk-off victory that resulted in a home run was Mike McGee's solo home run in the bottom of the ninth against Vanderbilt in the game one of the Tallahassee Super Regional back on June 11, 2010.

Brizuela led all Seminoles with two hits on Sunday, while Knief and Stewart each drove in two runs.

With the victory at home on Sunday, FSU has now won its last 13 games when donning its gold jerseys.

"(This one) Felt great," said Knief. "We went down early and they had the momentum for a majority of the game. But we kept fighting; we knew it was going to be a nine-inning game. And in this instance, it was more than that but it was fun. We weren't going to go down without a fight."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     2  0  1   2  0  1  1  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  1  1   0  0  2  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   2  1  1  3  0
Stephen McGee           C         5  0  0   1  0  0  9  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  2  2   1  2  0  0  1
Seth Miller             CF        3  1  0   1  1  0  3  0
John Sansone            2B        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
  Giovanny Alfonzo      PH-2B     2  1  1   1  1  0  2  1
Casey Smit              1B        3  1  0   0  2  0  7  1
Peter Miller            P                            1  2
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  1
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  8  8   8  9  5 30  8
Opp                              41  6  9   4  4  9 28 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Bryant Holtmann (1), Jameis Winston (1), Jose Brizuela (4), John Sansone (1), Casey Smit (1)
2B - FSU-Brett Knief (1), Marcus Davis (1), Jose Brizuela (1)
3B - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
HR - FSU-DJ Stewart (1)
HBP - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1), DJ Stewart (2), Seth Miller (1)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    2.1  3  4  2  4  2
Bryant Holtmann                 1.2  3  1  1  0  1
Billy Strode                    2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Jameis Winston                  3.0  2  1  0  0  4
Gage Smith           W (1-0)    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                            10.0  9  6  3  4  9
Opp                  L          9.1  8  8  8  9  5


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FLORIDA STATE 9, JACKSONVILLE 7
02/20/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Weaver Paces FSU Past Jacksonville.

The sophomore right hander allows just one hit over six shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind an outstanding pitching performance by sophomore right hander Luke Weaver, No. 9 Florida State (4-0) held on for the 9-7 victory over Jacksonville (1-3) Wednesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Weaver (1-0) baffled the Dolphin offense for 6.0 innings on Wednesday as the DeLand, Fla., native gave up just one hit and no walks while striking out a career-high nine batters. Weaver allowed just two base runners in his first start of the season as the only hit was a two-out infield single in the second.

"He was beautiful," said head coach Mike Martin on the pitching performance of Luke Weaver. "He went out there and totally dominated with his fastball. This is one of those games that you hope Luke can grow from because he certainly pitched a beautiful baseball game."

"It was great," said Weaver. "I know last year I was a little shaky (against them). You never forget about something like that especially with it being my first start. But today I felt good. Everything was locked in; I was pounding the strike zone and not trying to do too much."

The sophomore right hander got off to a great start as he struck out the side in the top of the first. After giving up the infield single to Nathan Koslowski in the second, Weaver retired the next 10 batters that he faced. JU's Scott Schaub then reached on a throwing error to open the sixth, but Weaver worked around the error recording a strikeout and a pair of fly outs in his final inning of work.

"That was definitely a boost," said Weaver on striking out the side in the first. "It felt good; it kind of got me off and running."

Weaver also received plenty of run support from the Seminole offense as Florida State ran out to a 9-0 advantage after four innings.

Stephen McGee opened the scoring in the second as he laced a single to center and scored three batters later on an RBI groundout to first by Jose Brizuela.

Justin Gonzalez gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead in the third as the senior captain connected on a two-out solo shot to left. The Miami, Fla., native took a 1-1 offering from JU starter Zach Gordon (1-1) out of the park for his second home run of the season and 21st of his career.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the fourth scoring seven runs all on two outs to take a commanding 9-0 lead. Jameis Winston and John Sansone drew back-to-back two out walks and both came around to score when Josh Delph hit a double off the screen in right. Delph would score on the play thanks to errand throw at third base by JU shortstop Ethan Loosen.

The inning would continue as Gonzalez drew a walk and moved to third on a double to the gap in right center by DJ Stewart. Both runners would score a batter later on McGee's two-run bloop single that caromed just off the diving glove of Dolphin second baseman Jake Huxtable. Marcus Davis' two-run home run on the very next pitch rounded out the scoring for the Seminoles in the fourth. The home run for Davis was his second of the season.

"When you look at a game like this, the first thing that some people might do is look at the negatives," added Martin. "We don't do that here. We look at the positives. We got seven with two-out and nobody on (in the fourth). We had exceptional discipline at the plate. The game did not get away from us; JU did a good job of battling. I am proud of our young men for doing their job and keeping their poise and getting it done when it counted."

Jacksonville would not go away quietly scoring two runs in the eighth off Seminole reliever Hayden Jordan to cut the deficit to 9-2.

Then a pair of Seminole fielding errors to the first four batters opened the door for the Dolphins in the ninth with Dylan Silva on the mound. Jacksonville drew within five of the lead before calling on Robby Coles to close out the game. The junior college transfer issued a bases loaded walk to pinch hitter Chris Anderson, but then got Kris Molter looking on strikes for the second out of the inning. Braddock Rowe would continue to make things interesting in the ninth as he dropped a two-run bloop single to center to cut FSU's lead to 9-7 and put runners at the corners. But that was as far as the Dolphins would get as Coles bounced back to get Alex McRae swinging on strikes to end the game. The save was the first for Coles as a Seminole.

"Robby did have a good effort," said Martin. "His velocity was excellent and he located the ball well. He got the two strikeouts when we needed them in the ninth."

Stewart and McGee paced the Seminole offense with two hits each, while Delph, McGee and Davis all drove in a pair of runs. Alvin Swoope picked up his first career hit in his first career at-bat with a single to left in the sixth.

Seth Miller registered his first hit of the season in the sixth with a single up the middle and did an outstanding job of keeping the shutout intact in the seventh as he threw out a runner at the plate from centerfield. The senior from Southport, Fla., ended the seventh completing a double play following a fly out off the bat of McRae. Loosen tried to score from third on the fly out, but Miller threw a beautiful one hopper to the plate where Ladson Montgomery made the tag to complete the double play and maintain FSU's 9-0 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  1
  Giovanny Alfonzo      SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
DJ Stewart              CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Seth Miller           CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Stephen McGee           C         2  2  2   2  1  0  8  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Marcus Davis            DH        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH-DH     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Casey Smit              1B-3B     2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Alvin Swoope          2B        2  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  John Nogowski         1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Jameis Winston          LF        1  1  0   0  2  0  2  0
  Ryan Valdes           LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B-3B     3  1  0   0  1  1  0  2
Luke Weaver             P                            0  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  0
  Hayden Jordan         P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9 10   8  7  5 27  6
Opp                              36  7  7   7  5 12 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (1), Alvin Swoope (1), Ryan Valdes (1)
2B - FSU-Josh Delph (2), DJ Stewart (2)
HR - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2), Marcus Davis (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (1), Brett Knief (1), Ladson Montgomery (1)
SH - FSU-Casey Smit (1)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (1)
CS - FSU-Josh Delph (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (1-0)    6.0  1  0  0  0  9
Kyle Bird                       1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Hayden Jordan                   1.0  4  2  2  0  1
Dylan Silva                     0.1  0  5  0  3  0
Robby Coles          Sv(1)      0.2  1  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  7  2  5 12
Opp                  L          8.0 10  9  8  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 14, SOUTH FLORIDA 3
02/23/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Pounds USF 14-3.

Game one of the series was called in the bottom of the eighth due to rain.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 9 Florida State (5-0) used an early offensive explosion en route to a 14-3 victory over USF (1-3) in game one of a three game series Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

With heavy rain pounding the Tallahassee area and more expected later this evening, the two coaches agreed to call the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. The two teams will resume the series Sunday morning with game one of a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by game two 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

"Obviously, it was a tough day as far as the weather is concerned," said head coach Mike Martin. "We are just very pleased with the approach we had to the game. We really played well. I thought our team played aggressively and did what they needed to do to win."

Marcus Davis led the Seminole offensive charge on Saturday going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate as the Cincinnati, Ohio native was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Davis reached base on all five plate appearances collecting a pair of singles, a solo home run, a double and a walk. He finished with two RBI and three runs scored. Through the first five games of the season, Davis is off to a hot start hitting .467 (7-for-15) with three home runs and 6 RBI.

"Marcus is playing very well," said Martin. "But as much as anything, he has a very good grasp for the game. He has a good level head and his feet are on the ground; he knows it's a long season. He is off to good start and it is ok with me if he continues to hit this way throughout the year."

"I'm happy so far," said Davis on his hot start at the plate. "But todays over with and tomorrow's a new day. You got to keep pushing, you got to keep grinding. The game is going to humble you at some point, I am just trying to ride this as long as I can."

Seth Miller also had a perfect afternoon at the plate going 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a double, while Josh Delph tied a career-high with three RBI.

Casey Smit and Ladson Montgomery registered their first career hits as a Seminole in the win. Smit laced a single to center in the second and Montgomery picked up a two-run single in the eighth.

Jameis Winston came within inches of hitting his first career home run as he hit the top of the fence in right center in the eighth leading to an RBI double.

Along with recording 14 hits on Saturday, the Seminoles drew 11walks and were hit by a pitch five times. Jose Brizuela led all players drawing a career-high four walks in five plate appearances.

Brandon Leibrandt (2-0) received all the run support he would need after the second inning and by the third the Seminoles had given the sophomore southpaw an eight-run cushion. Leibrandt pounded the strike zone throughout his 6.0 innings of work to earn his second win of the season. The Alpharetta, Ga., native allowed three runs on five hits as he walked two and struck out five.

It wasn't until the fifth inning when the Bulls finally scraped a run across the board off Leibrandt. Levi Borders led off the inning with a triple and scored on a sac-fly to center off the bat of Chad Taylor.

USF cut the deficit to 9-3 in the sixth with Austin Lueck connected on a two-run shot to left off Leibrandt.

"It was a good outing for Brandon, but certainly with a lead in the sixth inning he threw one that he normally doesn't throw in that location," said Martin. "Their guy really took advantage of it. Overall, it was a good win for him."

Brandon Johnson worked 2.0 scoreless innings in relief as he allowed three hits and no walks while striking out two.

"He threw the ball very well," added Martin. "Brandon had good command of his fastball and change-up. I thought he did a very good job. He did what we needed him to do - throw strikes and get outs with the lead."

The Seminoles broke open the game in the bottom of the eighth scoring five runs off Adrian Puig before the game was called due to heavy rain.

USF starter Joey Lovecchio (1-1) suffered the loss as he allowed eight runs on seven hits in 2.0 plus innings of work.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  1  1   3  1  0  1  0
  Brett Knief           RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
  Giovanny Alfonzo      SS        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
DJ Stewart              LF-CF     3  1  0   0  2  0  3  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  1  1   1  1  0  3  0
  Ryan Valdes           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  1  1   2  0  0  4  1
Marcus Davis            DH        4  2  4   2  1  0  0  0
  Alvin Swoope          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Seth Miller             CF        2  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-LF     3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        1  2  0   0  4  0  1  0
Casey Smit              1B        2  1  1   0  0  0  3  1
  John Nogowski         PH-1B     2  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
John Sansone            2B        1  0  1   1  1  0  1  2
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            1  2
  Brandon Johnson       P                            1  0
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FSU                              30 14 14  13 11  1 24  8
Opp                              31  3  8   3  2  7 23 10

E - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (2)
2B - FSU-Josh Delph (3), Stephen McGee (1), Marcus Davis (2), Seth Miller (1), Jameis Winston (1), John Sansone (1)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Marcus Davis (3)
HBP - FSU-Brett Knief (2), Giovanny Alfonzo (1), Ladson Montgomery (2), John Nogowski (2), John Sansone (2)
SH - FSU-John Sansone (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Marcus Davis (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ryan Valdes (1), Seth Miller (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Brandon Leibrandt    W (2-0)    6.0  5  3  3  2  5
Brandon Johnson                 2.0  3  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             8.0  8  3  3  2  7
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FLORIDA STATE 8, SOUTH FLORIDA 0
02/24/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sitz Tosses Gem as 'Noles Blank Bulls.

Senior Scott Sitz throws a career-high eight shutout innings in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Scott Sitz provided No. 9 Florida State (6-0) exactly what they were looking for in game one of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon in defeating USF (1-4) 8-0 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The senior right hander tossed a career-high 8.0 shutout innings scattering four hits and two walks while striking out six in earning his first victory of the season. After giving up a double to Kyle Teaf to start the fifth, Sitz (1-0) retired the next nine batters that he faced.

The Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native kept the Bulls off-balanced all afternoon using all three pitches effectively. He allowed just three base runners beyond first base over his eight innings of work on Sunday.

"Sitz just totally controlled the situation today," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was really, really pleased with his performance. He had three pitches going for him. That is what it takes to beat a club like South Florida."

"That is the farthest that I have been in a game since my freshman year when I pitched in Alaska (during the summer)," said Sitz. "My slider was really working. I was throwing it to both lefties and righties. For the lefties, it was more like a back door pitch on the outside part of the plate. I was trying to throw it away to righties but it seemed to stay in. Overall, I was pleased with the way it was breaking today."

Dating back to last year's game against UCLA in the College World Series, Sitz has put together 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings. Over his last four starts, Sitz has allowed just two runs in 23.0 innings.

"I think Mike Bell deserves so much credit in the way that he has bear downed on what he feels is necessary for Scotty to be what he is capable of being," added Martin. "And that is a guy that can spot the ball; that can throw the curveball in hitter's counts; that can throw the change-up at any time. He has always held runners fairly well. Scott is a big, big part of this (the success of the team)."

"I heard you guys talking about it," said Sitz on his scoreless innings streak. "Before that I wouldn't have known, I knew I hadn't given one up this year."

Sitz was also the beneficiary of a four-run first inning that gave the Seminoles an early 4-0 lead. FSU took advantage of two defensive errors as well as some wildness from USF starter Nick Gonzalez (0-2). Josh Delph was hit by a pitch to lead-off the bottom of the first. Giovanny Alfonzo followed with a walk and DJ Stewart reached on a fielder's choice groundball back to the mound which led to Delph scoring after USF third baseman Kyle Copack could not handle the throw from Gonzalez on a force out at third. Two batters later Marcus Davis drove in Alfonzo and Stewart on a single up the middle. He would score the fourth run of the inning when he stole second. As the throw from first baseman Buddy Putnam ricocheted off his helmet, left fielder Austin Lueck could not field the ball cleanly resulting in Davis scoring from second.

USF's Gonzalez settled down following a shaky first inning and left after the fifth well over 100 pitches. The junior left hander allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits as he walked four and struck out a career-high 10 batters.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the sixth on a two-run bloop single off the bat of John Sansone. Jose Brizuela and Brett Knief drew back-to-back walks to open the inning off Bulls reliever Justin Patrick and both advanced 90 feet on a wild pitch. With the infield playing in, Sansone dropped a single into short right field to score both Brizuela and Knief and push FSU's advantage to 6-0.

Brizuela upped the score to 8-0 on a two-run double in the seventh. Stephen McGee led off the inning with a double to left and moved to third on a passed ball. Two batters later, John Nogowski reached when he was hit on the foot by Patrick. Both runners would come around to score on Brizuela's double to the gap in right center.

With his pitch count at 99, Sitz gave way to freshman right hander Kenny Burkhead to work the ninth.

"This was the next longest outing of my career, so it felt great," added Sitz. "To be able to go that far, I wanted to go out for the ninth inning, but coach Bell wasn't having any of it due to my pitch count."

Burkhead was impressive in his collegiate debut working a scoreless inning as he walked one in the four batters that he faced. The Deltona, Fla., native induced a lineout and a pair of groundouts to preserve the shutout.

Six different Seminole registered a hit in the win, while Davis, Brizuela and Sansone each drove in two runs apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  1  0   0  1  3  3  2
DJ Stewart              CF        3  1  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   0  1  1  6  2
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  1   2  1  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  1  1   0  0  0  5  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        1  1  1   2  2  0  1  3
Brett Knief             LF        2  1  0   0  1  2  2  0
  Seth Miller           CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   2  0  2  3  2
Scott Sitz              P                            1  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            2  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  8  6   6  6 13 27 11
Opp                              29  0  4   0  3  6 24  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-John Sansone (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (2), John Nogowski (2), Jose Brizuela (2)
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (2), John Nogowski (3), Jose Brizuela (2)
SH - FSU-John Nogowski (1)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (2), Marcus Davis (2)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (1-0)    8.0  4  0  0  2  6
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0  6  8  7  6 13


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FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH FLORIDA 2
02/24/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miller Leads FSU To Series Sweep.

Junior Peter Miller ties career-high for innings pitched and strikeouts in the win over USF.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (7-0) completed the doubleheader sweep as well as the series sweep on Sunday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over USF (1-5) in front of a crowd of 4,582 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium to remain undefeated on the year.

After Scott Sitz' eight shutout innings in game one, Peter Miller (1-0) followed suit in game two with 6.0 shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season. In probably his best outing as a Seminole, Miller allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five. He finished the game tying career-highs for innings pitched and strikeouts.

"You win the first game today, you know you won the series but yet there is no, `I'm satisfied,' said head coach Mike Martin. "There is that desire to win the next one. It is something that makes all of us coaches extremely proud to be associated with a group that approaches the game that way."

The junior right hander faced the minimum through the first four innings and did not allow his first hit until Jimmy Falla led off the top of the fifth with a single up the middle. He left a pair of runners stranded in the fifth after getting Zac Gilcrease to line out to Josh Delph in right for the third out. Miller returned to pitch the sixth and retired the Bulls in order on three groundouts to put the finishing touches on his afternoon.

"Great quality starts from both pitchers," said Martin following the game two win. "Best game I have seen Peter Miller pitch since he has been here. Miller had three pitches going for him. That is what it takes to beat a club like South Florida."

"Peter jumped back," added Stewart. "He came out ready to work; kept pitching his butt off and we got him some runs. He kept doing his thing and our bullpen came in, helped him out and they did their job too."

Florida State broke a scoreless tie in the fourth thanks to back-to-back two-out doubles by Casey Smit and Ladson Montgomery. Smit took a 1-2 offering from USF starter Jimmy Herget (0-1) into the gap in left center and scored a batter later on Montgomery's RBI double to right.

DJ Stewart gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead in the fifth as he connected on a two-run double to left plating Delph and Jose Brizuela. Delph reached on a fielding error at first and moved to second as Brizuela drew a walk. Both runners would pull off a double steal and score on Stewart's double to left.

The Bulls pushed their first run across in the seventh off reliever Bryant Holtmann who gave up a walk and double to the only two batters that he faced. Gage Smith came in and walked the first batter that he faced to load the bases with nobody out. But the junior right hander bounced back and got Levi Borders swinging on strikes for the first out of the inning. Luke Maglich cut FSU's lead to 3-1 as he brought home James Ramsay on a fielder's choice groundout. Smith would keep the two-run lead intact getting Gilcrease to groundout to second to end the inning.

FSU would answer right back in the bottom half of the seventh with a run to increase its lead back to three at 4-1. John Sansone led off the inning with a walk off Joe Adel and scored three batters later on an RBI single by Stewart.

USF cut the deficit to 4-2 in the top of the eighth as Ramsay drove home Anthony Diaz on a two-out single to center. Diaz opened the inning reaching on a bunt single to the pitcher's mound and took second on the play as Smith threw wildly over to first. After a sac-bunt moved Diaz to third, Smith answered with his second strikeout of the afternoon getting pinch hitter Joe Altieri looking at a called third strike. But Ramsay would keep the Bulls in the game with his RBI single to center. Following a hit by pitch, FSU went to the bullpen and brought on Kyle Bird as USF threaten with runners at first and second. Bird skipped his third pitch in the dirt and the ball got away from Montgomery momentarily. The Seminole catcher recovered in time to make a throw at third but the ball sailed just beyond the reach of Brizuela. Giovanny Alfonzo was backing up on the play, grabbed the loose ball and fired back to Montgomery at the plate to get Ramsay for the third out of the inning.

FSU wasted very little timing answering the call in the bottom of the eight as Marcus Davis took the first pitch he saw from Steven Leasure over the fence in right for a solo shot and a 5-2 Seminole lead. The home run was Davis' second of the series and fourth of the season.

Jameis Winston pitched the ninth and retired USF in order on three groundouts to earn his first collegiate save.

"He certainly did a good job in that role tonight," added Martin on the performance of Winston in the closer role. "He had no display of nerves. He went out there in a save situation and got it done. We are looking for someone to assume that role."

Stewart paced the Seminoles with his first three-hit game of the season as the freshman centerfielder also drove in a career-high three runs. Davis finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a home run.

"It's great," said Stewart on the team's fast start to the 2013 season. "We've been working so hard. This is a special team. We have great leadership. Our new guys, Marcus is tearing it up. We are just trying to feed off him, feed off our pitchers."

With the two wins on Sunday, FSU has now won its last 15 games in which they have worn the gold jerseys.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  1  0   0  2  1  1  2
DJ Stewart              CF        4  0  3   3  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  1  2   1  0  2  2  0
Casey Smit              1B        3  1  1   0  1  1 12  1
Ladson Montgomery       C         3  0  1   1  1  0  8  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  5
John Sansone            2B        2  1  0   0  1  1  2  3
Peter Miller            P                            0  2
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  7   5  5  5 27 15
Opp                              29  2  5   2  3  7 24 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Gage Smith (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (3), Marcus Davis (3), Casey Smit (1), Ladson Montgomery (1)
HR - FSU-Marcus Davis (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Josh Delph (1), Jose Brizuela (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         W (1-0)    6.0  2  0  0  1  5
Bryant Holtmann                 0.0  1  1  1  1  0
Gage Smith                      1.2  2  1  1  1  2
Kyle Bird                       0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston       Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  5  2  2  3  7
Opp                  L          8.0  7  5  4  5  6


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FLORIDA STATE 23, VILLANOVA 5
03/01/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Villanova, 23-5.

The Seminoles register 22 hits in the win the most since 2009.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 6 Florida State (8-0) remained undefeated on the year pounding Villanova (1-4) 23-5 in game one of a three-game series on Friday in front of 4,280 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Florida State weathered the cold conditions on Friday finishing with 22 hits, the most since clubbing 38 against Ohio State in the Tallahassee Regional finals on May 31, 2009. It also marked the most runs scored in a game since plating 23 in a win over Texas A&M in the 2011 Tallahassee Super Regional.

"Everything went our way tonight, but tomorrow is a totally different day, a totally different scenario; that's what makes this game so great," said head coach Mike Martin. "We just happened to get a lot of breaks tonight and took advantage of them. But this club has a good grasp of the game. They know that nothing is predictable in this game except the unpredictable."

Seven Seminoles recorded multiple hits in the win led by senior Seth Miller who tied a career-high with four hits. Miller reached base in his final six plate appearances collecting three singles, a double and one walk while reaching on a fielding error. The Southport, Fla., native finished with three RBI and two runs scored.

"Our approach is going to stay the same regardless of the score of the game," said Miller. "We ended up coming up big scoring 23 runs today, but that isn't going to change our mindset. You have to be ready everyday whether the score is close or if you are up big."

Jose Brizuela, John Nogowski and Giovanny Alfonzo each registered three hits as Brizuela and Nogowski both tied a career-high, while Alfonzo set a new mark. Brizuela reached base on six of his seven plate appearances collecting three singles and three walks to go along with three runs scored and two RBI.

Nogowski entered in the fourth inning and picked up hits in his first three at-bats with a two-run double, a two-run single and another single in the seventh. The Tallahassee, Fla., native finished with a career-high four RBI. Alfonzo had three singles and scored three times.

Marcus Davis, Stephen McGee and John Sansone all finished with two hits apiece. Davis drove in a season-high three runs on two hits, while McGee strung together two RBI singles, walked once and was hit by a pitch. Sansone reached base in his first six plate appearances drawing three walks, a hit-by-pitch, a double and a single. The New Castle, Pa., native scored four runs and posted two RBI.

Brett Knief finished the evening with a season-high three RBI in the win.

"Everybody came up big tonight," said Miller. "We are a versatile club; everybody can do a lot of things."

Florida State scored a run in seven of the eight innings in which they had an at-bat, while 14 of the 23 runs came on two outs.

Brandon Leibrandt (3-0) received plenty of run support to garner his third win in as many starts to open the 2013 campaign. The sophomore southpaw finished the afternoon allowing five runs, two earned, on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work. He walked one and struck out a season-high eight batters.

Leibrandt took a 2-0 lead into the third inning when an error by the Seminole pitch would lead to a two-out, three-run home run by Villanova shortstop Tyler Sciacca to give the Wildcats a 3-2 advantage.

The lead would be short lived as the Seminoles answered with seven runs in the bottom of the inning to grab the lead for good.

Robby Coles was impressive in his 1.2 innings of work as the junior college transfer struck out all five batters that he faced.

Billy Strode and Luke Weaver worked the eighth and ninth innings, respectively to close out the game. Both pitchers faced the minimum, while Weaver registered a pair of strikeouts.

"I was pleased with our pitchers," added Martin. "I thought they did a good job of keeping their poise. Leibrandt did not have a great outing, but we know that he will continue to improve as we move throughout the season. Billy Strode pitched well. Robby was very impressive and of course we wanted Luke to get an inning before he throws on Tuesday."

With Friday night's win, Florida State improved to 183-46 all-time when facing an opponent for the first time.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PF-RF     2  0  1   3  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  3  3   2  3  0  0  2
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  2   3  0  1  1  0
  Ryan Valdes           LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  2  2   2  1  0  7  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Casey Smit              1B        2  1  0   0  1  0  3  0
  John Nogowski         PH-1B     4  2  3   4  0  0  3  1
Seth Miller             CF        6  3  4   3  1  0  1  0
Jameis Winston          DH        6  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        6  3  3   1  1  0  1  1
John Sansone            2B        3  4  2   2  3  0  2  2
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            1  0
  Luke Weaver           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              47 23 22  21 11  3 27  7
Opp                              34  5  7   5  1 15 24 10

E - Opp-6, FSU-Brandon Leibrandt (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (3), Seth Miller (2), John Sansone (2)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (2), John Sansone (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Josh Delph (1), Brett Knief (1), Marcus Davis (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (3-0)    5.1  7  5  2  1  8
Robby Coles                     1.2  0  0  0  0  5
Billy Strode                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  5  2  1 15
Opp                  L          8.0 22 23 17 11  3


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FLORIDA STATE 7, VILLANOVA 0
03/02/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sitz Sizzles In Win Over Villanova.

The senior right hander runs his consecutive shutout streak to 19.2 innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 6 Florida State (9-0) got 6.0 shutout innings from Scott Sitz en route to a 7-0 victory over Villanova (1-5) on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 4,790 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Sitz (2-0), along with Bryant Holtmann and Gage Smith, combined for the four-hit shutout, FSU's second of the season, as the Seminoles remained undefeated on the year. The trio combined to strikeout 14 Wildcat hitters while walking two.

"First off, I was just very pleased with Scotty," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought he had another exceptional outing. Villanova was obviously a totally different looking club today. They made a couple of mistakes which cost them a couple of early runs which gave us a little momentum. Scotty took control of the game and kept everything right there."

Making his third start of the season, Sitz was once again dominant on the hill as the senior right hander scattered just three hits and a walk over 6.0 innings. Of the four base runners he allowed, just two reached second base. Sitz finished with nine strikeouts to tie a career-high as he posted two strikeouts in each of the first four innings on Saturday.

"The biggest thing for me today was the command of my fastball," said Sitz. "Working both sides of the plate; my change-up and slider were ok today, but the big thing was the command of my fastball, that's what got me out of jams when I needed to."

Dating back to last year's game against UCLA in the College World Series, the Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native has put together a consecutive shutout streak spanning 19.2 innings. In his last five starts, Sitz has allowed just two runs in 29.0 innings.

"Yeah, it was in the World Series," added Sitz on if he remembers the last run he gave up. "I am hoping to keep that streak going for as long as I possibly can; I am happy with it."

"As much as anything, it's Mike Bell doing a great job of getting him in the position to be successful," added Martin on the recent success of Sitz. "I think that Scotty's change-up has helped him drastically. He is going to the breaking ball more than he has in the past. I am just very pleased that he is showing us that he can pitch to both sides of the plate and throw the change-up and curveball for strikes."

Holtmann was just as impressive working 2.0 scoreless innings as he allowed one hit and struck out two. Smith put the finishing touches on the shutout in the ninth striking out three of the four batters that he faced.

Offensively, Marcus Davis and John Nogowski registered five of FSU's nine hits on the afternoon. For the second straight game, Davis posted multiple hits, runs and RBI. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native finished the game 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a single, two RBI and three runs scored. Nogowski went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.

"It was a good win for us," added Martin. "I was very pleased that a guy like Marcus Davis came out and played a big part in this win for us. John had another exceptional day. He has been playing well for us. He needs to continue to battle and help us in that five spot."

Josh Delph, Jose Brizuela, Casey Smit and John Sansone all picked up a hit in the win.

Florida State broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third when Davis blasted an RBI double off the screen in right. Delph, who reached on a fielder's choice and moved to second on a groundout, scored on the two-out double by Davis. The Seminole left fielder would score a batter later on a fielding error at third by Villanova to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

In the fifth, Davis once again came through with another clutch two-out hit ripping an RBI double to the gap in right center. Sansone, who walked to lead off the inning, scored all the way from first on the play. After a hit-by-pitch and walk to Stephen McGee and Nogowski, respectively, the Wildcats went to bullpen and called on Matt Longfield to replace starter Stephen Ostapeck. Seth Miller would draw a bases loaded walk to plate Davis and increase FSU's lead to 4-0.

Villanova's Ostapeck (0-1) allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits in 4.2 innings as he walked three and struck out one in his first start of the season.

The Seminoles would add to their lead in the seventh scoring three times to make the score 7-0. Davis led off the inning with an infield single and scored on Nogowski RBI double to right center. McGee drew a walk and scored on a pinch hit by Smit. Giovanny Alfonzo brought home Nogowski for the third run of the inning on a fielder's choice groundball back to the pitcher's mound.

In all four of FSU's seven runs on Saturday came on two outs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
  JJ Gould              PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Valdes           LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
Marcus Davis            LF        4  3  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           LF-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  0   0  1  0 13  1
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  2   1  1  0  8  0
Seth Miller             CF        3  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Ladson Montgomery       DH        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   1  0  1  1  1
John Sansone            2B        2  1  1   0  2  0  1  2
Scott Sitz              P                            0  2
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7  9   6  6  2 27  9
Opp                              31  0  4   0  2 14 24 12

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Marcus Davis 2 (5), John Nogowski 2 (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (3)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Scott Sitz           W (2-0)    6.0  3  0  0  1  9
Bryant Holtmann                 2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  2 14
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FLORIDA STATE 2, VILLANOVA 1
03/03/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds Off Nova, Completes Sweep.

Jameis Winston collects two hits and picks up his second save of the season in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 6 Florida State (10-0) held off a ninth inning rally by Villanova (1-6) to hang on to a 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon to complete the series sweep on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"This was a challenge in more ways than one," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a little bit chilly out there today, but I was just very pleased with the way our guys kept their composure, kept battling; it's the greatest game in the world. After the Friday night game, you are just looking out there wondering what in the world is going on as you score 23 runs. Then you come out today and they are pitching a very good looking left hander that basically kept us in check. We had to earn everything that we got."

The Seminoles came within two outs of posting back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2007 but Villanova's John Cialone spoiled those plans with a sac-fly RBI in the top of the ninth to bring home their first run since plating a run in the top of the fifth in game one.

The Wildcats made things interesting in the ninth off Jameis Winston drawing a pair of walks and a hit-by-pitch all with one out to load the bases. After a meeting on the mound from Martin, Winston got Cialone to sky a fly ball to center to score Connor Jones and cut the Florida State lead to 2-1. But the freshman right hander would not let the run faze him as he got Matt Beermann swinging on strikes for the final out of the game to earn his second save of the season.

"If we are going to use him as our closer, he needs to get that feeling and he needs to know what it takes to close it up," said Martin on his decision to leave Winston in the ball game. "I think that it was a good learning experience for him. Sometimes I must admit I am very reluctant to do that as we had a very experienced Gage Smith and Brandon Johnson ready in the bullpen, but I wanted to see how he would do and fortunately he got the job done for us.

"He seemed to be in control of himself. He didn't give me that `deer in head lights look' (when I went to the mound), he seemed to understand where he was in the line-up and what he had to do to be successful."

"I liked the fact that we had a game like this today," said Stephen McGee. "It tested the club. We needed something like this to push us and to see how everybody would react under that kind of pressure especially for Jameis in the ninth. It was good to see him feel that pressure and really see him calm down, relax and go right back to pitching and be right on."

Florida State got another stellar outing from starter Peter Miller (2-0) as the junior right hander worked 5.1 scoreless innings allowing three hits and four walks while striking out a career-high eight batters.

"Peter is slowly but surely maturing as a pitcher," said Martin. "He is one of the few guys in college baseball that has four good pitches. Pete Miller is a talented young man. For him to go out and experience some toughness both mentally and physically and have success is very encouraging."

Miller worked out of some early trouble in the first inning as Villanova loaded the bases with two outs on a pair of walks and a fielding error. Miller responded by getting Beermann looking at a called third strike to retire the side.

The Lutz, Fla., native struck out two batters in each of his first three innings of work. He picked up his eighth strikeout to open the top of the sixth but after issuing a walk to Brandon Carr, Martin went to the bullpen and called on Robby Coles.

Coles came out throwing hard striking out the first three batters that he faced. He finished the afternoon holding the Wildcats scoreless for 2.2 innings allowing just one hit and one walk while tying a season-high with five strikeouts.

"He throws a heavy baseball," said Martin on Coles. "He is a guy that enjoys going out there and competing. He is not one to shy away from any situation. He will be counted on to help us in roles that we are not really sure of right now except that he will get the ball when he is ready."

Between the three pitchers, Florida State recorded 14 strikeouts, the third straight game in which the Seminole pitching staff hit that mark this weekend.

"We got a good performance out of Peter Miller and Robby Coles," added Martin. "Jameis came in and closed it up. It got interesting I must say in the ninth but that was good for all of us to be involved in a game like that, it showed a lot of composure on our part. I was just very pleased that we were able to accomplish what we did."

The Seminole bats were held in check on Sunday by Villanova starter Josh Harris (1-1) who suffered the loss despite allowing just two runs, one earned, on six hits. Harris and Chris Haggerty did not issue a walk nor did they hit a batter marking the first time this year that Florida State came away empty handed in both categories.

Florida State took advantage of the Wildcats only error of the game in the third to break-up a scoreless ballgame. Winston led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt attempt by Giovanny Alfonzo. Alfonzo reached on the play as Harris made a wild throw over to first pulling his teammate off the bag at first. After a wild pitch with one out advanced both runners 90 feet, Villanova got a big out at the plate when Josh Delph sent a groundball to first. Carr threw home to get Winston to keep the game scoreless. With Jose Brizuela at the plate and runners at the corners with two outs, Harris was charged with a balk bringing home Alfonzo to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

The Seminoles added to their two-out magic in the fifth when John Sansone laced an RBI double to the gap in right center to score Seth Miller for what would be the eventual game-winning run.

"It was big for us," said Sansone on coming through with the RBI double. "I've been working with Meat (Mike Martin, Jr.) in the cages a lot and it was good to show it on the field today."

Miller led off the inning with a single to center, stole second and moved to third on a groundout to short by Winston. After Alfonzo popped up a bunt attempt to first, Sansone came through with his third double of the season taking a 3-1 pitch from Harris to the gap in right center plating Miller for a 2-0 FSU advantage.

Winston led all hitters on Sunday with two hits on a single and a double for his first multi-hit game of the season. Stephen McGee, John Nogowski, Seth Miller and Sansone all finished with a hit apiece.

Villanova had its chances to score runs on Sunday as the Wildcats left 14 runners on base compared to just three by the Seminoles.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Marcus Davis            LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  1   0  0  1 14  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  6  1
Seth Miller             CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Jameis Winston          DH-P      3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  2
Peter Miller            P                            3  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  6   1  0  2 27  5
Opp                              30  1  4   1  7 14 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jameis Winston (2), John Sansone (3)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Seth Miller (1)
CS - FSU-Seth Miller (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         W (2-0)    5.1  3  0  0  4  8
Robby Coles                     2.2  1  0  0  1  5
Jameis Winston       Sv(2)      1.0  0  1  1  2  1
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FSU                             9.0  4  1  1  7 14
Opp                  L          8.0  6  2  1  0  2


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FLORIDA STATE 9, PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 2
03/05/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McGee, Weaver Lead FSU Past Presbyterian.

McGee ties a career-high with four RBI, Weaver strikes out eight in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (11-0) kept its undefeated record in check Tuesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as the Seminoles defeated Presbyterian College (8-5) 9-2.

Stephen McGee paced the Florida State offense with a career-high four RBI as the Port St. Lucie, Fla., native finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and his first career home run. McGee unloaded on a 2-2 offering from PC starter Brian Byrum (1-2) in the bottom of the fifth hitting the ball off the scoreboard in left for his first round tripper as a Seminole.

"It's been so long, I don't even know what it really felt like," said McGee on hitting the home run. "When I hit it, of course I thought (it was gone) but I was too precautious so I just took off just in case. But when it came off the bat, it felt great."

"It was just something that I didn't even know," said head coach Mike Martin on finding out that McGee hit his first career home run. "I just know that Stephen McGee has been invaluable to our baseball team both as a leader and as a guy that plays the game the right way day in and day out.

"It was just a big lift for us to get it done against a very good PC team."

Marcus Davis and Giovanny Alfonzo both drove in a pair of runs, while Davis and Seth Miller each scored two runs in the win.

Luke Weaver turned in another brilliant performance on the mound to run his record to 2-0 on the young season. The sophomore right hander blanked the Blue Hose for 6.0 innings allowing just three hits and no walks as he struck out eight. In his last three appearances, Weaver has given up just four hits and no walks while striking out 19 in 13.0 scoreless innings of work.

"Luke pitched extremely well," added Martin. "I was very, very pleased with what I saw. You saw a guy that was poised; you saw a guy that was getting it done."

"It was a good comparison to my last start," said Weaver. "I felt this start was just as good as my last. I came out a little too amped up, but I felt good. I just hope to keep it rolling."

The Seminoles would jump on the board in the second inning when Miller was hit by a pitch with one out and moved to third on a single up the middle by Jameis Winston. One batter later, Miller scored on a sac-fly to left off the bat of Alfonzo to give FSU the early 1-0 lead.

FSU added to its lead in the fourth scoring twice off Byrum to push its lead to 3-0. John Nogowski was hit by a pitch with one out and advanced to third on a double to right by Miller. After Winston drew a walk to load the bases, Alfonzo would drive in his second run of the afternoon when Byrum plunked him on a 0-1 offering to bring home Nogowski. With the bases still loaded, Byrum attempted to pick off Winston at second but threw errantly into centerfield allowing Miller to score from third.

Byrum's day would come to a close after 5.0 innings as he allowed five runs on three hits as he walked three, struck out three and hit five batters.

After McGee's two-run home run in the fifth, the Seminoles widened their lead in the sixth scoring four more runs to take a commanding 9-0 lead. The first three batters to the plate reached as Alfonzo led off with a single to left and John Sansone and Josh Delph drew back-to-back walks. Following a Blue Hose pitching change, Davis drove in both Alfonzo and Sansone with a shoe string base hit to right, while McGee brought home two on a double down the line in left.

The Seminoles got two solid innings from Kyle Bird, who pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth innings. The sophomore left hander allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in his fourth appearance of the season.

