Florida State Baseball - 2014 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Director of Operations
Mike Bell, Associate Head Coach, Pitchers
Bryan Henry, Volunteer Assistant
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator
Adam Ross, Strength and Conditioning

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2014 FSU Baseball Media Guide

Top: Luke Weaver, Justin Gonzalez, Brandon Leibrandt
Bottom: Gage Smith, DJ Stewart, Peter Miller

2014 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Taylor Blatch, 5-11, 160, P, Stuart

Alec Byrd, 6-3, 175, P, Miami Shores

Danny De La Calle, 6-3, 220, C, Miami

Ben DeLuzio, 6-3, 190, IF, Windermere

Nick Graganella, 5-8, 175, OF, Tallahassee

Matt Mulroy, 6-1, 210, OF, Boca Raton

Hank Truluck, 190, IF, Ocala

Ed Voyles, 6-7, 205, P, Atlanta, GA

Jim Voyles, 6-7, 205, P, Atlanta, GA

Andy Ward, 6-3, 200, P, Oviedo

Gage West, 6-1, 205, C, Tallahassee

Will Zirzow, 6-5, 220, P, Jacksonville


2014 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 16 Taylor Blatch         P       R-R  5-11  160  Fr        Stuart (Jensen Beach)
* 53 Jose Brizuela         IF-OF   L-R  6-0   200  Jr   **   Weston (Archbishop McCarthy)
* 36 Kenny Burkhead        P       L-R  6-0   195  So   *    Deltona (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 31 Alec Byrd             P       L-L  6-3   175  Fr        Miami Shores (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 17 Mike Compton          P       R-R  6-2   195  So-R *    Branson, MO (Branson)
* 13 Danny De La Calle     C       R-R  6-3   220  Jr        Miami (Ferguson/Miami Dade CC)
*  2 Josh Delph            OF      L-L  6-0   190  Jr   **   Bartow (Bartow)
* 21 Ben DeLuzio           IF      R-R  6-3   190  Fr        Windermere (First Academy)
* 10 Justin Gonzalez       SS      R-R  6-3   205  Sr-R ***  Miami (Columbus)
*  1 Nick Graganella       OF      R-R  5-8   175  So-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian/Tallahassee CC)
* 33 Bryant Holtmann       P       R-L  6-5   205  Jr   **   Albers, IL (Breese Central)
* 28 Lee Howard            C       R-R  6-0   195  Jr   **   Fleming Island (Fleming Island)
* 51 Brandon Johnson       P       L-L  6-2   205  Sr   ***  Tampa (Alonso)
* 25 Brett Knief           OF      R-R  6-0   200  Sr-R *    Ramsey, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep/North Carolina/Seminole State College of Fl)
* 37 Brandon Leibrandt     P       L-L  6-4   205  Jr   **   Alpharetta, GA (Marist)
* 40 Peter Miller          P-IF    R-R  6-1   195  Sr   ***  Lutz (Cambridge Christian)
* 32 Ladson Montgomery     C       L-R  5-8   185  Sr   *    Saint Johns (Creekside/Alabama/Chipola JC)
* 27 Matt Mulroy           OF      R-R  6-1   210  Jr        Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community/Palm Beach State College)
*  3 John Nogowski         1B      R-L  6-1   210  Jr   **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 12 John Sansone          IF      R-R  5-11  200  So   *    New Castle, PA (Neshannock)
* 24 Dylan Silva           P       L-L  6-1   215  So   *    Lake Worth (American Heritage)
* 43 Casey Smit            IF      L-R  5-8   165  Sr   *    Tampa (Alonso/College of Central Florida)
* 19 Gage Smith            P       R-R  6-1   190  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  8 DJ Stewart            OF      L-R  6-0   230  So   *    Yulee (Bolles)
*  5 Billy Strode          P       L-L  6-1   185  Jr   *    Parkland (American Heritage/Indian River CC)
* 15 Hank Truluck          IF      R-R        190  Fr        Ocala (Forest)
  18 Ed Voyles             P       R-R  6-7   205  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
* 42 Jim Voyles            P       R-R  6-7   205  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
*  9 Andy Ward             P       R-R  6-3   200  Fr        Oviedo (Oviedo)
*  7 Luke Weaver           P       R-R  6-2   170  Jr   **   Deland (Deland)
* 20 Gage West             C       L-R  6-1   205  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 44 Jameis Winston        P-OF    S-R  6-4   220  So   *    Hueytown, AL (Hueytown)
* 30 Will Zirzow           P       R-R  6-5   220  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)

2014 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Nick Graganella       OF      R-R  5-8   175  So-R      Tallahassee (North Florida Christian/Tallahassee CC)
*  2 Josh Delph            OF      L-L  6-0   190  Jr   **   Bartow (Bartow)
*  3 John Nogowski         1B      R-L  6-1   210  Jr   **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  5 Billy Strode          P       L-L  6-1   185  Jr   *    Parkland (American Heritage/Indian River CC)
*  7 Luke Weaver           P       R-R  6-2   170  Jr   **   Deland (Deland)
*  8 DJ Stewart            OF      L-R  6-0   230  So   *    Yulee (Bolles)
*  9 Andy Ward             P       R-R  6-3   200  Fr        Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 10 Justin Gonzalez       SS      R-R  6-3   205  Sr-R ***  Miami (Columbus)
* 12 John Sansone          IF      R-R  5-11  200  So   *    New Castle, PA (Neshannock)
* 13 Danny De La Calle     C       R-R  6-3   220  Jr        Miami (Ferguson/Miami Dade CC)
* 15 Hank Truluck          IF      R-R        190  Fr        Ocala (Forest)
* 16 Taylor Blatch         P       R-R  5-11  160  Fr        Stuart (Jensen Beach)
* 17 Mike Compton          P       R-R  6-2   195  So-R *    Branson, MO (Branson)
  18 Ed Voyles             P       R-R  6-7   205  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
* 19 Gage Smith            P       R-R  6-1   190  Sr-R **   Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 20 Gage West             C       L-R  6-1   205  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 21 Ben DeLuzio           IF      R-R  6-3   190  Fr        Windermere (First Academy)
* 24 Dylan Silva           P       L-L  6-1   215  So   *    Lake Worth (American Heritage)
* 25 Brett Knief           OF      R-R  6-0   200  Sr-R *    Ramsey, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep/North Carolina/Seminole State College of Fl)
* 27 Matt Mulroy           OF      R-R  6-1   210  Jr        Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community/Palm Beach State College)
* 28 Lee Howard            C       R-R  6-0   195  Jr   **   Fleming Island (Fleming Island)
* 30 Will Zirzow           P       R-R  6-5   220  Fr        Jacksonville (Bolles)
* 31 Alec Byrd             P       L-L  6-3   175  Fr        Miami Shores (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 32 Ladson Montgomery     C       L-R  5-8   185  Sr   *    Saint Johns (Creekside/Alabama/Chipola JC)
* 33 Bryant Holtmann       P       R-L  6-5   205  Jr   **   Albers, IL (Breese Central)
* 36 Kenny Burkhead        P       L-R  6-0   195  So   *    Deltona (Trinity Christian Academy)
* 37 Brandon Leibrandt     P       L-L  6-4   205  Jr   **   Alpharetta, GA (Marist)
* 40 Peter Miller          P-IF    R-R  6-1   195  Sr   ***  Lutz (Cambridge Christian)
* 42 Jim Voyles            P       R-R  6-7   205  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
* 43 Casey Smit            IF      L-R  5-8   165  Sr   *    Tampa (Alonso/College of Central Florida)
* 44 Jameis Winston        P-OF    S-R  6-4   220  So   *    Hueytown, AL (Hueytown)
* 51 Brandon Johnson       P       L-L  6-2   205  Sr   ***  Tampa (Alonso)
* 53 Jose Brizuela         IF-OF   L-R  6-0   200  Jr   **   Weston (Archbishop McCarthy)

Stephen McGee signed with the Los Angeles Angels, 6/15/2013.
Robby Coles signed with the New York Mets, 6/16/2013.
Marcus Davis signed with the San Diego Padres, 6/16/2013.

2014 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DJ Stewart               American Baseball Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Louisville Slugger/TPX - 2nd Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team All-American
                         Perfect Game - 2nd Team All-American

Luke Weaver              Louisville Slugger/TPX - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

2014 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Randy Choate             36      P                  St. Louis Cardinals
Stephen Drew              7      SS                 Boston Red Sox
Stephen Drew             33      2B-22-DH           New York Yankees
Tyler Holt               62      OF                 Cleveland Indians
Rafael Lopez             51      C                  Chicago Cubs
Buster Posey             28      C                  San Francisco Giants
Shane Robinson           43      OF                 St. Louis Cardinals

Noles in the Pros -  6

2014 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
02/14
Ref
H
NIAGARA
W 13-2
 
5
6
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/15
Ref
H
NIAGARA
W 4-1
 
5
6
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
H
NIAGARA
W 13-0
 
5
6
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/18
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 12-6
 
5
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 8-3
 
5
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/22
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 10-4
 
5
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 1-3
 
2
2
5
17
14
17
18
23
23
03/01
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 10-2
 
2
2
5
17
14
17
18
23
23
03/02
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 13-6
 
2
2
5
17
14
17
18
23
23
03/04
Ref
A
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 5-1
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/05
Ref
A
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 4-1
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 15-3
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
14
14
13
03/08
Ref
H
MARYLAND
L 1-5
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
14
14
13
03/09
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 7-0
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
14
14
13
03/11
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 11-10
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/12
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 18-1
 
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 6-1
 
2
2
2
6
5
7
 
 
 
03/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 8-2
 
2
2
2
6
5
7
 
 
 
03/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 9-8
 
2
2
2
6
5
7
 
 
 
03/18
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 1-3
 
2
2
1
 
 
 
24
18
24
03/21
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 3-9
 
2
2
1
 
13
18
 
 
 
03/22
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 11-1
 
2
2
1
 
13
18
 
 
 
03/22
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 4-3
 
2
2
1
 
13
18
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
L 1-4
 
3
1
1
 
 
 
24
18
24
03/28
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
Kingston, RI
W 6-0
 
3
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
Kingston, RI
W 11-7
 
3
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/29
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
Kingston, RI
W 10-1
 
3
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/01
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
W 8-3
 
4
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/04
Ref
H
NOTRE DAME
W 8-7
 
4
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
H
NOTRE DAME
W 11-2
 
4
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
H
NOTRE DAME
W 4-3
 
4
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/08
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 0-8
 
2
1
1
13
15
25
24
18
24
04/11
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 3-5
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/12
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 4-12
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/13
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 5-4
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/15
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 6-1
 