Presbyterian finally cracked the scoreboard in the ninth scoring two runs off Kenny Burkhead. With runners at second and third following a one-out double to right by Aaron Preston, Trey Hayes hit a single back up the middle to plate PC's only two runs of the game. Burkhead bounced back to get Cam McRae to ground into a game ending double play.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        1  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
  Brett Knief           RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Casey Smit            3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            LF        3  2  1   2  1  1  1  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  2   4  0  0  9  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  0   0  0  0  6  2
Seth Miller             CF        2  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Valdes           CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston          DH-LF     2  0  1   0  2  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  1  1   2  0  0  2  2
  JJ Gould              SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
John Sansone            2B        2  1  0   0  2  2  0  3
Luke Weaver             P                            1  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  9  7   8  7  4 27  9
Opp                              32  2  7   2  1  9 24  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (3), Seth Miller (3)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (3), John Nogowski (4), Seth Miller 2 (3), Giovanny Alfonzo (2)
SF - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (2-0)    6.0  3  0  0  0  8
Kyle Bird                       2.0  1  0  0  1  1
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  3  2  2  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  2  2  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0  7  9  9  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE 10, PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 4
03/06/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Delph's Career Night Leads FSU Over Presbyterian.

The sophomore outfielder sets career-highs for hits and runs, while connecting on his first career home run.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (12-0) registered its 12th straight win to open the 2013 campaign defeating Presbyterian (8-6) 10-4 Wednesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"When you look at the game today, the fact that we won was certainly important," said head coach Mike Martin. "We are very proud of the way our young men played. More importantly we were able to get our guys some work. It was good that we feel like our pitchers are now set and ready to go this weekend as we open conference play against a very good Boston College team."

Josh Delph led the way for the Seminoles posting career-highs for hits (4) and runs scored (3), while tying a career-high with three RBI. A night after Stephen McGee registered his first career home run, Delph did the same on Wednesday in the bottom of the third lifting a 1-0 pitch from PC reliever Michael Ricchi over the fence in right for his first round tripper as a Seminole.

"I didn't think it was gone," said Delph after hitting his first career home run. "I've hit the top of the screen so many times I thought it was going to happen again. When I got it in the air and I heard everyone in the dugout going crazy, I thought there was a chance and then the wind got it so that definitely helped."

Brett Knief, who started in left field in game two against the Blue Hose, went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. It marked his first career multi-hit game in a Seminole uniform.

"Josh has not struggled against lefties," said Martin. "He's always been one that stays in there very well. I learned that last year, so that's a good sign. I thought Knief also had some good swings today."

Jose Brizuela and DJ Stewart both finished the game 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Six Seminole pitchers saw action on the mound Wednesday afternoon against Presbyterian with left hander Billy Strode making his first career start. The Parkland, Fla., native went 1.2 innings allowing a run on two hits as he did not factor into the decision.

"He showed a lot of poise," said Martin on Strode making his first start. "He got out there and was not intimidated. He was around the plate and hit his spots. I was very proud of him."

Gage Smith (2-0) picked up the win as he entered the ball game with two on and two outs in the top of the second to get Derek Long to groundout to Giovanny Alfonzo at short. Smith finished the outing allowing a run on two hits as he struck out one in 1.1 innings.

Brandon Johnson and Bryant Holtmann each worked 2.0 innings in relief on Wednesday. Johnson gave up two unearned runs on just one hit, while Holtmann struck out one and allowed just one hit.

Robby Coles and Jameis Winston pitched a perfect eighth and ninth inning, respectively. Both Seminole pitchers faced the minimum in their inning of work.

Together the six Seminole pitchers did not allow a walk for the first time this season.

After Presbyterian took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on an RBI single by Ryan Hagan, the Seminoles answered in the bottom of the inning with seven runs all on two outs.

Brizuela and Knief opened the inning with back-to-back singles and advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt by Alfonzo. After PC starter Chad Sanders (0-1) got John Sansone to groundout to third, a wild pitch brought home Brizuela to tie the game at 1-1. Delph then began the scoring spree with a run scoring infield single to short. Stewart followed with a bunt single out in front of the pitcher's mound and Marcus Davis drew a walk to load the bases. McGee also drew a walk to bring home Knief, while John Nogowski hammered a two-run single off the fence in right field. Brizuela and Knief capped off the scoring in the second with consecutive RBI singles to right center.

Presbyterian would not go away quietly plating a run off Smith in the third following a bunt single to third by Billy Motroni. He would score all the way from first one batter later on an RBI double down the line in left off the bat of Brad Zebedis.

The Seminoles would answer the call in the bottom of the third when Delph connected on his first career home run to right. Sansone scored on the play after opening the inning with a walk.

"It's exciting to get the first one out of the way," added Delph. "That one was for my Aunt Nancy. She told me a long time ago, even before I got to school, that I had to hit one for her while I was here."

The Blue Hose cut the deficit to 9-4 in the fifth taking advantage of the only Seminole error of the game to plate two runs off Johnson.

FSU pushed its lead back to six at 10-4 with a run in the seventh for the final margin. Once again the Seminoles put together a little two-out magic as Delph recorded his fourth hit of the game with a single to left and scored on Stewart's RBI double off the fence in right.

Eight of the 10 runs scored by the Seminoles on Wednesday all came on two outs.

Delph became the third Seminole this year to record four hits in a game as he joined Davis and Seth Miller.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        5  3  4   3  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              CF-LF     5  1  2   1  0  1  3  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  0   1  2  2  3  1
John Nogowski           1B        2  1  1   2  0  0  5  0
  Casey Smit            1B        2  0  0   0  0  0 10  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  1  2   1  0  1  0  6
Brett Knief             LF        4  1  3   1  0  0  1  0
  Seth Miller           PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  6
John Sansone            2B        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Billy Strode            P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 10 13   9  4  5 27 16
Opp                              33  4  6   3  0  4 24  9

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-DJ Stewart (4), Marcus Davis (6)
HR - FSU-Josh Delph (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Marcus Davis (2), Casey Smit (1)
SH - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (2)
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode                    1.2  2  1  1  0  0
Gage Smith           W (2-0)    1.1  2  1  1  0  1
Brandon Johnson                 2.0  1  2  0  0  1
Bryant Holtmann                 2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  6  4  2  0  4
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10 10  4  5


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FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/08/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles One-Hit Eagles In Win.

Brandon Leibrandt carries a no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (13-0, 1-0 ACC) received another stellar performance from a starting pitcher, this time from sophomore left hander Brandon Leibrandt, as the Seminoles opened ACC play Friday night with a 4-0 victory over Boston College (3-9, 0-1 ACC).

Leibrandt carried a no-hitter into the eighth and with one out BC's John Hennessy broke up the bid with a single through the left side for what would be the only Eagle hit of the evening.

"Of all the things that can occur in the game of baseball, a no-hitter or four home runs rank right up there and this was very exciting," said head coach Mike Martin. "Brandon was masterful. He worked both sides of the plate, threw the curveball, threw the change-up, it was just a beautifully pitched ball game. Mike Bell deserves a lot of credit. He called a beautiful ball game.

"I was really into it. That is so exciting for me as a baseball coach and a guy that loves the game to see that happen. They are rare."

"It was about the fourth inning," said Leibrandt on when he realized he was working on a no-hitter. "I just went out there the first couple of innings and they hit some balls right at people; I got lucky in those instances. But I felt like the fourth inning on, that's when I had my good stuff and I was able to make good pitches."

The Alpharetta, Ga., native kept the Eagle bats off balanced all night long as only one base runner reached second base and that came in the second inning when Logan Hoggarth reached on a fielding error and moved to second on a walk to Stephen Sauter. But Leibrandt got Matt McGovern to ground into an inning ending double play.

After giving up a one-out walk in the third, Leibrandt retired the next six batters that he faced before issuing back-to-back one-out walks in the fifth. He would then retire the next six batters that he faced including a 1-2-3 sixth inning that saw Jose Brizuela making a nice off-balanced throw to first as Gabriel Hernandez tried to beat out a bunt single and then an outstanding diving catch by Seth Miller to retire the side.

"Seth's catch was certainly outstanding, it kept the no-hitter intact," said Martin. "Breezy made a nice play on a bunt and also a ball that was in the hole that he made a nice play on."

"That was a great catch," said Leibrandt on Seth Miller's diving catch in the sixth. "Anytime you see a no-hitter happen, it has one of those plays. It was just awesome."

Nearing 100 pitches, Leibrandt went out to pitch the eighth with the no-hitter still intact. He got Jimmy Dowdell to pop up to Giovanny Alfonzo at short for the first but then fell behind in the count to Hennessy before the Eagle third baseman found the hole between short and third on a 3-1 offering from Leibrandt for BC's first hit of the game.

"It was a fastball away," said Leibrandt on the pitch he threw to Hennessy. "The guy put a good swing on it and put it through the hole. It was one of those things that you're like `it was a good run at it, but let's get back in the ballgame, let's throw the next pitch and get the guys back in the dugout."

Leibrandt remained in the game and got the next two batters to ground into a pair of fielder's choice putouts at second base to end the eighth. Friday night's outing marked his longest outing of the season while trying his career-high set last year in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional against Samford.

"It was a big lift to get eight innings out of Leibrandt this evening," added Martin. "To have a rested bullpen with two more games this weekend and a game on Tuesday, is huge for us."

"When I was 10, I had a perfect game in five innings, but this no, this is about as long as I have gone without a hit," added Leibrandt. "Definitely big (for me to have this kind of outing tonight), my offense has had my back this whole season, so it was nice to go out there and throw up zeros for them."

Robby Coles pitched the ninth and worked around a fielding error to open the inning by retiring the next three batters that he faced on a strikeout, fly out and a groundout to put the finishing touches on the Seminoles' third shutout of the season.

The combined one-hitter was the first for the Seminoles since March 8, 2010 when Mike McGee, Tyler Everett and Daniel Bennett one-hit the Jacksonville Dolphins in Jacksonville. In that game, the Seminoles took a no-hitter into the ninth inning when JU's Alex Martinez led off the bottom of the ninth with a single up the middle.

"I went out there hoping that he was going to continue to pitch the way he was pitching, hitting spots, throwing every pitch for strikes," said catcher Stephen McGee. "He came out tonight and showed exactly who he is and what kind of pitcher he is and that's real positive."

Offensively, the Seminoles gave Leibrandt all the run support he would need scoring one run in each of the first three innings.

Josh Delph led things off in the bottom of the first with a walk, one of four drawn by the Bartow, Fla., native on the evening. He would move to second on a groundout to first by DJ Stewart and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Marcus Davis brought Delph home on an RBI groundout to second to give FSU the early 1-0 lead.

Brizuela brought home John Nogowski for the second run of the game in the second on a sac-fly to right. Nogowski led off the inning with an infield base hit to third.

In the third, Davis drew a two-out walk and scored all the way from first on an RBI double to left by McGee to increase FSU's lead to 3-0.

FSU added its fourth run of the evening in the sixth when Alfonzo registered his second double of the evening as the ball ricocheted off the third base bag and into left field. He would score three batters later on a fielder's choice groundout by Stewart.

Alfonzo led all hitters Friday night with two hits on a pair of doubles. Stewart, McGee, Nogowski and Brizuela also registered a hit in the win.

John Sansone drew two walks, one in the sixth and eighth innings, and as now reached base in all 13 games this year.

With the win, Florida State remained perfect on the year and is off to its best start since 2010 when the Seminoles started 13-0.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        1  1  0   0  4  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  1   1  1  1  3  1
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  1   0  1  1 12  1
Seth Miller             CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  4
John Sansone            2B        2  0  0   0  2  0  3  4
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  4
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  6   4  9  2 27 17
Opp                              29  0  1   0  4  4 24 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (1), Jose Brizuela (7), John Sansone (3)
2B - FSU-DJ Stewart (5), Stephen McGee (4), Giovanny Alfonzo 2 (2)
SF - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (4-0)    8.0  1  0  0  4  3
Robby Coles                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  1  0  0  4  4
Opp                  L          8.0  6  4  3  9  2


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FLORIDA STATE 9, BOSTON COLLEGE 4
03/09/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seven Run Second Carries FSU Past BC.

Scott Sitz' consecutive scoreless innings streak comes to an end at 22.0 innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (14-0, 2-0 ACC) scored eight runs in the first two innings including seven in the second en route to a 9-4 victory over Boston College (3-10, 0-2 ACC) Saturday night in front of 4,534 fans on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Jose Brizuela tied a career-high with three hits in game two on a pair of doubles and a single. Josh Delph went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Seth Miller finished 2-for-3 with two doubles.

Delph, DJ Stewart and Marcus Davis all drove in two runs to pace the Seminoles as seven of the FSU's 10 hits on the evening went for extra bases.

"It was a great boost to get off to an early start especially against a good team like Boston College," said Stewart.

With the win, Florida State remained undefeated on the year and is off to their third best start in school history.

The win on Saturday also secured the series victory for the Seminoles pushing their all-time mark to 20-2 when opening ACC play.

Similar to the start against the Eagles on Friday night, FSU grabbed the lead with a run in the first when Delph doubled to left center and scored two batters later on a groundout to second off the bat of Davis.

Florida State broke the game open with a seven-run second as six straight Seminoles reached against BC starter Josh Gorman (1-2) after the Eagle right hander got John Nogowski to fly out in foul territory to open the inning.

Giovanny Alfonzo opened the scoring with an RBI double to right. Delph picked up his second hit of the game with a two-run single to left and Stewart smashed his first career triple to straight away center to drive in John Sansone and Delph. After a Davis sac-fly brought home Stewart, Stephen McGee closed out the scoring in the second on a two-out solo shot to left for his second home run of the season.

"That's obviously what we were hoping it would do and we could come up and do some `so called' damage and put the game away but they started pecking away," said head coach Mike Martin on running out to the big lead early.

The home run ended the night for Gorman after just 1.2 innings. The sophomore right hander allowed eight runs on seven hits and one walk.

The run support was more than enough for FSU starter Scott Sitz as the senior right hander improved to 3-0 on the year.

"Scotty pitched a very solid baseball game," said Martin. "He got a couple of breaks there in the second when we threw a seven spot up but I think what really impressed me the most about tonight's ball game was that once we got a lead no body sat on it. It was a good win for our baseball team."

"It was nice," said Sitz. "I am not going to complain; seven runs are always great."

The Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native went 5.1 innings as he allowed four runs, one earned, on six hits as he walked two and struck out five. BC's two-run third inning were the first two runs given up by Sitz this year bringing to a close his consecutive scoreless innings streak, which dates back to last year's start against UCLA in the College World Series, at 22.0 innings.

"I knew about," said Sitz on the scoreless streak. "But you know everything is going to come to an end sometime. I was just happy that it went that long."

Boston College cracked the scoreboard for the first time in the series in the third as two runs scored on a fielding error at shortstop. With runners at first and second and two outs, Sitz would get out of the inning without further damage getting Logan Hoggarth looking at a called third strike.

The Eagles continued to chip away at FSU's lead scoring a run in the fourth and one more in the sixth to cut the deficit to 8-4.

BC strung together three straight two-out hits in the fourth off Sitz on a double down the line in right by John Hennessy, a single to center by Jimmy Dowdell and a run scoring double by Matt McGovern that caromed off the wall in right. Dowdell tried to score from first on the play, but the relay throw from Seth Miller to Sansone to McGee nailed the BC left fielder at the plate for the final out of the inning.

The Eagles would take advantage of the second Seminole error of the game in the sixth to score their third unearned run off Sitz. BC opened the inning with a single and a walk before Stephen Sauter flied out to right. With the left handed hitting Hennessy coming to the plate, Martin went to the bullpen and called on Bryant Holtmann. The southpaw got Hennessy swinging on strikes and looked to get out of the inning when Dowdell hit a ground ball to third, but the throw by Brizuela short hopped Nogowski at first allowing Hoggarth to score from third.

Holtmann would close out the sixth getting McGovern to strike out swinging. The Albers, Ill., native wrapped up his outing on Saturday working 2.0 shutout innings as he walked three and struck out three.

After Holtmann walked back-to-back hitters with one out in the eighth, Martin went to the bullpen for the second time on Saturday calling on Gage Smith. And on just two pitches, the Tallahassee, Fla., native got the Seminoles back in the dugout getting Dowdell to ground into an inning ending double play.

FSU pushed its lead to 9-4 in the bottom of the eighth when Miller doubled down the line in right and scored two batters later on a safety squeeze by Sansone.

Smith returned to pitch the ninth to earn his first save of the season. McGovern led off the inning with a single to right, but was quickly eliminated from the base paths when Gabriel Hernandez grounded into a double play. Blake Butera made the final out of the game as he grounded out to Alfonzo at short.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  2  2   2  1  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  0  0   2  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   1  1  0  9  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  3   0  0  1  0  1
Seth Miller             CF        3  2  2   0  0  0  2  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  2  6
John Sansone            2B        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  5
Scott Sitz              P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  9 10   9  3  2 27 14
Opp                              33  4  7   1  5  8 24 11

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (8), Giovanny Alfonzo (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Josh Delph (4), Jose Brizuela 2 (4), Seth Miller 2 (5)
3B - FSU-DJ Stewart (1)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (2)
SH - FSU-Seth Miller (2), John Sansone (2)
SF - FSU-Marcus Davis (2)
SB - FSU-Josh Delph (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (3-0)    5.1  6  4  1  2  5
Bryant Holtmann                 2.0  0  0  0  3  3
Gage Smith           Sv(1)      1.2  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  1  5  8
Opp                  L          8.0 10  9  9  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE 9, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/10/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Off To 15-0 Start After Sweeping BC.

Jose Brizuela ties career-highs for hits and RBI in Sunday's 9-1 victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (15-0, 3-0 ACC) led from start to finish on Sunday afternoon in the series finale against Boston College (3-11, 0-3 ACC) to complete the sweep of the Eagles and remain undefeated on the year.

At 15-0, the Seminoles are off to their best start since 2007, when the Garnet & Gold opened the season with a school-record 23 straight wins. This year's record is tied for the second best start in school history equaling the start of the 1975 squad.

The victory on Sunday also extended the Seminoles win streak when wearing their gold uniforms to 17 straight dating back to last year. FSU is a perfect 5-0 in 2013.

"I think anytime you are able to win three games on the weekend in the Atlantic Coast Conference, you have to be extremely pleased," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was today."

For the third straight game, Florida State received another outstanding performance from its starting pitcher as Peter Miller (3-0) gave the Seminoles 5.2 shutout innings on Sunday. The junior right hander scattered six hits and two walks while finishing the game with seven strikeouts.

"I thought Peter Miller pitched 5.2 (innings) of very good baseball," said Martin. "We got good relief out of Jameis and Brandon. They pitched very well."

After recording two quick outs in the top of the first, BC strung together back-to-back bloop singles to put runners at the corners. Miller would respond by getting Chris Shaw to groundout to John Nogowski at first to retire the side.

In the second, Joe Cronin looked to give BC its first lead of the series as he laced a double to the gap in right center with Matt McGovern on first after reaching on a fielder's choice. But an outstanding relay throw by DJ Stewart to John Sansone to Stephen McGee nailed the Boston College right fielder at the plate for the final out of the inning.

From the third to the sixth innings, Miller settled down retiring 10 of 11 BC hitters before the Eagles put together back-to-back base hits with one out in the sixth. Following a fly out and a walk to the next two batters that he faced, Miller would turn the ball over to Jameis Winston who got Nate LaPointe to ground into a force out at third with the bases loaded to retire the side.

Dating back to his second start of the season, Miller has put together a nice scoreless streak of his own as he has not allowed a run in the last 17.0 innings. In fact, the Lutz, Fla., native has given up just four runs, two earned, in 19.1 innings in four starts this year.

Coming off the big defensive play at the plate in the top of the second, Florida State responded with three runs to jump out to an early 3-0 lead off BC starter Andrew Chin (1-3). Nogowski opened the scoring with an infield single to short and advanced to third on Brett Knief's single to left. Two pitches later, Jose Brizuela would bring them all home on a bizarre play. The sophomore third baseman laced a single to left, but the ball somehow took a strange hop, got by the BC left fielder and rolled all the way to the wall. Brizuela, who was credited with one RBI on the play, came all the way around to score on the three base fielding error by Logan Hoggarth in left.

FSU pushed its lead to 4-0 in the sixth when Knief ripped a ball back up the middle that caromed off the knee of Chin and into left field. Knief was credited with a double on the play. Chin came out of the game after that play but would walk off the field on his own power.

With Nate Bayuk on the mound after replacing Chin, Brizuela would bring home Knief on an RBI single to center.

The Noles broke open a close game in the seventh scoring five runs including four on two outs to take a commanding 9-0 lead. Josh Delph singled and scored on Stewart's double to straight away center and Nogowski brought home a pair on a double down the left field line. After a walk to Knief, Brizuela would clear the bases once again with a two-run triple to right center for his second three-bagger of the season.

Brizuela finished the afternoon tying career-highs for hits (3) and RBI (4), while Knief went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

"I was just glad that I could produce for the team," said Brizuela. "It was a great accomplishment throughout the whole line-up this entire weekend."

Nogowski was the only other Seminole to record multiple hits on Sunday as the sophomore first baseman finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI.

Boston College scored its only run of the game in the eighth off Winston. The freshman right hander gave up a double to Tom Bourdon, who finished with a game-high four hits, to lead-off the inning. After a single and a walk loaded the bases with one out, LaPointe dropped a bloop single to short center to score Bourdon and make the score 9-1.

Brandon Johnson came on in relief of Winston with the bases loaded and needed just one pitch to get out of the jam as he got McGovern to ground into an inning ending double play.

Both Winston and Johnson worked 1.2 innings in relief on Sunday. Winston allowed a run on four hits and a walk, while Johnson gave up two hits to the six batters that he faced.

"They are incredible," added Brizuela on how well the pitching staff has done so far this season. "I am just happy that we have the guys that we have; they are just amazing."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        5  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
  Seth Miller           CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        P-DH      1  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
Stephen McGee           C         2  1  0   0  2  1  8  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  2   2  0  0  6  1
  Casey Smit            1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Brett Knief             LF        3  3  2   0  1  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  3   4  0  0  1  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  0  1   0  2  0  3  3
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  5
Peter Miller            P                            1  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  9 11   7  5  5 27 14
Opp                              37  1 12   1  3  7 24  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3, FSU-DJ Stewart (6), John Nogowski (6), Brett Knief (2)
3B - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)
HBP - FSU-Marcus Davis (3)
CS - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         W (3-0)    5.2  6  0  0  2  7
Jameis Winston                  1.2  4  1  1  1  0
Brandon Johnson                 1.2  2  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 12  1  1  3  7
Opp                  L          8.0 11  9  7  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 4, FLORIDA 1
03/12/2013, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Florida In Gainesville.

Luke Weaver holds the Gators to just three hits and one run in 6.1 innings.

GAINESVILLE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (16-0) passed its first road test of the season defeating Florida (8-10) 4-1 Tuesday night inside McKethan Stadium. The win snapped a three-game losing streak to the Gators, while it marked the Seminoles first win in Gainesville since 2007.

"When you look at the game, you start with pitching; there is no question that was the difference in the game," said head coach Mike Martin. "(Luke) Weaver had a great outing. We had him on a pitch count. He was really impressive with three pitches, his fastball to location. It was really one of his better outings especially under these conditions."

Luke Weaver (3-0) turned in another outstanding performance on the hill for the Garnet & Gold as the sophomore right hander held the Gators to just one run on three hits in 6.1 innings of work. The lone Florida run came in the fourth inning following the only Seminole error of the game. Weaver finished with two walks and five strikeouts as he left the game after throwing 102 pitches.

"It definitely is awesome," said Weaver on earning his first career win against UF. "It was a great outing. I wouldn't say I was perfect as I had some weird things going on during the game, but overall I felt good and was just trying to get some zeros on the board. I was spotting with the change-up and that was probably my primary, count on pitch tonight."

Gage Smith, Bryant Holtmann and Robby Coles combined to work the final 2.2 innings holding the Gators to just two hits while striking out two. Coles recorded the last four outs of the game to earn his second save of the season.

"Robby Coles was the one that was so impressive tonight," added Martin. "For Robby to come in and do what he did, that's so encouraging to us to see him grab the bull by the horns and get his team on the bus to go home."

Giovanny Alfonzo paced the Seminole offense on Tuesday night with a pair of singles and two RBI. He gave the Seminoles a three-run lead in the fourth on a two-run single down the line in right.

"Gio had some good at-bats," said Martin. "Certainly the two-run single was huge. I'm seeing a young man become very comfortable with himself out there. I'm just very excited with the progress he is making."

Josh Delph and Stephen McGee picked up a hit and an RBI, while Seth Miller, DJ Stewart and Jose Brizuela each registered a hit in the win.

"It was just a well-played ball game on both sides," said Martin. "We had a chance to bust it open a couple of times, but you got to credit the University of Florida they did a great job of getting key outs. What was really exciting is that we turned around and went right back out there and got them out."

The Seminoles finished the game out hitting the Gators 7-5 as only one of the five hits registered by Florida left the infield.

With the win, the Seminoles improved to 16-0 on the year and are off to the second best start in school history. In 2007, Florida State set the school record for the best start winning its first 23 games.

Florida State grabbed the early lead on Tuesday courtesy of a two-out RBI double off the bat of McGee in the top of the first. Delph led off the game with a single back up the middle off Gator starter Danny Young (0-1). After a sacrifice bunt by Brett Knief moved Delph to second, Marcus Davis reached on fielder's choice back to the mound. Young fielded the groundball and got Delph in a rundown for the second out of the inning as Davis took second on the play. McGee followed with an RBI double, his fifth of the season, scoring Davis from second to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

The Gators recorded their first hit of the game off Weaver with two outs in the second when Vickash Ramjit singled back up the middle. But Weaver got Connor Mitchell to line out to Delph in right on the very next pitch to retire the side.

The Seminoles left two stranded in the third when John Sansone reached on a two-base fielding error by Ramjit at first and Knief was hit by a pitch. Young responded by recording back-to-back fly outs to keep FSU's lead at 1-0.

FSU extended its lead to 3-0 in the fourth on a two-run single by Alfonzo. Stewart led off the inning with a single through the right side and John Nogowski followed with a walk. After a sac-bunt by Brizuela moved both runners 90 feet, Florida went to the bullpen and brought on Ryan Harris. The Gator reliever quickly put Alfonzo in a 0-2 hole, but on the next pitch the sophomore shortstop laced a single down the line in right to score Stewart and Nogowski to give the Seminoles a three-run cushion.

"I was just trying to stay simple," said Alfonzo. "The first two swings I took were really big. He came in with two fastballs and I was a little late, so I just tried to stay simple and hit a groundball to second base to bring in a run. Luckily he left the pitch up and I hit it down the line."

Florida responded with a run in the bottom of the fourth taking advantage of a Seminole error to cut the deficit to 3-1. With Harrison Bader on at third after leading off the inning with an infield single, Weaver looked to get out of the inning unharmed as Taylor Gushue hit a groundball to first. But the Seminole pitcher took his eye off the underhand flip from Nogowski as he was covering the bag and the ball tipped off the top his glove allowing Bader to score the first and only Gator run of the game.

Florida State pushed its lead back to three with a run in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead. The Seminoles loaded the bases off Harris on a hit-by-pitch to Nogowski, a single by Brizuela and a walk to Sansone. On the first pitch to Delph, Harris hit the Seminole right fielder in the leg to plate Nogowski.

The Gators threatened in the bottom of the seventh but Smith came on in relief of Weaver and got two big outs with a pair of runners on base as FSU maintained its three-run lead. Smith forced pinch hitter Christian Dicks into a fielder's choice groundout at second and then got an outstanding defensive play by Alfonzo at short to throw out pinch hitter Kevin Stypulkowski at first on a slow groundball.

Holtmann entered in the eighth and faced four batters before leaving the game with some pain in his left shoulder. The sophomore southpaw registered two outs and gave up a pair of infield hits.

Coles replaced Holtmann on the mound and hit Gushue on his first offering. The junior right hander would get out of the jam as he worked ahead of Ramjit and got the Gator third baseman to groundout to short to end the threat.

Coles returned to pitch the ninth and recorded the final three outs of the game on a groundout, a strikeout and a fly out to earn his second save of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
Brett Knief             LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Seth Miller           PH-CF     2  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
Marcus Davis            DH        5  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         5  0  1   1  0  1  7  0
DJ Stewart              CF-LF     5  1  1   0  0  2  3  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  2  0   0  1  1  6  3
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  2   2  0  0  1  3
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Luke Weaver             P                            3  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  4  7   4  2  7 27  9
Opp                              33  1  5   0  2  7 27  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Luke Weaver (1)
2B - FSU-Seth Miller (6), Stephen McGee (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (4), Brett Knief (3), John Nogowski (5)
SH - FSU-Brett Knief (1), Jose Brizuela (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (3-0)    6.1  3  1  0  2  5
Gage Smith                      0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Bryant Holtmann                 0.2  2  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles          Sv(2)      1.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  1  0  2  7
Opp                  L          9.0  7  4  4  2  7


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MARYLAND 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/15/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Fall at Maryland, 5-3.

The Seminoles lose their first game of the season on Friday.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - It wasn't the start to the weekend that No. 5 Florida State (16-1, 3-1 ACC) was looking for as the Seminoles fell to Maryland (12-5, 2-2 ACC), 5-3, Friday night inside Turtle Smith Stadium. The loss was the first of the season for the Seminoles snapping their 16-game win streak to open the 2013 campaign.

Florida State led 2-1 until the sixth when the Terrapins scored twice to take their first lead of the game. The Seminoles tied the game at three in the eighth only to see Maryland responded with two more runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead for good at 5-3.

Maryland rode the arm of starter Jimmy Reed (3-1), who worked 8.0 strong innings allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits as he walked three, hit three batters and struck out one. Reed finished the game throwing 117 pitches as he kept the Terps undefeated at home this year running their record to 10-0.

"I thought Reed did a very good job," said head coach Mike Martin. "He really controlled the game. Maryland put a lot of pressure on us all night long. I thought that we battled very well when we were behind. You just have to move to tomorrow."

Stephen McGee registered three of FSU's season-low five hits on the evening as the junior catcher went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a single, one run and an RBI. Josh Delph was 1-for-3 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch, while Jose Brizuela picked up an RBI single and drew a walk.

Maryland's Jordan Hagel led the Terps with three hits and three runs scored, while Kyle Convissar drove in three runs.

FSU starter Brandon Leibrandt did not factor into the decision Friday night as the sophomore southpaw allowed three runs on five hits in 5.1 innings as he walked two and struck out a pair.

Brandon Johnson (1-1) suffered the loss as the junior left hander gave up the go-ahead run in the eighth. Johnson threw just five pitches and faced two batters in 0.1 inning of work.

For the second straight game, McGee gave the Seminoles the lead in the first inning as he roped a two-out, RBI double down the line in left to score Delph from second and give FSU an early 1-0 lead. Two pitches into the game, Delph reached as he was hit on the leg by Reed. After a groundout by Marcus Davis moved Delph to second, McGee came through with FSU's first hit of the game connecting on his sixth double of the season.

The lead was short lived as Maryland answered with a run in the bottom of the first to tie the game one. Hagel laced a one-out double to right, stole third and scored two batters later on a groundout to third by Convissar.

The Noles regained the lead in the top of the third taking advantage of a Maryland error to move back ahead at 2-1. John Sansone led off the inning reaching on a throwing error at third and moved to second on an infield single by Delph. Brett Knief moved both runners 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt and after a 10 pitch at-bat by Davis, the junior designated hitter brought home Sansone on a sac-fly to right center. With runners at the corners and two outs, DJ Stewart looked to add to the Florida State lead, but Maryland shortstop Blake Schmit made an outstanding play on a groundball up the middle to throw out Stewart at first to retire the side.

Maryland took its first lead of the evening in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by Convissar. The Terps put two runners on off Leibrandt following a single by Hagel and a walk to KJ Hockaday leading to a Seminole pitching change. Gage Smith entered and on the second pitch of the at-bat the Terps successfully pulled off a double steal. In a battle at the plate with Convissar and the infield drawn in, the Terrapin second baseman lofted a base hit to center to score two and give Maryland a 3-2 advantage.

Florida State tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the eighth on a two-out, RBI single by Brizuela. McGee got things going in the inning with his third hit of the game on a single to left and then moved to second when Stewart was hit by a pitch. After Reed got John Nogowski to pop up to short, Brizuela followed with a single through the right side on the very next pitch to bring home McGee for the tying run.

"That's what was so encouraging," added Martin on his team battling back to tie the game late. "The way we continued to fight when things were not going our way. But yet we didn't feel sorry for ourselves. We kept fighting and had a chance to do something more in the eighth but of course you have to credit the Terrapins. They did a good job of getting it done."

But the Terrapins responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead for good. Hagel led off the inning with a triple down the line in right off Johnson. A pitching change brought in Robby Coles and after walking the first batter that he faced on four pitches, the junior right hander responded with a big strikeout of Convissar for the first out of the inning. Two pitches later, Coles unleashed a wild pitch to allow Hagel to score the go-ahead run. LaMonte Wade then stepped in and laced an RBI double off the wall in right to give Maryland a 5-3 lead.

Billy Strode entered to get the final two outs in the eighth to retire the side.

Kevin Mooney came in to pitch the ninth and retired the side in order to earn his first save of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Brett Knief             LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Seth Miller           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  3   1  1  0  5  1
DJ Stewart              CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  1   1  1  0  3  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Casey Smit            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  3
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  3  5   3  3  2 24  9
Opp                              30  5  9   4  3  5 27 15

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen McGee 2 (7)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (5), DJ Stewart (3), Jose Brizuela (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (2)
SF - FSU-Marcus Davis (3)
SB - Opp-4
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt               5.1  5  3  3  2  2
Gage Smith                      1.1  2  0  0  0  2
Brandon Johnson      L (1-1)    0.1  1  1  1  0  0
Robby Coles                     0.1  1  1  1  1  1
Billy Strode                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0  9  5  5  3  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  3  2  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE 7, MARYLAND 6
03/16/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Survives, Evens Series With Maryland.

Jose Brizuela, John Sansone both drive in two runs in the win.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - No. 5 Florida State (17-1, 4-1 ACC) overcame three errors and an early three-run deficit to even the series against Maryland (12-6, 2-3 ACC) with a 7-6 victory Saturday afternoon inside Turtle Smith Stadium.

Trailing 4-1 after the first three innings in game two, the Seminoles rallied for two runs in the fourth and four more in the sixth to take a 7-4. But an error by Florida State in the seventh and ninth innings led to a run in each inning opening the door for an exciting finish.

With Florida State ahead 7-5 entering the bottom of the ninth and Robby Coles on the mound looking for the save, Maryland quickly made noise putting the first two batters on following a single by Kyle Convissar and a walk to Kevin Martir. The Seminoles recorded their first out of the inning on a tough play by Giovanny Alfonzo, who made a nice play in the hole at short to field a groundball and throw out the runner at second. Coles then got Michael Montville to line out softly to Alfonzo for the second out. With runners still at the corners, pinch hitter Greg Olenski sent a sharp groundball to short that Alfonzo could not field cleanly allowing Convissar to score to keep the inning alive as the FSU lead dwindled to 7-6. But Coles responded and got the final out of the game to earn his third save of the season as Anthony Papio grounded out to John Sansone at second to end the game.

"It was a good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with the composure that we showed there at the end. It was a fun game; that's what baseball is about, these are the types of games that are played every night in the Major Leagues, one-run ball games. Robby Coles did a great job of keeping the ball down to get the groundballs. We gave them a couple of extra chances, but he kept his poise and kept battling. He is a very impressive guy."

The win for FSU snapped Maryland's two-game win streak in the series while it marked the Terrapins first loss at home this year in 11 games (10-1).

"It showed great character on our part," said Sansone. "It's not easy to come to an away place, lose a game and then bounce back for a win especially after trailing early in the game."

Maryland out hit Florida State for the second straight game as the Terps finished with an 11-10 edge on Saturday. All three Seminole errors proved costly in game two as five of the six runs that were scored by the Terrapins were unearned.

Scott Sitz (4-0) remained perfect on the year as the senior right hander allowed five runs, one earned, on a career-high 10 hits as he walked two and struck out three. The only earned run allowed by Sitz came in the third inning when Blake Schmit reached on a two-out infield single and scored on an RBI triple by Montville.

"We came out and got a run in the first inning which is always nice to get on the board first," said Sitz. "But as a team, overall, we fought and just kept battling out there."

Sitz, who threw 100 pitches on Saturday, had problems all afternoon closing out an inning as the Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native did not retire the side in order through his 6.2 innings recording the first two outs in an inning four times.

"I am thankful for the hitter's today for having my back," added Sitz. "I didn't have my best stuff today. I was telling Steven (McGee) in the dugout, `I am going to have an inning where I don't let a guy on.' And somehow I kept letting a guy on. That's mostly because I didn't have any of my off speed stuff working today. I probably threw 90 percent fastballs. I just couldn't figure my off speed stuff. Luckily I was able to get out of some jams when I needed to."

Stephen McGee continued to swing a hot bat as the junior catcher finished with two hits including a solo home run which sparked the four-run sixth inning. John Nogowski went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Jose Brizuela and Sansone both drove in two runs to pace the Seminole offense in the win. Brizuela connected on a two-out, two-run double in the fourth to cut Maryland's lead to 4-3. Then in the sixth, Sansone came through with what turned out to be the game-winning hit as the freshman second baseman laced a two-run single to left center to give FSU a 7-4 lead.

"First pitch he threw a high fastball and then a low slider," said Sansone. "On the next pitch, he threw one right down the middle and I was able to put a good swing on it. It felt great to finally get a hit and help my team out."

For the second time in as many games, the Seminoles ran out to the early lead plating a run in the top of the first to grab a 1-0 lead. Seth Miller registered his first triple of the season hitting a ball off the wall in right and scored a batter later on a sac-fly to left off the bat of DJ Stewart.

Maryland looked to answer right back in the bottom of the inning as the Terps put the first two runners on base off Sitz on a hit-by-pitch and a walk. But the Seminole right hander got K.J. Hockaday to ground into a double play at short and then Convissar to hit a grounder to Alfonzo at short to retire the side.

The Terps took advantage of a crucial throwing error on a sacrifice bunt attempt in the bottom of second to score three unearned runs to take a 3-1 lead. Papio tied the game at one with an RBI bunt single to first with the bases loaded. Maryland grabbed the lead with a sac-fly to right and LaMonte Wade followed with a two-out RBI single to left.

Maryland added to its lead in the third on a two-out RBI triple by Montville. With Schmit on first after an infield single to short, Montville stepped in and on the second offering from Sitz sent a long fly ball to the gap in right center that fell just beyond the out stretched arms of Josh Delph in right. Schmit scored to give Maryland a 4-1 lead.

The Noles cut the deficit to 4-3 on a key two-out double by Brizuela to plate a pair in the top of the fourth. Marcus Davis began the two-out rally drawing a four-pitch walk and moved to second on a single up the middle by Nogowski. After a meeting at the mound by the Terrapins, Brizuela stepped in and took the first pitch he saw from Kirkpatrick to the opposite field just inside the left field foul line for a two-run double.

Maryland looked to add to its lead in the fifth putting runners at the corners with one out. Montville tried a safety squeeze but his bunt attempt went right back to the mound where Sitz fielded the ball cleanly and threw on to McGee at the plate to get Convissar for the second out of the inning. Sitz kept the Maryland lead at 4-3 as he got Jose Cuas to groundout to first to end the inning.

Florida State erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth to retake the lead for good at 7-4. McGee led off the inning with a solo shot to left depositing a 3-2 offering from Kirkpatrick out of the park to left for his third home run of the season. Davis and Nogowski followed with back-to-back doubles with both going down the line in right as Nogowski's drove in Davis to give FSU a one-run lead. That would be the final pitch for Kirkpatrick as Maryland went to the bullpen and brought on Robert Galligan, who issued a four pitch walk to Brizuela.

For the second time in the inning, Maryland went to the pen and brought on Brandon Casas. After getting Alfonzo to fly out to right, a wild pitch by Casas moved both runners 90 feet. With the Maryland infield drawn in, Sansone laced a base hit to left center to plate a pair and give FSU a 7-4 lead.

"To get down by three and to stay tough, I was very pleased with the effort of our guys today," added Martin.

Maryland cut into the Florida State lead in the seventh taking advantage of the Seminoles second error of the game. Sitz recorded the first two outs of the inning before the Terps strung together an infield single by Schmit and a double down the line in left by Montville.

At 100 pitches that would be the final batter for Sitz as Martin brought in Gage Smith. On the very first offering to Cuas, the Maryland second baseman hit a groundball to Alfonzo at short who threw high over to first allowing Schmit to score and make the score 7-5 in favor of FSU. That would be the only run for Maryland in the inning as Papio sent a deep fly ball to left but Davis was there for the catch to make the third out of the inning.

Kyle Bird worked a perfect eighth inning as the sophomore southpaw turned in the only 1-2-3 inning by a Seminole pitcher on Saturday. Bird registered a groundout, fly out and strikeout on 11 pitches.

Maryland's Kirkpatrick (2-3) suffered the loss on Saturday as he allowed six runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings of work.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  3  0
  Brett Knief           RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Seth Miller             CF        5  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              DH        3  0  1   1  1  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         5  1  2   1  0  1  5  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  1   0  1  1  3  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  2  2   1  1  1  8  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  1   2  1  1  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  3
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   2  0  1  2  5
Scott Sitz              P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  1
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  7 10   7  6  6 27 12
Opp                              37  6 11   4  3  4 27  9

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (9), Giovanny Alfonzo 2 (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Marcus Davis (7), John Nogowski (7), Jose Brizuela (5)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (1)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (3)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (1)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (3)
CS - FSU-John Nogowski (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (4-0)    6.2 10  5  1  2  3
Gage Smith                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Kyle Bird                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles          Sv(3)      1.0  1  1  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0 11  6  1  3  4
Opp                  L          9.0 10  7  7  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE 4, MARYLAND 3
03/17/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Hangs On For 4-3 Win Over Maryland.

The Seminoles capture their 22nd straight series victory over the Terrapins.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - No. 5 Florida State (18-1, 5-1 ACC) ran out to an early lead and then hung on for a 4-3 victory over Maryland (12-7, 2-4 ACC) on an overcast and chilly Sunday afternoon inside Turtle Smith Stadium.

After dropping the series opener to the Terrapins on Friday, the Seminoles responded with back-to-back one-run victories to secure the series win and captured their 22nd consecutive series victory over Maryland as FSU has never lost a series to the Terps since joining the ACC in 1992. Florida State improved to 3-0 in one-run games this year.

"It was really, really huge," said head coach Mike Martin on the Seminoles responding to take the final two games of the series. "It's early and we are playing a very good Maryland team. We played two one-run games. Our guys really stayed tough. I was very proud of them this weekend."

Seth Miller paced the Seminole offense on Sunday with three hits on a triple and a pair of singles as FSU out hit Maryland, 10-9, for the first time in the series. Jose Brizuela and Giovanny Alfonzo both registered two hits and drove in a run in the win.

Florida State grabbed the early lead in the rubber game scoring three runs in the top of the third. Miller opened the inning with a triple down the left field line and scored a batter later on Stewart's RBI groundout to second. Back-to-back one-out walks to Stephen McGee and Marcus Davis would come back to haunt Maryland starter Jake Stinnett (1-2) as FSU put together consecutive two-out RBI singles by Brizuela and Alfonzo to plate a run. Brizuela tried to score from first on Alfonzo's hit to left center but the sophomore third baseman was thrown out at the plate for the final out of the inning.

Maryland responded with a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit to 3-1. Anthony Papio led off the inning with a triple off Seminole starter Peter Miller and scored a batter later on an RBI groundout to short off the bat of Jack Cleary.

FSU pushed its lead back to three with a run in the fourth to take a 4-1 advantage. The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out on a walk to Josh Delph, a single by Miller and a walk to DJ Stewart. McGee brought home Delph as he drew a walk with the bases loaded. The inning would come to an end as Davis grounded into a double play.

The Terrapins cut the deficit to 4-3 scoring twice in the fifth off Miller. Cleary led off the inning with an infield single and advanced to third on Charlie White's first hit of the series on a double to left. LaMonte Wade drove in Maryland's second run of the game on a sac-fly to center and Kyle Convissar followed with an RBI single up the middle to score White. A single to left by K.J. Hockaday ended the afternoon for Miller after 4.2 innings.

Bryant Holtmann came on and got Kevin Martir to fly out to Delph in right to retire the side.

Miller did not factor into the decision on Sunday as the junior right hander gave up three runs on six hits as he walked one and struck out four. The run Miller allowed in the third ended his consecutive shutout streak at 19.0 innings.

"Our pitching staff did a great job today under these really tough conditions," added Martin. "Peter got us off to a good start. Bryant Holtmann, Jameis Winston, Gage Smith and Robby Coles all did a tremendous job in relief today to lead us to victory."

Neither team would generate a run the rest of the game as the relief pitching on both sides was outstanding. Holtmann, Jameis Winston, Gage Smith and Robby Coles combined to work 4.1 scoreless innings allowing just three hits, two walks and five strikeouts.

For Maryland, Jamie Pashuck, Jared Price and Kevin Mooney put together 5.2 scoreless innings giving up four hits and four walks while recording five strikeouts.

The two teams combined to leave 28 runners on base including a season-high 17 by the Seminoles.

"You have to credit Maryland," added Martin. "They did a good job of making pitches when they had to; I knew we had left some runs on, but didn't know we left 17."

Holtmann (1-0) picked up the win as he worked a career-high 2.1 innings allowing just one hit and one walk. He struck out one in the 10 batters that he faced.

Both Smith and Coles pitched in all three games this weekend as Smith relieved Winston and pitched Florida State out of a jam in the eighth. With Winston on the hill to start the inning, the first two Maryland batters reached on a single and a walk. After a pitching change brought Smith to the mound, Cleary moved the runners 90 feet on a sac-bunt. The Seminole side arm reliever then got Jose Cuas to hit a groundball to third. Brizuela quickly fired to McGee at the plate who threw back to Alfonzo covering the bag at third who tagged out Blake Schmit who over slid the bag for the second out. Smith closed out the inning as he got White looking at a called third strike to retire the side.

Coles pitched the ninth and worked around a one out hit as he struck out the side to earn his fourth save in as many chances this year.

With the win, Florida State improved to 66-6 all-time against Maryland and 30-9 all-time when playing on St. Patrick's Day.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  1  0   0  2  0  4  0
Seth Miller             CF        5  1  3   0  1  1  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF        2  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
  Brett Knief           PH-LF     1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   1  2  1  8  2
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  1   0  0  1  9  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  0  2   1  0  1  0  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  2   1  0  0  1  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  2
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  4 10   4 10  6 27 10
Opp                              33  3  9   3  3  9 27 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (6)
2B - Opp-2
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (2)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (3), John Sansone 2 (5)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen McGee (1), Giovanny Alfonzo (1)
CS - FSU-John Sansone (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Peter Miller                    4.2  6  3  3  1  4
Bryant Holtmann      W (1-0)    2.1  1  0  0  1  1
Jameis Winston                  0.0  1  0  0  1  0
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles          Sv(4)      1.0  1  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  9  3  3  3  9
Opp                  L          9.0 10  4  4 10  6


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FLORIDA STATE 5, STETSON 3
03/19/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four-Run Eighth Propels FSU Over Stetson.

The Seminoles take advantage of two Hatter errors in the eighth to post a come-from-behind victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (19-1) scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth taking advantage of two crucial Stetson errors in the inning to post a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Hatters (10-10) Tuesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"As a coach, you have to be very pleased and proud of the way our guys kept fighting," said head coach Mike Martin. "I am proud that we won the ballgame, yes we were fortunate there is no question, but it's still the bottom line that I am proud of those young men for getting the job done."

The Seminoles plated a run in the second and led 1-0 through the first six innings before Stetson erupted for three runs in the top of the seventh to take a two-run lead.

Casey Smit put Florida State on the board early singling home Stephen McGee, who led off the bottom of the second with a double to left.

Both starting pitchers settled in after the Seminoles took the early led and neither would factor into the decision on Tuesday.

FSU starter Luke Weaver went 6.2 innings allowing two runs on seven hits as he walked one and struck out four. Stetson's Kevin Fagan went 7.0 plus innings giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits as he walked three and struck out six in making his first start of the season.

Weaver kept the Stetson offense in check as he did not allow a runner past second base through the first six innings. In the seventh, the Hatters put together back-to-back one-out hits including a single by Robert Bruce and a double down the line in left by Tyler Bocock. On the play, DJ Stewart misplayed the ball down the line allowing Bruce to score all the way from first. Weaver bounced back to get K'shawn Smith swinging on strikes as that would be the final batter he would face on Tuesday.

"I thought Luke pitched extremely well," said Martin. "It was one of those that I kind of wish he could have gone longer but he was at 100 pitches and it was time to get him with a lefty coming up."

Kyle Bird came on and gave up an RBI single to Fagan which scored Bocock to give the Hatters their first lead of the game at 2-1. Then the second error of the inning by the Seminoles led to another run as Fagan scored all the way from first on a throwing error by Jose Brizuela at third on a groundball off the bat of Mitchel Brennan to give Stetson a 3-1 lead.

Fagan also did his part to silence the Florida State bats on Tuesday. After giving up a two out walk to Stewart in the third, the freshman right hander retired 11 straight Seminole hitters before Ladson Montgomery reached on a throwing error at second by Bocock in the seventh. Fagan would return to the hill to start the eighth but was pulled after giving up a leadoff single to Giovanny Alfonzo.

"Fagan was absolutely beautiful," said Martin. "He kept us totally off balanced; he spotted his pitches well. You really have to give him a lot of credit."

The wheels would come off for the Hatters after the Alfonzo single as Stetson committed to fielding errors on fly balls to the outfield that lead to the four-run eighth. Pinch hitter Marcus Davis reached when his fly ball was dropped in centerfield. With two on and no outs, Josh Delph singled through the left side of the infield followed by an RBI single through the right side by Brizuela. Cameron Griffin then got Stewart to ground into a double play, but Davis scored on the play to tie the game at 3-3. After McGee was intentionally walked and another Stetson pitching change, Joe Dye got John Nogowski to hit a fly ball that would have ended the inning but it went in and out of the glove of the Hatter right fielder. Delph scored on the play to give the Noles the lead for good. McGee would plate the final run of the inning on a wild pitch by Tyler Warmoth to give FSU a 5-3 advantage.

"We did have some very good at-bats in the eighth inning," added Martin. "I was glad to see us get into counts and do the little things that it takes to be successful."

Jameis Winston (1-0) pitched the final two innings to earn his first collegiate victory. The freshman right hander retired all six batters that he faced on three groundouts, a pair of line outs and a strikeout. Smit made an outstanding, over the head catch on a flare sent out to right field by pinch hit Konnor Lutz for the final out of the game.

"We pretty much made our minds up before the start of the game that we were going to give the ball to Jameis," said Martin. "Today, he goes out; he doesn't walk anybody, strikes out one and retires all six that he faced. It was a credit to him, a good performance by Jameis."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   1  0  0  2  2
DJ Stewart              LF-CF     3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Stephen McGee           DH        3  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
Seth Miller             CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  John Nogowski         PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ladson Montgomery       C         3  0  0   0  1  1  5  1
Casey Smit              1B-2B     3  0  1   1  0  0 11  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
John Sansone            2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  2  4
  Marcus Davis          PH-LF     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  3
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
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FSU                              29  5  5   2  4  7 27 13
Opp                              34  3  8   1  1  5 24  7

E - Opp-4, FSU-Jose Brizuela (10), DJ Stewart (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (8)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Josh Delph (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Luke Weaver                     6.2  7  2  2  1  4
Kyle Bird                       0.1  1  1  0  0  0
Jameis Winston       W (1-0)    2.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  3  2  1  5
Opp                  L          8.0  5  5  1  4  7


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FLORIDA STATE 14, STETSON 1
03/20/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Breezes Past Stetson.

Billy Strode strikes out nine in 6.0 innings to pick-up his first career win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (20-1) needed two big innings Wednesday afternoon to cruise to a 14-1 victory over Stetson (10-11) sweeping the two-game mid-week series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored four runs in the fifth and nine more in the sixth to remain undefeated at home (17-0) this year.

Florida State out hit Stetson 12-4 as Josh Delph and Jose Brizuela paced the Seminole offense with two hits each. Delph finished the game with a pair of singles and a career-high four RBI. Seth Miller went 1-for-2 with a single as he scored three times and drew a season-high three walks.

Marcus Davis blasted his team leading fifth home run of the season in the fourth and finished with three RBI. John Nogowski highlighted FSU's nine-run sixth as he drove in three runs on a bases clearing triple, the first of his career.

JJ Gould registered his first career hit in the seventh as he singled down the line in left. DJ Stewart, Stephen McGee, Casey Smit and John Sansone all picked up a hit in the win. Scott Sitz recorded his first two career at-bats as the Jacksonville Beach, Fla., went 0-for-2 but he did drive in his first career run on a groundout with the bases loaded in the eighth.

"I was very pleased with the effort," said head coach Mike Martin. "The way we came out and got after it. Their starting pitcher was extremely impressive. Credit him for keeping us from scoring until he left the game after the fourth inning."

In making his second career start, Billy Strode was outstanding on the hill to earn his first career victory. The sophomore southpaw worked a career-high 6.0 innings as he gave up just one unearned run on three hits. He finished with two walks and a career-high nine strikeouts. Strode faced the minimum in an inning four times and closed out Wednesday's start by retiring the last seven batters that he faced.

"It definitely felt good out there," said Strode. "My slider was really working well today which is what I attribute a lot of my strikeouts to but spotting the fastball was a big thing as well.

"I have always been a pitcher that likes to work fast. I've been a rhythm pitcher my whole career. It helps the whole team out to go out there and get three quick outs to keep the game rolling."

Strode's nine strikeouts tied a season-high by a Seminole starting pitcher this year as he joined Luke Weaver (vs. Jacksonville, February 20) and Sitz (vs. Villanova, March 2).

"Billy Strode was outstanding; he certainly gave us what we needed and that was six innings from our starter," added Martin.

The Parkland, Fla., native worked out of an early jam in the second as the Hatters loaded the bases on a lead-off single by James Rasmussen, a one-out double down the line in right by Carlos Garmendia and a two-out walk to Tyler Bocock. Strode responded by getting K'shawn Smith looking at a called third strike to keep the game scoreless.

Stetson scored its lone run in the fourth courtesy of the only Seminole error of the game. Rasmussen and Garrett Russini reached on a single and a fielding error to open the inning and moved 90 feet on a sac-bunt by Garmendia. After a strikeout and an intentional walk, Strode unleashed a wild pitch allowing Rasmussen to score from third to give the Hatters a 1-0 lead.

Stetson starter Tyler Warmoth, who would not factor into the decision on Wednesday, went four scoreless innings allowing four hits and no walks as he struck out three. He turned it over to the Hatter bullpen to start the bottom of the fifth and seven combined pitchers could not hold the lead giving up 14 runs on eight hits and 12 walks.

Florida State would take the lead with four runs in the fifth and never look back. Delph tied the game with a sac-fly to right and Davis gave the Seminoles the lead for good on his two-run home run over the screen in right. McGee drove in a run on a double down the line in left to close out the scoring in the inning.

The Seminoles sent 14 batters to the plate in the sixth scoring nine times on four hits, four walks and three hit by pitches. Giovanny Alfonzo was hit by a pitch twice in the inning, Delph registered two hits, and Miller walked twice and stole two bases.

"Anytime the whole team can put it together is definitely rewarding just because we have some guys, myself included, that are struggling a little bit at the plate," said Davis. "It was good to have an offensive explosion like that today."

Brandon Johnson, Kenny Burkhead and Dylan Silva each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Johnson faced the minimum on nine pitches as he recorded a strikeout. Burkhead worked around a walk and a single to keep the Hatters off the scoreboard in the eighth. Silva closed out the game with a perfect ninth as he posted a fly out, strikeout and a groundout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  2   4  1  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  1   3  1  2  1  0
  Lee Howard            PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Kyle Bird             LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              DH        2  2  1   1  2  0  0  0
  Scott Sitz            PH-DH     2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  1   2  0  0 10  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  1
  JJ Gould              PH-3B     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  1   3  0  0  6  1
  Alvin Swoope          PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  2
Seth Miller             CF        2  3  1   0  3  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  2  0   0  1  1  1  3
Casey Smit              2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
  Brett Knief           PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Valdes           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  John Sansone          PH-2B     2  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
Billy Strode            P                            1  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 14 12  14 12  4 27  9
Opp                              31  1  4   0  3 11 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (9), Casey Smit (2)
3B - FSU-John Nogowski (1)
HR - FSU-Marcus Davis (5)
HBP - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo 2 (5), Brett Knief (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (2)
SF - FSU-Josh Delph (2), Stephen McGee (1)
SB - FSU-Seth Miller 2 (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode         W (1-0)    6.0  3  1  0  2  9
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Dylan Silva                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  4  1  0  3 11
Opp                  L          8.0 12 14 14 12  4


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GEORGIA TECH 10, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/22/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Stung By Yellow Jackets In Game One.

Georgia Tech's hot hitting proved too much for the Seminoles.

By Scott Moriak, Sports Information

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Georgia Tech (18-3, 6-1 ACC) proved that they are the best hitting team in the NCAA as the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead on seven hits in the first two innings in game one of Friday's doubleheader on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Georgia Tech finished with 13 hits as they ran away to the 10-0 victory over Florida State (20-2, 5-2 ACC). It was the first time the Seminoles had been shut out by Georgia Tech since a 5-0 loss on April 22, 2000 in Tallahassee, Fla. The loss also marked the first defeat for the Garnet & Gold at home this year.

Seminole starter Brandon Leibrandt (4-1) surrendered six hits and four earned runs in 1.1 innings of work. It marked his shortest outing of the season, and second shortest of his career. The Jackets got on the board in the second from a leadoff double by Zane Evans and a trio of RBI singles from Matt Gonzalez, Kyle Wren and Sam Dove.

Bryant Holtmann calmed things down for the Seminoles, retiring four of the first five batters he faced, but the Jackets would not go away quietly plating two more in the top of the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. Holtmann finished with a career-high 2.2 innings pitched and gave up two runs on three hits while striking out two.

Florida State's bats were silenced by Georgia Tech's Buck Farmer as he pitched around a pair of walks, a single by Ladson Montgomery and a double to Stephen McGee, his 10th of the season. Farmer improved to 5-0 on the season after throwing 7.0 shutout innings, allowing only two hits, two walks and seven strikeouts.

Kenny Burkhead made his fourth appearance of the season, pitching a career-high 2.0 innings of relief. He allowed four runs on four hits and walked four. His 1-2 pitch to Zane Evans in the sixth was hit over the left field wall for Evans' 10th home run of the season.

Dylan Silva worked the final three innings for the Seminoles, setting a new career-high, as he retired nine of the 12 batters he faced. Silva gave up zero hits and zero runs, while walking three and striking out two.

The Seminoles threatened to score in the eighth after John Sansone led off the inning with a pinch-hit walk and Marcus Davis connected on a one-out single. However, Georgia Tech reliever Josh Heddinger was able to strike out pinch-hitter Jameis Winston and get Ladson Montgomery to fly out to right to retire the side.

The last time Florida State had only three hits in a game was on April 4, 2012 in a 5-1 loss at home against Florida Gulf Coast.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
  Ladson Montgomery     C         2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Seth Miller             CF        1  0  0   0  2  1  4  0
  Ryan Valdes           CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
  JJ Gould              SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Casey Smit              2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
  John Sansone          PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  0  3   0  3  9 27  8
Opp                              36 10 13  10  8  4 27  7

2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen McGee (10)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (6)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    L (4-1)    1.1  6  4  4  0  0
Bryant Holtmann                 2.2  3  2  2  1  2
Kenny Burkhead                  2.0  4  4  4  4  0
Dylan Silva                     3.0  0  0  0  3  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13 10 10  8  4
Opp                  W          9.0  3  0  0  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE 11, GEORGIA TECH 3
03/22/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rebounds With 11-3 Victory Over Georgia Tech.

Freshman DJ Stewart drives in a career-high six runs as the Noles roll in the second game of the doubleheader.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a tale of two games on Friday. After getting shut out in game one of a doubleheader, No. 5 Florida State (21-2, 6-2 ACC) responded with an 11-3 victory over No. 11 Georgia Tech (18-4, 6-2 ACC) in game two to even the three-game series and force a rubber game. "I was very impressed with the way we bounced back," said head coach Mike Martin. "That says a lot about our club. Georgia Tech is certainly a very good team and it was great to see us bounce back like we did."

DJ Stewart and Mike McGee drove in nine of FSU's 11 runs including a career-high six off the bat of Stewart, who broke the game open in the fifth when he connected on his first career grand slam. The six RBI are the most by a Seminole hitter this year and the most since Devon Travis drove in six against Stanford in game one of the Tallahassee Super Regional on June 8, 2012.

"DJ is certainly a young man that just needs to play," said Martin. "After the first game he was a little dejected but he is a guy that is learning the game. He went right back in there, had some very good at-bats and drove in a lot of runs for us tonight."

Marcus Davis went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles as he walked twice and scored a game-high four runs. McGee finished with two hits and three RBI as the junior catcher extended a pair of streaks following Friday's doubleheader. He has now reached base in 16 straight games, while extending his career-best hitting streak to eight straight.

Josh Delph, Jose Brizuela, John Nogowski, Seth Miller and John Sansone each registered a hit in the win.

FSU starting pitcher Scott Sitz (5-0) did a great job of limiting the nation's top hitting and scoring offense in game two of the doubleheader after the Yellow Jackets scored 10 runs on 13 hits in the series opener. The senior right hander worked 5.1 innings allowing just two runs, both unearned, on eight hits as he walked four and struck out five.

"Scotty gave us exactly what we needed," said Martin. "And that was five quality innings. I thought he battled. Georgia Tech is obviously a beautiful baseball team. They are the total package. I did not see a weakness in their club; I was very impressed with them."

Sitz did not allow a runner past second base through the first three innings holding Georgia Tech to just two hits and two walks. In the fourth, the Jackets tagged Sitz for three hits, all singles by Daniel Palka, A.J. Murray and Matt Gonzalez, but Seth Miller kept Georgia Tech off the scoreboard as he threw out Palka at the plate to retire the side.

Miller came through with another sensational catch and throw at the plate just one inning later and McGee did an outstanding job of holding on to the ball to record the out. With runners at the corners and one out, Kyle Wren lined out to center for what looked like a sac-fly, but Miller threw a bullet to McGee at the plate to get Mott Hyde for the second out of the inning. After a walk, Sitz got Brandon Thomas looking at a called third strike to retire the side.

"Seth has been very impressive as a centerfielder," added Martin. "What made him better is being around (James) Ramsey. Seth has a little better arm than Ramsey to tell you the truth. The two plays that he made tonight were as good in one game as I have ever seen an outfielder make for us."

Fifty minutes after being shutout for the first time this year, Florida State wasted little cracking the scoreboard in game two plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to take an early 2-0 lead. Delph led things off with a single and Davis followed with the first of his two doubles. A sac-fly by Stewart brought home Delph, while Davis scored on a single through the left side by McGee.

"I don't think there was any question that was something we needed," said Martin on plating a couple early runs. "We needed a jump start and of course we got it out of our first two hitters."

The Seminoles added to their lead in the third off Georgia Tech starter Dusty Isaacs (3-2) when Davis led off the inning with a double to right center and scored two batters later on a sac-fly to right by McGee.

Florida State chased Isaacs in the fifth and opened the game up when Stewart connected on his second home run of the season. With the bases loaded, the freshman from Yulee, Fla., took a 2-0 offering from Alex Cruz and deposited the ball over the screen in right center for his first career grand slam to give FSU a commanding 7-0 advantage.

After Georgia Tech cut into the lead with two unearned runs in the top of the sixth, FSU responded with another four-run inning to push its lead to 11-2. Delph and Davis both walked and scored, while Stewart put the finishing touches on his career night driving in his sixth run of the game on an RBI single to center. McGee followed with an RBI single up the middle and later scored on a throwing error at second.

Gage Smith relieved Sitz with one out in the sixth and kept the Jacket offense at bay scattering just two hits in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Kyle Bird faced two batters in the eighth and gave up a hit and a walk before giving way to Brandon Johnson. Johnson allowed a hit and struck out two in an inning of work. Bird was charged with a run, the first earned run allowed by the sophomore southpaw this year.

Robby Coles pitched the ninth and after the first two Yellow Jacket hitters reached on a bunt single and a walk, the junior right hander settled down to get a pop out and back-to-back strikeouts to end the game.

Isaacs was charged with the loss as he went 4.0 plus innings allowing four runs on six hits.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  3  1   0  2  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  4  2   0  2  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  2  2   6  0  0  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  2   3  0  1 11  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   0  2  0  2  1
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
Seth Miller             CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  3
Scott Sitz              P                            0  2
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 11 11  10  7  1 27 10
Opp                              35  3 13   1  6  9 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (1)
2B - FSU-Marcus Davis 2 (9), Seth Miller (7)
HR - FSU-DJ Stewart (2)
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (6)
SF - FSU-DJ Stewart (2), Stephen McGee (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (4), Jose Brizuela (3)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (5-0)    5.1  8  2  0  4  5
Gage Smith                      1.2  2  0  0  0  0
Kyle Bird                       0.0  1  1  1  1  0
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Robby Coles                     1.0  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  3  1  6  9
Opp                  L          8.0 11 11 10  7  1


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FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA TECH 6
03/24/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rallies Past Georgia Tech.

The Seminoles erase a four-run deficit with two runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (22-2, 7-2 ACC) erased a four-run deficit scoring two runs in each of the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to post an 8-6 victory over No. 11 Georgia Tech (18-5, 6-3 ACC) Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of the series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"It was just an outstanding win for this ball club," said head coach Mike Martin. "You just can't say enough about what a great job the bullpen did. Every single pitcher that went out there held the other club in check. They did a great job of keeping them right there for the next six innings; that's exciting for us. It just goes to show you what a great job Mike Bell is doing with our pitchers."

DJ Stewart helped complete the come-from-behind win as his two-run single in the bottom of the eighth broke a 6-6 tie to give the Seminoles their first lead of the afternoon. The freshman designated hitter finished the game 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base.

"DJ is beginning to understand each day what it takes to be successful," said Martin. "He had some great at-bats all day long today."

The win marked the second straight series victory for the Seminoles over the Yellow Jackets. FSU has now won 12 of its last 13 ACC series dating back to the start of the 2012 season.

"There are so many good teams in the ACC and certainly they are right up there at the top," added Martin on getting the series victory over Georgia Tech. "We just know that we have to play extremely well in order to be successful and when you fall behind 5-0 in the rubber game, you find out a lot about the ball club. I think our guys showed today that they will fight you for 27 outs."

Seth Miller tied a season-high with three RBI as the senior centerfielder was 2-for-2 with a single and a double, one walk and a sac-fly in the second. Miller's two-out, two-run double in the seventh tied the game at six.

"Seth has been there and he understands the expectations of a center fielder at Florida State," said Martin. "I am very, very proud of him tying the ball game up for us like he did."

"We are a fighting team," added Miller. "All we wanted to do was keep pecking away, getting a run here and getting run there."

Georgia Tech ran out to an early lead on Sunday scoring five runs in the first two innings off FSU starter Peter Miller. The Yellow Jackets strung together three straight hits in the first as only one left the infield. On a check swing single by Daniel Palka, Miller threw wildly over to first plating Sam Dove for the first run of the game. Zane Evans made it 2-0 on his sac-fly to center.

In the second, the Jackets widened their lead to 5-0 on an RBI double by Kyle Wren and a two-run double by Dove ending the afternoon for Miller. The junior right hander would last just 1.1 innings allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits while striking out two.

Georgia Tech would manage just one more run over the next seven innings as the Seminole bullpen did a fantastic job of keeping the Yellow Jacket bats at bay. Five Florida State pitchers combined to work the final 7.2 innings allowing just one run on four hits as they issued two walks and struck out 10.

"You have got to give credit to our bullpen, they came out and did a heck of a job today," said Seth Miller. "We have a great pen and they showed that today."

Bryant Holtmann relieved Miller with one in the second and got the Seminoles out of further damage recording a groundout and a strikeout. Holtmann finished the afternoon posting career-highs in innings pitched (3.1) and strikeouts (5). The only run and hits he gave up came in the fifth inning when Brandon Thomas doubled down the line in left and scored on a two-out RBI single by A.J. Murray.

"They are a great hitting team," said Holtmann. "When I came in, I knew I just had to hold them there and do the best I could to keep us in the ball game."

"Bryant had a very good outing," added Martin. "His cutter was working as well as I have seen it this year. He was getting in on their outstanding hitters.

"It was just a great job of pitching from Bryant Holtmann, from Gage Smith, from Jameis Winston, from Brandon and Robby; it was just a team win. And a very important win for us."

Jameis Winston threw 1.1 scoreless innings allowing a hit and two strikeouts. Brandon Johnson and Gage Smith both worked 0.2 scoreless innings. Johnson struck out both batters that he faced, while Smith gave up a hit and walked one.

Robby Coles (1-0) worked the final 1.2 innings to seal the deal. The junior right hander retired all five batters that he faced to earn his first collegiate victory.

The Seminoles began their comeback in the second when Jose Brizuela led off the inning with a double to right off Georgia Tech starter Cole Pitts. Brizuela moved to third on a long fly out to right by John Nogowski and scored on Miller's sac-fly to center.

FSU cut the deficit to 5-2 when John Sansone laced a single back up the middle to score Miller, who drew a two-out walk.

After Georgia Tech pushed its lead back to four at 6-2 with a run in the fifth, the Seminoles slowly began to chip away at the lead beginning in the sixth.

Miller and Giovanny Alfonzo reached on a single and walk, respectively off Pitts ending the afternoon for the Georgia Tech starter. Alex Cruz came on and hit Sansone with a pitch to load the bases. The Yellow Jacket reliever responded by getting a groundball off the bat of Josh Delph which looked like an inning ending double play, but the relay throw from Matt Gonzalez short hopped Murray at first base allowing Miller and Alfonzo to score on the play.

Pitts would not factor into the decision on Sunday as the sophomore right hander went 5.1 innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits as he walked five and struck out one.

The Seminoles tied the game in the seventh on Miller's two-out, two-run double off the screen in right center. Stephen McGee drew a one out walk and Casey Smit delivered a pinch hit single to center setting up Miller's game-tying hit.

"Cruz is a big off speed guy and he throws a lot of change-ups and breaking balls," said Miller. "I was looking for a pitch to drive. In a 1-1 count, he threw a change-up the pitch before; I thought he might go off speed again and he did and ended up throwing a hanging curveball that I was able to hit off the screen."

Jonathan King (0-1) entered the game for the Yellow Jackets with one out in the eighth and allowed the first three batters he faced to reach. Delph drew a walk followed by a single through the right side off the bat of Marcus Davis. Then with Stewart at the plate, the Yulee, Fla., native came through with a clutch, two-run single on a 1-0 offering from King to give FSU its first lead of the afternoon at 8-6.

"I wasn't trying not to do too much," said Stewart. "I was looking to hit the ball hard and get one run in, thank God the second run came in, but I was just trying to hit the ball hard and score a run."

With the victory, Florida State improved to 19-1 at home in 2013 and a perfect 6-0 on Sunday at home. Dating back to last year, the Seminoles have now won 18 straight games when wearing the gold uniforms.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  1  0   1  2  1  2  0
Marcus Davis            LF        5  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
DJ Stewart              DH        4  0  2   2  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  0   0  1  0 12  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Seth Miller             CF        2  2  2   3  1  0  5  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  2
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  8  9   7  7  3 27  5
Opp                              37  6 11   5  2 12 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Peter Miller (1)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jose Brizuela (6), Seth Miller (8)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (7), John Sansone (6)
SH - FSU-Stephen McGee (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (1)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (4)
CS - FSU-Seth Miller (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    1.1  7  5  4  0  2
Bryant Holtmann                 3.1  2  1  1  1  5
Jameis Winston                  1.1  1  0  0  0  2
Brandon Johnson                 0.2  0  0  0  0  2
Gage Smith                      0.2  1  0  0  1  0
Robby Coles          W (1-0)    1.2  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 11  6  5  2 12
Opp                  L          8.0  9  8  7  7  3


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FLORIDA STATE 2, FLORIDA 1
03/26/2013, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Victorious Over Florida In Jacksonville.

Luke Weaver ties a career-high with nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings Tuesday night.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - A two-out RBI infield single by Giovanny Alfonzo in the bottom of the eighth was the difference Tuesday night as No. 4 Florida State (23-2) defeated Florida (11-15) 2-1 on a cool, breezy evening in front of an announced crowd of 9,269 inside The Baseball Ground of Jacksonville.

"It felt great," said Alfonzo. "I just calmed down and told myself to see the ball and hit the ball. We had a couple opportunities early in the game including one myself and didn't come through. I just had to remind myself there was no pressure but it felt great once I got to first base."

The win clinched the season series for the Seminoles after the Gators won all three games last year. FSU also improved to 5-2 all-time against Florida inside the Baseball Grounds.

"It was exciting, it was fun and it's just something that we are going to enjoy for a couple of days," said head coach Mike Martin. "We were fortunate tonight to get the win, but very proud to get it done."

"It feels good because last year they shut us out," said Alfonzo on getting the series victory over the Gators. "It's nice to know that we won the first two but we still have one more to take care of at home."

For the second time in as many starts against the Gators, Luke Weaver turned in another spectacular performance despite not factoring into the decision. The sophomore right hander went 6.0 strong innings allowing just one run on three hits as he walked one and tied a career-high with nine strikeouts.

"You look at what has been the story most of the year and that's our pitching," added Martin. "It was a game that we got crucial relief work. And you can't say more about the outing that Luke Weaver had tonight. To strike out nine in 6.0 innings, I mean that's a very good baseball team (to do that against)."

After allowing one run and all three hits in the second, Weaver retired the next 11 batters that he faced until Harrison Bader reached on a fielding error with one out in the sixth. In two starts against Florida, Weaver has allowed two runs, one earned, on six hits with 14 strikeouts. The DeLand, Fla., native has now worked at least 6.0 innings in all five of his starts this year.

"I came out throwing a little too hard, got a little tight in my arm so I had to spot up a little more," said Weaver. "I was getting a little lackadaisical with first pitch balls so I attacked more and got the counts in my favor.

The bullpen was once again outstanding as Bryant Holtmann, Gage Smith and Robby Coles combined to blank the Gators over the final three innings.

Holtmann was effective in his 1.2 innings in relief as the sophomore right hander allowed just one base runner in the six batters that he faced issuing a two-out walk in the eighth. Smith (3-0) came on and closed out the inning on just one pitch as Justin Shafer grounded into a fielder's choice putout at second to earn his third win of the season.

Coles worked a perfect ninth to record his fifth save in as many opportunities. The junior right hander got Zack Powers swinging on strikes to end the game.

With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth, Jose Brizuela led off the inning with a double down the line in right off Gator reliever Danny Young (0-2). After a balk moved Brizuela to third with no outs, Florida made two pitching changes which resulted in two outs. Then Alfonzo stepped in and after looking at a called strike laced the next pitch from Daniel Gibson back up the middle for a base hit to score Brizuela.

"Brizuela has done a good job all year long," said Martin. "I am just glad to see him have a good at-bat. He is going to battle you. He is going to do everything he can to get on base.

"Gio has had good at-bats all year. It was nice to see him come through with the big hit there in the eighth."

Florida State finished the game with two hits including two each by Marcus Davis and John Sansone.

The Seminoles struck first on Tuesday night when John Nogowski drew a bases loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the first to give FSU a 1-0 lead. Josh Delph got things going with a double to left center followed by a single off the mound by Davis. DJ Stewart loaded the bases as he was hit by a pitch from Florida starter Tucker Simpson. The Gator right hander then registered two strikeouts and got ahead in the count to Nogowski. But the Seminole first baseman put up a good battle and on the ninth pitch of the at-bat drew a walk to bring home Delph for the first run of the game.

The lead was short lived for the Noles as the Gators came right back with a run in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. Powers hit a two-out double off the wall in right and scored two batters later on an RBI single to right center by Connor Mitchell. With runners at the corners, Weaver got out of the jam by getting Christian Dicks swinging on strikes.

Simpson's night was over after three innings of work as the freshman from Oxford, Ala., would not factor into the decision allowing a run on three hits as he walked three, struck out three and hit two batters.

After giving up a run in the second, Weaver went on a roll retiring 11 straight Gator batters before Bader reached on a fielding error at short with one out in the sixth. Following a fly out to right by Shafer, Weaver threw wildly over to first on a failed pickoff attempt allowing Bader to scamper into third. The Seminoles then intentionally walked Taylor Gushue to face Vickash Ramjit and the move paid off as Weaver got the senior first baseman swinging on strikes for the second time on Tuesday to end the sixth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  0   0  2  2 10  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  2
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   1  1  1  7  1
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Seth Miller             CF        3  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  1   1  1  0  1  4
John Sansone            2B        4  0  2   0  0  1  3  1
Luke Weaver             P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            1  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  2  7   2  5  9 27  9
Opp                              30  1  3   1  2 10 24  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Luke Weaver (2), Giovanny Alfonzo (7)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (5), Jose Brizuela (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (8), DJ Stewart (4)
SB - FSU-Stephen McGee (2), Giovanny Alfonzo (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver                     6.0  3  1  1  1  9
Bryant Holtmann                 1.2  0  0  0  1  0
Gage Smith           W (3-0)    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles          Sv(5)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  1  1  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0  7  2  2  5  9


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VIRGINIA TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/29/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Dropped By The Hokies.

DJ Stewart connects on his third home run of the season in the loss.

BLACKSBURG, VA - No. 4 Florida State (23-3, 7-3 ACC) dropped game one of a three-game series to Virginia Tech (19-8, 6-4 ACC) Friday night falling 3-2 on English Field. The loss snapped FSU's five-game win streak in the series and marked the second straight time the Seminoles have lost a Friday night game in Blacksburg.

The Seminoles out hit the Hokies 11-6 but could not manage the key base hit to manufacture any runs outside of DJ Stewart's two-run home run in the sixth. Florida State hit into a season-high four double plays including one in the top of the ninth inning to end the game.

"It was a tough loss, but tomorrow is another story" said head coach Mike Martin. "We just didn't seem to get the key hits when we needed them tonight."

Virginia Tech's Brad Markey (3-2) registered his second complete game of the season as the junior right hander gave up two runs on 11 hits as he walked one and struck out four. Markey finished the game throwing 119 pitches as the last pitch he threw resulted in the game ending double play.

"You have to credit Markey, he did a very good job of getting the curveball over in crucial situations and we didn't do much with him when it was time to do something," added Martin. "But give them the credit, they deserved to win and got it done."

In the ninth, Jose Brizuela led things off with a double to the gap in right center and moved to third on a sac-bunt by John Nogowski. Pinch hitter Casey Smit stepped in and ripped a line drive to the opposite field, but Hokie third basemen Chad Pinder snared the ball and then dove back to tag the bag at third before Brizuela could get back to end the game.

"After Brizuela's double and getting him to third, I felt very confident that we could tie the game," said Martin. "Smitty had a good at-bat. You can't ask for much more than that."

Brandon Leibrandt suffered the loss as the sophomore left hander fell to 4-2 on the season. Leibrandt allowed three run on five hits in 4.0 innings of work. The Alpharetta, Ga., native struck out two and walked a season-high five batters.