7
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 7-1
 
7
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/19
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 4-3
 
7
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/20
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 2-5
 
7
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/22
Ref
H
STETSON
W 4-0
 
6
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/23
Ref
H
STETSON
W 13-3
 
6
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/25
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 3-5
2
6
4
5
2
1
1
2
2
2
04/26
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 7-0
2
6
4
5
2
1
1
2
2
2
04/27
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 3-4
2
6
4
5
2
1
1
2
2
2
05/03
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 5-4
 
5
6
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/03
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 3-2
 
5
6
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/04
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 7-1
 
5
6
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
Ref
A
STETSON
W 9-4
 
6
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 7-0
 
6
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/10
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 10-2
 
6
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/11
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 4-5
 
6
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/13
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA
L 3-8
 
6
4
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/15
Ref
H
DUKE
W 3-0
 
6
4
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/16
Ref
H
DUKE
W 9-8
 
6
4
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/17
Ref
H
DUKE
L 5-7
 
6
4
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/21
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 7-1
 
6
4
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/23
Ref
N
MARYLAND
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 3-5
 
6
4
5
 
 
 
14
14
13
05/24
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 6-4
2
6
4
5
4
3
3
2
2
2
05/30
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
NCAA
L 0-7
 
8
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/31
Ref
H
ALABAMA
NCAA
L 5-6
 
8
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
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   43-17    25- 9    13- 6     5- 2
VS ACC          21- 9    11- 4     7- 5     3- 0
AGAINST TOP 25   9- 5     6- 4     2- 1     1- 0

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL - 23
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    - 19
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   - 21

2014 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE        21- 9    43-17 
 2t MARYLAND             15-14    40-23 
 2t CLEMSON              15-14    36-25 
 4  WAKE FOREST          15-15    30-26 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 13-17    32-23 
 6  BOSTON COLLEGE       10-20    22-33 
 7  NOTRE DAME            9-21    22-31 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  MIAMI                24- 6    44-19 
 2  VIRGINIA             22- 8    53-16 
 3  DUKE                 16-14    33-25 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA       15-15    35-27 
 5  GEORGIA TECH         14-16    37-27 
 6  PITTSBURGH           11-19    22-30 
 7  VIRGINIA TECH         9-21    21-31-1

2014 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Durham, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/20/2014  (7)NORTH CAROLINA 4, (10)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3     Round 1
05/20/2014  (9)GEORGIA TECH 5, (8)WAKE FOREST 3                 Round 1
05/21/2014  (5)CLEMSON 5, (4)DUKE 3                             Round 2
05/21/2014  (9)GEORGIA TECH 6, (1)MIAMI 3                       Round 2
05/21/2014  (2)FLORIDA STATE 7, (7)NORTH CAROLINA 1             Round 2
05/22/2014  (6)MARYLAND 7, (3)VIRGINIA 6                        Round 2
05/22/2014  (4)DUKE 6, (9)GEORGIA TECH 0                        Round 2
05/22/2014  (5)CLEMSON 3, (1)MIAMI 2                            Round 2
05/23/2014  (6)MARYLAND 5, (2)FLORIDA STATE 3                   Round 2
05/23/2014  (9)GEORGIA TECH 3, (5)CLEMSON 0                     Round 2
05/23/2014  (3)VIRGINIA 3, (7)NORTH CAROLINA 2                  Round 2
05/24/2014  (1)MIAMI 6, (4)DUKE 5                               Round 2
05/24/2014  (7)NORTH CAROLINA 13, (6)MARYLAND 7                 Round 2
05/24/2014  (2)FLORIDA STATE 6, (3)VIRGINIA 4                   Round 2
05/25/2014  (9)GEORGIA TECH 9, (6)MARYLAND 4                    Round 3

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/14/2014
NIAGARA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
02/15/2014
NIAGARA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
02/16/2014
NIAGARA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
02/18/2014
JACKSONVILLE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
02/21/2014
GEORGIA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
02/22/2014
GEORGIA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
02/28/2014
MIAMI
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/01/2014
MIAMI
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/02/2014
MIAMI
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/04/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/05/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/07/2014
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Jameis
Winston
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/08/2014
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/09/2014
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/11/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Gage
West
03/12/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/14/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/18/2014
FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/21/2014
CLEMSON
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
03/22/2014
CLEMSON
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Hank
Truluck
Danny
De La Calle
03/22/2014
CLEMSON
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Gage
West
Danny
De La Calle
03/25/2014
FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
Danny
De La Calle
03/28/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
John
Sansone
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Casey
Smit
Gage
West
Danny
De La Calle
03/28/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
Hank
Truluck
Danny
De La Calle
03/29/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Ladson
Montgomery
Danny
De La Calle
04/01/2014
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Josh
Delph
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
John
Nogowski
Brett
Knief
Casey
Smit
Gage
West
Jameis
Winston
Danny
De La Calle
04/04/2014
NOTRE DAME
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/06/2014
NOTRE DAME
Josh
Delph
John
Sansone
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Brett
Knief
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/06/2014
NOTRE DAME
Josh
Delph
John
Sansone
Casey
Smit
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Jameis
Winston
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/08/2014
FLORIDA
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Jameis
Winston
Danny
De La Calle
04/11/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/12/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/13/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Danny
De La Calle
04/15/2014
JACKSONVILLE
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/18/2014
WAKE FOREST
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/19/2014
WAKE FOREST
Josh
Delph
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/20/2014
WAKE FOREST
Josh
Delph
John
Sansone
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
Casey
Smit
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
04/22/2014
STETSON
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/23/2014
STETSON
Josh
Delph
Brett
Knief
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
John
Sansone
Ben
DeLuzio
Hank
Truluck
Danny
De La Calle
04/25/2014
VIRGINIA
Josh
Delph
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/26/2014
VIRGINIA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
04/27/2014
VIRGINIA
Josh
Delph
John
Sansone
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Brett
Knief
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
05/03/2014
MINNESOTA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Ben
DeLuzio
Danny
De La Calle
05/03/2014
MINNESOTA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/04/2014
MINNESOTA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Ladson
Montgomery
05/06/2014
STETSON
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/09/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/10/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/11/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Brett
Knief
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/13/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/15/2014
DUKE
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/16/2014
DUKE
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/17/2014
DUKE
Brett
Knief
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/21/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/23/2014
MARYLAND
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/24/2014
VIRGINIA
Josh
Delph
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/30/2014
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Josh
Delph
Brett
Knief
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle
05/31/2014
ALABAMA
Josh
Delph
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
John
Nogowski
Jose
Brizuela
Ben
DeLuzio
John
Sansone
Justin
Gonzalez
Danny
De La Calle