"I thought Leibrandt pitched pretty well," said Martin. "He didn't dominate but he didn't give up an awful lot of hits. The walks bothered me though and that's not going to work."

The Hokies struck first on Friday when Mark Zagunis singled back up the middle plating Gary Schneider from second, who drew one of three walks off Leibrandt in the bottom of the third. Sean Keselica led off the inning with a walk but was eliminated from the base paths when he was picked off first by Stephen McGee. Leibrandt then issued two more walks in the inning with the second coming back to haunt him as Schneider scored on Zagunis' RBI single.

Virginia Tech would tack on two more in the fourth with both runs coming on two outs. After Leibrandt registered two quick outs, Kyle Wernicki kept the inning alive with an infield single to short. Keselica followed with an RBI double to left and scored on Schneider's RBI single up the middle to extend the Hokies lead to 3-0.

After recording seven hits through the first five innings with nothing to show for it on the scoreboard, the Seminoles finally broke through in the top of the sixth on a two-run home run by Stewart to cut the deficit to 3-2. Marcus Davis led off the inning with a single to left and scored when Stewart unloaded on a 3-2 pitch from Markey over the fence in right center for his third round tripper of the season.

Giovanny Alfonzo tied a career-high with three hits in the loss as the sophomore shortstop went 3-for-3 with three singles. Davis and Stewart both finished with two hits each, while McGee extended his streak of reaching base to 19 straight games with an infield single in the first.

The Seminoles threatened right away in the top of the first after Davis connected on a one-out double down the line in right and advanced to third on McGee's infield single to third. But Markey would get Brizuela swinging on strikes to retire the side.

Florida State put runners at the corners with one out in the second but could not get a run across when Seth Miller was thrown out trying to steal home. Miller and Alfonzo put together back-to-back singles with Alfonzo orchestrating a perfect hit-and-run to get Miller to third. After a strikeout to John Sansone, Markey got Alfonzo in a run down between first and second when Miller tried to score from third but was thrown out to retire the side.

A Nogowski single in the fourth and singles by Alfonzo in the fifth and seventh innings were all thwarted by groundball double plays to throw the momentum back in favor of Virginia Tech.

Billy Strode and Gage Smith kept the Seminoles in the game as the two combined to throw 4.0 shutout innings in relief. Strode went 3.0 innings and gave up just one hit and a walk, while Smith retired the side in order in the eighth on a strikeout sandwiched between a pair of fly outs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
DJ Stewart              DH        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  1   0  1  0  3  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  5  2
Seth Miller             CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  3  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  3   0  0  0  3  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  2 11   2  1  4 24 10
Opp                              27  3  6   3  6  3 27 14

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Marcus Davis (10), Jose Brizuela (8)
HR - FSU-DJ Stewart (3)
SH - FSU-John Nogowski (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Seth Miller (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    L (4-2)    4.0  5  3  3  5  2
Billy Strode                    3.0  1  0  0  1  0
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  3  3  6  3
Opp                  W          9.0 11  2  2  1  4


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FLORIDA STATE 11, VIRGINIA TECH 10
03/30/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Survives Game One of DH, Downs VT 11-10.

Bryant Holtmann pitches 2.1 scoreless innings in relief to pick-up his second win of the season.

BLACKSBURG, VA - In a wild start to doubleheader Saturday on English Field, No. 4 Florida State (24-3, 8-3 ACC) hung on for the game one victory defeating Virginia Tech (19-9, 6-5 ACC) 11-10 to even the three-game series.

The Seminoles squandered an early eight-run lead and then held on for the one-run victory as Virginia Tech had the game-tying run at third with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Three straight Hokie batters reached off Robby Coles to cut FSU's lead to one but the Seminole right hander responded by getting Kyle Wernicki swinging on strikes and then Alex Perez to groundout to second to end the game. The save for Coles was his sixth in as many opportunities in 2013.

For the second straight game, Giovanny Alfonzo paced the Seminole offense with three hits as the sophomore shortstop registered three singles in his first three at-bats. Stephen McGee and Jose Brizuela recorded two hits apiece in the win. The trio of McGee, Brizuela and Alfonzo combined to drive in seven of FSU's 11 runs led by McGee with three RBI.

Both teams were not sharp defensively in game one of the doubleheader as each team committed three errors. Of the 11 runs scored by Florida State, five were earned, while three of Virginia Tech's 10 runs were earned.

The Seminoles drew 12 walks in the game to go along with their 12 hits. FSU finished the game leaving 12 runners on base.

Bryant Holtmann earned his second win of the season as the sophomore southpaw turned in 2.1 scoreless innings in relief of FSU starter Scott Sitz. Holtmann allowed three hits and walked a batter to improve to 2-0 on the year.

Sitz did not factor into the decision as the senior right hander could not make it out of the fourth inning, an inning in which the Hokies scored seven unearned runs to erase FSU's early lead and tie the game at eight. Sitz would leave the game allowing eight runs, one earned, on seven hits as he walked one and struck out one.

Gage Smith worked 2.0 innings in relief and allowed a run on two hits as he finished with two strikeouts.

Mark Zagunis and Gary Schneider paced the Hokies with three hits each, while Zagunis and Brendon Hayden both drove in two runs.

Florida State wasted little time cracking the scoreboard in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday scoring five runs in the top of the first. The Seminoles sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning recording three hits, drawing four walks and taking advantage of two Hokie errors. Brizuela began the scoring spree legging out would could have been an inning ending double play on a groundball to second to score Marcus Davis for the first run of the game. John Nogowski followed with an RBI single to right and after Seth Miller drew a walk to load the bases, Alfonzo laced a base hit to center that cleared the bases. Alfonzo was credited with two RBI on the play as the third run scored on a fielding error by Andrew Rash in center.

The Noles extended their lead to 8-0 with three more runs in the second. DJ Stewart opened the inning with a double to the gap in left center and scored on McGee's RBI double down the line in left. Brizuela followed with an RBI single through the right side of the infield to score McGee ending the afternoon for Virginia Tech starter Devin Burke. Brizuela would score the third run of the inning on Miller's sac-fly to center.

Virginia Tech scored a run in the second to cut the deficit to 8-1. The Hokies opened the inning with back-to-back singles off Sitz by Tyler Horan and Zagunis. The Seminole starter then registered consecutive fielder's choice groundouts with the second coming off the bat of Hayden to plate Horan from third. Sitz would retire the side on a pop out to short by Wernicki.

Burke did not factor into the decision for the Hokies despite going just 1.0 plus inning. The junior right hander allowed eight runs, two earned, on six hits as he walked four and did not record a strikeout.

Three Seminole errors in the fourth led to seven unearned runs as the Hokies fought back to tie the game at 8-8. Virginia Tech sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning as all seven runs were scored with two outs. The Hokies put together four straight RBI hits with only one leaving the infield. The inning continued with consecutive fielding errors, first by Sitz and then from Holtmann. The inning finally came to end when Horan was thrown out at third but not before Zagunis tied the game with a two-run single to right.

Florida State retook the lead in the fifth when McGee drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded. The Seminoles could not add to the lead as Jake Joyce, the third Hokie pitcher of the afternoon, got Brizuela swinging on strikes to end the inning.

Virginia Tech threatened in the bottom of the fifth putting runners at the corners off Holtmann following a walk to Rash and a single by Wernicki. But the sophomore southpaw got out the jam and kept FSU's lead intact getting Perez to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 11-8 after plating two runs, both on two outs, off Joyce. With Josh Delph and Davis on at third and second, respectively, after reaching on a fielder's choice and a walk, Delph would come home on a wild pitch by Joyce. McGee drove in Davis for the second run of the inning on a base hit to left.

The Hokies answered with a run in the bottom of the inning off Smith to cut the Florida State lead to 11-9. Zagunis led off the inning with a triple to the gap in right center and scored a batter later on a groundout to second by Rash.

Virginia Tech made things interesting in the ninth as Zagunis drew a one-out walk off Coles. The Hokie catcher would move to third when Rash hammered a double to the gap in left center. With runners at second and third, Hayden hit a tough chopper just over the mound that Alfonzo gloved but the Virginia Tech second basemen beat the throw for an infield single. Zagunis scored on the plate to cut the Florida State lead to 11-10. The Hokies put the pressure on Coles with runners at the corners and one out but the junior closer responded by getting Wernicki swinging on strikes and then Perez to ground out to second to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  1  1   0  3  0  2  1
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  0   0  2  0  1  0
  Brett Knief           LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              DH        6  2  1   0  0  2  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  2   3  2  0  4  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  2  2   2  1  1  2  2
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  1   1  1  1 10  3
Seth Miller             CF        3  1  0   1  1  1  3  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        5  0  3   2  0  0  3  2
Casey Smit              2B        3  1  2   0  2  0  2  5
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 11 12   9 12  5 27 14
Opp                              41 10 14   9  3  4 27  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Scott Sitz (1), Bryant Holtmann (2), Jose Brizuela (11)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-DJ Stewart (7), Stephen McGee (11), Jose Brizuela (9)
3B - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Seth Miller (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz                      3.2  7  8  1  1  1
Bryant Holtmann      W (2-0)    2.1  3  0  0  1  0
Gage Smith                      2.0  2  1  1  0  2
Robby Coles          Sv(6)      1.0  2  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14 10  3  3  4
Opp                  L          9.0 12 11  5 12  5


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VIRGINIA TECH 8, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/30/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Drop Rubber Game To Virginia Tech, 8-1.

The Seminoles drop their first ACC series of the season.

BLACKSBURG, VA - No. 4 Florida State (24-4, 8-4 ACC) could not replicate its offensive production from earlier in the day as the Seminoles dropped game two of the doubleheader to Virginia Tech (19-9, 6-5 ACC), 8-1, in the rubber game of the series Saturday evening on English Field.

With the loss, the Seminoles dropped their first ACC series of the season and their first series against Virginia Tech in five trips to Blacksburg. Florida State committed three errors for the second straight game, while only one of the eight runs they allowed was unearned.

"We made some mistakes but you also have to credit Virginia Tech, they took advantage of them and really poured it on, so to speak, and got a big four spot twice tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "When you make some mistakes you expect good clubs to take advantage of it and that's exactly what they did."

The Hokies scored all their runs over two innings in game two of the doubleheader plating four runs in the fourth and four more in the seventh. The lone run for the Seminoles came in the top of the sixth.

"Virginia Tech has a very solid baseball team," added Martin. "I was very impressed them. I didn't see any weaknesses; thought they were strong up the middle. They deserved to win the ball game today, no doubt about it."

Peter Miller suffered the loss for the Seminoles as the junior right hander fell to 3-1 on the year. The Lutz, Fla., native was charged with four runs, three earned, on six hits in 3.1 innings of work as he finished with one walk and one strikeout.

On the other side, Virginia Tech got an outstanding performance from Joe Mantiply as the senior southpaw allowed one run while scattering six hits over 6.2 innings of work. Mantiply walked three and struck out seven to improve to 2-0 on the year.

Clark Labitan worked the final 2.1 innings to earn his fifth save of the season.

After both starting pitchers breezed through the first three innings, the Hokies struck first in the bottom of the fourth scoring four runs off Miller. Chad Pinder and Tyler Horan opened the inning with back-to-back singles to put runners at the corners. Miller then got Mark Zagunis to hit a groundball to third but the throw from Jose Brizuela to the plate was out of the reach of Stephen McGee allowing Pinder to slide in safely for the first run of the game. Andrew Rash then cleared the bases with a two-run double to right center. He would score two batters later on an RBI double to left by Chad Morgan to end the evening for Miller.

Brandon Johnson came on and kept Florida State in striking distance as he blanked the Hokies for 2.2 innings. Johnson did not allow a hit as he walked two and struck out two.

The Seminoles broke through with their first run in the sixth on an RBI groundout by Giovanny Alfonzo. Florida State loaded the bases on back-to-back singles by McGee and Casey Smit and a walk to John Nogowski. Alfonzo then laced a ball back up the middle that hit off Mantiply's foot and ricocheted over to foul territory on the first base side. Sean Keselica retrieved the ball and applied the tag on Alfonzo for the out. McGee scored on the play as FSU cut the deficit to 4-1.

The Hokies threatened in the bottom of the inning but Johnson escaped the jam as Virginia Tech loaded the bases with one out. Johnson got Alex Perez to ground into an inning ending double play to retire the side.

FSU left two stranded in the seventh after Marcus Davis reached on a fielder's choice groundout to second followed by a single to center off the bat of DJ Stewart. Mantiply's night would come to a close after the base hit by Stewart as the Hokies called on Labitan. The senior right hander battled with McGee but kept the Hokies lead intact as he got the Seminole catcher to hit into a fielder's choice putout at second to the end the inning.

Virginia Tech blew the game open with a four-run seventh to extend its lead to 8-1. All four runs came off Kyle Bird as Pinder began the run scoring inning with an RBI double down the line in right. Gage Smith came on with the bases loaded and gave up consecutive RBI singles to Rash and Brendon Hayden. The fourth run of the inning scored on a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of Morgan.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  2   0  1  1  0  0
Marcus Davis            LF        5  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              DH        5  0  2   0  0  2  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   0  1  1  3  1
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
  Casey Smit            3B        2  0  2   0  0  0  1  1
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   0  1  1  9  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   1  0  0  0  4
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  3
Seth Miller             CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Peter Miller            P                            2  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  1  8   1  3  8 24 14
Opp                              34  8 12   6  4  3 27 10

E - FSU-Marcus Davis (1), Jose Brizuela (12), Casey Smit (3)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-DJ Stewart (8), Casey Smit (3)
HBP - FSU-Brett Knief (5), Seth Miller (4)
SH - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         L (3-1)    3.1  6  4  3  1  1
Brandon Johnson                 2.2  0  0  0  2  2
Kyle Bird                       0.1  3  4  4  1  0
Gage Smith                      0.2  2  0  0  0  0
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 12  8  7  4  3
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  8  1  1  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE 12, FLORIDA GULF COAST 9
04/02/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Hangs On To Defeat FGCU.

Stephen McGee's grand slam in the sixth gives FSU the lead for good.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A sixth inning grand slam from Stephen McGee proved to be the difference Tuesday evening as No. 7 Florida State (25-4) defeated No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast (18-7) 12-9 in front of 4,766 fans on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

McGee's first collegiate slam capped a five-run sixth inning for the Seminoles, their second five-run inning of the evening, to break a 6-6 tie. With two outs and the bases loaded, the Seminole catcher took a 2-2 pitch from Harrison Cooney (1-3) over the wall in right for his fourth home run of the season to give FSU a 10-6 lead.

"I was just really trying to see the pitches and to drive a ball in the gap," said McGee. "I felt like he was a little wild with the previous at-bat he had with DJ. I was looking away just trying to drive the ball and get in some runs. Then I got down to two strikes and at that point, if anything is close you are just hacking. He happened to hang one for me. I had a pretty good idea (it was gone for a home run), I squared it up pretty good."

The Seminoles added an insurance run in each of the seventh and eighth innings, while Robby Coles pitched the ninth to earn his seventh save in as many opportunities in 2013.

Gage Smith earned the win in relief to move to 4-0 on the year as the junior right hander allowed an unearned run on one hit in 2.1 innings of work. Smith finished with two strikeouts.

"It was just well-fought ball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "FGCU is a very good baseball team. You really saw an outstanding team. We had some very good at-bats tonight and I am just very pleased with that."

Four Seminoles finished with a team-high two hits including John Sansone, who went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. The freshman second baseman connected on his first collegiate home run in the third to highlight FSU's five-run third inning. Sansone took a 2-2 pitch from FGCU starter Zack Tillery off the scoreboard in left for a two-run shot. The New Castle, Pa., native scored twice and drove in two runs.

"He is really making a marked improvement offensively," added Martin on Sansone's performance tonight. "He also played very well defensively."

Josh Delph, Jose Brizuela and Casey Smit each registered two hits in the win. McGee tied a career-high with four RBI, while DJ Stewart went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. The home run by McGee extended his streak of reaching base to 22 straight games.

Florida State registered its first five-run inning of the game in the third as the Seminoles recorded four straight hits off Tillery to take an early 5-0 lead. Smit got things going with a double down the line in left and scored on Sansone's two-run shot off the scoreboard in left. Delph then singled to left and Marcus Davis followed with a double to right center to end the evening for Tillery. Stewart welcomed RJ Brown with a two-run double off the screen in right center and scored two batters later on Brizuela's RBI single back up the middle.

"The first pitch was a low fastball and then he came back with a slider," said Sansone. "With the count 2-2, he threw one right down the middle and I just put a good swing on it. It felt good to get that one off my chest."

The Eagles chipped away at the Seminole lead with a run in the fourth off FSU starter Billy Strode and then chased the sophomore southpaw from the game with one out in the fifth.

In that inning, FGCU scored five times, three off Strode and two more off Jameis Winston, to take its first lead of the evening at 6-5. Nick Rivera put the Eagles ahead for the first time on Tuesday with an RBI double that went just inside the bag at first.

The Seminoles tied the game at six in the sixth inning when Stewart drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded. McGee then gave FSU the lead for good clearing the bases after hitting his first collegiate grand slam.

"That is what was pointed out in the dugout," said Martin on Stewart's key at-bat before McGee's grand slam. "He had a great at-bat to set it up for Stephen. Don't forget Marcus wore one before that, but there were a lot of things that had to happen in order for Stephen to get his chance."

"It was huge; it is always huge to go out there and answer back," said McGee. "I felt like that really changed the momentum for us and that helped out a lot. I needed to come through right there and I was really glad I could help."

Both teams exchanged a run in the seventh taking advantage of an error.

In the eighth, Florida Gulf Coast cut the deficit to 11-9 scoring twice off Brandon Johnson. The first three batters to the plate reached on three straight singles to load the bases. Johnson registered the first out of the inning on an RBI fielder's choice groundout to short by Alex Perez. The second run came home when Tyler Selesky grounded out to second off Bryant Holtmann, who recorded the final two outs in the inning to preserve the lead.

Florida State pushed its lead back to three at 12-9 in the bottom of the inning when Brizuela reached on an infield single, stole second and scored on an RBI single to center by Giovanny Alfonzo.

FGCU would not go away quietly in the ninth as Sean Dwyer led off the inning with a single to right off Coles and moved to second when Brooks Beisner was hit by a pitch with one out. But Coles retired the next two batters on a pop-out to second and a lineout to right to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  1  2   0  1  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            LF        3  2  1   0  0  1  2  0
DJ Stewart              DH        3  2  1   3  1  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         5  1  1   4  0  0  5  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  2   1  1  1  1  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        5  0  1   1  0  0  2  3
Seth Miller             CF        5  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Casey Smit              1B        4  3  2   0  1  0  9  0
John Sansone            2B        2  2  2   2  2  0  4  3
Billy Strode            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 12  11  6  5 27  9
Opp                              38  9 11   6  3  5 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (8), Casey Smit (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Marcus Davis (11), DJ Stewart (9), Casey Smit (4)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (4), John Sansone (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Marcus Davis 2 (5), DJ Stewart (5)
SH - FSU-Josh Delph (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode                    4.1  4  4  4  2  3
Jameis Winston                  0.1  2  2  2  1  0
Gage Smith           W (4-0)    2.1  1  1  0  0  2
Brandon Johnson                 0.1  3  2  2  0  0
Bryant Holtmann                 0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles          Sv(7)      1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  9  8  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0 12 12 12  6  5


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FLORIDA STATE 4, MIAMI 2
04/05/2013, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Rally Paces No. 5 FSU Past Miami.

Giovanny Alfonzo gives the Seminoles their first lead of the evening with an RBI double in the ninth.

CORAL GABLES, FL - No. 5 Florida State (26-4, 9-4 ACC) saved its best for last Friday night in Coral Gables as the Seminoles scored two runs in each of the eighth and ninth innings to defeat Miami (20-13, 5-8 ACC) 4-2 in game one of a three-game series on Mark Light Field inside Alex Rodriguez Park.

Giovanny Alfonzo came through with the game-winning hit in the top of the ninth lacing an RBI double inside the bag at first to score Casey Smit from second to give FSU its first lead of the night. John Sansone provided an insurance run as he followed with an RBI single through the left side to score Alfonzo.

"This was a great win," said head coach Mike Martin. "You're behind by two in the eighth inning and you see guys battle. I think Smity's at-bat was certainly big. It was just a very good win for our ball club. It was a well-played game. We got a break, no question about it, but I am very happy for our young men."

Smit led off the ninth with a pinch hit single to left and moved into scoring position after swiping second, for his first stolen base of the season. Alfonzo stepped in and went opposite field on a 1-2 pitch off Eric Nedeljkovic to plate Smit from second. Sansone's RBI single marked the first two runs given up by Nedeljkovic (2-1) this year - a span covering 17.2 innings.

"It was a tied game, I'm the leadoff hitter and the goal of the inning is to get on base so basically I was trying to extend that at-bat, get a pitch I can drive and make things happen," said Smit. "On the steal, I almost got picked off the pitch before so I shortened up a little bit. He had a high leg kick so I knew I had a little bit of time. I just had to time it right and luckily it worked out for us, I got a good jump and made it safely into second."

Alfonzo has now registered game-winning RBIs against two of FSU's biggest in-state rivals three times this year including both victories against Florida and tonight against Miami.

"It was a fastball away," said Alfonzo on the pitch he hit for the RBI double. "Actually I saw the outfield shift over when the pitcher was stepping on the rubber, so I got up on the plate and figured he was going to pitch me away. I just tried to see it deep and hit it."

In his first start in the Friday night role, Luke Weaver did not disappoint despite not factoring into the decision. The DeLand, Fla., native held the Hurricanes scoreless through the first four innings before Miami scored twice in the fifth for its only runs of the game. All eight hits allowed by Weaver came with two outs as he finished with one walk and six strikeouts.

Gage Smith tied a season-high with 2.1 innings in relief as he retired the first seven batters that he faced before issuing a one-out walk to Alex San Juan in the eighth. The Tallahassee, Fla., native did not allow a hit while striking out three.

Robby Coles (2-0) worked the final 1.2 innings to pick-up the win. The junior right hander allowed a hit and struck out one in the six Hurricane batters that he faced.

"Gage and Robby pitched extremely well in relief," added Martin. "Luke Weaver had a very good start. He gave us five good innings."

Sansone finished the game with a career-high three hits as the freshman second baseman went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in his first action against Miami. Brett Knief went 2-for-4 from the lead-off spot.

With the win, Florida State has now won four straight over the Hurricanes for the first time since 2002. The Seminoles also improved to 5-1 in two-run games on the year.

"This win was big for us," said Alfonzo. "It's a big confidence booster. It's a big overall experience for the team to grow against a team like UM. You want to show that you can come back in tough situations."

Miami starter Chris Diaz pitched well for the Hurricanes but did not factor into the decision as the sophomore southpaw went 7.1 innings allowing two runs, both unearned, on eight hits as he did not walk a batter and struck out a career-high seven.

The Hurricanes put two on in each of the first two innings off Weaver but could not get a run across as the sophomore right hander got Michael Broad and Chris Barr swinging on strikes to end the first and second innings, respectively.

The Seminoles left a pair stranded in the top of the first as Knief led things off with a single back up the middle followed by a two-out single to the opposite field by Marcus Davis. Diaz kept the Noles off the scoreboard as he got John Nogowski swinging on strikes.

After both teams exchanged zeros through the first four innings, Miami broke the scoreless tie in the fifth on four consecutive two-out singles off Weaver. Alex Hernandez and Chantz Mack began the rally with singles to right, while Hernandez scored the first run of the game on an RBI single to right by Alex San Juan. Broad followed with a run scoring single to left to plate Mack, but the inning came to a close when DJ Stewart threw out San Juan at third.

Diaz retired eight straight Seminole batters from the fifth until the top of the eighth when Florida State opened the inning with three straight singles by Sansone, Seth Miller and Knief to tie the game at 2-2. Sansone legged out an infield single and moved to second on a throwing error by Brad Fieger at third. On the very next pitch, Miller drilled a base hit back up the middle to plate Sansone for the first Seminole run of the game. Knief followed with a single through the right side but a fielding error by Mack in right brought home Miller to tie the game at two. Knief advanced to third on the play but was left stranded as Diaz struck out Stewart and then Nedeljkovic came on and got Stephen McGee looking on strikes and Davis to fly out to center to end the inning.

The Hurricanes put a runner on in the eighth when San Juan drew a one-out walk off Smith. But the Seminoles went to the bullpen and brought on Coles to get the final two outs of the inning. The junior right hander got Broad to fly out to right and then struck out pinch hitter Grant Heyman to retire the side.

Coles came back out to pitch the ninth and recorded three groundball outs to close the door on the Hurricanes.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF        4  0  2   0  1  0  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  1   0  0  2  1  1
Stephen McGee           C         4  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   0  0  2  7  0
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     1  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  3  3  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
John Sansone            2B        4  1  3   1  0  0  0  6
Seth Miller             CF        4  1  1   1  0  3  1  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  4 11   3  1 11 27 10
Opp                              35  2  9   2  2 10 27  9

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (3)
SB - FSU-Casey Smit (1)
CS - FSU-DJ Stewart (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver                     5.0  8  2  2  1  6
Gage Smith                      2.1  0  0  0  1  3
Robby Coles          W (2-0)    1.2  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  2 10
Opp                  L          9.0 11  4  2  1 11


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MIAMI 6, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/06/2013, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanked By Miami.

The Seminoles muster just six hits in suffering their second shutout of the season.

CORAL GABLES, FL - No. 5 Florida State (26-5, 9-5 ACC) suffered its second shutout loss of the season in falling to Miami (21-13, 6-8 ACC) 6-0 Saturday night on Mark Light Field inside Alex Rodriguez Park.

The win for the Hurricanes snapped a four-game losing streak to their in-state rivals, while it evened the all-time series at 63-63-4 when the two schools square-off in Coral Gables. The shutout was the first for Miami in the series since blanking the Seminoles 10-0 back on April 14, 2004 in Coral Gables.

The Seminoles could not solve Bryan Radziewski all night long as the junior southpaw went 7.0 strong innings scattering just four hits as he improved to 4-1, while lowering his season ERA to 0.78. Radziewski allowed just two runners past first base and both times it was DJ Stewart, who reached third base in the fourth inning and got to second in the sixth.

"Well there is just no question, if you saw it you know the story of the game," said head coach Mike Martin. "Radziewski just did a great job tonight. It's as good a job as I have seen done on us all here. You really got to tip your hat to him, he shut us out.

"Over and over he threw his breaking ball for strikes. He kept his poise out there on the mound the whole time. He just dominated us."

Eric Whaley worked the final two innings to preserve the win. Whaley allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out one.

Stewart was the only Seminole to record multiple hits Saturday night finishing the game 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk. Ladson Montgomery, Brett Knief, Giovanny Alfonzo and John Nogowski each picked up a hit in the loss.

FSU starter Brandon Leibrandt suffered the loss and fell to 4-3 on the year after working 4.0 plus innings Saturday night. The sophomore southpaw allowed five runs on seven hits as he walked three and struck out three.

"He is just a control pitcher, there is no doubt about it," said Martin on Leibrandt. "He cannot walk three guys in four innings of play. He is still going to be fine. We are going to keep giving him the ball."

Brandon Johnson worked an inning in relief and was charged with a run on a hit as he walked one.

Jameis Winston tied a career-high with 3.0 innings of work retiring all nine batters that he faced. The freshman right hander struck out one while throwing just 34 pitches. Winston struck out the first batter that he faced and then recorded five groundouts and three fly outs.

"Jameis really was impressive," said Martin. "Here is a guy that hasn't pitched since Tuesday and he did a good job out there."

Miami wasted very little time cracking the scoreboard in game two with a run in the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Chris Barr led off the inning with a single to center off Leibrandt, moved to second on a sac-bunt by Alex Hernandez and scored on an RBI single up the middle off the bat of Chantz Mack.

The Hurricanes added to their lead in the third on a two-out solo home run by Hernandez. The junior second baseman took a 2-1 pitch from Leibrandt out of the park to left for his first career home run to give Miami a 2-0 advantage.

Stewart opened the top of the fourth with a single up the middle but was left stranded at third after Radziewski recorded a strikeout and back-to-back groundouts to maintain Miami's two-run lead.

Miami pushed its lead to 3-0 in the fourth on another two-out hit this time off the bat of Tyler Palmer. With runners at first and second following an infield single and a walk, Palmer sent a base hit back up the middle. Seth Miller came up firing to the plate but Alex San Juan slid just in front of the tag by Stephen McGee to give the Hurricanes a three-run cushion.

The Hurricanes threw a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the fifth to take a commanding 6-0 lead. Barr and Hernandez reached on a walk and a bunt single, respectively, to open the inning chasing Leibrandt from the game. Johnson came on and after recording the first out of the inning on a sac-bunt by Mack, loaded the bases by intentionally walking San Juan.

Two pitches later, the Canes scored their first run of the inning when Johnson hit Michael Broad on the leg to bring home Barr. Designated hitter David Thompson followed with a two-run single to center but Miller threw on to third to get Broad for the second out of the inning and in the process picked up his sixth outfield assist of the season. Johnson got Dale Carey to fly out to center to end the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF-CF     5  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  2   0  1  0  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  0   0  1  1  4  2
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Casey Smit              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1 13  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  2
John Sansone            2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Seth Miller             CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
  JJ Gould              PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  John Nogowski         RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  1
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  0  6   0  5  9 24 14
Opp                              27  6  8   6  4  4 27 12

HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (2), John Sansone (7)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Brett Knief (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    L (4-3)    4.0  7  5  5  3  3
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  1  1  1  1  0
Jameis Winston                  3.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0  8  6  6  4  4
Opp                  W          9.0  6  0  0  5  9


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FLORIDA STATE 5, MIAMI 1
04/07/2013, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sitz Leads No. 5 FSU To Series Win Over Miami.

The senior right hander works 8.0 strong innings to lower his season ERA to 0.57.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Behind eight masterful innings by senior right hander Scott Sitz, No. 5 Florida State (27-5, 10-5 ACC) took the season series from its in-state rival with a 5-1 victory over Miami (21-14, 6-9 ACC) Sunday afternoon on Mark Light Field inside Alex Rodriguez Park.

Sitz (6-0) tied a season-high with 8.0 innings on Sunday allowing an unearned run on six hits as he struck out five. The Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native did not issue a walk for the first time in eight starts this year.

"It's a credit to Scott Sitz today," said head coach Mike Martin. "He just took the bull by the horns and really dominated a very good Miami team. I just can't say enough about his composure, the way he approached the game. He was very much in control. He never panicked if things didn't go his way. It was a very good win for our baseball team."

The only run for the Hurricanes came in the first inning when Sitz could not come up with the catch on a relay throw from John Nogowski on a groundball off the bat of Chantz Mack. Four of Miami's six hits on the afternoon came in the first two innings. After a one-out single by Tyler Palmer in the bottom of the second, Sitz retired 14 straight Hurricane hitters.

Michael Broad broke the streak with a single to lead off the bottom of the seventh, but Sitz responded by getting Dale Carey to ground into a double play. The other hit off Sitz came with two outs in the eighth when Chris Barr singled to right. Sitz came right back to get Alex Hernandez to line out to left to end the inning.

It marked the second time this year that Sitz has worked 8.0 innings with the first coming against USF back on February 24. With today's win, Sitz lowered his team leading ERA to 0.57 and as not allowed an earned run in five starts this year.

"My change-up was good today," said Sitz. "My slider was ok, but my fastball was the pitch I felt like I threw the most. My defense behind me played great. I give the credit to them."

"It was a very well-played game by us no doubt about it," added Martin. "We made some plays. We did what we talked about all the time; we didn't give them a chance to feel good because we kept making big plays."

On the offensive side of things, Florida State was led by DJ Stewart, Marcus Davis and Jose Brizuela as all three Seminoles recorded two hits apiece. John Nogowski, Brizuela and Giovanny Alfonzo each drove in a run. Jameis Winston, who started as the Seminoles designated hitter, went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored as he reached base in three of his four plate appearances on Sunday.

Bryant Holtmann closed out the series victory for the Seminoles working a perfect ninth inning as he registered a pair of groundouts and a fly out.

With the win, Florida State has now won four straight regular season series from Miami and two in a row in Coral Gables.

For the second straight day, Miami struck early with a run in the first inning this time taking advantage of a Seminole error to grab a 1-0 lead. Hernandez got things going with a one-out double down the line in left and scored one batter later on a fielding error by Sitz on a groundball by Mack. With Mack at second and one out, Sitz responded with a groundout and a pop out to end the inning and keep the deficit at one.

The Hurricane lead was short lived as the Seminoles responded with two runs in the top of the second to take a 2-1 advantage. Florida State opened the inning loading the bases with three straight singles by Davis, Nogowski and Brizuela. Alfonzo brought home Davis on a sac-fly to center to tie the game, while Nogowski came home on a wild pitch by Andrew Suarez (2-2) to give FSU a one-run lead.

Miami came back with three hits in the bottom of the second but could not plate a run. Carey led off the inning with a single to right but was thrown out by Stephen McGee trying to steal second. Garrett Kennedy and Palmer followed with back-to-back one-out singles, but Sitz escaped the jam by striking out Brandon Lopez and getting Barr to groundout to second.

Florida State pushed its lead to 4-1 with two more runs in the top of the third. McGee singled to left, moved to third on a double to the gap in left center by Davis and scored on a sac-fly to left by Nogowski. Davis took third on the play as Hurricane left fielder Michael Broad made a diving catch on Nogowski's fly ball in foul territory. The move paid off for FSU as Brizuela followed with a two-out single to left plating Davis and giving the Seminoles a three-run lead.

The Seminoles continued to add to their lead plating a run in the fourth. Winston led off the inning with an infield single to third and moved to second on a throwing error by Palmer. After a walk to Brett Knief, Winston would plate the fifth Seminole run of the afternoon as he stole third and scored on an errant throw by Hernandez. With Winston taking a sizable lead at second, Miami catcher Garrett Kennedy tried to catch him napping but Winston took off for third. Hernandez' throw went high and out of the park giving Winston home plate and the Seminoles a 5-1 lead to account for all the scoring Sunday afternoon.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Brett Knief             RF        3  0  0   0  2  2  5  0
DJ Stewart              CF        5  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  1   0  1  2  4  2
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  2   0  0  0  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  1   1  0  0 11  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  2   1  0  1  0  4
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  1   1  0  1  3  3
Jameis Winston          DH        2  1  1   0  2  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  4
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  5 10   3  5 10 27 13
Opp                              32  1  6   0  0  5 27  6

E - Opp-3, FSU-Scott Sitz (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (10), Marcus Davis (12)
SF - FSU-John Nogowski (2), Giovanny Alfonzo (2)
SB - FSU-Jameis Winston (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (6-0)    8.0  6  1  0  0  5
Bryant Holtmann                 1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  0  0  5
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FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/09/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Suffer Tough Loss To Gators.

The Seminoles commit four errors in falling to the Gators for the first time this year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 7 Florida State (27-6) could not withstand a late charge by Florida (16-18) in falling to the Gators 4-3 Tuesday evening in front of 6,719, the fifth largest crowd in school history, on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Florida erased a one-run deficit scoring once in the seventh to tie the game at 3-3 and then took the lead with a run in the ninth for the winning margin. The final two runs for the Gators were the result of three fielding miscues by the Seminoles.

"I am obviously very disappointed," said head coach Mike Martin. "We did not deserve to win. They played better; they didn't walk as many as we did. They didn't make four errors as we did and when you do that, you are going to get beat by a good baseball team."

UF tied the game in the seventh with Harrison Bader laced a one-out single to right off Gage Smith. After a pitching change brought on Billy Strode, Bader stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Stephen McGee on the steal attempt. The Gator third baseman scored the tying run on a passed ball.

In the ninth, Florida regained the lead for good when Bader led off the inning reaching on a two-base throwing error by Jose Brizuela at third. He then moved to third on a throwing error by Robby Coles on a failed pick-off attempt and scored a batter later on Josh Tobias' sac-fly to right.

"I hope that we learned for it," said Martin on falling to the Gators Tuesday night. "I hope that we learned that we can't play this way and expect to accomplish our goal."

Daniel Gibson (1-0) retired the Seminoles in order in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win and pick-up his first victory of the season. The junior southpaw worked 2.0 shutout innings as he walked one and struck out one.

Coles would suffer the loss falling to 2-1 on the year. The junior right hander allowed an unearned run and one walk while not giving up a hit.

DJ Stewart paced Florida State in the losing cause tying a career-high with three hits as the freshman from Yulee, Fla., finished the game a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Stewart opened the game with a single in the first, a double in the third and a solo home run in the fifth. Jameis Winston was 2-for-3 with a single, a double and an RBI.

Both starting pitchers on Tuesday night would not factor into the decision. FSU's Peter Miller went 5.0 innings allowing two runs on five hits. He issued two walks and struck out a batter. UF's Bobby Poyner left after 4.0 innings giving up a run on four hits while recording three strikeouts.

"Peter had a good outing," added Martin. "I was very, very pleased with his performance tonight."

Florida State ran out to an early 1-0 lead when Marcus Davis brought home Stewart, who registered a one-out single up the middle off Poyner, on a two-out double off the wall in right center.

After retiring the first seven batters that he faced, the Gators finally got to Miller when Bader and Cody Dent put together back-to-back one-out singles in the third. After a walk to Casey Turgeon loaded the bases, Florida would tie the game at one on a sac-fly to right by Richie Martin.

The Gators took their first lead of the night in the fifth when Dent walked and scored two batters later on a two-out RBI double to right by Martin.

The lead was short-lived as Florida State came right back to tie the game at two in the bottom of the inning when Stewart connected on a solo shot to right off Justin Shafer. The home run, his fourth of the season, came on a 2-2 pitch that just cleared the fence in right.

The Seminoles retook the lead in the sixth when pinch hitter Casey Smit led off the inning with a single to right off Shafer. After two quick outs, the Gators went to the bullpen and brought on Ryan Harris to face Winston. The sophomore right unleashed a wild pitch on his first offering to move Smit to third. Two pitches later, Winston connected on a double off the fence in right center to score Smit. The Seminole designated hitter was thrown out trying to advance to third on the play for the final out of the inning.

Both teams squandered opportunities to break the 3-3 tie in the eighth. The Gators loaded the bases with one out off Winston resulting in Martin calling on Coles out of the bullpen. The junior right hander responded by getting Vickash Ramjit to pop up to second and then Connor Mitchell to groundout to first to retire the side.

The Seminoles put runners at the corners with one on in the bottom of the inning when McGee singled to center off Harris. Smit then drew a walk off Gibson and McGee moved into third on a wild pitch. Gibson escaped the jam as he got Brizuela to ground into an inning ending double play.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Seth Miller           CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
DJ Stewart              CF-RF     4  2  3   1  0  0  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
Marcus Davis            LF        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     1  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Jameis Winston          DH-P      3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  4
Peter Miller            P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  3  8   3  1  7 27  8
Opp                              32  4  7   3  4  2 27 12

E - FSU-Robby Coles (1), Stephen McGee (1), Jose Brizuela (13), Jameis Winston (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (11), Marcus Davis (13), Jameis Winston (3)
HR - FSU-DJ Stewart (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (7), Jameis Winston (1)
SF - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    5.0  5  2  2  2  1
Gage Smith                      1.1  1  1  0  0  1
Billy Strode                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston                  0.1  1  0  0  1  0
Robby Coles          L (2-1)    1.2  0  1  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  2  4  2
Opp                  W          9.0  8  3  3  1  7


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FLORIDA STATE 16, DUKE 2
04/12/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Cruise To 16-2 Victory Over Duke.

John Sansone drives in a career-high four runs and ties a career-high with three hits in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 7 Florida State (28-6, 11-5 ACC) opened the weekend with an impressive 16-2 victory over Duke (21-15, 8-8 ACC) Friday evening in front of 4,775 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

With the victory, the Seminoles have now won eight straight over the Blue Devils and 27 of their last 30 games in the series.