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/14/2014
NIAGARA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
02/15/2014
NIAGARA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
02/16/2014
NIAGARA
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
02/18/2014
JACKSONVILLE
Peter
Miller
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
02/21/2014
GEORGIA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
02/22/2014
GEORGIA
Brandon
Leibrandt
Danny
De La Calle
Casey
Smit
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
02/28/2014
MIAMI
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/01/2014
MIAMI
Brandon
Leibrandt
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/02/2014
MIAMI
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/04/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Peter
Miller
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/05/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Kenny
Burkhead
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
03/07/2014
MARYLAND
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
03/08/2014
MARYLAND
Brandon
Leibrandt
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/09/2014
MARYLAND
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/11/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Peter
Miller
Gage
West
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/12/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Bryant
Holtmann
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/14/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Brandon
Leibrandt
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/18/2014
FLORIDA
Peter
Miller
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
03/21/2014
CLEMSON
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
03/22/2014
CLEMSON
Brandon
Leibrandt
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
03/22/2014
CLEMSON
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
03/25/2014
FLORIDA
Peter
Miller
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
03/28/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Casey
Smit
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
03/28/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Casey
Smit
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
03/29/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Bryant
Holtmann
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Casey
Smit
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
04/01/2014
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Peter
Miller
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
04/04/2014
NOTRE DAME
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/06/2014
NOTRE DAME
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/06/2014
NOTRE DAME
Bryant
Holtmann
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Casey
Smit
Jameis
Winston
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/08/2014
FLORIDA
Billy
Strode
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Casey
Smit
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/11/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Casey
Smit
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/12/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/13/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Bryant
Holtmann
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
04/15/2014
JACKSONVILLE
Billy
Strode
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
04/18/2014
WAKE FOREST
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
04/19/2014
WAKE FOREST
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/20/2014
WAKE FOREST
Bryant
Holtmann
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
04/22/2014
STETSON
Billy
Strode
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
04/23/2014
STETSON
Taylor
Blatch
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
Brett
Knief
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
04/25/2014
VIRGINIA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
04/26/2014
VIRGINIA
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
04/27/2014
VIRGINIA
Bryant
Holtmann
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
05/03/2014
MINNESOTA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/03/2014
MINNESOTA
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/04/2014
MINNESOTA
Taylor
Blatch
Ladson
Montgomery
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/06/2014
STETSON
Kenny
Burkhead
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/09/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/10/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/11/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Dylan
Silva
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Brett
Knief
Josh
Delph
05/13/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Alec
Byrd
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/15/2014
DUKE
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/16/2014
DUKE
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/17/2014
DUKE
Peter
Miller
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Brett
Knief
05/21/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Billy
Strode
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/23/2014
MARYLAND
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/24/2014
VIRGINIA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/30/2014
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Mike
Compton
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph
05/31/2014
ALABAMA
Luke
Weaver
Danny
De La Calle
John
Nogowski
John
Sansone
Jose
Brizuela
Justin
Gonzalez
DJ
Stewart
Ben
DeLuzio
Josh
Delph

2014 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== DJ Stewart .351 53 53 194 45 68 19 0 7 50 108 .557 40 9 30 6 .472 5 0 4 5 Jose Brizuela .321 60 60 218 46 70 14 2 3 38 97 .445 22 12 39 3 .406 4 2 14 16 Ladson Montgomery .320 29 2 25 3 8 1 0 0 4 9 .360 5 2 3 0 .469 0 0 0 0 John Nogowski .307 60 59 212 47 65 12 1 5 49 94 .443 43 8 27 7 .431 6 0 3 6 Casey Smit .297 54 36 145 25 43 2 0 1 25 48 .331 33 3 33 5 .429 3 2 3 4 Hank Truluck .286 23 3 21 3 6 1 0 0 3 7 .333 7 1 7 0 .483 0 0 2 2 Ben DeLuzio .281 51 50 171 35 48 7 5 1 27 68 .398 22 5 44 3 .371 4 5 16 18 Josh Delph .268 58 53 194 34 52 14 1 0 20 68 .351 34 4 32 3 .385 2 2 2 4 Brett Knief .264 55 41 159 26 42 5 0 2 22 53 .333 16 4 32 5 .344 1 6 4 4 Justin Gonzalez .245 56 56 196 43 48 16 2 3 39 77 .393 48 9 68 1 .410 3 0 3 5 Nick Graganella .231 33 0 13 7 3 0 0 0 3 3 .231 3 0 8 0 .375 0 0 0 0 Danny De La Calle .224 58 58 174 27 39 3 0 0 29 42 .241 17 8 37 3 .315 4 6 1 1 John Sansone .221 60 60 199 38 44 13 0 2 39 63 .317 29 18 58 2 .361 6 2 6 8 Lee Howard .200 7 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 .200 0 0 2 0 .200 0 0 0 0 Gage West .161 26 4 31 6 5 1 1 2 8 14 .452 3 0 9 1 .216 3 0 0 0 Jameis Winston .128 42 5 39 6 5 2 0 0 4 7 .179 8 1 9 1 .292 0 1 0 0 Gage Smith .000 41 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Matt Mulroy .000 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 Peter Miller .000 20 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Billy Strode .000 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Dylan Silva .000 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Luke Weaver .000 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Mike Compton .000 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Taylor Blatch .000 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Bryant Holtmann .000 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brandon Johnson .000 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Alec Byrd .000 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Kenny Burkhead .000 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brandon Leibrandt .000 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jim Voyles .000 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .273 60 60 2001 393 547 110 12 26 363 759 .379 330 84 439 40 .391 42 26 58 73 Opp .240 60 60 2010 217 482 95 4 27 197 666 .331 182 37 432 54 .313 13 39 26 47

2014 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 ======================================================================================================================== Jameis Winston 1.08 1 0 24 0 0 0 2 7 33.1 18 7 4 7 31 3 0 0 117 .154 3 0 1 1 0 Brandon Leibrandt 1.83 4 1 6 6 1 0 0 0 39.1 31 11 8 9 30 9 1 2 142 .218 3 1 0 0 3 Dylan Silva 1.90 4 0 17 1 0 0 1 1 23.2 16 6 5 14 28 7 0 0 82 .195 2 6 0 1 2 Gage Smith 2.39 5 2 40 0 0 0 2 1 64.0 57 20 17 6 31 8 0 2 234 .244 0 5 0 0 6 Luke Weaver 2.62 8 4 16 16 2 1 2 0 106.1 88 36 31 23 85 14 0 8 390 .226 4 6 2 3 4 Billy Strode 2.63 2 1 24 4 0 0 3 0 48.0 38 15 14 23 49 4 0 0 165 .230 1 6 1 0 3 Mike Compton 3.23 7 3 15 15 1 1 2 0 83.2 93 37 30 19 50 19 2 3 330 .282 2 4 0 2 10 Brandon Johnson 3.31 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 16.1 19 10 6 4 11 3 0 2 71 .268 3 0 0 1 0 Bryant Holtmann 3.68 5 1 14 6 0 0 1 0 36.2 31 15 15 12 29 5 1 2 136 .228 1 0 0 2 1 Jim Voyles 4.05 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 3 3 2 3 0 0 1 25 .280 1 2 0 0 1 Alec Byrd 4.20 1 1 10 1 0 0 1 0 15.0 16 8 7 8 13 5 0 2 56 .286 3 1 0 1 1 Peter Miller 5.14 3 4 17 7 0 0 0 1 42.0 38 26 24 31 53 7 0 3 154 .247 6 1 0 1 7 Taylor Blatch 6.23 1 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 17.1 13 12 12 19 11 4 0 1 62 .210 3 5 0 1 0 Kenny Burkhead 8.44 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 17 11 10 5 8 7 0 1 46 .370 2 0 0 0 1 ==================================================================================================== FSU 3.08 43 17 224 60 4 7 5 11 543.0 482 217 186 182 432 95 4 27 2010 .240 34 37 4 13 39 Opp 5.97 17 43 60 60 1 2 1 9 526.0 547 393 349 330 439 110 12 26 2001 .273 67 84 4 42 26

2014 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Josh Delph 61 5 0 1.000 1 Gage West 27 1 0 1.000 0 Luke Weaver 7 19 0 1.000 3 Billy Strode 2 12 0 1.000 2 Nick Graganella 9 0 0 1.000 0 Bryant Holtmann 2 3 0 1.000 1 Alec Byrd 1 3 0 1.000 0 Kenny Burkhead 1 3 0 1.000 1 Lee Howard 4 0 0 1.000 0 Jim Voyles 0 3 0 1.000 0 Brandon Johnson 0 3 0 1.000 0 Matt Mulroy 2 0 0 1.000 0 Danny De La Calle 374 43 1 .998 5 John Nogowski 535 60 3 .995 56 Ladson Montgomery 33 3 1 .973 0 Ben DeLuzio 93 3 3 .970 1 DJ Stewart 94 2 3 .970 0 Brett Knief 62 2 2 .970 0 Mike Compton 13 17 1 .968 0 Casey Smit 34 18 2 .963 6 Gage Smith 4 18 1 .957 1 Justin Gonzalez 106 159 13 .953 41 John Sansone 104 175 14 .952 42 Hank Truluck 7 12 1 .950 3 Brandon Leibrandt 2 12 1 .933 0 Jose Brizuela 39 116 19 .891 9 Jameis Winston 7 8 2 .882 1 Peter Miller 4 11 2 .882 0 Dylan Silva 2 2 2 .667 0 Taylor Blatch 0 0 1 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1629 713 72 .970 62 Opp 1578 561 53 .976 54
FLORIDA STATE 13, NIAGARA 2
02/14/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll To Opening Day Victory.