"Luke Weaver pitched an outstanding ball game, we had some very, very good at-bats and we scored a lot of runs; it's a credit to our guys and the at-bats that they had," said head coach Mike Martin. "I am just very proud of the way they came out and played tonight."

Five Seminoles registered multiple hits on Friday night including four players with three hits each. Brett Knief, Jose Brizuela and John Sansone all tied a career-high with three hits, while Marcus Davis joined the group with three hits in the win. DJ Stewart was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as Florida State finished the game out hitting Duke 16-8.

"We have got to have everybody in the line-up contributing," added Martin. "It was nice to see that show-up tonight. We had a very productive game but we know tomorrow that it could be just literally turned around. But I liked the way our guys got after it tonight; let's hope we can play well tomorrow."

Knief was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle collecting a single in the first, double in the third and his first triple of the season in the seventh. The junior right fielder finished the evening with two runs scored and two RBI. Davis registered a pair of singles and unloaded on his team leading sixth home run of the season in the sixth. The Cincinnati, Ohio native drove in three and scored twice. Sansone drove in a career-high four runs and scored twice, while recording a pair of doubles and a single.

"It definitely helped my confidence," said Sansone on having a productive night at the plate. "I just hope to keep it rolling for tomorrow."

Luke Weaver received all the run support he would need following the Seminoles' two-run first as the sophomore right hander tied a career-high with 7.0 innings of work to improve to 4-0 on the year. Weaver gave up just one run on six hits as he struck out six and did not walk a batter for the third time in seven starts this year.

"It was great," said Weaver on getting the early run support. "You know you have to go out there and attack the zone early; just let them hit it and try not to strike everybody out and just pitch your game."

The DeLand, Fla., native faced the minimum in an inning five times on Friday including the final four innings that he worked. He gave up a single in the fifth and sixth innings only to see the runners retired as the Seminoles turned two inning ending double plays.

Duke's Trent Swart (4-2) suffered the loss as he gave up a season-high nine runs, eight earned, on 10 hits as he walked three and struck out three. Swart, who entered Friday night's game posting shutouts in back-to-back starts against Boston College and Georgia Tech, lasted just 4.1 innings in game one.

Jeff Kremer paced the Blue Devil offense with three hits in the loss.

Florida State ran out to an early 2-0 lead off Swart with two runs in the bottom of the first. Knief and Stewart led off with back-to-back singles with Knief scoring two batters later on an RBI single up the middle off the bat of Davis. With runners at the corners, the Seminoles attempted a double steal. Duke catcher Reed Anthes threw to second to get Davis with Stewart taking home for the second run of the inning.

Duke answered right back in the top of the second when Chris Marconcini hit a solo shot over the fence in right to cut the Seminole deficit to 2-1. The home run came off a 2-2 pitch from Weaver and was his team leading eighth round tripper of the season. It also marked the first home run allowed by Weaver this year.

The Blue Devils threatened with consecutive two-out singles in the top of the third to put runners at the corners, but Weaver got out of the jam by getting Jordan Betts looking at a called third strike.

The Seminoles extended their lead to 10-1 scoring four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. FSU loaded the bases with one-out off Swart when Jameis Winston was hit by a pitch to lead off the fourth, Brizuela singled through the right side and John Nogowski drew a walk. Sansone came through with a two-run single to left, Knief followed with a sac-fly to left and Stewart finished off the run scoring inning with an RBI single up the middle.

In the fifth, Florida State registered an RBI single from Brizuela and a two-run single from Nogowski. The fourth run of the inning, scored by Nogowski, came on a pair of throwing errors after Knief flew out to right.

Davis gave the Seminoles a 12-1 advantage with one swing of the bat in the sixth. The junior left fielder took a 1-0 pitch from Duke reliever Sarkis Ohanian over the fence in right for a two-run shot. Stephen McGee, who scored on the play, led off the inning with a walk.

FSU added two more runs in the seventh to push its lead to 14-1. Sansone led off the inning with a double off the fence in right center and scored a batter later on a triple down the line in right by Knief. Seth Miller brought home Knief on an RBI groundout to short.

Duke plated a run in the eighth off FSU reliever Kyle Bird as Jeff Kremer singled home pinch hitter Angelo La Bruna. Bird finished his 1.0 inning of relief allowing the one run on two hits as he struck out two.

The Seminoles closed the book on the scoring Friday night with two more runs in the bottom of the eighth for the winning margin. Winston and JJ Gould reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch, respectively to start the inning against Kenny Koplove. Both would come around to score on Sansone's two-run double down the line in left.

Dylan Silva wrapped up the victory on Friday working a scoreless ninth inning. The freshman southpaw faced four batters walking one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF        4  2  3   2  0  0  1  0
  Lee Howard            PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Seth Miller           CF        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  0   0  1  0  6  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  3   3  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Valdes           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jameis Winston          DH        2  3  1   0  2  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  4
  JJ Gould              SS        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  2  3   1  0  0  0  2
  Casey Smit            3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
John Nogowski           1B        3  2  1   2  2  1 13  1
John Sansone            2B        4  2  3   4  1  1  2  6
Luke Weaver             P                            1  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 16 16  14  7  6 27 16
Opp                              33  2  8   2  1  8 24  8

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (3), John Sansone 2 (5)
3B - FSU-Brett Knief (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Marcus Davis (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jameis Winston (2), JJ Gould (1)
SH - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (4)
SF - FSU-Brett Knief (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jameis Winston (2)
CS - FSU-Marcus Davis (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (4-0)    7.0  6  1  1  0  6
Kyle Bird                       1.0  2  1  1  0  2
Dylan Silva                     1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  1  8
Opp                  L          8.0 16 16 14  7  6


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FLORIDA STATE 8, DUKE 5
04/13/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Go Deep On Blue Devils.

Back-to-back home runs in the third inning pace Florida State in the victory.

By: Scott Moriak, FSU Sports Information

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 7 Florida State (29-6, 12-5 ACC) scored six run in the first three innings en route to defeating Duke (21-16, 8-9 ACC) 8-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

DJ Stewart continued to swing the bat well by extending his hitting streak to a team-high 10 games. He finished game one posting a career-high three hits in going 3-for-5 with two RBI as Florida State clinched the series victory over the Blue Devils. The Seminoles have now won five of six ACC series on the season and their last eight series at home against league foes.

Jose Brizuela ended a triple shy of the cycle in going 3-for-3 with a double in the second, home run in the third and a single in the fifth, along with a walk in the seventh. The junior third baseman tied a career-high in hits, a mark he has reached in each of the last two games.

Seth Miller wasted no time at the plate this afternoon, needing to see only 10 pitches over his five at bats in going 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored.

Florida State got on the board in the second after Brizuela led off with a double to right field and scored on a sac-fly by Casey Smit.

The Seminoles broke it open in the third with five runs, led by a two-run home run Stephen McGee and a solo shot by Brizuela on back-to-back pitches. It was the first time that Florida State hit back-to-back home runs since Devon Travis and James Ramsey each went deep in the first inning against Maryland on May 5, 2012.

The five-run third also marked the 12th time that Florida State has scored five or more runs in an inning this season.

Brandon Leibrandt (5-3) worked a strong 7.0 plus innings giving up only one earned run, zero walks while scattering eight hits, including three infield singles. The sophomore southpaw tied a career high with 10 strikeouts which marked the first time that a Seminole pitcher has recorded 10 strikeouts this season.

After surrendering six runs in the first three innings, Duke starter Drew Van Orden (2-4) settled down to limit Florida State's offense to only one run over the next 4.2 innings, allowing just five hits and posting eight strikeouts over that span. Van Orden finished with 7.0 innings pitched, giving up seven runs on 12 hits to go with two walks and eight strikeouts on 114 pitches.

Bryant Holtmann came on the pitch the final 2.0 innings of the game but Duke would not go down quietly as they scored four runs in the top of the ninth, all with two outs. Singles by Mark Lumpa and David Perkins, along with a hit by pitch to Andy Perez and a bases clearing double by Jeff Kremer made it a three run game, but the Seminoles were finally able to secure the victory as Grant McCabe grounded out to third. Holtmann gave up four runs on four hits, allowing a walk and struck out one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        5  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  3   2  0  0  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        5  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  1   2  0  0 11  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  2  3   1  1  0  0  1
Brett Knief             RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Casey Smit              1B        3  0  1   1  0  2 10  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  3  0  4
John Sansone            2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  3  3
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  3
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 13   7  3  8 27 11
Opp                              36  5 12   5  1 11 24 12

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jose Brizuela (10)
3B - FSU-Seth Miller (3)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (5), Jose Brizuela (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (3)
SF - FSU-Casey Smit (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (5-3)    7.0  8  1  1  0 10
Bryant Holtmann                 2.0  4  4  4  1  1
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FSU                             9.0 12  5  5  1 11
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FLORIDA STATE 8, DUKE 3
04/13/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Duke.

Jose Brizuela collects three more hits, finishes the series hitting .818 against the Blue Devils.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 7 Florida State (30-6, 13-5 ACC) completed the series sweep of Duke (21-17, 8-10 ACC) with an 8-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The win was FSU's 10th straight over Duke, while it marked the eighth consecutive series sweep at home for the Seminoles over the Blue Devils. Six of the eight runs scored by Florida State in the series finale came on two outs.

"It was a very good accomplishment," said head coach Mike Martin on completing the sweep. "It was something that you know was going to be difficult but you really have to credit our starting pitching. You have to credit the defense. My understanding is that we did not make an error for three games and that last column means a lot to me. When you see that zero, you got to really feel excited."

For the third time in as many games, Jose Brizuela collected three hits as he finished the series hitting .818 with nine hits in 11 at-bats. At one point during the three-game stretch, Brizuela reached base in 11 straight at-bats - a span which included five singles, two doubles, two home runs and two walks.

"I am very pleased for him," said Martin on Brizuela's performance in the series. "It was a really good two-day span and I was happy to see him do what he did this weekend."

"It was a good streak to have and I'm glad it happened," said Brizuela. "I feel really good at the plate right now and I'm seeing the ball really well. I just hope it keeps coming."

John Nogowski tied a career-high with three hits, while Seth Miller and Marcus Davis each registered two hits in the win. Stewart extended his career-best hitting streak to 11 games with a run scoring double in the second.

Scott Sitz moved to 7-0 on the year after working 5.0 innings against Duke on Saturday night. The senior right hander allowed three runs on six hits as he walked one and struck out two. It marked the first time in nine starts this year that Sitz has allowed more than one earned run.

Billy Strode worked 3.0 scoreless innings to tie a season-high in relief. The sophomore southpaw allowed just three hits, all singles, while striking out four.

Robby Coles closed out the victory working a perfect ninth inning. The junior right hander recorded a strikeout, fly out and groundout to shut the door on the Blue Devils.

"It was great to come out here and have such great hitting against a good squad," said Brizuela. "I am just happy that we got these two wins today."

Jameis Winston pulled the rare double duty on Saturday. The freshman designated hitter went 1-for-2 as he reached base on three of his four plate appearances in game two after missing game one as he played inside Doak Campbell Stadium in the spring Garnet & Gold game. On the diamond, the Hueytown, Ala., native registered a single, a walk and was hit by a pitch. On the gridiron, Winston went 12-for-15 for 205 yards and two touchdowns. His first pass attempt in the spring exhibition went for a 58-yard touchdown to David Tyrrell.

Florida State ran out to an early lead in game two of the doubleheader scoring six runs in the first two innings to chase Duke starter Robert Huber (5-3) after just an inning and two-thirds, his shortest outing in eight starts this year.

Four of those runs came on two outs including two runs in the first inning. Davis opened the scoring in the first with a solo shot to right on a 3-2 pitch from Huber for his team-leading seventh home run of the season. Stephen McGee followed with a walk, stole second and scored on Brizuela's single through the right side of the infield to give FSU a 2-0 advantage.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the second with four extra base hits including three consecutive doubles by Miller, Stewart and Davis and a two-run home run by Brizuela. The Seminole third baseman drilled the first pitch from Huber over the fence in right for his third home run of the season and second of the series. The home run ended the evening for Huber, who was charged with six runs on seven hits as he walked two and struck out one.

Duke chipped away at the Seminole lead with a run in the third and two more in the fourth to cut the deficit to 6-3. The Blue Devils put together back-to-back hits in the third on a single to left by Reed Anthes and a double by Kenny Koplove. Andy Perez brought home Anthes for the first Duke run of the game on a sac-fly to right.

In the fourth, Duke strung together three consecutive hits off Sitz as Jordan Betts doubled to left and scored a batter later on an RBI single to right by Chris Marconcini. After a single by Mark Lumpa and a walk to David Perkins loaded the bases for the Blue Devils, Anthes drove in the second run of the inning on a sac-fly to center.

Matt Hendrix gave the Blue Devils 4.0 shutout innings in relief of Huber holding the Seminoles to just three hits as he hit a batter, walked two and struck out five.

After Duke's Matt Matuella replaced Hendrix with two outs in the sixth, the Seminoles scored two more runs to extend their lead to 8-3. McGee drew a two-out walk and Brizuela followed with a double to left. Nogowski brought home both runners on an infield single to third but was credited with just one RBI as Brizuela scored on a fielding error by the Blue Devil third baseman.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        4  1  2   0  0  1  3  0
DJ Stewart              RF        4  1  1   1  1  0  3  0
Marcus Davis            LF        5  2  2   2  0  1  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  2  0   0  2  0  6  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  2  3   3  1  0  1  2
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  3   1  0  2  8  1
Jameis Winston          DH        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  3
Scott Sitz              P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            1  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 13   7  5  8 27 10
Opp                              33  3  9   3  1  7 24  8

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Seth Miller (9), DJ Stewart (12), Marcus Davis (14), Jose Brizuela (11)
HR - FSU-Marcus Davis (7), Jose Brizuela (3)
HBP - FSU-Jameis Winston (3)
SH - FSU-Seth Miller (3)
SF - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Stephen McGee (3), Jose Brizuela (5)
CS - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (7-0)    5.0  6  3  3  1  2
Billy Strode                    3.0  3  0  0  0  4
Robby Coles                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  3  3  1  7
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FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTH ALABAMA 0
04/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miller Dominates As Noles Shutout South Alabama.

The Seminoles register their fourth shutout of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind an outstanding pitching performance from junior right hander Peter Miller, No. 6 Florida State (31-6) blanked South Alabama (27-11) 2-0 Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"It was a good win," said head coach Mike Martin. "Our guys stayed mentality involved in the game and got it done and that is a credit to them."

Miller kept the Jaguar bats at bay scattering just two hits over 6.2 innings of work. The Lutz, Fla., native allowed only one walk and struck out four as he improved to 4-1 on the year. It marked the fourth start in which Miller has held the opponent without a run this season.

"If he's had a better outing, than I don't know who it was against," said Martin on Miller's performance Tuesday night. "It was a great outing for him."

"I've had some rough outings the past few weeks but the ball kind of bounced my way this time," said Miller. "I still feel like I had good stuff like all the other outings but I just felt like things went my way this time."

Billy Strode, Gage Smith and Robby Coles combined for the final 2.1 innings to preserve the shutout as the four Seminoles pitchers held South Alabama to just three hits all evening. The shutout was the fourth of the season for Florida State.

Strode worked an inning to extend his scoreless innings streak in relief to 11.1 innings. Smith needed just two pitches to get the final out in the eighth, while Coles pitched the ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.

South Alabama had five base runners all night long and not one player advanced past first base. Third baseman Bud Collura was on base three times as he registered all three Jaguar hits.

USA starter Payton Gardner (0-1) was impressive in his first start of the season as the senior right hander went 6.0 innings allowing the only two runs of the game, one earned, on five hits as he walked one and struck out a career-high seven. Gardner entered Tuesday night's game giving up four earned runs in 4.2 innings over three appearances, but he used an effective change-up to keep the Seminole bats off balanced all night long.

"He dominated us tonight," added Martin on Gardner's performance. "He registered seven strikeouts but it felt like 14. He did a great job; a beautifully pitched ball game."

John Sansone paced the Seminole offense with two hits in three at-bats. The freshman second baseman singled home the first run of the game in the fifth and later scored to give Florida State its winning margin.

Jose Brizuela, John Nogowski and Giovanny Alfonzo also picked up a hit in the win.

Both starting pitchers were on their game Tuesday night exchanging zeros through the first four innings allowing just two hits on either side.

"You try and keep the same mentality going out there regardless of what the other guy is doing," said Miller on battling with USA's Gardner. "He was working kind of quick so that helped keep me in a rhythm tonight."

The Seminoles finally broke the scoreless tie recording three straight singles off Gardner which led to a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. Nogowski opened the run scoring inning with a single to left center and moved into second on the play after a fielding error by the Jaguar left fielder. Sansone singled to right to bring home Nogowski, stole second and moved to third on a single to right by Alfonzo. Seth Miller plated Sansone for the second run of the inning on a fielder's choice groundout to first.

"They did a very good job of doing what they had to do when the guy was throwing as many change-ups as he was tonight," said Martin on his team's clutch hitting in the fifth. "They stayed closed and drove the ball the other way."

"It was really big for us because he (Gardner) was really mixing that change-up great," said Sansone. "It was really hard to hit him. I was just trying to think singles and it worked out."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        4  0  0   1  0  1  5  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
Marcus Davis            DH        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Jameis Winston          RF        3  0  0   0  0  3  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  1   0  0  0  6  1
John Sansone            2B        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  0  1   0  0  0  3  4
Peter Miller            P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  5   2  1  8 27  9
Opp                              29  0  3   0  1  6 24 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (9)
SH - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (5)
SB - FSU-John Sansone (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         W (4-1)    6.2  2  0  0  1  4
Billy Strode                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Gage Smith                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles          Sv(8)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  1  6
Opp                  L          8.0  5  2  1  1  8


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VIRGINIA 9, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/20/2013, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

UVa Powers Past FSU In Game One.

The Cavaliers hit three home runs to take game one of a doubleheader on Saturday.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - No. 8 Virginia (33-6, 14-5 ACC) showcased the long ball in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon clubbing three home runs en route to a 9-2 victory over No. 6 Florida State (31-7, 13-6 ACC) Saturday afternoon on Davenport Field inside UVa Baseball Stadium.

The Cavaliers out hit the Seminoles 10-6 as three of the 10 hits went for extra bases but unfortunately for FSU all three of those extra base hits left the ball park.

Luke Weaver (4-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he allowed a career-high seven runs on six hits in 4.2 innings, his shortest outing in eight starts this year. The DeLand, Fla., native finished with five strikeouts while walking a season-high three batters.

Six of the nine runs scored by Virginia came off the long ball as all three home runs allowed by Weaver were two-run shots. It marked the first time since June 11, 2010 that a Florida State pitcher gave up three home runs in a game. In that contest, Geoff Parker gave up three in a 9-8 victory over Vanderbilt in NCAA Super Regional play.

UVa starter Brandon Waddell improved to 3-1 on the year as he held the Seminoles to just a run on four hits. The freshman left hander finished with three walks and three strikeouts as the only runner he allowed past second base came in FSU's run scoring third inning.

DJ Stewart paced the Seminole offense in the loss collecting two of FSU's six hits as the freshman left fielder finished 2-for-4 with a double and a single. Both Seminole runs were scored courtesy of a sac-fly with one in the second by Stephen McGee and the other by Marcus Davis in the eighth.

Virginia struck first in game one on a two-out, two-run home run off the bat of Nick Howard in the bottom of the second to give the Cavaliers an early 2-0 lead. Mike Papi drew a walk and scored two batters later when Howard took a 1-1 pitch from Weaver out of the park to left for his first career home run.

The Seminoles put runners at the corners with one out in the top of the third and cut the deficit in half on McGee's sac-fly to center plating Seth Miller, who reached on a fielder's choice groundout to second.

The Cavaliers got the run back in the bottom of the inning to push their lead back to two at 3-1. Back-to-back one-out walks by Weaver would come back to hurt the Seminole right hander as Joe McCarthy laced an RBI single back up the middle scoring Branden Cogswell from second. Weaver escaped the inning without further damage getting a strikeout-throw out double play to retire the side. Brandon Downes went down swinging, while Jared King was thrown out by McGee trying to steal third.

Virginia increased its lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the fourth on its second two-run home run of the afternoon. Papi led off the inning with a single to right and scored on Derek Fisher's fifth round tripper of the season. The ball came on a 2-1 pitch from Weaver and got caught up in the wind blowing out to left center to carry it out of the ball park.

Downes gave UVa a 7-1 lead in the fifth on the Cavaliers' third two-run home run of the afternoon. The Cavalier centerfielder went yard off Weaver with two outs for his sixth home run of the season, ending the afternoon for the Seminole starter.

Virginia added to its lead in the sixth taking advantage of a Seminole error to plate a run. Nate Irving reached on a fielding error at second, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out RBI single to right by King off reliever Kyle Bird. The Cavaliers looked to add more after loading the bases with back-to-back walks, but Dylan Silva replaced Bird and got Papi swinging on strikes to retire the side.

Florida State pushed across a run in the eighth to cut the lead to 8-2. Stewart led off the inning with a double to center off Whit Mayberry and moved to third on a single to right by Ladson Montgomery. Stewart scored a batter later on Davis' sac-fly to right.

The Cavaliers brought home its final run of game in the eighth on a sac-fly to center by Papi scoring Cogswell, who led off the inning with walk. UVa loaded the bases with one-out off Silva, but Kenny Burkhead came on and got the final two outs of the inning on a strikeout and groundout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        4  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  2   0  0  0  4  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  1   1  0  0  5  1
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Marcus Davis            DH        2  0  0   1  1  2  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Jameis Winston          RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  JJ Gould              SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Luke Weaver             P                            0  0
  Kyle Bird             P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  2  6   2  3  4 24  4
Opp                              33  9 10   9  8  9 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (4), Jameis Winston (3)
2B - FSU-DJ Stewart (13)
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (3), Marcus Davis (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          L (4-1)    4.2  6  7  7  3  5
Kyle Bird                       1.0  2  1  0  3  1
Dylan Silva                     1.2  2  1  1  2  2
Kenny Burkhead                  0.2  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 10  9  8  8  9
Opp                  W          9.0  6  2  2  3  4


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VIRGINIA 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/20/2013, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Blanked By UVa.

The Seminoles held to just one hit in the loss Saturday night.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - No. 6 Florida State (31-8, 13-7 ACC) managed just one hit in game two of the doubleheader Saturday evening as No. 8 Virginia (34-6, 15-5 ACC) shut out the Seminoles 2-0 in front of a capacity crowd of 4,980 on Davenport Field inside UVa Baseball Stadium.

"You just have to tip your hat to the University of Virginia," said head coach Mike Martin. "They did a great job. You get one hit; you just have to tip your hat. It's tough to win on the road in the ACC; there is no doubt about it."

Virginia's Scott Silverstein (7-0) stymied the Seminole offense in game two of the doubleheader allowing only four base runners all game long. The senior southpaw went 7.0 innings allowing just one hit and three walks while striking out six. Kyle Crockett worked the final two innings retiring all six batters that he faced to earn his eighth save of the season.

"They threw the ball to location as well as anybody I've seen all year long against us," added Martin. "They went through us tonight."

The lone Seminole hit of the game came off the bat of Seth Miller in the third inning as the senior centerfielder ripped a double to right center. John Nogowski drew two walks off Silverstein in three plate appearances, while DJ Stewart registered the only other walk of the game drawing a base-on-ball in the sixth.

Brandon Leibrandt (5-4) was brilliant in defeat as the sophomore southpaw pitched the first complete game of his career and the first since Sean Gilmartin went the distance in a 2-1 defeat at Virginia Tech back on April 15, 2011.

Leibrandt went 8.0 strong innings scattering four hits and three walks while allowing two unearned runs. The Alpharetta, Ga., native finished with seven strikeouts.

"Brandon was beautiful," said Martin. "He had a great, great outing. It turns into one pitch and the (UVa) guy did a good job of hitting it where we weren't and you have to credit him."

Neither team was able to produce much offensively through the first four innings as both starting pitchers yielded just three combined hits. Derek Fisher had the first hit of the game with a single through the left side in the second, while the second Cavalier hit was an infield single in the fourth by Joe McCarthy.

UVa took advantage of a costly throwing error by the Seminoles in the bottom of the fifth inning to break the scoreless tie, generating the only run production in the second game of the doubleheader.

After Leibrandt registered the first two outs on a fly out and a strikeout, Reed Gragnani drew his second walk of the game and moved to second on a throwing error at second on a groundball off the bat of Nate Irving. Branden Cogswell stepped in and plated the only two runs of the game with a double down the line in right to give UVa a 2-0 advantage.

The Cavaliers would manage just one base hit after Cogswell's double that coming off the bat of Kenny Towns, who led off the bottom of the seventh with a single up the middle. Leibrandt retired 10 of the last 11 batters that he faced.

Silverstein and Crockett duplicated the matter as the Cavalier duo retired the last 11 Seminole batters to complete the one-hit shutout. The last time Florida State was held to just one hit in a game was against Miami back on May 1, 1998 down in Coral Gables (a 7-1 loss to the Hurricanes).

"Tomorrow is another day," said Martin. "I am anxious to come out tomorrow and see how we play."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        1  0  0   0  2  0  7  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Jameis Winston          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  0  1   0  3  7 24  8
Opp                              26  2  4   2  3  7 27  8

E - FSU-John Sansone (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (10)
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    L (5-4)    8.0  4  2  0  3  7
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  4  2  0  3  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  1  0  0  3  7


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VIRGINIA 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/21/2013, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls At Virginia.

The Seminoles swept for the first time on the road since 2010.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - No. 6 Florida State (31-9, 13-8 ACC) could not overcome a four-run third inning Sunday afternoon falling to No. 8 Virginia (35-6, 16-5 ACC) 5-2 in front of another capacity crowd of 4,980 on Davenport Field inside UVa Baseball Stadium.

The loss marked the first time Florida State has been swept in an ACC series on the road since 2010 when the Seminoles dropped all three games at Clemson.

"It was obviously a very good baseball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought the University of Virginia just took it to us for three ball games and they deserve all the credit."

Scott Sitz suffered his first loss of the season on Sunday as the senior right hander fell to 7-1 on the year. Sitz cruised through the first two innings retiring the first six Cavalier batters on 19 pitches before Virginia tagged the Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native with four runs all coming in the bottom of the third. Sitz would leave the game after 4.1 innings of work allowing five hits and two walks while striking out three.

Billy Strode and Gage Smith kept the Seminoles in striking distance as the two arms combined to work 2.2 scoreless innings in relief.

Strode entered the game with two on and one out in the bottom of the fifth and got out of the jam recording back-to-back strikeouts. He finished his outing working a perfect sixth inning recording a fly out and a pair of groundouts. Strode has not given up a run in 13.0 innings of relief this year - a span covering eight appearances.

Smith worked a perfect seventh inning retiring the Cavaliers in order on 11 pitches.

Virginia got another outstanding performance from a starting pitcher as this time Nick Howard (5-3) gave the Cavaliers 6.2 innings of work on Sunday. The sophomore right hander held the Seminoles to just one run on five hits as he walked three and struck out four.

Kyle Crockett worked the final two innings to earn his ninth save of the season. The junior southpaw allowed just one hit while striking out four.

"They just did a very good job of pitching," added Martin. "They are a solid baseball team; there are no weaknesses on their ball club."

Florida State had its chances to put runs on the board early but could not come up with the key hit leaving five stranded through the first two innings. The Seminoles left the bases loaded in the first after Seth Miller led off the game with a single to right center followed by walks to DJ Stewart and Jose Brizuela. Howard got out of the jam by getting Jameis Winston to fly out to center.

In the second inning, the Seminoles put together back-to-back one-out singles by John Sansone and Giovanny Alfonzo, but Howard once again answered the call and kept FSU off the scoreboard by getting Miller to fly out and Stewart swinging on strikes to retire the side. For the game, Florida State stranded nine base runners.

Virginia surged to the lead scoring four times in the bottom of the third to take a commanding 4-0 lead. The Cavaliers loaded the bases with one out as Sitz gave up a single and two walks which led to Jared King's bases clearing double to right field. Branden Cogswell, who was intentionally walked, scored from first on the play courtesy of a fielding error in right as King scampered into third. Joe McCarthy brought home King one batter later on a sac-fly to right to give the Cavaliers a four-run cushion.

The Seminoles cut the Virginia lead to 4-1 as Winston led off the inning with a triple off the wall in right center and scored one pitch later on Casey Smit's sac-fly to right.

Florida State chipped away at the UVa lead with a run in the seventh taking advantage of a Cavalier error to make the score 4-2. After Virginia made a pitching change with two outs in the seventh, Nathan Kirby issued a four-pitch walk to Stewart. Marcus Davis followed with a single to left that went right under the glove of Derek Fisher allowing Stewart to score from first.

Virginia's final run of the afternoon came in the bottom of the eighth as the Cavaliers strung together three hits off Robby Coles including an RBI single by Mike Papi to give the Cavaliers their winning margin at 5-2.

"Three ball games doesn't make a season," said Martin. "We got beat; we lost three ball games. We are going to go back; we are going to try and get better, correct some mistakes and work to improve."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        5  0  2   0  0  1  5  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  0   0  2  2  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Jameis Winston          RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Casey Smit              1B        2  0  0   1  0  0  7  0
  John Nogowski         PH-1B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
Scott Sitz              P                            1  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  2  7   1  4  8 24  7
Opp                              30  5  8   4  2  7 27  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jameis Winston (4)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Jameis Winston (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           L (7-1)    4.1  5  4  4  2  3
Billy Strode                    1.2  0  0  0  0  2
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles                     1.0  3  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  8  5  5  2  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  2  1  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 9, JACKSONVILLE 0
04/23/2013, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 FSU Rolls Past Jacksonville, 9-0.

Peter Miller works a career-high 7.0 scoreless innings to move to 5-1 on the year.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (32-9) secured its seventh straight win over Jacksonville (14-26) with a 9-0 victory Tuesday night on Alexander Brest Field inside John Sessions Stadium. Five Seminole hitters recorded multiple hits in the win as FSU out hit JU 14-3 to snap a three-game losing streak.

"We played very well, "said head coach Mike Martin on the performance from his team Tuesday night. "We got a great pitching performance out of Peter Miller, (Bryant) Holtmann and (Jameis) Winston. We had some guys that really played solid baseball and it is very important that we do just that."

Marcus Davis and John Sansone led the offensive attack with three hits apiece, while Jameis Winston tied a career-high with two hits. Davis finished the evening 3-for-6 with three singles. Sansone registered a double and two singles, scored two runs and drove in one as it marked his third career three-hit game. Winston recorded a pair of doubles.

DJ Stewart had a two-hit night driving in a game-high five runs in front of his hometown crowd. The freshman left fielder drove in a pair in FSU's five-run fifth and then knocked home three more runs with a bases clearing double in the seventh. Stephen McGee went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks as he reached base in four of his five plate appearances.

"We had some very good at-bats," said Martin. "I thought the guys really approached the game in a professional way and took the game right to them early; got some big hits and just very pleased that we were able to do that tonight."

Peter Miller turned in another scoreless start as the junior right hander scattered three hits over a career-high 7.0 innings of work to improve to 5-1 on the year. Miller faced the minimum in four of the seven innings he worked finishing the game with just one walk while striking out six. Following Tuesday night's outing, the Lutz, Fla., native extended his scoreless innings streak to 14.0 innings.

"I felt good," said Miller. "We came in there with a game plan knowing that they were going to be aggressive. I was able to take advantage of that and work in the off-speed stuff."

"What was so impressive tonight was his ability to throw the change-up literally any time he wanted to throw it," added Martin. "Peter Miller is slowly but surely getting better and better after each outing."

Bryant Holtmann and Winston worked a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, respectively, to secure Florida State's fifth shutout of the season and second straight shutout on Tuesday night.

JU's Zach Gordon suffered the loss falling to 2-6 on the year as he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in an inning of work. The Dolphins used six pitchers in the loss.

Florida State jumped out to the early lead with five runs in the top of the second as the Seminoles sent 11 batters to the plate collecting five hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch. The first four Seminole batters reached to open the inning chasing Gordon from the game after working an inning plus. Giovanny Alfonzo and Sansone registered back-to-back RBI singles followed two batters later by a two-run single by Stewart. John Nogowski plated the final run of the inning as he drew a bases loaded walk off reliever Josh Baker.

Jacksonville put together consecutive singles in the bottom of the third by Scott Schaub and Ethan Loosen to end Miller's streak as he retired seven straight Dolphins to open the game Tuesday night. But the Seminole right hander got out of the jam getting Zach Houck looking on strikes and then Jake Huxtable to fly out to right to retire the side.

The Seminoles extended their lead to 9-0 with a four-run seventh as Stewart provided the big blow in the inning with a bases clearing double to center. McGee gave Florida State its ninth run of the night dropping a bloop single to right to score Stewart from third.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  2  2   5  1  0  0  0
  Ryan Valdes           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH-RF     6  0  3   0  0  0  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  2   1  2  0  6  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Casey Smit              3B        4  0  1   0  1  0  0  3
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  0   1  1  1 13  0
Jameis Winston          RF-P      5  1  2   0  0  1  3  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  2  1   1  0  0  1  2
  JJ Gould              PH-SS     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
John Sansone            2B        5  2  3   1  0  1  2  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  9 14   9  6  3 27 10
Opp                              30  0  3   0  3  8 27 16

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (2)
2B - FSU-DJ Stewart (14), Jameis Winston 2 (5), John Sansone (6)
HBP - FSU-Seth Miller (5), John Nogowski (8), JJ Gould (2)
SH - FSU-Seth Miller (4)
SB - FSU-John Sansone (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         W (5-1)    7.0  3  0  0  1  6
Bryant Holtmann                 1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  3  8
Opp                  L          9.0 14  9  9  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE 7, WAKE FOREST 3
04/26/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 FSU Clips Wake, 7-3.

Luke Weaver throws 7.0 scoreless innings and matches a career-high with nine strikeouts.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (33-9, 14-8 ACC) received another outstanding pitching performance from Luke Weaver as the Seminoles opened the three-game series Friday night against Wake Forest (24-21, 7-15 ACC) with a 7-3 victory in front of 4,435 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Weaver gave the Seminoles 7.0 shutout innings, to tie a career-high, as he improved to 5-1 on the year. The sophomore right hander also tied a career-high with nine strikeouts as eight of the nine came in the first four innings. Weaver struck out the side in both the second and fourth innings.

"Weaver had good stuff," said head coach Mike Martin. "He was poised, he pitched a very good baseball game; it was exactly what we needed. Luke was looking forward to getting back on the mound again. He did not pitch poorly in Virginia; there were some things that happened and he showed tonight that it wasn't going to bother him."

"I came in tonight with a chip on my shoulder," said Weaver. "I was anxious to get back out there and shake the last start off. Everything was really working early; just pounding the strike zone with the fastball, commanding with the change-up which I really haven't done as of late. My slider was hitting for first pitch strikes when I needed to get it over. Everything was on, I felt really good."

The Demon Deacons managed just three hits off Weaver on Friday night as their best scoring chance came in the third inning but the DeLand, Fla., product got out of a bases loaded jam as Giovanny Alfonzo and John Sansone turned a beautiful inning ending double play.

"It was awesome," said Weaver on the big double play in the third. "They came through, I mean it wasn't an easy double play but I was pumped and ready to throw the next couple of innings."

A leadoff infield single by Kevin Jordan to start the fifth was thwarted when Stephen McGee threw out Jordan trying to steal second. Then in the seventh, Matt Conway opened the inning with a single to center only to be retired from the base paths on another inning ending double play, this time on a fly out to deep center by Jordan. Seth Miller began the double play with the catch to pick-up his team leading eighth outfield assist of the season.

"He has been great for us all year," said Marcus Davis on Weaver's outing Friday night. "It gives us a lot of confidence because we know that we will get a quality start out of him more times than not."

The Seminoles mustered just five hits in the win but did a great job of manufacturing runs when runners got on base. FSU drew six walks and took advantage of a couple of Wake Forest fielding miscues.

"I looked up there and saw the same numbers," said Martin on recording seven runs on five hits. "We did some things very well and sometimes you can get away with that."

Marcus Davis, who was celebrating a birthday on Friday, led the offense with two hits and three RBI. The Cincinnati, Ohio native reached base on three of his four plate appearances on the night.

"One of the better birthdays at the plate to be honest," said Davis. "I was just trying to put together a few good at-bats."

FSU did not waste any time cracking the scoreboard in game one with a run in the first on an RBI groundout by Davis. Miller opened the inning with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the Demon Deacon catcher on the stolen base attempt. Miller scored one batter later on Davis' groundout to second.

Florida State took advantage of another fielding error by Wake Forest in the second to score two more runs and increase its lead to 3-0. Casey Smit drew a walk off Wake starter Matt Pirro (3-6) to start the inning and moved into second on a fielding error at second base on a groundball off the bat of Jameis Winston. After Alfonzo sacrificed both runners over, Smit scored on a wild pitch and Winston came home on Sansone's sac-fly to center.

FSU pushed its lead to 5-0 with two more runs in the sixth. DJ Stewart led off the inning with a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Davis' double down the line in right. The junior designated hitter would score two batters later on an RBI groundout off the bat of Jose Brizuela.

The Seminoles tacked on two more runs in the seventh off reliever Connor Kaden to take a 7-0 advantage. Winston led off the inning with a triple to right and later scored on Wake's third wild pitch of the game. Sansone, who reached on the wild pitch strikeout, came around to score on Davis' RBI single to center.

Wake Forest made things interesting in the ninth off reliever Brandon Johnson scoring all three of its runs in that inning. The Deacs tallied three hits in the innings including an RBI double by Conway to plate Wake's first run of the game. After an RBI groundout by Jack Carey and a two-out RBI single by Brett Armour, Johnson closed out the game when Mark Rhine tried to bunt for a base hit but popped out to McGee in front of home plate.

Gage Smith worked a scoreless eighth inning on Friday retiring all three batters that he faced on a groundout and a pair of strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
DJ Stewart              LF        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  2   3  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  0  1   0  0  0 13  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  1
Casey Smit              1B        2  1  0   0  1  1  5  1
  John Nogowski         1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Jameis Winston          RF        4  2  1   0  0  2  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS-2B     3  0  0   0  0  1  2  3
John Sansone            2B        2  0  0   1  0  2  1  3
  JJ Gould              PR-SS     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  2
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  7  5   5  6  7 27 12
Opp                              31  3  6   3  5 12 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-John Sansone (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Marcus Davis (15)
3B - FSU-Jameis Winston (3)
SH - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (6)
SF - FSU-John Sansone (1)
SB - FSU-Seth Miller (4)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Marcus Davis (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (5-1)    7.0  3  0  0  3  9
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  3  3  3  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  3  3  5 12
Opp                  L          8.0  5  7  4  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE 8, WAKE FOREST 6
04/27/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 FSU Holds Off Wake Forest.

John Sansone ties a career-high with his fourth three-hit game of the year Saturday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (34-9, 15-8 ACC) hung on to an 8-6 victory over Wake Forest (24-22, 7-16 ACC) Saturday night to clinch the season-series from the Demon Deacons. With the victory, the Seminoles have now won 20 of their last 24 games against Wake Forest, while securing their 11th straight series victory at home over the Deacs.

The win came on a special night at the ballpark as an announced crowd of 5,217 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium helped celebrate Military Appreciate Night. The Seminoles wore army green jerseys and camouflage hats on Saturday in honor of our nation's service men and women.

"I just can't tell you the pride that we all have for our service men and women," said head coach Mike Martin. "And this means an awful lot to us and certainly the signing of God Bless America (during the seventh inning stretch) was very meaningful; a very proud moment for everybody in the stadium. I think our guys were very, very pleased to be a part of such a great night."

After both teams exchanged a pair of runs in the first, Florida State ran out to an 8-2 lead only to see Wake Forest climb its way back into the game late with two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.

The Demon Deacons had the tying run at the plate in the ninth with one out but Robby Coles was able to preserve the victory as he got pinch hitter Conor Keniry to ground into a game ending 4-6-3 double play.

"You never think you got Wake Forest closed out," said Martin. "They are a good baseball team. This just happened to be a night that things went our way early. We build the lead and didn't panic when things didn't go right late."

John Sansone, who started that double play in the ninth, led the Seminole offense on Saturday night as he tied a career-high with three hits. The freshman second baseman recorded hits in his first three plate appearances picking up a pair of singles and a double. His two-run single in the fifth highlighted a four-run inning.

Seth Miller and Casey Smit both recorded two hits and drove in a run in the win, while Jameis Winston scored a game-high three runs as he singled and walked twice.

After giving up two first inning runs, Brandon Leibrandt settled into his own to improve to 6-4 on the year. The sophomore southpaw gave the Seminoles 5.0 innings on Saturday night allowing two runs on five hits as he walked three and struck out seven.

"It was a game in which I didn't have my best stuff but was able to battle through," said Leibrandt. "They were battling me all night long; I was just trying to make key pitches in key situations.

"I was able to throw all three of my pitches for strikes tonight. They made it tough on me never giving me a 1-2-3 inning. But I was able to throw the change-up and slider when I needed to."

Gage Smith worked a season-high 2.2 innings as he gave up two runs on two hits. Smith finished with a career-high five strikeouts.

"If you look at the entire ball game, you say that Brandon Leibrandt had a little shaky first but he kept his poise and got us to the sixth inning," added Martin. "Gage came in and did extremely well; ran into a little difficulty with a couple of runs but he still ate up innings and did a very good job."

Game two got off to a shaky beginning for both starting pitchers as the two teams exchanged a pair of runs in the first inning. Wake's Evan Stephens drew a leadoff walk to open the game off Leibrandt and scored one batter later on a double to left by Mark Rhine. Matt Conway brought home Rhine for the second Wake Forest run of the inning on a double to left.

The lead for the Deacs was short lived as the Noles scored twice off Justin Van Grouw (4-6) to tie the game at 2-2. Back-to-back singles by DJ Stewart and Marcus Davis put runners at the corners with one out. Stephen McGee drove in Stewart on a sac-fly to left and after Davis moved into scoring position on a stolen base, he scored on a fielding error at shortstop on a groundball off the bat of Jose Brizuela.

The Noles took its first lead of the evening in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Miller. FSU loaded the bases with one-out off Van Grouw on a single to right by Winston, a hit-by-pitch to Giovanny Alfonzo and a single to right by Sansone. Miller came through with a bloop single to left to plate Winston and give the Seminoles a 3-2 lead.

FSU pushed its lead to 4-2 in the fourth when Winston scored his second run of the evening. The Seminole right fielder led off the inning with a walk, moved to third on a double by Sansone and scored when Wake Forest relief pitcher Jack Fischer unleashed a wild pitch.

Van Grouw's night came to a close after giving up Sansone's double. The senior right hander was charged with four runs, three earned, in 3.1 innings of work.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the fifth with four runs to increase their lead to 8-2. Sansone registered the big hit in the inning clearing the bases with a two-run single to left plating Smit and Winston. Alfonzo also scored on the play courtesy of a throwing error by the Wake Forest left fielder. McGee got things going in the inning with a double to left and scored two batters later on Smit's RBI double to right.

The Demon Deacons cut the deficit to 8-4 with two runs in the eighth off Smith. Jack Carey reached on an infield single to short but then advanced to second on a throwing error by Alfonzo. Brett Armour brought Carey home one batter later on an RBI double down the line in left. Smith struck out Conway for the last batter he would face as Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Billy Strode. The Seminole southpaw gave up an RBI double to Andrew Williams and then a single to Grant Shambley before retiring the side in the top of the eighth getting Stephens to groundout to second.

Wake would not go quietly in the ninth scoring two runs, one earned, off Coles. The Deacs manufactured three hits in the inning including a double by Pat Blair and back-to-back singles by Carey and pinch hitter Charlie Morgan.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        4  0  2   1  1  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Valdes           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  1   1  0  1 12  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
Casey Smit              1B        4  1  2   1  0  0 10  0
Jameis Winston          RF        2  3  1   0  2  0  1  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  4
John Sansone            2B        4  0  3   2  0  0  1  2
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  8 12   5  5  3 27 11
Opp                              38  6 12   6  4 12 24 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Jose Brizuela (14), Giovanny Alfonzo (10)
2B - Opp-6, FSU-Stephen McGee (12), Casey Smit (5), John Sansone (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (6)
SH - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)
SF - FSU-Stephen McGee (4)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Marcus Davis (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (6-4)    5.0  5  2  2  3  7
Gage Smith                      2.2  2  2  2  0  5
Billy Strode                    0.1  2  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles                     1.0  3  2  1  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  6  5  4 12
Opp                  L          8.0 12  8  6  5  3


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FLORIDA STATE 11, WAKE FOREST 2
04/28/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sitz Sensational As Seminoles Roll.

Florida State sweeps Wake Forest behind 7.0 shutout innings from Scott Sitz.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (35-9, 16-8 ACC) completed the sweep of Wake Forest (24-23, 7-17 ACC) on Sunday afternoon with an 11-2 victory on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Scott Sitz was sensational in the win working 7.0 shutout innings to improve to 8-1 on the year.

The win kept the Seminoles in first place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a half a game lead on NC State, who plays North Carolina Sunday at 7 pm, and a full game lead on Clemson.

"I think what impressed me the most about our guys was that there was no let up today," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a good win for our ball club, one that we needed. There is a lot of baseball left."

The Seminoles also remained perfect on the year at home on Sunday's improving to 7-0. Florida State has now won 19 in a row when wearing the gold uniforms.

Sitz scattered just four hits on Sunday and at one point retired 14 straight Wake Forest batters. The junior right hander allowed just two runners past first base and both game in the top of the seventh when Charlie Morgan singled and advanced to third on a double to left by Jack Carey. Sitz left both runners stranded as he got Kevin Jordan swinging on strikes to retire the side.

"I honestly don't know when I have seen him pitch better," said Martin on Sitz' performance. "I mean that was beautiful stuff; both sides of the plate with the fastball, just a well-pitched baseball game."

"He had a good outing," said catcher Stephen McGee. "His fastball had a lot to do with it and then his slider was very consistent today; he had a good feel for both pitches. He was just getting ahead of the hitters, making his pitches when he needed to and throwing that pitch to each individual hitter (when he needed outs)."

The Jacksonville Beach, Fla., native has now gone six starts this year in which he has not allowed an earned run. In the process, the Seminole senior lowered his ERA to a team best 1.42.

"It was one of the better outings I have had all year," said Sitz. "I felt like I had control of most of my pitches. My change-up was on and off throughout the game but my slider and fastball I felt like I had great command over all day. I just felt good out there."

Marcus Davis paced the Seminole offense with three hits and a career-high four RBI, while Jose Brizuela finished 2-for-4 with three RBI. Brett Knief and John Nogowski also picked up two hits apiece in the win.

Stephen McGee scored a game-high three runs while legging out his first career triple in the bottom of the fifth. DJ Stewart finished with two runs scored after going 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.

Wake Forest's Austin Stadler suffered the loss (5-3) leaving after 5.0 innings. He was charged with five runs, three earned, on six hits as he walked three and struck out six.

"A lot of it was our approach," added McGee. "You could see early in the game we were getting a little frustrated swinging at some pitches we probably shouldn't have. We all adjusted and turned the game around."

After Stadler faced the minimum with five strikeouts through the first three innings on Sunday, Florida State broke the scoreless tie with three runs to take the lead for good. Knief led off the inning with a double to the gap in the left center and moved to third on a sac-bunt by Stewart. The Deacs then intentionally walked McGee to bring up a lefty on lefty match-up. Davis won the battle with an RBI single up the middle to plate Knief for the first run of the game. After Nogowski walked to load the bases, Brizuela took a 2-2 pitch from Stadler back up the middle to plate a pair and give the Seminoles a 3-0 advantage.

"Wake's lefty had us chasing some pitches early," added Martin. "We kept our poise, got the big base hit from Brizuela in the fourth. Then of course things just seemed to go our way after that. We got some good hitting; Marcus had a big day for us today."

A fielding error by Wake Forest with two outs in the fifth opened the door for a pair of runs as Florida State increased its lead to 5-0. Stewart reached on the error and scored on McGee's first career triple. The Seminole catcher would score one batter later on Davis' RBI double down the line in right.

Florida State added to its lead with a five-run seventh to increase its margin to 10-0. The Seminoles sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning highlighted by an RBI double by Stewart and Nogowski and an RBI single by Davis and Brizuela.

Wake Forest broke up the shutout bid with a run in the eighth off Bryant Holtmann, who walked four in the inning. Charlie Morgan drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring home Mark Rhine for the Deacs first run of the afternoon.

The Seminoles pushed their lead back to 10 with a run in the bottom of the eighth to make the score 11-1. Pinch hitter Casey Smit led off the inning with a hit-by-pitch, advanced to second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a single to center by Ladson Montgomery. Davis would bring home Smit on a sac-fly to center for his fourth RBI of the game.

The Demon Deacons plated an unearned run in the top of the ninth off Jameis Winston. Winston worked 1.1 innings as he gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
  Seth Miller           PR-CF     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              CF-RF     3  2  1   1  0  1  3  0
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  1
Stephen McGee           C         2  3  1   1  1  0  8  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            LF        4  2  3   4  0  1  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  2   1  1  0  6  1
  JJ Gould              PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jameis Winston          DH-P      4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  2   3  0  0  0  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  3
  Ryan Valdes           RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  3
Scott Sitz              P                            1  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 13  10  3  9 27 11
Opp                              32  2  5   1  6 10 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jose Brizuela 2 (16)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (4), DJ Stewart (15), Marcus Davis (16), John Nogowski (8)
3B - FSU-Stephen McGee (1)
HBP - FSU-Casey Smit (3), Stephen McGee (4)
SH - FSU-DJ Stewart (1)
SF - FSU-Marcus Davis (5)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (5)
CS - FSU-John Nogowski (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (8-1)    7.0  4  0  0  1  8
Bryant Holtmann                 0.2  0  1  1  4  1
Jameis Winston                  1.1  1  1  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  2  1  6 10
Opp                  L          8.0 13 11  9  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE 4, CENTRAL FLORIDA 2
05/03/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McGee's Late Home Run Paces FSU Past UCF.

Luke Weaver tosses seven shutout innings for the second straight start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Stephen McGee's solo home run in the bottom of the eighth broke a 2-2 tie as No. 8 Florida State (36-9) defeated No. 30 UCF (26-20) 4-2 in game one of a three-game series Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The win for the Seminoles was their eight straight at home and third in a row over the Knights, while the loss for UCF snapped a six-game winning streak.

"That was a good win," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was an outing that Luke Weaver was outstanding; he pitched beautifully. It was one of those that we got key hits. Yeah, we made some mistakes but we will strive to improve on them. But it was a good win for us."

After UCF tied the game at two with two runs in the top of the eighth, the Seminoles wasted very little time to respond as McGee took the fourth pitch from Spencer Davis (4-1) in the bottom half of the inning out of the park to left for his sixth home run of the season. FSU added an insurance run in the inning as John Sansone executed a safety squeeze to bring home John Nogowski for the winning margin.

"I got a fastball," said McGee. "I went up there really trying to see the ball deep. He left the fastball on the inside corner and I turned on it."

"There is no way to think that he is going to hit a home run in tonight's conditions," said Martin on McGee's home run in the eighth. "I could not have hit a three-wood out of here tonight, that wind was really coming in and that takes exceptional power to accomplish what he did. Obviously, it could not have come at a better time for his team.

"We did a few things right in the eighth. I am just very proud of our ball club."

Robby Coles (3-1), who recorded the final two outs in the top of the eighth, returned to work the ninth to pick-up the victory. The junior right hander allowed a hit and walk while striking out three.

For the second straight outing, Luke Weaver tossed 7.0 scoreless innings as he tied a career-high with nine strikeouts, his fourth nine-strikeout game of the season. The sophomore right hander did not factor into the decision Friday night but gave the Seminoles exactly what they were looking for in the opening game of the series.

Weaver worked out of a couple early jams before settling into his own as he registered eight of his nine strikeouts in the final four innings that he pitched. He recorded two strikeouts in the sixth and then struck out the side in his final inning of work in the seventh.

"It was a little shaky at first," said Weaver. "I was having trouble with command and mechanics but when I bared down, the fastball was there most of the night. Then later in the game the slider was throwing for strikes and the change-up was there throughout the whole game. But a lot of it came late in the game."

UCF put two on in the second on a walk and an infield single but Weaver got Erik Barber to ground into an inning ending double play at third. In the fourth, the Knights put runners at the corners with one out only to have Weaver record to big strikeouts to retire the side.

Jose Brizuela paced the Seminole offense on Friday night going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and an RBI. Brizuela was one of eight Seminoles to record at least one hit in the win.

The Knights' Ben Lively was also impressive in his start despite not factoring into the decision. The junior right hander worked 6.0 innings allowing two runs on seven hits as he walked four and struck out seven.

The Seminoles broke on top early with a run in the second thanks to some nifty base running by Jameis Winston. The freshman right fielder singled up the middle and after taking a wide turn at first moved into the second when the throw from the UCF right fielder went to first. Winston then advanced to second on an infield single by Sansone and scored when the Seminole second baseman was caught trying to steal second.

Florida State added to its lead an inning later on a two-out RBI by Brizuela. Marcus Davis drew a one-out walk off Lively in the third, stole second and scored on Brizuela's single to right center to give the Seminoles a 2-0 advantage.

With Weaver out of the game, the Knights finally cracked the scoreboard plating two in the top of the eighth off reliever Billy Strode to tie the game at 2-2. JoMarcos Woods led off the inning with an infield single and moved to second on a one-out walk to Chris Taladay. Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Gage Smith, who gave up an RBI single to left to Parker Webster, as it marked the only batter he would face. Coles came on and got the final two outs of the inning on a pair of strikeouts but not before hitting the first batter he faced to load the bases and then walking Barber to bring home the tying run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Seth Miller             CF        3  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
  Brett Knief           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  1  1   1  2  0 13  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  2   1  0  2  1  3
Casey Smit              1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  6  1
  John Nogowski         1B        0  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Jameis Winston          RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  1   0  1  2  2  1
Luke Weaver             P                            0  2
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  9   3  7  9 27 10
Opp                              35  2  9   2  3 13 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (17), John Sansone (7)
2B - FSU-Seth Miller (11)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-John Sansone (3)
SB - FSU-Marcus Davis (4), John Nogowski (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Luke Weaver                     7.0  6  0  0  1  9
Billy Strode                    0.1  1  2  2  1  1
Gage Smith                      0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles          W (3-1)    1.2  1  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  3 13
Opp                  L          8.0  9  4  3  7  9


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FLORIDA STATE 6, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1
05/04/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down Knights 6-1.

Brandon Leibrandt works 7.0 strong innings with nine strikeouts to earn his seventh win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 8 Florida State (37-9) captured its sixth consecutive victory with a 6-1 victory over No. 30 UCF (26-21) Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium to clinch the season series from the Knights. A crowd of 4,215 was on hand in game two to watch the Seminoles and Knights battle under unusually cold and windy conditions.

"It was a good win," said head coach Mike Martin. "There's no two ways about it; it was a good win. The conditions were tough for both clubs tonight."

The Seminoles once again got another outstanding performance from their starting pitcher as this time Brandon Leibrandt went 7.0 strong allowing an unearned run on five hits as he walked one and struck out nine to improve to 7-4 on the year. The sophomore southpaw also registered two more pickoffs to bring his season total to 10.

"I felt like I had pretty good stuff tonight," said Leibrandt. "I was able to make some pitches here and there and I had a great defense behind me; some of the best catches I have ever seen. No doubt, it was a great team win."

Over the last six games, FSU's starting pitchers have combined to allow just three runs, two earned, in 40.0 innings of work - good for an ERA of 0.45. They have registered 48 strikeouts while yielding 26 hits and just 10 walks over that span.

Gage Smith worked the final two innings on Saturday night allowing a pair of hits while striking out two to preserve the victory.

"Leibrandt did a very good job; Gage did an outstanding job and let's face it that's what it's about (good pitching)," said Martin.

Leibrandt and Smith were also the beneficiaries of a few defensive gems turned in by the Seminoles Saturday night. The first came from Jameis Winston in the third as he got a great jump in right to catch a liner off the bat of Erik Barber and keep a Knight runner from tagging up and scoring from third. The UCF centerfielder was the victim once again in the sixth when Giovanny Alfonzo climbed the ladder to take away a base hit.

Seth Miller added to the highlight reel in the seventh with an over the head catch in straight away center, while John Nogowski made a great diving, over the head grab on a pop-up in foul territory off the bat of Parker Webster in the top of the ninth.

"I was blocked off from Nogowski's catch, but Seth's was a thing of beauty and Gio's was pure athleticism," added Martin. "Don't forget the outstanding play Jameis Winston made; my gosh that was going to be a base hit and he comes in and makes an unbelievable catch to hold the guy at third. All of them were pretty impressive."

"It is huge for momentum," added Leibrandt on the defense's ability to make big plays. "Anytime a guy makes a play like that, it takes away a base hit and kills the rally."

Offensively, Winston led all Seminole hitters with two hits in the game two victory as his two-run double in the fifth broke open a two-run Florida State lead. Alfonzo also picked up two RBI drawing a pair of walks with the bases loaded.

Florida State tied a season-high with five hit-by-pitches Saturday night as John Sansone led the way with two.

UCF's Chris Matulis suffered the loss falling to 5-3 on the year. The senior southpaw was charged with six runs, five earned, on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work.

The Knights scored first Saturday night taking advantage of a Seminole error in the top of the third. Austin Johnston led off the inning reaching on a two base throwing error at third, moved to third on a groundout to short and scored on Erik Hempe's RBI double to the gap in right center.

Leibrandt avoided further damage in the inning as he recorded a lineout and a groundout to hold the Knights to just one run in the inning.

The lead was short lived for UCF as the Seminoles came right back in the bottom of the inning with a run to tie the game at 1-1. Alfonzo led off FSU's half of the third with a double to left center, moved to third on a groundout to second by Brett Knief and scored on DJ Stewart's RBI single to center.

Florida State grabbed its first lead of the night in the fourth when Alfonzo drew a two-out walk with the base loaded to bring home Marcus Davis, who led off the inning with an infield single. Winston kept the inning alive with a two-out base hit to center and Sansone reached on a hit-by-pitch to load the bases.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the fifth scoring four runs off Matulis as Florida State sent 10 batters to the plate to extend their lead to 6-1. After Stephen McGee doubled off the fence in right center to start FSU's one-out rally, the junior catcher would score on a fielding error at second on a groundball off the bat of Davis. The Seminoles then loaded the bases on a hit-by-pitch and a walk as Winston came to the plate and delivered with a two-run double just inside the bag at third. Following another hit-by-pitch to Sansone, Alfonzo picked up his second RBI of the night as he drew his second walk off Matulis with the bases loaded.

"With the bases loaded, you just have to get the job done," said Winston. "Luckily there was one out so I didn't have that much pressure on me. Everyone (in front of me) did their job so I could have a chance to get the hit."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Seth Miller           LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              CF        5  0  1   1  0  2  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   0  1  0 11  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  0   0  0  0  8  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  1  1  0  2
Jameis Winston          RF        3  0  2   2  1  1  3  0
John Sansone            2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  1  1   2  2  0  2  2
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  3
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  8   5  8  5 27  7
Opp                              33  1  7   1  1 11 24  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (18), Giovanny Alfonzo (11)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (13), Jameis Winston (6), Giovanny Alfonzo (4)
HBP - FSU-Stephen McGee (5), John Nogowski (9), Jameis Winston (4), John Sansone 2 (9)
SB - FSU-Marcus Davis (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (7-4)    7.0  5  1  0  1  9
Gage Smith                      2.0  2  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  1  0  1 11
Opp                  L          8.0  8  6  5  8  5


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FLORIDA STATE 5, CENTRAL FLORIDA 4
05/05/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Dramatic Ninth Lifts No. 8 FSU Over No. 30 UCF.

Stephen McGee records a walk-off single to complete the ninth inning rally.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - What started as an old fashion pitcher's duel finished with some ninth inning fireworks as No. 8 Florida State (38-9) capped off a ninth-inning rally with a walk-off RBI single to straight away centerfield by Stephen McGee as the Seminole defeated No. 30 UCF (26-22) 5-4 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"Sometimes you just have to take what comes your way," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was one of those that we had a very poor top of the ninth inning but our guys showed what they were all about, going out there and having good, quality at-bats; positioning themselves for success. We got it done. There were a lot of positives in the game. It was a just a great win for us."

With the win, the Seminoles completed the series sweep of the Knights while improving their home record to 30-2 on the year. In the process, FSU also extended its win streak when wearing its gold uniforms to 20 in a row.

After giving up two unearned runs in the top of the ninth and trailing 4-2, the Seminoles got the bottom of the inning off to a good start when Jose Brizuela and Jameis Winston drew back-to-back walks off reliever Zac Favre (2-2). Pinch hitter Casey Smit got the Seminoles within one of the UCF lead when he drilled a double off the fence in right to plate Brizuela.

"I needed to hit the ball to the outfield," said Smit. "With runners at first and second, no outs, you're down by two, you have a much greater chance of scoring when you have runners at second and third. I was trying to hit the ball hard somewhere and advance the runners."

After Giovanny Alfonzo was intentionally walked to load the bases, UCF went to the bullpen and called on Eric Skoglund to face Seth Miller. Miller brought home Winston to tie the game at 4-4 when he lifted a sacrifice fly to right in foul territory. Erik Hempe made the catch but his throw was up the third base line and had no chance of catching the speedy Winston. Smit and Alfonzo both tagged on the play advancing to third and second, respectively. With first base open and one-out, DJ Stewart was intentionally walked bringing McGee to the plate. Looking for the force out at home and with the infield drawn in, McGee took a 2-0 pitch from Skoglund and drilled it to no man's land in straight away center to give FSU the come-from-behind victory.

"Our guys knew that there were three outs to get," said Martin. "That's what makes this game so great; our guys were in a fighting mood and they went up there and fought at the plate and got it done."

"It was awesome," said McGee. "Once I saw Casey's hit, I was saying to myself, `just get me up, just give me that chance, I want to do it.' I really wanted it to happen and when it did I was really happy. I just wanted to see a pitch that I could put to the outfield."

The walk-off hit was the first of McGee's career and the second by a Seminole this year. The first came off the bat of Stewart back on opening weekend when the freshman connected on a two-run home run to right center in the 10th inning in a Sunday victory over Rhode Island.

"It really says a lot about him because he does a heck of a job for us behind the plate," said Martin on McGee. "It also says a lot about his competitiveness and desire; every single day he wants to be in there (the line-up)."

McGee finished the game 2-for-4 with a single and a double as he scored once and registered a walk.

The ninth inning dramatics overshadowed a great pitching performance by both starting pitchers on Sunday. Neither would factor into the decision but FSU's Scott Sitz and UCF's Brian Adkins battled back and forth as both did an outstanding job of keeping the opposing offenses in-check.

Sitz held the Knights to just one hit through the first six innings and that hit was an infield single by JoMarcos Woods to lead-off the top of the fourth. The senior right hander retired the first nine batters that he faced and faced just one batter over the minimum through the first six innings.

After opening the seventh with a strikeout, the Knights finally got to Sitz when Chris Taladay unloaded on a solo shot over the screen in right. The Knight third baseman took a 3-2 pitch from Sitz out of the park for his third round tripper of the season. It marked the first home run allowed by Sitz this year. Erik Barber followed two batters later with a double to the gap in left center, but the Seminole right hander got of the jam getting James Vasquez to groundout to second to retire the side.

Sitz finished the afternoon allowing one run on three hits over 7.0 innings as he struck out six and did not walk a batter.

"Beautiful, absolutely beautiful," said Martin on Sitz' performance on Sunday. "I mean Taladay hit a ball out of the ballpark that was down. You just tip your hat to him and go to the next at-bat. Scotty pitched extremely well. I was very pleased with our pitching all weekend."

Adkins on the other hand got off to a shaky start giving up two first inning runs when Marcus Davis got the Seminoles on the board early with a two-run single to right. Stewart drew a one-out walk off the UCF starter and moved to third on a ground rule double down the left field line off the bat of McGee.

The UCF starter then worked around a two-out triple and a walk to Brett Knief and Stewart, respectively, in the second before settling down and not allowing a runner past first base until he left the game with one out in the eighth. Adkins was charged with two runs on six hits as he walked two and struck out one in 7.1 innings of work.

The Knights tied at the game at two in the top of the eighth on an RBI pinch-hit double by Jeramy Matos. Pinch hitter Bret Gordon opened the inning with a single through the left side of the infield off Gage Smith and moved to second on a sac-bunt by Tommy Williams. Matos then took the first pitch from Smith and one-hopped it off the left field wall for a double to bring home Gordon for the tying run.

Robby Coles (4-1) entered in relief of Smith to register the final two outs in the eighth. The junior right hander got Woods to line out to right but not before Winston made a great full extending catch on the run to keep Matos at second. Erik Hempe then flew out to Miller in center to end the inning.

UCF grabbed its first lead of the afternoon in the ninth taking advantage of a two-out throwing error at third that resulted in two unearned runs and a 4-2 advantage. Barber would reach on the two-base throwing error and later score on an RBI single back up the middle by Gordon. With the bases loaded, Vasquez scored the second run of the inning on an infield single by Dale Irving. Gordon would try to score from second on the play, but John Sansone threw on to McGee to record the final out of the inning.

"We are a very tough team," added Smit. "Mistakes happen, they are part of baseball but its how we battle back and just keep our poise; that's how you become a better baseball team, don't let the past affect you."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Seth Miller           CF        0  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        1  1  0   0  3  0  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  2   1  1  0  8  1
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  7  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jameis Winston          RF        3  1  1   0  1  1  4  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  3
  Casey Smit            PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  2
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  8   5  7  1 27  7
Opp                              34  4  7   4  1  6 25  7

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela 2 (20), John Sansone (8)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen McGee (14), Casey Smit (6)
3B - FSU-Brett Knief (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Seth Miller (3)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jameis Winston (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz                      7.0  3  1  1  0  6
Gage Smith                      0.1  2  1  1  0  0
Robby Coles          W (4-1)    1.2  2  2  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  4  2  1  6
Opp                  L          8.1  8  5  5  7  1


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FLORIDA STATE 13, STETSON 5
05/07/2013, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 7 FSU Hammers Stetson 13-5.

The Seminoles record 18 hits to secure their third straight regular season series victory over the Hatters.

DeLAND, FL - No. 7 Florida State (39-9) scored two runs in each of the first four innings Tuesday night en route to a 13-5 victory over Stetson (23-25) in the first of two games on Melching Field inside Conrad Park. The win secured FSU's third regular season series victory over the Hatters while it marked the Seminoles eighth win in their last nine trips to DeLand.

Peter Miller brushed off a shaky start to give the Seminoles six solid innings as the junior right hander recorded his third straight win to improve to 6-1 on the year. After giving up four runs in the first two innings, Miller settled down scattering just four hits over the next four innings. The Lutz, Fla., native finished with three strikeouts while walking just one.

"It was just one of those outings that I was very proud that he so called persevered," said head coach Mike Martin on the outing of Miller. "He didn't feel sorry for himself; he stayed out there and battled. He comes away with a win tonight because he kept fighting and believing himself. I am just very proud of him for that and I told him that."

Stephen McGee, DJ Stewart and Jameis Winston combined for eight hits, eight RBI and eight runs scored Tuesday night. Winston finished with career-highs in hits (3) and RBI (4), while McGee put the game out of reach in the fourth connecting on a two-run shot to left. The junior catcher finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI as he reached base on four of his five plate appearances.

Stewart registered doubles in his first two plate appearances in game one and finished 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI. Casey Smit went 2-for-2 with a run scored in the win.

Florida State finished the game with 18 hits, the second most this year, as 12 Seminoles recorded at least one hit. John Nogowski extended his streak of reaching base to 21 straight games with a single to right. The sophomore first baseman finished 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI as he walked once and was hit by a pitch.

"This was a little bit of a surprise," added Martin. "It's the second most hits we posted this year. It was just one of those things that everything seemed to go our way. We got runners on and got a lot of key hits. It was a good night for us."

Billy Strode worked 2.0 innings in relief allowing a run on five hits as he struck out three. Kenny Burkhead pitched a perfect ninth inning in front of friends and family as the Deltona, Fla., native struck out a career-high two batters.

Florida State jumped out to an early lead Tuesday night scoring two runs in the top of the first off Stetson starter Adam Schaly (2-3). Stewart got things going with a double to the gap in right center followed by a four-pitch walk to McGee. Marcus Davis then dropped a double inside the left field foul line to plate Stewart. Nogowski brought home McGee for the second run of the inning on a safety squeeze.

Stetson answered right back with a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the Seminole lead to 2-1. Kevin Fagan led off with a sharp single to center and scored two batters later on a sac-fly to center by Patrick Mazeika. A double by James Rasmussen kept the inning alive for the Hatters but Miller got out of the inning with the lead intact recording an infield pop-up and a groundout to retire the side.

Stewart delivered a two-out, two-run double in the second to extend FSU's lead to 4-1. Walks to John Sansone and Brett Knief opened the door for Stewart, who laced his second double in as many at-bats just beyond the diving glove of Mitchel Brennan in right.

The Hatters scored three in the bottom of the second to even the game at 4-4. With two on and one out, Fagan drilled a triple over the head of Winston in right and scored a batter later on an RBI groundout to second off the bat of Darby McCormick.

FSU grabbed the lead for a third time in the game in the third inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Winston and Sansone. Nogowski and Winston scored in the inning to give the Seminoles a 6-4 lead.

McGee gave the Garnet & Gold a four-run cushion after connecting on a two-run shot in the fourth. After Stewart reached on a fielder's choice groundout, McGee followed with his seventh home run of the season taking a 3-1 pitch from Schaly out of the park to left to give FSU an 8-4 advantage.

Schaly's night was done after 4.0 innings as the freshman southpaw allowed eight runs on 10 hits as he walked five and struck out one.

FSU added to its lead in the eighth plating four more runs to make the score 12-4. Winston opened the inning with his third hit of the evening on a two-run double to left. After a walk to Sansone loaded the bases, Giovanny Alfonzo stepped in and ripped a two-run single to left.

Stetson pushed a run across off Strode in the eighth as Tyler Bocock doubled to right center to open the inning and scored two batters later on an RBI double down the line in left by Smith.

Winston drove in his fourth run of the night in the ninth as he drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Brett Knief             CF        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
  Seth Miller           CF        2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        6  3  3   2  0  0  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  3  2   2  1  0  3  1
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Josh Delph            PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        1  1  1   1  1  0  6  1
  Ryan Valdes           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            1B        2  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Jameis Winston          RF        5  2  3   4  1  1  2  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  1   1  2  1  1  6
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  1   2  1  1  3  2
Peter Miller            P                            0  2
  Billy Strode          P                            0  1
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 13 18  13  9  7 27 13
Opp                              38  5 13   5  1  8 27 13

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-5, FSU-DJ Stewart 2 (17), Marcus Davis (17), Jameis Winston (7)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen McGee (6), John Nogowski (10)
SH - FSU-John Nogowski (3)
SF - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Seth Miller (5), Jameis Winston (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         W (6-1)    6.0  8  4  4  1  3
Billy Strode                    2.0  5  1  1  0  3
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 13  5  5  1  8
Opp                  L          9.0 18 13 12  9  7


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FLORIDA STATE 14, STETSON 2
05/08/2013, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Complete Four-Game Sweep Of Hatters.

Seth Miller records a game-high three hits, while Bryant Holtmann earns his first career win as a starter.

DeLAND, FL - No. 7 Florida State (40-9) scored eight runs in the top of the first and never looked back Wednesday afternoon in cruising to a 14-2 victory over Stetson (23-26) on Melching Field inside Conrad Park. The win completed a four-game sweep of the Hatters as FSU outscored Stetson 46-11 in the series.

"We are elated," said head coach Mike Martin on completing the sweep of Stetson following Wednesday's victory. "We played very good baseball. Overall, we had two very good games."

With the victory, Florida State reached the 40-win plateau for the 36th year in a row. The Seminoles also closed out the regular season with a record of 17-2 against in-state schools winning all seven series they played which included five sweeps (Jacksonville, USF, Stetson, Florida Gulf Coast and UCF).

Florida State finished the game with 13 hits, while 13 others hitters reached via a walk or hit-by-pitch. The Seminoles drew 10 walks on Wednesday for their seventh double-digit walk game of the season.

Seth Miller paced the Seminole offense with three hits in five plate appearances. The senior outfielder collected a double, two singles, scored three times and recorded an RBI. Miller reached base in four of his five plate appearances.

"We came out and just tried to get a `W' in our last mid-week game of the season," said Miller. "I was just trying to do as much as I could as a lead-off hitter. My job is to get on base for these guys like DJ and Marcus and Steve behind me to drive me in. That was my goal and it worked out today."

Four other Seminoles registered multiple hits in the win including DJ Stewart, Marcus Davis, Casey Smit and Giovanny Alfonzo. Stewart drove in a game-high four runs, while Davis and John Sansone registered two RBI apiece. Alfonzo reached base on all four of his plate appearances on Wednesday recording a pair of singles and two walks. He also scored three times.

Bryant Holtmann (3-0) picked up the win for the Seminoles as the sophomore southpaw made his first career start on Wednesday. Holtmann worked 2.0 innings allowing a run on five hits as he struck out one and did not walk a batter.

Jameis Winston followed with three perfect innings in relief. The freshman right hander retired all nine batters that he faced to tie career-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts (4).

Brandon Johnson, Kyle Bird, Gage Smith and Robby Coles all threw an inning in relief in the win.

Florida State sent 12 batters to the plate in the top of the first scoring eight runs, five on two outs, off Stetson starter Josh Thorne (3-1). The Seminoles recorded six hits and three walks as it marked their second most productive run-scoring inning this year. Sansone and Stewart each had two-run doubles in the top of the first, while Stephen McGee and Alfonzo picked up RBI singles to left. Winston brought home a run as he drew a bases loaded walk and Smit was credited with an RBI on a groundout to first.

"A lot of things went right for us in that first inning," added Martin. "We got some key hits. It's always good to get off to a good start on get away day. It was just a good job of approaching the game the right way. I am just very proud of our team."

Stetson brought home a run in the bottom of the second off Holtmann to cut the Florida State lead to 8-1. K'shawn Smith drove in Tyler Bocock on an infield single to third. The Hatters tried to add one more run on a fly ball to center off the bat of Kevin Fagan but Seth Miller delivered a nice one-hop throw to the plate and McGee made an outstanding lunging tag to get Darby McCormick for the final out of the inning. The outfield assist for Miller was his team leading ninth of the season.

The Seminoles responded in the top of the third with three more runs to increase their lead to 11-1. Stewart added to his RBI total on the afternoon with a two-run single to left, while Jose Brizuela brought home Miller on a sac-fly to right.

FSU extended its lead to 14-1 with three more runs in the fourth. Smit led off the inning with a single to right, moved to second on a walk to Alfonzo and scored on an RBI double to right by Miller. Both Alfonzo and Miller would score two batters later as Davis dropped a bloop single down the line in left.

Stetson took advantage of a Seminole error to push across a run in the eighth off Bird. With the bases loaded, pinch hitter Kyle Zech laced an RBI single to right scoring Smith who reached after getting hit by a pitch.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Seth Miller             CF        4  3  3   1  0  0  1  1
  Ryan Valdes           RF-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              RF        3  1  2   4  1  1  0  0
  Brett Knief           RF-CF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            LF        5  1  2   2  0  1  0  0
  Kyle Bird             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage Smith            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Robby Coles           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   1  1  1  3  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        1  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
  John Nogowski         1B        1  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Jameis Winston          DH-P      3  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
  Josh Delph            PH-RF     1  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Casey Smit              1B-3B     5  1  2   1  1  0  6  1
John Sansone            2B        5  2  1   2  1  2  2  3
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  3  2   1  2  0  0  4
  JJ Gould              PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Bryant Holtmann         P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 14 13  14 10  6 27 11
Opp                              37  2  9   2  1  6 27  7

E - FSU-John Sansone (9), JJ Gould (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (12), DJ Stewart (18), John Sansone (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (6), Brett Knief (6), Jose Brizuela (4)
SF - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryant Holtmann      W (3-0)    2.0  5  1  1  0  1
Jameis Winston                  3.0  0  0  0  0  4
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Kyle Bird                       1.0  2  1  0  0  1
Gage Smith                      1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Robby Coles                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  2  1  1  6
Opp                  L          9.0 13 14 14  9  6


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/11/2013, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To NC State.

Luke Weaver ties a career-high with nine strikeouts in the loss.

RALEIGH, NC - No. 7 Florida State (40-10, 16-9 ACC) saw its nine-game win streak go by the way side Saturday afternoon falling to No. 9 NC State (39-11, 16-8 ACC) 3-1 on Doak Field inside Dail Park. With the loss, the Seminoles dropped a half game behind the Wolfpack for the top spot in the ACC Atlantic Division.

Despite collecting nine hits and drawing for walks against NC State starter Carlos Rodon, the Seminoles could not find the clutch base hits with runners in scoring position to string together any momentum against the sophomore southpaw. Rodon finished with eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings of work while throwing 133 pitches as he improved to 7-2 on the year.

"It was just one of those games that you have to credit Carlos Rodon," said head coach Mike Martin. "But we have to roll on and look forward to Sunday."

Luke Weaver (5-2) suffered the heartbreaking loss after delivering another impressive performance as he went 7.0 innings and recorded nine strikeouts for the third straight start. The nine strikeouts tied a career-high, his fifth of the season, as he allowed three runs on eight hits and walked just one.

"We got a great performance from Luke Weaver," added Martin. "It was just disappointing that we made some mistakes, but we have to get over it and be ready to go for tomorrow."

John Nogowski provided the only run production for Florida State on Saturday connecting on a two-out RBI double to deep right center in the top of the eighth. Nogowski and Jameis Winston recorded five of FSU's nine hits, while Marcus Davis finished 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Winston tied a career-high with three hits as it marked the second time in three games the freshman right fielder reached the three-hit plateau.

The Noles looked to get on the board first in the top of the third but DJ Stewart was thrown out at the plate on a great throw by Bryan Adametz from left field. Stewart drew a one-out walk from Rodon, stole second and then tried to score from second on a base hit through the left side by Davis but Adametz made a nice one hop throw to the plate to retire the side and keep the game scoreless.

NC State broke through with the game's first run in the bottom of the inning as Logan Ratledge scored on a wild pitch from Weaver. The Wolfpack second baseman led off the inning dropping a single to right, moved to second on a stolen base and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With Jake Fincher at the plate, Weaver got the NC State right fielder to swing and miss but Fincher reached first and Ratledge scored on Weaver's second wild pitch of the inning to give the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead.

FSU continued to have its chances off Rodon but left the bases loaded in the fourth. Nogowski and Jose Brizuela registered singles in the fourth while Giovanny Alfonzo drew a walk to load the bases. Rodon escaped the jam getting Seth Miller to groundout to first. The Seminoles left seven runners on base through the first four innings in game one.

"We certainly had a couple of opportunities to bust it open," said Martin. "But you got to credit Rodon, he came in and made some good pitches. We had some good at-bats against him; we had him on the ropes a couple of times but he seemed to always get out of it."