The Seminoles recorded their 16th straight victory on opening day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind six no-hit innings from opening day starter Luke Weaver and a four-hit barrage from DJ Stewart, No. 5 Florida State (1-0) began the 2014 season with a 13-2 victory over Niagara (0-1) Friday evening in front of an outstanding crowd of 5,756 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"That was a good opener," head coach Mike Martin said. "Niagara did a tremendous job in the fact that they haven't been out (side). You could see that they weren't quite ready but at the same time we took advantage of some mistakes and my hats off to our guys for getting it down. I am very proud of our ball club. We got some timely hitting tonight."

Five Seminoles recorded multiple hits in the win led by Stewart who set a career-high with four hits on a pair of doubles and two singles. Josh Delph went 2-for-3 with a walk from the leadoff spot with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, while Brett Knief and Jose Brizuela each registered two hits in the win.

"DJ is one heck of an athlete," added Martin. "He is a guy that is turning into an outstanding leader. He got more hits tonight than I used to get in a week. He had one heck of a night."

Weaver (1-0) picked up where he left from a season ago working 6.0 strong innings against the Purple Eagles in his first career opening day start. After walking Anthony Firenzi on four pitches to open the game, Weaver retired the next 16 batters in a row. Geoff Seto would snap the streak after reaching on a throwing error with one out in the sixth. But Weaver responded with a strikeout and then picked off Seto at first to retire the side.

"I can't say enough about how Luke pitched," said Martin. "No hitters are something that you just don't think about until you get to the fifth inning. But we knew that he was only going to go close to 90 pitches. Luke was scheduled to throw no more than 90 tonight."

The DeLand, Fla., native finished the game with seven strikeouts and left after the sixth inning throwing 89 pitches.

Florida State would give Weaver all the run support he would need after just the first inning when Delph led off the inning with a double down the line in left and scored two batters later on a double to center by Stewart to give the Noles the early 1-0 lead.

The Garnet and Gold extended their lead to 3-0 in the third thanks to back-to-back RBI singles by Knief and Brizuela.

Stewart opened FSU's two-run fifth with his second double of the evening. The sophomore from Yulee, Fla., came around to score two batters later on a Brizuela double down the line in right. Brizuela then stole third and scored on John Nogowski's sac-fly to center to give the Seminoles a five-run cushion.

Niagara's first hit of the game came with one out in the seventh when Michael Fuhrman dropped a double down the line in right off Billy Strode. The hit would open the door for a pair of runs as the Purple Eagles cut the deficit to 5-2.

Niagara had the bases loaded with just one out in the seventh when Gage Smith came on and struck out Pavel Chavez-Rusova before picking off Greg Rodgers at second to end the threat. On the pickoff play, Rodgers was caught in a run down between second and third allowing Joel Klock to score the second run of the inning.

The Seminoles broke open a three-run lead thanks to eight runs over the seventh and eighth innings. FSU answered Niagara's two runs in the top of the seventh with five runs in the bottom half to take a 10-2 lead. Delph drew a bases loaded walk, while Justin Gonzalez drove in two runs with a single to left for his first hit of the season. The senior captain finished the game with a run scored and two walks in six plate appearances.

FSU added three more runs in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Gage West and a two-run single to right center by Lee Howard for his first career hit.

Also picking up their first career hits on Friday night were freshmen Hank Truluck and Ben DeLuzio. Casey Smit registered a pinch hit single in the seventh and reached base for a second time in the eighth when he was hit by a pitch.

Niagara would be held to just the two runs in the game as Smith and Brandon Johnson kept the Purple Eagles off the scoreboard over the final 2.2 innings.

Smith worked 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout, while Brandon Johnson gave up a hit and a walk in an inning of work in the ninth.

Niagara's Jordan Schwartz (0-1) took the loss after giving up five run on nine hits in 5.2 innings as the junior right hander struck out three and walked three.

With the win, Florida State has now won 16 straight games on opening day improving to 59-7-1 all-time.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        3  2  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   2  2  0  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF-CF     5  2  4   1  0  0  3  0
Brett Knief             RF        4  1  2   1  0  2  2  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  2   2  0  1  1  0
  Casey Smit            PH-3B-1B  1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  1  0   2  1  0  8  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-LF     0  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
John Sansone            2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF-3B     4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  0   0  1  0  9  0
  Gage West             PH-C      1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  3
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 13 15  12  7  4 27 10
Opp                              28  2  2   1  4  9 24 13

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1), Hank Truluck (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph 2 (2), DJ Stewart 2 (2), Jose Brizuela (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (1), John Sansone (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (1), Ben DeLuzio (1)
SF - FSU-John Nogowski (1)
SB - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1), Ben DeLuzio (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (1-0)    6.0  0  0  0  1  7
Billy Strode                    0.1  1  2  2  2  1
Gage Smith                      1.2  0  0  0  0  1
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  2  2  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0 15 13 13  7  4


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5
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x
13
15
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Attendance: 5,756

FLORIDA STATE 4, NIAGARA 1
02/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Niagara To Clinch Series.