The Wolfpack extended their lead to 3-0 with two runs in the fourth. Adametz delivered the big hit lacing a base hit back up the middle to score a pair. Tarran Senay opened the inning with an infield single and moved to third when Jake Armstrong kept the inning alive with a double that bounced over the head of Brizuela at third. Adametz followed with a two-run single to give NC State a three-run lead.

Rodon didn't allow a runner past second until the eighth when Nogowski doubled to the gap in right center to score pinch runner JJ Gould from first. Winston followed with a single to right to put runners at the corners but Rodon kept NC State's two-run lead in tact as he got Brizuela looking at a called third strike to end the threat.

Chris Overman worked the ninth and faced the minimum to pick up his sixth save of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        5  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  0   0  1  2  8  2
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  JJ Gould              PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  2   1  1  1  4  1
Jameis Winston          RF        4  0  3   0  0  1  4  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
  Casey Smit            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  1
Luke Weaver             P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  1  9   1  4  9 24  7
Opp                              30  3  8   2  2  9 27 11

2B - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (9)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (6)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          L (5-2)    7.0  8  3  3  1  9
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  8  3  3  2  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  9  1  1  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 12, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3
05/12/2013, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Leibrandt Leads Noles Past Wolfpack to Even Series.

The sophomore southpaw goes 8.0 strong and strikes out seven in the win.

RALEIGH, NC - No. 7 Florida State (41-10, 17-9 ACC) rebounded with a 12-3 victory over No. 9 NC State (39-12, 16-9 ACC) Sunday afternoon on Doak Field inside Dail Park to even the three-game series at a game apiece. Brandon Leibrandt paced the Seminoles to the victory holding the Wolfpack to just one run in 8.0 strong innings.

With the win, the Seminoles moved back to the top of the ACC Atlantic Division standings taking a half game lead over the Wolfpack. The two schools will settle the series in the rubber game Monday night under the lights on national television.

Leibrandt put together his fifth straight quality start as the sophomore southpaw picked up his fourth win in five games to improve to 8-4 on the year. The Alpharetta, Ga., native retired the side in order in six of the eight innings he worked.

"It was just one of those things that everything went our way," said head coach Mike Martin. "Of course Brandon Leibrandt was the story of the game. He pitched absolutely beautifully; he just kept the ball where it needed to be kept. I was very proud of the way we kept scrapping for more runs even as late as the ninth inning; we were still trying to put more on the board."

After giving up an RBI single to Trea Turner in the third, Leibrandt retired nine straight batters before hitting Jake Fincher on the foot in the sixth. He then proceeded to set down the next seven batters before giving way to Brandon Johnson in the ninth.

"I felt pretty good," said Leibrandt. "I was able to make some pitches here and there. They swung at some pitches to help me out; had some quick innings. The team played great behind me; overall, I think this is the best we played all year."

Leibrandt finished the game allowing just one run on three hits, all coming in the third inning, with seven strikeouts and no walks. It marked the second start of 7.0 innings or more in which he has not issued a walk this year.

"It was a big pick me up for this baseball team," added Martin on Leibrandt's performance on Sunday. "We needed something like that today to get us back in the series."

DJ Stewart led the Seminoles at the plate going 3-for-3 as the freshman left fielder reached base on all six plate appearances in game two. Stewart recorded two doubles and a single, while driving in three and scoring three times.

Marcus Davis and Stephen McGee each drove in three runs, while Davis, McGee and Seth Miller all registered two hits apiece.

Miller and Stewart scored half of FSU's runs on Saturday. John Sansone and Giovanny Alfonzo both scored two runs and picked up a hit in the win.

NC State's Ethan Ogburn (4-3) suffered the loss in game two as the Wolfpack starter gave up four runs on four hits in just 1.1 innings of work. NC State used seven pitchers on Saturday as five gave up at least one run.

The Noles got off to a quick start in game two as McGee laced a two-run double to the gap in right center to give FSU an early 2-0 advantage. Miller opened the game with a single down the right field line off Ogburn and moved to second on a four pitch walk to Stewart. McGee followed two batters later with his 15th double of the season taking a 3-2 pitch from Ogburn to right center to plate Miller and Stewart.

Florida State pushed across four runs in the top of the second to increase its lead to 6-0 and chase Ogburn from the game after just 1.1 innings of work. The Seminoles put together six straight one-out hits in the second beginning with Sansone's solo home run to left. After a single by Alfonzo and a double by Miller, FSU recorded three consecutive RBI singles. Stewart started the charge with an infield chopper to second followed by Davis' single to right and a single to left by McGee.

"Anytime you are pitching with a lead, especially a lead like that, you are just trying to get the guys in the dugout, get strike one over, make quick outs and that's what happened today," added Leibrandt.

NC State brought home a run in the third on an RBI single by Turner. Bryan Adametz recorded the Wolfpack's first hit of the afternoon with a double down the line in left and moved to third on a single through the right side by Logan Ratledge. Turner followed with a bloop single to center to plate Adametz and cut the Seminole lead to 6-1. Leibrandt recorded his 11th pickoff of the year getting Ratledge at first for the second out of the inning.

FSU increased its lead back to six with a run in the fifth. McGee led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a single to center by Jameis Winston. After a fielder's choice groundout by Jose Brizuela put runners at the corners, Casey Smit delivered his first hit of the afternoon with a single back up the middle to score McGee as Florida State made the score 7-1.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the sixth as Brizuela drew a walk with the bases loaded to give FSU an 8-1 advantage. Stewart doubled and scored in the inning while Davis and Winston reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch, respectively, off Wolfpack reliever Anthony Tzamtzis.

In the ninth, Stewart and Davis added to their RBI total to give FSU a 12-1 lead. Stewart ripped a two-run double down the line in right followed by a two-run single back up the middle by Davis.

The Wolfpack added two runs in the ninth off Johnson for the final margin. The junior southpaw gave up three hits to the first three batters that he faced before settling down to record a strikeout and back-to-back groundouts to short to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        5  3  2   0  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  3  3   3  3  0  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  1  2   3  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  2   3  2  0  8  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jameis Winston          RF        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
  Josh Delph            PH-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   1  1  0  0  1
  Brett Knief           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  John Nogowski         1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Casey Smit              1B-3B     4  0  1   1  1  1  6  1
John Sansone            2B        5  2  1   1  0  2  2  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  2  1   0  2  1  2  4
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 12 14  12 10  7 27  8
Opp                              32  3  6   2  0  8 27 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ladson Montgomery (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Seth Miller (13), DJ Stewart 2 (20), Stephen McGee (15)
HR - FSU-John Sansone (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Seth Miller (7), Marcus Davis (6), Jameis Winston (5), Josh Delph (9)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (8-4)    8.0  3  1  1  0  7
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  3  2  2  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  3  3  0  8
Opp                  L          9.0 14 12 12 10  7


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Attendance: 2,764

FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4
05/13/2013, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Clinches Series, Downs NC State 8-4.

Marcus Davis hits two home runs to keep the Seminoles in first place in the ACC Atlantic.

RALEIGH, NC - For the second straight game, No. 8 Florida State (42-10, 18-9 ACC) scored six runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-4 victory over No. 9 NC State (39-13, 16-10 ACC) Monday evening on Doak Field inside Dail Park in front of a national audience on ESPNU.

With the win, Florida State clinched the series to remain atop the ACC Atlantic Division standings holding a one-game lead over Clemson and a 1.5 game lead on NC State. FSU has now won eight consecutive series over NC State including four straight series victories in Raleigh.

"It is just a credit to these young men," said head coach Mike Martin on his team clinching the series with Monday night's victory. "This is not easy to win two out of three in this ball park. You get beat the first night and maybe things didn't go exactly right for you that first night. But the next two nights, we come in and get it done with our backs against the wall."

The Seminoles hit three home runs Monday night with all three coming in the first two innings marking the most home runs hit by Florida State in a game this year. Marcus Davis led the way with two round trippers and now leads the team with nine on the year. Stephen McGee unloaded on a two-run shot in the first inning in the win.

"Marcus really came through big for us tonight," said Martin. "Stephen has been, no question, a guy that solidifies our infield. He also did a great job for us offensively tonight."

Davis became the first Seminole to hit multiple home runs in a game this year and the first to hit home runs in consecutive at-bats since Devon Travis performed the feat against Stanford in game one of the Super Regional on June 8, 2012. Both Davis and McGee finished the game with two hits, while Davis drove in three runs and McGee plated two. John Sansone picked up two RBI with a two-run single in the fifth.

Scott Sitz received all the run support he would need as the senior right hander improved to 9-1 on the year. Sitz gave up three runs on seven hits as he walked two and struck out four in 5.2 innings of work.

"He didn't have his best stuff tonight," added Martin on Sitz. "But he showed what he is all about by getting out there and battling. He did not have Scott Sitz stuff tonight. But I was very proud of the way he kept fighting and battling. He knows the importance of getting us to the sixth or seventh (inning) and he got us into the sixth tonight."

Gage Smith pitched 2.1 innings of solid relief giving up an unearned run on two hits. He finished the game with a walk and three strikeouts.

Robby Coles closed out the game working a perfect ninth inning retiring all three batters that he faced.

"There were a lot of keys to tonight's victory," said Martin. "But no question it was our pitching tonight."

For the second straight game, NC State's starting pitcher could not work out of the second inning. This time Brad Stone (2-2) lasted just 0.2 innings as the freshman southpaw gave up four runs on three hits as he walked two and struck out one.

Florida State jumped out to the early lead scoring four runs in the top of the first. McGee and Davis registered back-to-back home runs to spark the four-run first, while Jose Brizuela came through with a two-out RBI double to the gap in left center. McGee connected on a two-run shot to left center and Davis followed with a solo shot off the foul pole in left. John Nogowski drew a walk and scored all the way from first two batters later on Brizuela's RBI double.

The Wolfpack cut the deficit to 4-1 in the bottom of the inning as Trea Turner took the first pitch from Sitz down the line in left for a stand-up triple. He would score two batters later on a groundout to short off the bat of Brett Austin.

Davis would go yard for the second time in as many at-bats in the top of the second crushing a 1-2 pitch from Ryan Wilkins into the trees in right to give FSU a 6-1 lead. McGee, who drew a two-out walk, scored on the play to give the Seminoles a five-run cushion.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 8-1 on a two-run single by Sansone in the fifth. Nogowski led off the inning with a single through the left side off Grant Sasser and moved to second as Jameis Winston drew a four-pitch walk. After a sac-bunt by Brizuela moved both runners up 90 feet, Sansone drilled a 0-2 pitch from Sasser off the wall in left to bring home Nogowski and Winston.

NC State cut into the Florida State in the sixth on a two-run double by Bryan Adametz. The Wolfpack put two on off Sitz following a double by Grant Clyde and a single by Sam Morgan. After a visit to the mound by Martin, Adametz delivered a two-run double to the gap in left center on the very next pitch from Sitz ending the night for the senior right hander.

Smith came on and after giving up a bunt single to Logan Ratledge got Turner to fly out to left to retire the side.

The Wolfpack took advantage of an errant throw on a pick-off attempt by Smith to plate a run and cut the Seminole lead to 8-4 in the eighth. After a walk and a double put runners at second and third with no outs, Smith tried to pick Brett Williams off at second but threw errantly allowing Clyde to score from third. Smith retired the next three batters on a strikeout, line out to first and groundout to short to end the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             CF        3  1  0   0  1  3  0  0
  Seth Miller           CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  1   0  1  1  5  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  2  2   2  1  1  8  0
Marcus Davis            DH        5  2  2   3  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  2  1   0  1  1  7  2
Jameis Winston          RF        3  1  0   0  1  1  3  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   2  0  2  0  2
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Scott Sitz              P                            1  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  8  9   8  5 10 27  7
Opp                              36  4  9   3  3  8 27 12

E - FSU-Gage Smith (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jose Brizuela (12)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (8), Marcus Davis 2 (9)
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (10)
SH - FSU-Jose Brizuela (3)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (9-1)    5.2  7  3  3  2  4
Gage Smith                      2.1  2  1  0  1  3
Robby Coles                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  4  3  3  8
Opp                  L          9.0  9  8  8  5 10


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Attendance: 2,770

CLEMSON 8, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Game One of Series to Clemson.

The Seminoles could not overcome an eight-run deficit Thursday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 8 Florida State (42-11, 18-10 ACC) fell to No. 19 Clemson (39-15, 18-10 ACC) 8-2 Thursday evening in game one of a three-game series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. With the loss, the Seminoles and Tigers are now tied atop the ACC Atlantic Division with two games remaining, while NC State's victory over Duke draws the Wolfpack within a half-game of the division lead.

Clemson scored a run in each of the first four innings on Thursday night including three in the third to run out to an early 6-0 advantage. The Tigers registered four extra base hits in the win including two home runs, one each by Steve Wilkerson and Thomas Brittle.

"If you get right down to it, we were outplayed tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought they took the game to us and that is something that I have not seen all year long as far as our team is concerned. There are no excuses; I take responsibility for that, it was my fault that it happened. We are just going to correct that and play better tomorrow night."

The run support was more than plenty for Tiger starter Daniel Gossett (9-3) who shut out the Seminoles for 6.0 innings scattering just three hits and three walks while striking out three.

"I thought he did a very good job of pitching with the lead," said Martin. "He didn't try and get cute; he came right at us."

"He had a really good change-up tonight," said Giovanny Alfonzo on Gossett's outing. "He was using the fastball, change-up very good and he came out early throwing both pitches in the first two innings. He was deceiving with it. His curveball had a large break; he was a good pitcher. He fought hard and kept the ball down."

The Seminoles broke through for their only runs of the game in the seventh against the Tiger bullpen when DJ Stewart registered a two-run single off Kyle Schnell. Seth Miller and Giovanny Alfonzo paced the Seminoles with two hits each in the game one loss.

"We fought hard, we had good at-bats," said Martin. "We worked ourselves into hitter's counts and walked seven times. It was just a situation where we would get runners on and they would make quality pitches. They played better than we did."

Florida State had its chances to cut into Clemson's lead with bases loaded opportunities in the fourth and seventh innings. Gossett kept the Seminoles off the scoreboard in the fourth when the Tiger right hander got Casey Smit to ground into an inning ending double play. In the seventh, Stephen McGee drew a walk to load the bases after coming within inches, two pitches before, of hitting a three-run home run as the ball sailed just wide of the left field foul pole. Patrick Andrews got out of the jam one batter later getting Jose Brizuela to fly out to left.

"We had a couple of chances to get back in it and of course you have to credit their guy for making a quality pitch and getting the groundball," added Martin. "It is just a credit to them."

Seminole starter Peter Miller (6-2) could not get out of the second inning on Thursday night as the junior starter was charged with two runs on three hits in 1.1 innings.

Dylan Sylvia worked a career-high 3.2 shutout innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two. Bryant Holtmann worked 2.2 innings giving up four runs on four hits. Kyle Bird also saw action in game one throwing 1.1 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits.

Clemson got off to the quick start in game one when Wilkerson took the first pitch he saw from Miller in the top of the first out of the park to right center for his second home run of the season.

The Tigers built a 2-0 lead in the second on an RBI double to right off the bat of Tyler Slaton. Clemson loaded the bases in the inning off Miller ending the evening for the junior right hander after just 1.1 innings. The Seminoles escaped further damage as Holtmann came in and recorded a strikeout and groundout to retire the side.

Clemson added three runs in the top of the third to increase its lead to 5-0. Tyler Krieger brought home Garrett Boulware on an RBI groundout to short, while Brittle capped the scoring as he registered a two-run, inside-the-park home run. The senior outfielder ripped a line drive to center that Seth Miller tried to make a diving catch on but the ball evaded the glove and rolled all the way to the wall for Brittle's second home run of the season.

Miller recorded the Seminoles' first hit of the game in the third ripping a two-out base hit through the left side of the infield. He would be stranded on the base paths when Gossett got Stewart to fly out to center to retire the side.

Shane Kennedy gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead in the fourth on a two-out RBI single to left. Steven Duggar scored on the play after reaching on a single to left. Kennedy was thrown out at second for the final out of the inning as he tried to stretch his single into a double.

Clemson pushed its lead to 8-0 with two runs in the sixth off Bird. Wilkerson scored the first run of the inning on a fielder's choice groundout to short while Duggar plated the second run on a passed ball.

The Seminoles cracked the scoreboard in the seventh on a two-run single through the left side off the bat of Stewart. Florida State loaded the bases with one out on a walk to John Sansone and back-to-back singles by Alfonzo and Miller. Stewart then hit a bounding ball through the left side of the infield to plate Sansone and Alfonzo to cut the deficit to 8-2.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        3  0  2   0  2  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  1   2  0  0  1  1
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  1   0  1  2  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  0   0  2  1  6  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Jameis Winston          RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Casey Smit              1B        4  0  0   0  0  2 13  1
John Sansone            2B        2  1  0   0  1  1  4  1
  Josh Delph            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  John Nogowski         1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  7
  Kyle Bird             P                            1  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  2  6   2  7  8 27 13
Opp                              36  8 11   7  5  6 27  8

E - FSU-DJ Stewart (2)
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Stephen McGee (7)
SB - Opp-4

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         L (6-2)    1.1  3  2  2  2  1
Bryant Holtmann                 2.2  4  4  4  1  1
Kyle Bird                       1.1  2  2  1  1  2
Dylan Silva                     3.2  2  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  8  7  5  6
Opp                  W          9.0  6  2  2  7  8


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FLORIDA STATE 2, CLEMSON 1
05/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Weaver, Davis Lead Noles to Game Two Victory.

FSU evens the series while retaking the lead in the ACC Atlantic Division.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A two-run first inning held up Friday night behind a career-high 7.1 innings of work by Luke Weaver as No. 8 Florida State (43-11, 19-10 ACC) defeated No. 19 Clemson (39-16, 18-11 ACC) 2-1 to even the series at a game apiece on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

With the win, the Seminoles moved back to the top of the ACC Atlantic Division standings maintaining a half-game lead on NC State (41-13, 18-10 ACC) and a full game lead on the Tigers. The winner of the Atlantic Division will secure the No. 2 seed in the upcoming ACC Baseball Championship at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

"You saw the same game that I did," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was just a heck of a baseball game. We really have to credit Luke Weaver. It was a well-pitched game. We had a chance twice to get him a couple more runs but we couldn't push them across. I thought Clemson's starter did an excellent job in the first inning after we scored two.

"We had some very solid defensive plays and I am very pleased with that side of it. I thought we were more aggressive tonight. Now we have an opportunity (to clinch the division) and we are looking forward to competing. Clemson is obviously a very good baseball team."

Marcus Davis provided all the offense Friday night bringing home both runs on an RBI single in the top of the first inning off Clemson starter Matthew Crownover (7-2).

"Usually you use your first at-bat to gauge what the pitcher is throwing," said Davis. "But in that kind of situation you want to do your best to drive in a run regardless of it's a sac-fly, groundout, whatever it is, you just don't want to leave the batter's box not having done anything."

The Tigers out hit the Seminoles in game two 7-5 as three of FSU's five hits came in the first inning. FSU's other two hits were leadoff doubles in the fourth and fifth innings by John Nogowski and John Sansone, respectively.

Weaver would make the two-run first inning hold up as the sophomore right hander held Clemson to just one run over his 7.1 innings of work. The Deland, Fla., product gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out eight on 112 pitches.

"The fastball was there," said Weaver. "The off-speed stuff came later in the game. I was kind of struggling at first with hitting those for strikes but I was able to throw pitches when I needed to; it was more of a grind out game."

"He is certainly not afraid," said Martin on Weaver. "He is certainly not worried about what might happen. He goes out there and pitches the best he can pitch and he doesn't dwell on the last pitch. He goes out there and pitches like Luke Weaver."

Billy Strode registered the final two outs in the eighth, while Robby Coles worked the ninth to pick up his ninth save of the season. Coles issued a one-out walk to Shane Kennedy, but got out of the inning on the very next pitch as Tyler Krieger lined into a game-ending double play at second.

Clemson looked to cut into the Seminole lead in the fourth but left two stranded. Steve Wilkerson and Steven Duggar opened the inning with back-to-back singles off Weaver but the Seminole starter came right back to record consecutive strikeouts and then got Krieger to fly out to left to end the threat.

The Tigers drew within one of the lead in the sixth when Wilkerson led off the inning with a single to center. The junior second baseman moved to third on a one-out double down the line in left and scored a batter later on a groundout to short by Kennedy to cut the Seminole lead to 2-1. Weaver escaped further damage as he got Krieger swinging on strikes to end the inning.

Clemson put the tying run on in the seventh and eighth innings but both were retired from the base paths as Stephen McGee threw out two trying to steal second. In the seventh, Jon McGibbon drew a walk off Weaver and then was thrown out at second thanks to a great scoop by Giovanny Alfonzo. In the eighth, Wilkerson laced a one-out single to center. After a pitching change brought Strode on, Wilkerson tried to move into scoring position but McGee made an outstanding throw to Alfonzo to throw out his second base stealer of the night.

"I was just trying to get it down there as fast as I could in the right place for Gio to make a play," said McGee. "It happened to work out for us tonight on two separate occasions. Gio made two great plays to get those outs for us tonight."

Florida State scored its only runs of the night in bottom of the first to take an early 2-0 lead. The first four Seminoles to the plate reached off Crownover as FSU registered three hits and a hit-by-pitch. Davis drove in both runs delivering a base hit through the right side with the bases loaded as Brett Knief and DJ Stewart scored on the play. Knief opened the inning with a single to right center and advanced to third on Stewart's double down the line in left. McGee was hit by a pitch, one of two on the evening, to load the bases for Davis.

The Seminoles opened the fourth and fifth innings with a leadoff double but could not add to their lead. Nogowski ripped a double down the line in left to start the bottom of the fourth and moved to third on a groundout to short by Jameis Winston. Crownover then recorded consecutive fly outs to end the inning. Sansone began the fifth with a double to the gap in left center but was stuck at second as the Tigers retired the next three Seminole batters.

Crownover suffered the loss on Friday night as the freshman southpaw gave up two runs on five hits in 4.1 innings. Clate Schmidt threw 3.2 innings of shutout baseball in relief.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Seth Miller           CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   0  0  2  8  0
Jameis Winston          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
John Sansone            2B        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  4
Luke Weaver             P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  5   2  0  4 27 10
Opp                              30  1  7   1  3  9 24  8

2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (21), John Nogowski (10), John Sansone (9)
HBP - FSU-Stephen McGee 2 (9), John Sansone (11)
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-2, FSU-John Sansone (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (6-2)    7.1  7  1  1  2  8
Billy Strode                    0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles          Sv(9)      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  3  9
Opp                  L          8.0  5  2  2  0  4


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FLORIDA STATE 6, CLEMSON 1
05/18/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Clemson, Clinches Atlantic Division Title.

The Seminoles secure a series victory over the Tigers for the first time since 2009.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 8 Florida State (44-11, 20-10 ACC) clinched its seventh straight ACC Atlantic Division title and the No. 2 seed in the upcoming ACC Baseball Championship with a 6-1 victory over No. 19 Clemson (39-17, 18-12 ACC) Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The ACC Baseball Championship will get underway Wednesday, May 23 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The full tournament schedule will be announced by the league office on Sunday.

With the win, Florida State won its 10th straight ACC series at home. It also marked the first series victory over Clemson since 2009 when the Seminoles took 2 of 3 from the Tigers in Tallahassee.

"Those guys in the clubhouse deserve all the credit," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was a very interesting baseball game that was just played. I am very proud of this group. We haven't accomplished our goal yet, but to accomplish what they did in a week's time is pretty impressive. It shows the amount of character this ball club possesses."

The Seminoles recorded 13 hits on Saturday including two hits each by DJ Stewart, Stephen McGee, Jose Brizuela and Giovanny Alfonzo. Seth Miller broke open a 3-1 Florida State lead in the sixth with a two-run single on Senior Day as he and Scott Sitz were the two seniors recognized in the final home game of the regular season.

"That was a big hit by Seth Miller," said Martin. "It broke what was a real close ball game."

Brandon Leibrandt (9-4) earned his fourth straight victory and fifth in the last six games as the sophomore southpaw allowed a run on nine hits as he walked two and struck out three.

Billy Strode worked the final 4.0 innings to register his first career save. The Parkland, Fla., native entered the game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and no outs and worked out of the jam after recording a strikeout and a pair of fly outs to maintain Florida State's lead at 3-1. Strode scattered four hits and did not walk a batter while finishing the game with two strikeouts.

"We got a couple of key hits but no question the key to the game was the sixth inning when they got the bases loaded and nobody out and>Billy Strode pitched us out of it," added Martin. "That was the biggest part of the ball game."

Clemson starter Zack Erwin (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season as the freshman southpaw gave up three runs on six hits in 2.0 innings of work.

The Tigers had their chances to score on Saturday but could not find the key hit leaving 13 runners stranded on the afternoon. Clemson left the bases loaded in the fourth off Leibrandt, loaded them again in the sixth and left two more on in the second and ninth innings.

Clemson struck first in the series finale scoring a run in the top of the first on a run scoring single off the bat of Steven Duggar. Maleeke Gibson led off the game with a double down the line in right, moved to third on a groundout to short by Steve Wilkerson and scored on Duggar's RBI single to right. Leibrandt and Garrett Boulware squared off for an 11-pitch at-bat before the Seminole pitcher got Boulware to ground into an inning ending double play.

Florida State tied the game at 1-1 in the second on an RBI double by Alfonzo. Brizuela reached on a bunt single in front of the mound and scored all the way from first as Alfonzo ripped a double down the line in left.

The Seminole grabbed the lead for good in the third scoring two more runs off Erwin to take a 3-1 advantage. The first three batters reached on three straight singles off the Clemson starter including an RBI single by Marcus Davis to right to plate Stewart. Davis' hit would end the afternoon for Erwin after just 2.0 plus innings of work. Jonathan Meyer came on in relief and gave up an RBI double to John Nogowski before retiring the side on a lineout double play and a groundout.

FSU extended its lead to 5-1 in the sixth on a two-run single by Miller. Brizuela led off the inning with a single to left center off reliever Patrick Andrews and moved to second when Alfonzo was hit by a pitch. John Sansone advanced both runners 90 feet on a sac-bunt and both would come around to score as Miller took a 1-2 offering from Andrews back up the middle for a two-run single.

Florida State pushed across its sixth and final run of the afternoon in the seventh as Davis drew a walk to open the seven and eventually scored on a wild pitch from Matt Campbell.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Brett Knief             CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Seth Miller           PH-CF     3  0  1   2  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  2   0  1  0  2  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  2   0  0  0  5  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  9  0
Jameis Winston          RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  2  2   0  0  1  1  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  1  2   1  0  0  2  5
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  3  3
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6 13   5  2  3 27 11
Opp                              39  1 13   1  2  5 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (12)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-John Nogowski (11), Giovanny Alfonzo (5)
HBP - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (7)
SH - FSU-Stephen McGee (2), John Sansone (4)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen McGee (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (9-4)    5.0  9  1  1  2  3
Billy Strode         Sv(1)      4.0  4  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 13  1  1  2  5
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NORTH CAROLINA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/20/2013, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls Short At North Carolina.

The Seminoles conclude the regular season at 44-12.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - No. 8 Florida State (44-12) closed out the 2013 regular season with a 4-3 loss to No. 2 North Carolina (48-8) on Monday evening in front on a national audience on ESPNU inside Boshamer Stadium.

"It was a heck of a ballgame," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was one that might have been meaningless to some but it wasn't meaningless to us and it wasn't meaningless to them. They got after it; they did an outstanding job and got the big hit when they needed it."

The Tar Heels scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth on a two-out RBI single by Brian Holberton as the UNC catcher took the first pitch from Jameis Winston (1-1) to center field. Winston recorded back-to-back groundouts to start the inning and then got Cody Stubbs swinging on strikes but the Tar Heel first baseman reached base on a wild pitch. The play would come back to hurt the Seminoles as the next two UNC batters recorded hits including Holberton's RBI single to center.

"What happened was that there was a miscommunication between the pitcher and the catcher," said Martin. "He (Jameis) wiped the wrong way and it confused Stephen. Sure enough the ball was thrown into the dirt and they turned it into a run."

Trent Thornton, who entered the game with two outs in the top of the seventh and got the Tar Heels out of a bases loaded jam, worked the final 2.1 innings to run his record to 9-1 on the year. The freshman right hander did not allow a hit and walked one while striking out three.

Winston suffered his first collegiate loss as the freshman right hander finished the night allowing a run on three hits as he struck out two.

Bryant Holtmann and Dylan Silva, along with Winston, provided some great relief work for the Seminoles on Monday night. Holtmann threw two shutout innings as he did not give up a hit. He finished with two strikeouts and a walk. Silva replaced Winston in the eighth with runners at first and second and kept the deficit at one getting Mike Zolk to groundout to second to retire the side.

"He (Jameis) pitched extremely well," added Martin. "I was very pleased with what he has brought to our team this year. Silva got a big out there in the eighth and Bryant threw well; he didn't give up a hit in two innings. Our relief pitching was very impressive tonight."

In a back-and-forth game between two top 10 teams, Florida State came from behind twice Monday night erasing its largest deficit of two at 3-1 with a run in the fifth and sixth innings.

"It just goes to show that we are going to compete no matter what the situation," said Martin. "We did something tonight that was a little uncharacteristic but I'm just very pleased with the way we got after it."

John Sansone and Jose Brizuela led the Seminoles with two hits apiece, while Marcus Davis and Sansone were credited with an RBI each.

North Carolina struck first on a two-out RBI single by Skye Bolt in the bottom of the first. Chaz Frank led off the inning with a single to right off FSU starter Peter Miller, stole second and moved to third on a groundout to second. Frank would score the first run of the game on Bolt's single to center.

The Seminoles came right back in the top of the second to tie the game at one on a little two-out hitting of their own. Casey Smit drew a one-out walk and moved to second on a single to center by Winston. Sansone delivered the big two-out hit lacing a double down the line in left to score Smit from second.

UNC retook the lead in the fourth scoring a pair of runs on a two-run single by Michael Russell. The Tar Heels opened the inning with three consecutive singles as Russell's two-run base hit ended the night for Miller after 3.0 plus innings of work. Holtmann came on and retired the next three batters, all on groundouts, to keep the deficit at 3-1.

Miller allowed three runs on six hits as he walked one and struck out two.

FSU cut the deficit to 3-2 in the top of the fifth with another key two-out base hit. With Giovanny Alfonzo and DJ Stewart aboard after a bunt single and a walk, respectively, Davis took the first pitch he saw from Reilly Hovis through the right side of the infield for a base hit scoring Alfonzo from second as FSU drew within one of the North Carolina lead.

The two teams exchanged leadoff triples in the sixth but only Florida State converted the hit into a run. Brizuela took a 0-2 pitch from Hovis that one-hopped the wall in right center for his third triple of the season. He scored two pitches later on a wild pitch by the Tar Heel right hander to tie the game at 3-3.

In the bottom of the inning, Stubbs drilled a triple to the gap in left off Winston but was thrown out at the plate one pitch later as Russell hit a groundball to Smit at first who threw on to McGee for the out at home.

The Seminoles wasted a golden opportunity to take their first lead of the night leaving the bases loaded as the Tar Heels used four pitchers in the top of the seventh. Sansone opened the inning with a bunt single to third, Stewart followed two batters later with a single up the middle and Stephen McGee drew a two-out walk. Brizuela saw one ball from Mason McCullough before UNC made its fourth pitching change of the evening bringing on Thornton. Thornton got behind in the count with two straight balls before getting Brizuela to fly out to center on a 3-2 pitch to retire the side.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Seth Miller             CF        4  0  0   0  1  2  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF-RF     3  0  1   0  2  1  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH-LF     4  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Josh Delph            RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  0  0   0  1  1  6  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  2
Casey Smit              1B        3  1  0   0  1  0 11  3
Jameis Winston          RF-P      4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
  Dylan Silva           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  4
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  3  8   2  5  9 24 12
Opp                              32  4  9   4  2  6 27  8

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (21)
2B - FSU-John Sansone (10)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (3)
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (12)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    3.0  6  3  3  1  2
Bryant Holtmann                 2.0  0  0  0  1  2
Jameis Winston       L (1-1)    2.2  3  1  1  0  2
Dylan Silva                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0  9  4  4  2  6
Opp                  W          9.0  8  3  3  5  9


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GEORGIA TECH 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/22/2013, ACC, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Tournament Opener to Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets register back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth to clinch the win.

DURHAM, NC - It was not the start No. 7 Florida State (44-13) was hoping to get off to on Wednesday afternoon as the Seminoles dropped the opening game of the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship to Georgia Tech (34-23) 4-3 inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Yellow Jackets hit back-to-back solo home runs with two outs in the top of the ninth off Robby Coles (4-2) to claim the come-from-behind victory over the Seminoles. Georgia Tech was down to its last out of the game after Coles recorded consecutive groundouts to start the ninth. Then A.J. Murray tied the game with a solo shot over the blue monster in left followed by a solo shot to almost the exact location by Mott Hyde to give the Yellow Jackets the lead for good.

"Obviously that was a tough one, but you've got to tip your hat to Georgia Tech," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was a great job of perseverance and fight. You have to understand that it's a 27-out ball game and you never know and they did an outstanding job of getting it done."

It marked the first time this year a Seminole pitcher has given up back-to-back home runs and the first time since March 24, 2012 when Wake Forest's Carlos Lopez and Charlie Morgan performed the feat in the second inning in Winston-Salem, N.C. It also marked the first time this year that the Seminoles lost a game in which they led after the eighth inning (40-1).

"I'm sure that the greatest closer of all-time has given up a home run or two in a last inning situation and it's just baseball," said Martin. "You have to credit them because Robby Coles will get the ball if we're in that situation again in the next two games. We wouldn't be in the position that we're in without him."

Daniel Palka worked the final two innings to earn the victory as he moved to 2-1 on the year. The junior left hander did not allow a run or a hit while striking out one.

The loss for FSU was its fifth straight in the ACC Tournament and fourth loss in a row in the opening game of the championship. The Seminoles fell to 0-1 in their pool, while Georgia Tech improved to 1-0.

All three of Florida State's runs on Wednesday came off sac-flies with two in the sixth and one in the eighth.

Both starting pitchers did not factor into the decision in the tournament opener but both pitched extremely well.

Scott Sitz went 7.0 strong allowing two runs on six hits as he walked one and struck out six. The senior right hander retired seven straight Jacket hitters until Brandon Thomas led off the top of the fourth with a triple. That inning would turn into the only hiccup for Sitz as Georgia Tech scored both its runs off the Seminole starter in the fourth to grab a 2-0 lead. Over the next three innings, Sitz would give up just two hits as no runner advanced past first base.

"I threw some pitches that got too much of the plate (in the fourth) and they put them in play," said Sitz. "I threw pitches that were too good to hit, but I settled down after that.

"I knew that I couldn't give up any more than the two runs I gave up because I knew he (Farmer) wasn't going to give up much more than that."

Buck Farmer was equally impressive allowing three runs on six hits as he walked two and struck out eight. The senior right hander worked out of two early jams courtesy of the Yellow Jacket defense turning a pair of double plays in the first and fourth innings.

In the first, DJ Stewart was hit by a pitch and Marcus Davis singled. Stephen McGee was robbed of a hit when Sam Dove made a great diving stab on a groundball, got to his feet and completed the 5-4-3 double play to end the first. In the fourth, the Seminoles put together singles by Stewart and McGee followed by a four-pitch walk to Jose Brizuela. After falling behind Casey Smit 2-0 and a quick visit to the mound, Farmer got the Seminole first baseman to hit a groundball to short for an inning ending double play.

Farmer retired the side in order three times on Wednesday and went out to start the eighth but left after facing just one batter as Stewart laced a triple to right center.

After both teams combined for a hit a piece through the first three innings, Georgia Tech broke the scoreless tie in the fourth plating two runs off Sitz to take a 2-0 lead. Brandon Thomas led off the inning with his fourth triple of the season and scored one pitch later on an RBI groundout to first off the bat of Palka. Zane Evans and Dove followed with a walk and single, respectively, and two batters later Hyde gave the Jackets a two-run cushion with a two-out RBI single to center. Sitz would get out of the inning without further damage as he got Matt Gonzalez swinging on strikes for the second time in as many at-bats.

The Seminoles finally broke through off Farmer in the sixth using a pair of sac-flies to tie the game at 2-2. Seth Miller was hit by a pitch to open the bottom of the inning and moved to third on a double to the gap in left center by Stewart. Davis brought home Miller on a sac-fly to right with Stewart taking third on the play. After a walk to McGee put runners at the corners and one out, Brizuela drove in Stewart for the tying run on a sac-fly to center.

The two runs by FSU in the sixth snapped Farmer's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 14 against the Noles - a streak spanning three starts dating back to last year's ACC Tournament in Greensboro.

In the eighth, Florida State grabbed its first lead of the game when Stewart led off the inning with his second triple of the season. He would score two batters later on a sac-fly off the bat of McGee on a ball that was caught in short right by back-pedaling second baseman Thomas Smith.

"My Coach (Mike Martin, Jr.) was talking to me the whole way when Marcus (Davis) popped his up and he said that if the second baseman keeps back-pedaling and doesn't have momentum going to the plate then we're going to go home," said Stewart. "We're usually only going to do it with one out when we have to have the run. It just worked out that he kept back-pedaling and wasn't able to get anything on the throw so I was able to slide in safely."

Stewart finished the game 3-for-3 as he was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. The freshman left fielder was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat and then followed with a single in the fourth, double in the sixth and triple in the eighth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        3  1  0   0  0  1  4  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  2  3   0  0  0  1  0
Marcus Davis            DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         2  0  1   1  1  0  7  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  0   1  1  1  0  2
Casey Smit              1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  John Nogowski         1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jameis Winston          RF        4  0  0   0  0  2  6  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  3  6   3  2  9 27  5
Opp                              35  4  9   4  1  7 27  9

2B - FSU-DJ Stewart (22), Giovanny Alfonzo (6)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (2)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Seth Miller (8), DJ Stewart (7)
SF - FSU-Marcus Davis (6), Stephen McGee (5), Jose Brizuela (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz                      7.0  6  2  2  1  6
Billy Strode                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles          L (4-2)    1.0  3  2  2  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  4  4  1  7
Opp                  W          9.0  6  3  3  2  9


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VIRGINIA TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/23/2013, ACC, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall On Ninth Inning Walk-Off Home Run.

Luke Weaver tied a career-high with nine strikeouts Thursday night.

DURHAM, NC - In what turned into a pitcher's duel between Florida State's Luke Weaver and Virginia Tech's Brad Markey finished with a dramatic nine inning that included a walk-off home run and a Hokie victory at the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship.

The Hokies' Mark Zagunis came through with the game-winning hit connecting on a solo shot to left off Gage Smith (4-1) with one out in the bottom of the ninth as Virginia Tech (37-19) defeated Florida State (44-14) 3-2 Thursday evening inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

"I'm not upset, I'm proud (of our guys)," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was truly a great game of baseball. I tip my hat to Pete Hughes and the Hokies, they did a great job.

"I'm daggum-proud of our Seminole Baseball team, the way we played, the way we kept fighting. We were obviously down and behind for eight innings, but it was a credit to our young men to come back and tie it up, but that is the way it goes."

The win put the Hokies in the driver's seat in Pool B as Virginia Tech improved to 2-0, while the Seminoles dropped to 0-2. A victory by the Hokies on Friday against Georgia Tech (1-1) will advance Virginia Tech into the finals for the first time in school history.

Weaver and Markey matched each other inning for inning on Thursday night as both starting pitchers held the opposing team without a run on just three hits through the first six innings.

"Boy-o-boy, Brad (Markey) pitched beautifully, I think he struck out 10," added Martin. "Then you talk about the man to my left Luke Weaver), he struck out nine and pitched a beautiful, beautiful baseball game."

The Hokies finally broke with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 2-0 lead. Tyler Horan led off the inning with an infield single to third and scored on the very next pitch when Zagunis tripled to the gap in right center. Zagunis scored one pitch later when Andrew Rash lifted a sac-fly to left to give the Hokies a two-run advantage.

Virginia Tech was on the verge of adding to its lead in the eighth but Jameis Winston came through with a huge outfield assist at the plate to end inning and keep the Hokie lead at 2-0. Sean Keselica laced a two-out double off the wall in left and tried to score on a base hit to right by Chad Pinder, but Winston came up firing throwing a strike to Stephen McGee at the plate to get Keselica for the third out of the inning.

Markey kept the Seminole bats in-check all evening long and went out to start the ninth looking for his second complete game of the season against Florida State. But McGee had other plans opening the inning with a double off the Blue Monster in left. He moved to third on a groundout to short by John Nogowski and scored when Casey Smit lined a base hit down the right field line that one hopped into the stands for a ground-rule double.

The double by Smit ended the night for Markey after 8.1 innings of work. Clark Labitan (2-5) came on to hold down the one-run lead for Markey but pinch hitter Josh Delph spoiled those plans with an RBI single through the right side of the infield to score pinch-runner Brett Knief from second to tie the game at 2-2.

"He made a heck of a throw, he couldn't have put it in any better of a spot," added DJ Stewart on the momentum FSU carried into the ninth after Winston's throw to the plate. "Having the crowd cheer for us was a big momentum shift. Steve (McGee) did a great job to get us started in the ninth and Casey (Smit) got a big hit too.

"We were taking about that today," said Martin on Delph coming through with a key hit in the ninth. "That Joshua looked like he was getting a little stronger. He absolutely looked like his old self. It sure would be a welcome addition to get him back out there."

Both starting pitchers did not factor into the decision on Thursday night but both put on quite the pitching clinic. Weaver tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in 6.1 innings allowing two runs on five hits as he walked one. Markey also tied a career-high in strikeouts with 10 over 8.1 innings allowing two runs on six hits and a walk.

"He was keeping his pitches down," said Stewart on Markey's performance tonight. "He was mixing in his fastball, curveball and changeup. He was doing a great job of keeping it down, keeping us off balance and he did a good job throwing strikes."

"I felt great the whole game, everything was there," said Weaver. "In the seventh inning I got a little unlucky with that slow roller off the end of the bat to third. They capitalized and jumped on the fastball when it went out to the gap and that was the biggest mistake I made all night. They did a great job of hitting, they were in an aggressive mode there and they did what they needed to do."

Virginia Tech registered the game's first scoring threat when Brendon Hayden opened the bottom of the third with a single to left. After a sac-bunt moved Hayden to second, the Hokie third baseman was thrown out trying to steal third. Alex Perez followed with a two-out double to right but was stranded at second when Weaver struck out Keselica for the final out of the inning.

The Seminoles left two on in the fourth after Stewart led off the inning with a single and Nogowski drew a two-out walk. Markey got out of the inning when Smit grounded out to short for the third out.

Florida State looked to push across its first run of the game in the eighth but left runners stranded at the corners. John Sansone reached as he was hit by a pitch and moved to third on Stewart's third hit of the game lacing a base hit off the glove of the diving Hokie first baseman. Markey kept the Seminoles off the scoreboard getting Marcus Davis swinging on strikes to retired the side.

Stewart finished the game with his second three-hit game of the tournament as the freshman left fielder has now reached base in 10 of his last 11 at-bats. Pinder and Zagunis paced Virginia Tech with two hits apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Seth Miller             CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  3   0  0  1  2  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         4  1  1   0  0  1 11  1
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  4  3
Casey Smit              3B        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Brett Knief           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  JJ Gould              3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston          RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  1
  Josh Delph            PH-RF     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Luke Weaver             P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  2  7   2  1 10 25  9
Opp                              28  3  8   3  2 10 27 12

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen McGee (16), Casey Smit (7)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (13)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver                     6.1  5  2  2  1  9
Gage Smith           L (4-1)    2.0  3  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.1  8  3  3  2 10
Opp                  W          9.0  7  2  2  1 10


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VIRGINIA 7, FLORIDA STATE 4
05/25/2013, ACC, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Drop Heartbreaker to UVa.

FSU concludes the ACC Tournament without a win for the second year in a row.

DURHAM, NC - No. 7 Florida State (44-15) concluded the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship with a heartbreaking 7-4, 12-inning loss to No. 5 Virginia (47-10) Saturday afternoon inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park as UVa's Kenny Towns provided the game-winning heroics connecting on a walk-off, three-run home run to seal the victory for the Cavaliers.

"Give Virginia a lot of credit, they did a great job," said head coach Mike Martin. "In all areas, they did a great job. And on top of that they're just great people, class people. And everyone in this league is the same way. That was a well-earned win for them."

The loss was FSU's seventh straight at the ACC Tournament while it marked the second year in a row the Seminoles finished the championship at 0-3. It also was the fourth consecutive loss for the Garnet & Gold this season - their longest losing streak since dropping four straight in 2010.

"We all understand, our Seminole Nation understands, it is disappointing, but our season begins Friday night," added Martin. "What we've been working on since August begins Friday night. That's the bottom line. You credit all the teams that beat us; they earned every one of them. We'll be ready to go on Friday night, whoever it is, wherever we play."

Jameis Winston (1-2) suffered the loss as the home run by Towns in the 12th was the first allowed by the freshman right hander all season long.

Nick Howard (6-4) picked up the win working a scoreless top of the 12th allowing just one hit while striking out two.

"Last year we definitely struggled toward the end of the year," said FSU pitcher Brandon Leibrandt. "We came out, first game in the regional, played great from there on out, made it to Omaha, played extremely well and we're hoping that happens again this year."

For the third time in as many games this tournament, DJ Stewart collected multiple hits for the Seminoles finishing the game on Saturday 2-for-5 with a run scored. The freshman outfielder concluded his first ACC Baseball Championship hitting .667 (8-for-12) with a double, triple and three runs scored.

Casey Smit also went 2-for-5 in the game as he drove in two runs on a two-out double in the sixth. Making his first start since April 2, Josh Delph drew a walk in three plate appearances finishing with a run scored and one RBI.

It was the second extra-inning game played by the Seminoles this year (1-1) and the sixth all-time in the ACC Tournament (3-3).

Both starting pitchers did not factor into the decision on Saturday as FSU's Brandon Leibrandt gave the Seminoles 5.0 strong innings allowing just one run on six hits as he walked one and struck out four. Whit Mayberry worked 5.1 innings allowing three runs on four hits as he walked one and struck out one.

Florida State went on top early plating a run in the third to take a 1-0 lead. Seth Miller was hit by a pitch to open the inning and moved to third on a base hit to center by Giovanny Alfonzo, who took second as the throw from centerfield went to third base. The Seminoles tried to squeeze a run in when John Sansone laid down a bunt, but Mayberry threw home on the play to get Miller for the first out of the inning. Delph gave FSU the lead one batter later driving in Alfonzo on a fielder's choice groundout to second.

The lead was short lived as Joe McCarthy tied the game at one with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the third. The ACC Freshman of the Year took a 3-2 pitch from Leibrandt out of the park to right for his fourth home run of the season.

The Seminoles escaped a jam in the bottom of the fifth when the Cavaliers put runners at second and third with only one out following a single by Nate Irving and double by Jared King. But Leibrandt retired the next two hitters on a strikeout and pop-out to short to end the inning and keep the game tied at 1-1.

FSU retook the lead in the sixth with three runs to give the Seminoles a 4-1 advantage. Delph drew a walk off Mayberry to start the inning, advanced to third on a single up the middle by Stewart and scored on an RBI groundout to short off the bat of Marcus Davis. After a walk to Stephen McGee, Smit then delivered the big hit in the inning taking a 3-2 pitch from Nathan Kirby to the gap in left center with two outs to score both Stewart and McGee to give the Seminoles a three-run advantage.

The Cavaliers came right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to cut FSU's lead to 4-3. Derek Fisher opened the inning with a walk of Bryant Holtmann and after falling behind 3-1 to Reed Gragnani, Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Gage Smith. Two pitches later Gragnani laced a base hit back up the middle scoring Fisher as Brett Knief could not field the ball cleanly in center. Gragnani would race into third on the play and score two batters later on a groundout to third by Towns.

Billy Strode entered to get the final out in the sixth and finished his outing working 1.2 innings in relief. The sophomore southpaw was charged with a run on one hit as he walked one and struck out two.

The Cavaliers tied the game at four on a bizarre play in the eighth. With Towns at first after drawing a walk off Strode, the UVa third baseman would score all the way from first on a base hit to right by Mike Papi off Robby Coles. Towns, running on the play, never stopped as he rounded third sliding just ahead of the tag by McGee at the plate.

UVa threatened in the bottom of the ninth but left two stranded as the Seminoles forced extra innings. The first two batters to the plate in the inning reached off Coles as King singled to left and McCarthy followed with a walk. Brandon Downes tried to advance both runners 90 feet, but popped up his bunt attempt to John Nogowski at first. Coles then responded with a strikeout and a fly out to end the inning.

The Seminoles put two on in the top of the 11th with one out but Kyle Crockett escaped the jam recording a strikeout and fielder's choice groundout at third. Stewart led off the inning with a single up the middle, his second hit of the afternoon, and moved to second on a walk to McGee. Crockett shutout the Seminoles for 4.0 innings giving up just two hits and one walk while striking out six.

"We've been playing great baseball all year," said Smit. "Every game was close. We're confident. We always have been and we always will be. We keep working hard every day. We're definitely going to the regionals with this team. We're going to do something special."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
  Jameis Winston        RF-P      3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF-CF     5  1  2   0  0  1  8  0
Marcus Davis            DH-LF     5  0  0   1  0  1  1  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   0  2  1  6  2
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  1   0  0  2 10  0
Casey Smit              3B        5  0  2   2  0  0  0  3
Seth Miller             CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Brett Knief           PH-CF     3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        5  1  1   0  0  2  2  1
John Sansone            2B        5  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42  4  8   4  3 10 34  9
Opp                              46  7 13   6  6  7 36 13

E - FSU-Stephen McGee (3), Brett Knief (1), Giovanny Alfonzo (13)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Casey Smit (8)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Seth Miller (9)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt               5.0  6  1  1  1  4
Bryant Holtmann                 0.0  0  1  1  1  0
Gage Smith                      0.2  2  1  1  0  0
Billy Strode                    1.2  1  1  1  1  2
Robby Coles                     1.2  2  0  0  1  1
Jameis Winston       L (1-2)    2.1  2  3  3  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                            11.1 13  7  7  6  7
Opp                  W         12.0  8  4  4  3 10


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FLORIDA STATE 10, SAVANNAH STATE 0
05/31/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sitz Stars in FSU's 10-0 Shut-Out of Savannah State.

No. 7-seed Florida State opens NCAA Regional play with a dominating victory thanks in large part to Scott Sitz's Friday-night heroics on the mound.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Scott Sitz's season-long dominance was one of the main reasons why Florida State earned a national seed in the NCAA Tournament so it was only fitting that the 'Noles' ace opened regional play with a strong showing on the mound Friday night.

And just as fittingly, his quotable head coach summed up the night best. "It was the Scotty Sitz Show tonight," said FSU coach Mike Martin, who has led FSU to NCAA play in each of his 34 years leading the program.

Sitz, a 2013 First Team All-ACC selection and Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American with more post-season hardware sure to follow, looked every bit like his regular-season self at Dick Howser Stadium in No. 7-seeded FSU's 10-0 smack down of Savannah State. The man with college baseball's most recognizable mustache pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and allowed just seven hits while tossing eight strikeouts and no walks.

“Today I mostly threw fastball and sliders and I don’t think I used the change-up today," Sitz said, "but I just kept mixing it up and getting out of the jam and just staying calm and just making sure that no one was going to score.”

With the win, the Seminoles (45-15) now face Troy Saturday at 5 p.m. after the Trojans (41-18) beat Alabama (34-27) in the first game of the Tallahassee Regional earlier in the day. The Tigers and Crimson Tide will meet Saturday at noon with the loser of that game headed home in season-ending fashion.

Luke Weaver will get the start Saturday for the Seminoles, who will be the visiting team against Troy.

While Sitz (10-1, 1.59 ERA) had his way with the MEAC-champion Tigers' (33-22) lineup, his counterpart didn't fare quite as well.

Savannah State ace Kyle McGowin entered post-season play with a school-record 104 strikeouts and just 37 runs allowed while giving up just 17 earned runs all year. He is expected to become the first Savannah State player selected in the MLB Draft since 2003 but that didn't stop the 'Noles from lighting him up. McGowin (12-2) finished the game with season highs in earned runs (10) and walks (six) while tying his season high with nine hits allowed as his ERA rose from 1.33 to 2.02.

NCAA postseason newcomers DJ Stewart and Marcus Davis were McGowin's least favorite 'Noles to face. Stewart, a freshman outfielder, went 3-for-4 with three runs, three hits and three RBI while Davis, a former junior-college star in his first year at FSU, did just as much damage to the MEAC Pitcher of the Year with a game-high four RBIs behind his own 3-for-4 showing at the plate.

Stephen McGee added a two-run home run and Jose Brizuela also had an RBI.

It was very important to work the pitch count, it’s really been our mentality all season long; to just see pitches at bat and make him throw strikes and make him do his job," Stewart said. "But you don’t play too many games in that heat and we just used it to our advantage and keep him out there as long as we can."

Brandon Johnson came on in relief of Sitz and pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up just three hits on 30 pitches.

Stewart got things going Friday when drew a walk to start the bottom of the second and then stole second base with two outs. McGee's walk then put runners on first and second and Brizuela smacked a double off the right-center wall that plated Stewart and gave FSU an early 1-0 lead.

Savannah State's David Richards opened the second inning with his own standup double before a catcher's interference call on McGee put a second runner on base. But Sitz worked out of the jam and struck out Darien Campbell to get out of the top half of the inning unscathed. Seth Miller then lead off FSU's second inning with a double down the right-field line before advancing to third on a wild pitch to Giovanny Alfonzo. Josh Delph then reached base to put runners on the corners and Stewart's RBI grounder up the middle scored Miller and extended the 'Noles' lead to 2-0 with two outs.

That lead then ballooned to 4-0 thanks to Davis' 18th double of the year that scored Delph and Stewart -- and the 'Noles weren't done.

Showing no signs of injury from the catcher's inference call that inning despite the fact that the bat bounced off his left hand on the play, McGee then clobbered a two-run homerun off the scoreboard for a 6-0 lead. McGee said after the game that he sustained a bruise on his hand it shouldn't effect him moving forward.

All four of FSU's second-inning runs came with two outs.

The top of the fourth saw Savannah State put two runners into scoring position with just one out before a mound visit by Martin to chat with his All-American ace. That talk worked; Sitz then retired the next two batters to preserve the shutout.

Sitz may have worked out of a jam but McGowin wasn't nearly as lucky. FSU quickly loaded the bases in the bottom of the third and once again Stewart made the most of it with a two-run double. Davis then stepped to the plate and launched his own two-run double that literally bounce off the top of the right field fence -- a mere inch or so from a home run.

Friday's win marked the 147th victory in regional/super regional play for the 'Noles -- the most of any team in the nation.

“Scott did an outstanding job at spotting his fast ball tonight and he had the curve ball and the change up going and anytime that you can shutout a team with the ability of Savannah State, you have to certainly be pleased as a coach," Martin said. "It was a good win for us though and a lot of positive things from the offensive side but of course this is one game.”

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  2  0   0  1  1  2  0
  Jameis Winston        RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  3  3   3  1  1  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH-LF     4  1  3   4  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   2  1  0  7  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  0  3   1  0  1  0  1
Casey Smit              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  2
  John Nogowski         1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
Seth Miller             CF        2  2  1   0  3  0  1  0
  JJ Gould              SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  3
  Brett Knief           PH-CF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  1   0  1  1  1  2
  Brandon Johnson                                    1  0
Scott Sitz              P                            2  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 10 13  10  9  7 27 12
Opp                              35  0 10   0  1  8 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen McGee (4), John Sansone (10)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-DJ Stewart (23), Marcus Davis 2 (19), Jose Brizuela (13), Seth Miller (14)
HR - FSU-Stephen McGee (9)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (10), Casey Smit (4)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (8), Jose Brizuela (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           W (10-1)   7.1  7  0  0  0  8
Brandon Johnson                 1.2  3  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10 10  9  7


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FLORIDA STATE 11, TROY 0
06/01/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Weaver Makes Troy a Believer in FSU's 11-0 Win.

Sophomore pitcher Luke Weaver is masterful in a dominating take-down of the Trojans Saturday night as the 'Noles win their 18th consecutive NCAA Regional game.

By Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State's faithful fans boast a handful of spirited in-game chants that help make Dick Howser Stadium one of the most daunting venues in the nation for visiting baseball clubs. And during Saturday's Tallahassee Regional winner's-bracket game between FSU and Troy, none was more boisterous and persistent than the crowd's chant of choice.

"LUUUUUUUUUUUKE!"

In an 11-0 Seminoles (46-15) victory, sophomore pitcher Luke Weaver gave 'Noles fans plenty to cheer about as he baffled Trojans (41-19) hitters for eight compete innings. Weaver finished the night with a career-high 14 strikeouts -- the most by an FSU pitcher since Tyler Chambliss tossed 15 against Maryland in 2006 -- on a career-high 115 pitches with just four hits and no walks allowed.

"You saw one of the real outstanding performances," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "We've had a number of guys go out and pitch similar to Luke Weaver but an environment like this with a lot at stake, he really was the dominating factor in the game and it's a credit to (pitching coach) Mike Bell and Luke Weaver for the work that they've put in and we're just very, very proud of the way we played overall today."

Weaver's performance against Troy was the latest in a string of strong showings by the Deland, Fla. native. In his last six outings, Weaver hasn't registered less than eight strikeouts and boasts a combined 1.23 ERA. He is just the second FSU pitcher this season to record double-digit strikeouts in a single game with Brandon Leibrandt's 10 against Duke April 13 being the other instance.

"[Weaver's] fast ball was really jumping on us and we couldn't really make an adjustment to it," Troy coach Bobby Pierce said. "We were trying to, we were attempting to, but he hit the ball really well, he had good velocity."

While Weaver was dealing on the mound, FSU's batters were doing their job updating the scoreboard for the second night in a row. Twenty-four hours after beating Savannah State, 10-0, in their first game of NCAA Tournament play, the 'Noles exploded for six runs in the final inning and accrued 11 hits for the game.

John Nogowksi led the scoring onslaught with a team-high three RBIs with two hits while DJ Stewart continued his offensive excellence with two RBIs of his own. John Sansone, Giovanny Alfonzo, Josh Delph, JJ Gould, Seth Miller and Jose Brizuela were all responsible for one RBI each.

Saturday-night's outcome means the Seminoles will play at 5 p.m. Sunday night against the winner of the Troy-Alabama matchup that will start earlier in the day. A Sunday-night 'Noles victory would send them to Super Regionals and result in more postseason baseball in Tallahassee next weekend.

Florida State registered its first hit of the game in the top of the third on Miller's double. But despite loading the bases following a Alfonzo hit-by-pitch and Stewart walk, Marcus Davis struck out looking and the score remained knotted at 0-0. The 'Noles then reached base again in the fourth thanks to a Troy fielding error -- its first in 51 innings -- but still couldn't get on the board.

The scoring drought very nearly came to an abrupt halt in the bottom half of the fourth, if not for a timely FSU defensive play. As 6-foot-1, 235-pound Troy first baseman Trae Santos came lumbering home on a Josh McDorman, FSU catcher Stephen McGee capped off a perfect relay play from Miller to Sansone by standing his ground and holding on to the baseball during a collision at the plate.

The crowd-pleasing play was a sign of more fireworks soon to come.

Miller drew a walk to start the fifth inning and Alfonzo singled up the middle before both 'Noles advanced to third and second, respectively, because of an errant throw. Sansone's grounder to the second baseman then scored Miller and and Delph's sacrifice fly plated Alfonzo for another score. Stewart then launched a solo shot to center field for a 3-0 Florida State lead heading into the bottom of the fifth.

The Seminoles then pushed that lead to 4-0 behind Alfonzo's sacrifice fly that scored Brizuela in the sixth. Another solo home run -- this one by Nogowski in the eighth inning -- made it a 5-0 game. The towering shot over the left-field wall and into the Tully Gym parking lot was Nogowski's first of the season and first since April 7, 2012.

FSU didn't need them but they added a bunch of additional runs in the top of the ninth. Back-to-back doubles by Brett Knief and Stewart resulted in an RBI for the latter and a 6-0 score. Brizuela's RBI single then scored Stewart and Nogowski followed that up with a two-RBI sliding triple. Miller then mimicked his teammate with his own three-base hit that scored Nogowski to extend FSU's advantage to 10-0.

Miller now has five career hits and all have gone for extra bases.

JJ Gould's then added an RBI groundout for the Seminoles' 11th run.

"Playing in the heat it gets to you sometimes but [Weaver] didn't make us do anything today," Stewart said. "He was there in his zone. He's been like that all year though so we kind of expect it from him every time he goes out there and we know he's going to battle for us and we know he's going to make our jobs easier."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  0  0   1  1  1  2  0
  Brett Knief           PH-LF     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  2  2   2  2  1  0  0
  Gage Smith            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  0   0  2  1 13  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  2  2   1  0  1  0  3
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  2   3  1  1  7  1
Seth Miller             CF        3  2  2   1  2  1  0  1
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        2  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
  JJ Gould              PH-SS     1  0  0   1  0  0  1  1
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   1  0  1  2  5
  Casey Smit            PH-2B     1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 11  11  8 10 27 13
Opp                              28  0  4   0  0 14 27 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Casey Smit (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (5), DJ Stewart (24), Seth Miller (15), Casey Smit (9)
3B - FSU-John Nogowski (2), Seth Miller (4)
HR - FSU-DJ Stewart (5), John Nogowski (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (8)
SF - FSU-Josh Delph (3), Giovanny Alfonzo (3)
SB - FSU-Josh Delph (5), Jose Brizuela (7), John Nogowski (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (7-2)    8.0  4  0  0  0 14
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  0 17
Opp                  L          9.0 11 11 11  8 10


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FLORIDA STATE 11, TROY 4
06/02/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Super in Regional-Clinching 11-4 Win.

By beating Troy Sunday night, the Florida State baseball team is headed back to familiar territory: an NCAA Super Regional.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Another dominating post-season performance; another trip to a Super Regional for the Florida State baseball team.

No. 7-seeded FSU clobbered Troy, 11-4, Sunday night to cap off an impressive Tallahassee Regional performance. In three games against Savannah State and Troy over the past three nights, the Seminoles (47-15) outscored their opponents 32-4.

In winning their 19th consecutive NCAA Regional game, the 'Noles earned a Super Regional berth for the sixth consecutive season and the 13th time in the program's storied history. Florida State will host Indiana next weekend with a trip to the College World Series on the line.

"This is huge especially to have it at home field," FSU redshirt junior catcher Stephen McGee said. "I'm really looking forward to it. I know last season with Stanford it was awesome. The crowd was electric. It was amazing. These guys will find out that this crowd that we had, even though it was really good this whole regional, super regional it gets even louder.

"It's a once in a lifetime experience."

Sophomore Brandon Leibrandt(10-4) got the win against the Trojans (42-20), who used a bottom-of-the-ninth rally earlier in the day to beat Alabama and set up the showdown, with five innings of four-run ball pitched.

But it was Brett Kniefthat broke the game open during a game-changing, come-from-behind seven-run fourth inning for the Seminoles. In his first season with FSU, Knief blasted a grand slam that extended his team's 5-3 lead to 9-4 and the 'Noles never looked back.

The four-run dinger that literally slammed off the left-field scoreboard in grand fashion was Knief's first home run in a Seminole uniform.

"I actually faced [Troy pitcher Jeremy McGowan] yesterday so I knew he had a good slider, really good actually. I tried to sit on it, let anything straight go by," Knief said. "I got lucky, put the bat head out, and I was able to help our team out."

McGee added three RBIs for Florida State and Marcus Davis added two more. Jose Brizuela posted another RBI and Giovanny Alfonzo matched his career high with three hits. DJ Stewartalso added two hits for an FSU squad that recorded 11 hits on the day.

After the game, Stewart, Davis, Brizuela, Luke Weaver and Scott Sitzwere all named to the Tallahassee All-Regional Team. Weaver was named the regional's most outstanding player following his incredible Saturday-night performance against the Trojans when he tossed a career-best 14 strikeouts.

Sunday, Josh Delphopened the game with a lead-off double before Stewart extended his hitting streak to 15 consecutive games with a shot to nearly the same spot. Delph was able to score on the play and give FSU an early 1-0 lead because of a fielding error on the Troy second baseman and Stewart advanced to third with no outs.

McGee then drew a walk and that ended the day for Troy starting pitcher Levi Tate. Tate was replaced by Jeremy McGowan, who despite loading the bases, went unharmed and held to the 'Noles to just one opening-inning run.

The Trojans then registered a single and walk but Leibrandt was able to get out his own jam an inning later with a well-executed 6-4-3 double play by his defense. John Sansone'sone-out double in the bottom half of the second then put the 'Noles back in scoring position but they couldn't push any additional runs across.

Troy was able to strike next as Garrett Pitts led off the third with a double down the right-field line and was later driven home by Logan Pierce's RBI single. Tied at 1-1, Leibrandt then allowed another double that scored Pierce and gave Troy the lead and FSU's first deficit of the Tallahassee Regional.

But it was a deficit that was short lived as Brizuela tied the game at 2-2 with his monster home run to right field. Brizuela's bomb was his first career post-season home run.

Troy got that run back and recaptured the lead in the fourth thanks to Clay Holcomb's RBI single to left center that plated Brandon Brown to give the Trojans a 3-2 lead.

The 'Noles had an answer, though -- thanks in part to McGee's head. With the bases loaded and just one out in the bottom of the third he was hit in the helmet by an errant pitch and the tying run walked home. McGee, who is known as FSU's iron man, shook it off and then had the opportunity to run to third base thanks to Davis' two-RBI double to left-center field that scored Delph and Sansone and put the Seminoles back on top, 5-3.

Nogowski then walked and McGowan was pulled in favor of Nate Hill. Unfortunately for Troy's third pitcher of the day, Knief was ready to make a memory as his unforgettable grand slam extended Florida State's lead to 9-3 heading into the fifth.

"I'm just excited to help our team in anyway," Knief said. "I have a role on this team. That's what anyone can ask for, just have a role and know what your role is. At this point of the season I know my role and I am just happy that I could fulfill that role."

Trae Santos later added a solo home run for the Trojans and FSU also pushed two across on McGee's eighth-inning single to left field.

"We're obviously elated to be in the position we are in, but we also know that there is a very good team coming in here," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "It's going to be a real challenge and it's going to be fun. I'm just proud of this ball club and the way they got it done."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  2  1   0  2  1  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Stephen McGee           C         3  1  1   3  1  1  6  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  0   0  2  2  9  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  1  1   1  0  1  0  4
Brett Knief             CF        3  1  1   4  0  0  3  0
  Seth Miller           PH-CF     1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  0  3   0  1  0  1  3
John Sansone            2B        5  2  1   0  0  1  3  2
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 11  10  8  6 27 11
Opp                              33  4 11   4  3  4 24 13

E - Opp-3, FSU-Josh Delph (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Josh Delph (6), DJ Stewart (25), Marcus Davis (20), John Sansone (11)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (4), Brett Knief (1)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (8), Stephen McGee (10)
SH - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (10-4)   5.0  8  4  4  2  1
Gage Smith                      2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Billy Strode                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Robby Coles                     1.0  1  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  4  4  3  4
Opp                  L          8.0 11 11  7  8  6


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INDIANA 10, FLORIDA STATE 9
06/08/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Comeback Effort Falls Short in 10-9 Loss to Indiana.

The Florida State baseball team drops the first game of the Tallahassee Super Regional despite a strong comeback effort in the bottom of the ninth.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The road to Omaha just got a little bit bumpier for the Florida State baseball team as the Seminoles fell to Indiana, 10-9, in the first game of the Tallahassee Super Regional Saturday.

The Seminoles (47-16) now face their first must-win game of the 2013 postseason Sunday at 1 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium against the Hoosiers (47-14). A loss would end the 'Noles' season; a win would set up decisive showdown Monday at 1 p.m. with the winner sent to the College World Series.

"I tip my hat to Indiana University," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "They did a great job. They got the job done. It's one of those situations I guess when you look at the opportunity that we had, but they got it done. I'm very, very proud of the fight of our ball club to put themselves in a position, but that's the game of baseball.

"You tip your hat to the other team and get ready to play tomorrow."

FSU has overcome a Super Regional-opening loss before. In 2008, the host Seminoles lost to Wichita State to begin that Super Regional but responded by taking the next two games against the Shockers to reach Omaha, Neb. for the first time since 2000.

If Florida State wants to accomplish a similar goal this time, generating more runs from its base runners will be critical. The bottom of the ninth was indicative of what plagued the 'Noles all day: too many runners left stranded. Despite cutting Indiana's lead to just one run with one out and runners push across the potential game-tying or -winning run.

In nine innings, the Seminoles left 13 runners on base.

In a game that lasted 4 hours and 16 minutes, both teams also combined to use 11 different pitchers and commit six errors. FSU's errors were especially costly as Indiana manufactured runs because of the miscues.

"It's always frustrating when you make errors and give up runs, but you have to give credit to Indiana, they swung the bats great," FSU first baseman John Nogowski said. "They seemed like every chance they had, a guy in scoring position, they got him in. I know we will be ready tomorrow and those errors won't happen again."

Starting pitcher Luke Weaver tossed six innings and allowed seven hits, five runs and two walks while striking out five. It marked the first time since May 11 that Weaver allowed at least three earned runs -- and that game against NC State was also a 'Noles defeat.

Gage Smith (4-2) took the loss for FSU after giving up two runs on two pitches in a four-run seventh inning for the Hoosiers. FSU also utilized Bill Strode, Peter Miller and Bryant Holtmann on the mound.

Brian Korte (1-0) picked up the win for Indiana.

Giovanny Alfonzo, DJ Stewart and Nogowski all registered two RBIs for FSU. Brett Knief, Stephen McGee and Marcus Davis also had RBIs. Nogowski was 3-for-3 from the plate and Alfonzo went 3-for-4.

Kyle Schwarber led Indiana with four RBIs.

Weaver cruised through three complete innings before giving up his first hit of the game: a Will Nolden single on the first pitch of the fourth inning. One batter later, Schwarber mashed his 18th home run of the season for the game's first runs and a 2-0 Indiana lead with no outs.

After Sam Travis lined out, Scott Donley singled to left field and then stole second to get into scoring position. Donley then sprinted and slid home three pitches later thanks to Michael Basil's RBI single up the middle. Basil then scored from first on Casey Smith's double off the wall to push the Hoosiers' lead to 4-0.

The 'Noles got something going in the bottom half of the fourth as Nogowski was hit by a pitch and Jose Brizuela walked to put runners on first and second with no outs. After Indiana yanked starter Joey DeNato in favor of reliever Scott Effross, Knief pelted a single up the middle that plated Nogowski and cut FSU's deficit to 4-1.

Alfonzo then strolled to the plate and did the same thing as his RBI single sent Brizuela home. John Sansone then grounded out but Josh Delph was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out and Stewart's RBI chop to the short stop scored Knief on the fielder's choice. Trailing just 4-3 at that point, McGee's RBI single brought in the game-tying run before struck out to end FSU's come-from-behind inning.

In the fifth, FSU captured its first lead of the day as Knief's sacrifice bunt helped set up Alfonzo's RBI single that scored Nogowski. But that advantage only lasted a half inning as Dustin DeMuth's RBI double knotted the score at 5-5.

"They're a great team, a great hitting team," Weaver said. "Especially when I got ahead of them, when I got to two strikes, they were hacking. They took a lot of mistakes I left over the plate and did a good job of capitalizing on them. They got the key hits here and there. I credit them. They came out ready to hit today. I didn't have my best stuff. I was trying to grind through that game."

The bottom of the sixth then saw Delph reach base and advance to third before Davis' RBI single through the right put the 'Noles back on top, 6-5. After Davis stole second and advanced to third on the catcher's throwing error and Nogowski walked to put Seminoles on the corners, Indiana pitcher Brian Korte, who had come on in relief earlier in the inning, got Brizuela to line out to left and end the inning without anymore damage done by FSU.

The top of the seventh saw Smith replace Weaver on the bump and Jameis Winston replace Delph in right field. Seth Miller also came on for Knief in centerfield.

Smith's first pitch of the game resulted in a Chad Clark single and then Justin Cureton pushed him to second a batter later because of a Nogowski error. With two on and no outs, Smith was quickly replaced by Strode, who walked a batter and then gave up a two-run RBI single by Schwarber.

Travis then singled to score Chris Sujka and all of a sudden Indiana boasted an 8-6 lead with no outs. Two outs later, McGee's throwing error to third trying to pick off the runner resulted in another Hoosiers run and Indiana took a 9-6 lead into the bottom of the seventh.

Indiana would later add one run in the top of the eighth to mark just the third time all year that FSU allowed 10 runs in a game. But down 10-6 FSU wasn't out of fight and thanks to Indiana's third error of the game cut into that deficit when Nogowski blasted a two-run home run to left field that scored McGee, who was on base because his fly ball earlier had been dropped by the center fielder.

In the ninth, Alfonzo and Casey Smit reached base on a single and walk, respectively, and Alfonzo then scored on Stewart's RBI single to center field as the crowd cheered on anxiously. McGee then flied out and Davis sustained the same fate to end the game.

"This team is one like I've never played on before," Alfonzo said. "When we are down it doesn't matter if we are down one [run] or if we are down nine [runs] going into the ninth inning, we are out there to fight. I feel like this team that we have here, a young group of guys that are wanting to win, and be the energy you feel going back into the dugout for that last chance is unbelievable.

"You always have a chance when you have this uniform on."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
  Jameis Winston        RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  2   2  1  0  3  0
Stephen McGee           C         6  1  2   1  0  0  7  1
Marcus Davis            DH        5  0  1   1  1  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  3  2   2  1  0  6  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
Brett Knief             CF        2  1  1   1  0  0  3  0
  Seth Miller           CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        4  2  3   2  1  1  3  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Casey Smit            PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Peter Miller          P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  9 12   9  8  4 27  6
Opp                              37 10 11   8  4  7 27  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen McGee (5), John Nogowski (2), Jose Brizuela (22)
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (11), John Nogowski (11), Jose Brizuela (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (4)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Marcus Davis (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver                     6.0  7  5  5  2  5
Gage Smith           L (4-2)    0.0  1  2  1  0  0
Billy Strode                    1.0  2  2  1  1  1
Peter Miller                    0.2  0  1  0  0  1
Bryant Holtmann                 1.1  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11 10  7  4  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 12  9  8  8  4


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INDIANA 11, FLORIDA STATE 6
06/09/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's 2013 Campaign Ends With 11-6 Loss to Indiana.

Florida State's 22nd trip to the College World Series will have to wait as the Hoosiers punch their first ticket to Omaha with Sunday's Super Regional-clinching win.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State's 2013 season met its end Sunday with an 11-6 loss to Indiana in the second game of the Tallahassee Super Regional.

A win at Dick Howser Stadium would have set up a decisive Monday matchup between the two schools in which FSU (47-17) could have potentially earned a 22nd trip to the College World Series. Instead, the Hoosiers (48-14), who are in the midst of the best season in program history, are headed to Omaha for the first time.

Indiana is the first Big Ten Conference team to reach the College World Series since 1984.

"The first thing I want to do is congratulate Indiana University for coming in here and getting it done, plain and simple," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "It was a great display of baseball. They did everything that they needed to do to be successful and I tip my hat to them."

In his final appearance in Tallahassee, Scott Sitz took the loss for the Seminoles. Sitz (10-2) tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed six earned runs, which was the most he had given up all year. Relievers Jameis Winston, Robby Coles and Gage Smith combined to allow three earned runs.

Not helping the pitchers was FSU's struggle to make the most of scoring opportunities over the past two days. In two Super Regional contests, the Seminoles stranded a combined 22 base runners while Indiana left just 10 on base all weekend.

"It's funny how you sit over there and say, `somebody, somebody pick us up,'" Martin said. "You have to credit them for making pitches when they needed to make them. There again, it's just part of the game. It makes it interesting every night."

Casey Smit came on as a pinch hitter for John Sansone and registered a team-high two RBIs. Josh Delph,DJ Stewart, Jose Brizuela and Brett Knief each had one RBI for the Seminoles.

For Indiana, Will Coursen-Carr pitched a dominating four innings in relief and earned the win. Travis Sam led the way offensively with four RBIs in a game that was a season high for runs allowed by the 'Noles.

FSU opened the top of the first inning by quickly putting runners on second and third with just one out asStephen McGee stepped into the batter's box. But FSU couldn't strike early as both McGee and Brizuela flied out to shallow right field to end the inning and leave two runners stranded.

While the 'Noles couldn't capitalize on their own first-inning scoring opportunity, the Hoosiers did. Will Nolden opened with a walk and then advanced to third on Kyle Schwarber's single. One batter later, Travis' sacrifice fly plated Holden and then Scott Donley ripped a one-out double down the right line that scored Schwarber. Basil then followed suit with his own double that scored Donley and Casey Smith smacked an RBI single to put Indiana up 4-0 early.

But it didn't the Seminoles long to cut Indiana's advantage in half.

In the top of the second, Seth Miller reached base on an error and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Sansone then walked two batters later and Miller took third base on another errant throw by the pitcher. Delph's RBI bunt then scored Miller and Stewart's infield chopper also brought home a run to move the scoreboard to 4-2 in favor of Indiana.

Indiana added a fifth run in the bottom of the third on a Donley home run to right field but once again FSU had an answer -- this time in the top of the fifth. After Brizuela's RBI double sent Stewart home and movedMarcus Davis to third, John Nogowski drew a walk and Knief registered a sacrifice fly to center to cut the 'Noles deficit to 5-4. With the bases loaded, Smit was then by the pitch to push the tying run across the plate.

The tie wouldn't last long, though. In the bottom half of the inning, Travis launched a two-run home run over the scoreboard to end Sitz day. WInston then came on in relief and retired the next two batters to end the inning with a 7-5 Indiana lead.

The Hoosiers would later add a run in the seventh when Travis earned an RBI on a fielder's choice. Indiana then pushed three more insurance runs across in the bottom of the eighth to secure the 11-5 score.

In the bottom of the ninth, FSU put on its rally caps with the help of a rowdy, still-in-it home crowd and loaded the bases with one out before Brizuela trotted home when Smit got hit by a pitch. But trailing 11-6, Delph struck out and Stewart hit a hard liner to left field that ended the game.

"It's very frustrating to go up there working every at bat, every pitch," Stewart said, "and we just couldn't come up with the key hit when we needed it."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        6  0  2   1  0  2  3  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  1  2   1  1  0  2  0
Marcus Davis            DH        4  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen McGee           C         5  0  0   0  0  2  9  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  2  2   1  1  0  0  1
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
Seth Miller             CF        2  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Brett Knief           PH-CF     2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Giovanny Alfonzo        SS        3  0  2   0  1  0  1  1
John Sansone            2B        1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH-2B     1  0  0   2  0  0  1  2
Scott Sitz              P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
  Robby Coles           P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
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FSU                              37  6 11   6  6  5 24  4
Opp                              34 11 11  11  4  8 27  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jose Brizuela (14)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Giovanny Alfonzo (9), Casey Smit (5)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (3)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Scott Sitz           L (10-2)   4.1  6  7  6  2  5
Jameis Winston                  2.0  1  1  1  1  3
Robby Coles                     1.1  4  3  3  1  0
Gage Smith                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0 11 11 10  4  8
Opp                  W          9.0 11  6  4  6  5


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