Brandon Leibrandt throws six shutout innings to secure his first win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (2-0) secured its 33rd consecutive series victory on opening weekend with a 4-1 victory over Niagara (0-2) Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles received another outstanding performance from their starting pitcher as this time Brandon Leibrandt (1-0) blanked the Purple Eagles over 6.0 strong innings allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out five.

In fact, the announced attendance of 5,511 inside Dick Howser Stadium on Saturday was treated to a pitcher's duel as Leibrandt and Niagara starter Drew Fittry exchanged zeroes through the first five innings.

"Of course when you're not scoring any runs after five innings and your starter is holding the other team to the same number of runs, you have to be excited," head coach Mike Martin said. "You just hope you get an opportunity and we did and we took advantage of it."

Fittry (0-1) stymied the Seminole bats in game two holding Florida State to just one hit in 5.1 innings of work. This coming just one day after the Seminole bats exploded for 15 hits. Brett Knief's RBI single in the sixth erased Fittry's no-hit bid while chasing the senior right hander from the game.

"I tip my hat to our guys who stayed tough and had disciplined at bats," Martin said. "We had a couple of chances to really bust it open, but credit them (Niagara). They made good pitches and got outs when they needed them."

"He was effective working both sides of the plate," said junior first baseman John Nogowski on Fittry. "He had a little slider and change-up. We were kind of antsy I felt like early but Brett got the big hit to get things rolling. But their guy did a nice job of shutting us down for five innings."

Justin Gonzalez, who led off the sixth with a hit-by-pitch, one of three on the afternoon to tie a single-game school record, scored from second on Knief's single to center. John Nogowski would drive in Knief for the second run of the inning on a two-out double to left center to give Florida State a 2-0 lead.

"I was just trying to be productive," said Knief. "We had Justin on at second; I was trying to work up the middle. Got into a 1-0 count, thought he was going to give me a pretty good pitch and it just happened."

The Seminoles extended their lead to 3-0 in the seventh without registering a hit. Florida State took advantage of a walk and three hit-by-pitches in the inning with the lone run coming off a DJ Stewart sac-fly to center scoring Danny De La Calle.

Niagara broke through with its first run of the game in the eighth off reliever Taylor Blatch. Making his first collegiate appearance, Blatch issued a walk to the first batter he faced before giving up a double to Jordan Schwartz and an RBI infield single to Pavel Rusova-Chavez. With the go ahead run at the plate, Martin went to the bullpen and called on closer Jameis Winston.

"I just wanted to get out there and pitch," said Winston. "Obviously, I was excited and when they called down to the bullpen, I was ready."

Winston delivered retiring the final six batters to earn his first save of the season. The sophomore right hander got the Seminoles out of the jam in the eighth recording a pair of fielder's choice groundouts followed by a Thomas Rodrigues fly out to left. He returned to pitch the ninth and set down all three Niagara batters that he faced on a groundout, fly out and strikeout to end the game.

Gage Smith made his second appearance in as many games working a perfect seventh as he recorded a strikeout.

Nogowski registered two of FSU's three hits on the afternoon with an RBI double in the sixth and a single to lead off the eighth. The only other Seminole hit of the game came off the bat of Knief in Florida State's two-run sixth inning.

Stewart, Knief, Nogowski and Danny De La Calle all recorded an RBI in Saturday's victory.

Despite being held to just three hits, Florida State took advantage of six hit-by-pitches and six walks from four Niagara pitchers.

Both Stewart and Gonzalez extended their streaks of reaching base following Saturday's game to 29 and 14, respectively. Stewart's career-best 18-game hitting streak came to a close after the sophomore left fielder finished the game 0-for-2 in four plate appearances.

Leibrandt faced just two over the minimum in his first start of the season as two of the four hits he allowed were erased from the base paths both on pickoffs and both against designated hitter Thomas Rodrigues. The first came in the first inning when Rodrigues was picked off at second after doubling down the line in right. He was picked off for the second time in the fourth after reaching on a bunt single.

"Had a few butterflies, but once I got out there I was able to settle down and make pitches when I needed to," said Leibrandt. "It (pick-off move) is one of those things I work on pretty often in practice trying to make it look exactly like I am going home. I've had some success so far (with it); I'm hoping to keep it going."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        0  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
DJ Stewart              LF        2  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
Brett Knief             RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  3  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  2   1  0  0 10  1
John Sansone            2B        1  0  0   0  3  0  1  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  1  0   1  1  0  6  1
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  3
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  4  3   4  6  2 27 11
Opp                              29  1  6   1  2  7 24  8

2B - Opp-4, FSU-John Nogowski (1)
HBP - FSU-Justin Gonzalez 3 (3), Brett Knief 2 (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-DJ Stewart (1), Danny De La Calle (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (1-0)    6.0  4  0  0  1  5
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Taylor Blatch                   0.0  2  1  1  1  0
Jameis Winston       Sv(1)      2.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  2  7
Opp                  L          8.0  3  4  3  6  2


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FLORIDA STATE 13, NIAGARA 0
02/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Niagara To Sweep Series.

Mike Compton allows one hit over 5.0 innings in his first start since June 17, 2012.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (3-0) completed the series sweep of Niagara with 13-0 shutout victory on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles pounded out 15 hits led by senior captain Justin Gonzalez, who went 3-for-3 with two singles and a double. Gonzalez reached base on all five plate appearances in the series finale as he also drew two walks. He has now reached base safely in nine straight plate appearances heading into Tuesday afternoon's contest at Jacksonville. The Miami, Fla., native also extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games.

"What impressed me the most about today was the patience that we showed in the box," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "That ball game wasn't exactly going our way early, but in the third inning we have no body on and two outs and we get three walks and a base hit by Brizuela to get a couple of runs. That has a way of affecting the other club and I was very pleased with that."

Jose Brizuela and John Sansone finished the afternoon with two hits apiece, while three Seminoles recorded their first hit in a Seminole uniform including Danny De La Calle, Gage West and Nick Graganella.

De La Calle drove in two runs on a sharp infield single to short as part of FSU's eight-run fifth inning to break the game open. West connected on a solo shot to right in the seventh as it marked the first home run by a Seminole in 2014 and Graganella laced a two-out single up the middle in the eighth.

Sunday's game also marked the return of starting pitcher Mike Compton (1-0), who made his first start since throwing 6.0 innings in a win over Stony Brook at the 2012 College World Series. The redshirt sophomore missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. On Sunday, Compton allowed just one hit in 5.0 innings of work as he walked two and struck out three.

"Compton had a very good outing," said Martin. "It is great to have him back. He is a very important part of our team."

Compton set down the first five batters that he faced before giving up back-to-back two outs walks in the second. The Branson, Mo., native bounced right back to get Niagara catcher Joel Brophy swinging on strikes to retire the side. He then worked around a fielding error in the third and a throwing error in the fourth. De La Calle helped his battery mate out in the fourth when he gunned down Greg Rodgers trying to steal second base.

In the fifth, Compton recorded a pair of groundouts including an outstanding diving play by Gonzalez on a groundball to his right robbing Brophy of a base hit. The senior shortstop quickly got to his feet and threw a bullet over to John Nogowski at first for the first out of the inning. After another groundout to short, Compton struck out Anthony Firenzi to close out the inning.

"It's been over a year since I last started," said Compton. "It was great to get out here in front of the home crowd. Nerves were a little bit there in the first inning, but we had great defense and it's all about keeping the ball low, hitting spots and letting the defense work like usual. Everything felt great; elbow felt great, there was no fatigue, no pain. It felt 100 percent so it was all good."

Bryant Holtmann, Alec Byrd and Dylan Silva each worked a scoreless inning in relief. Holtmann gave up a two out single but struck out two in his first appearance of the season. Byrd worked around a single and a walk by getting a groundball double play and a fly out in his collegiate debut. Sylva also worked around a walk and single by recording a fielder's choice groundout and a double play to end the eighth.

"It was great to see Holtmann throw the way he did today," added Martin. "He is a guy we are counting on to help us this year. To see him pitch the way he did was very encouraging."

The Noles went on top in the third courtesy of a two-out, two-run single to right by Brizuela. Niagara starter Liam Stroud (0-1) recorded to quick outs to open the inning but then issued three straight walks to Gonzalez, DJ Stewart and Brett Knief. The walks would come back to haunt Stroud when Brizuela gave Florida State its first runs of the afternoon on his two-run single to right.

The walk to Stewart extended his streak of reaching base to 30 straight games.

Florida State broke the game open with an eight-run fifth inning to take a commanding 10-0 lead. The Seminoles sent 12 batters to the plate in an inning that featured eight hits and one walk. Knief began the scoring barrage with a two-run single up the middle. After a Brizuela double and an intentional walk to Nogowski loaded the bases, John Sansone and Ben DeLuzio followed with RBI singles to left. De La Calle brought home two on his infield single to short. Gonzalez capped the scoring in the inning with an RBI single to left.

FSU added three more in the seventh for the final margin. West led off the inning clubbing a 2-1 pitch from Dienston Manuela over the fence in right for his first career home run. Casey Smit would then drive in two on a two-out double to left center.

The game was called after eight innings due to a travel curfew.

Florida State could not have asked more from its starting rotation this weekend as Luke Weaver, Brandon Leibrandt and Compton threw a combined 17 shutout innings allowing five hits and four walks, while striking out 15 Purple Eagle hitters.

"It was a good opening weekend for us," said Martin. "It's not something that we ever take for granted. We know how difficult it is to win three games."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Nick Graganella       RF        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  2  3   1  2  0  2  4
  Matt Mulroy           PR-SS     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        2  2  0   0  3  1  1  0
Brett Knief             DH        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            3B        2  0  1   2  0  0  0  1
John Nogowski           1B        2  1  0   0  3  0 12  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  2
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        5  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  1   2  0  1  5  1
  Gage West             C         2  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Mike Compton            P                            0  3
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 13 15  12  9  4 24 15
Opp                              26  0  4   0  4  5 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela 2 (3)
2B - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1), Jose Brizuela (2), Casey Smit (1), John Sansone (1)
HR - FSU-Gage West (1)
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (1)
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         W (1-0)    5.0  1  0  0  2  3
Bryant Holtmann                 1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Alec Byrd                       1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Dylan Silva                     1.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  4  0  0  4  5
Opp                  L          8.0 15 13 13  9  4


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NIAGARA
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,578

FLORIDA STATE 12, JACKSONVILLE 6
02/18/2014, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rallies Past Jacksonville.

The Seminoles score nine unanswered runs en route to a 12-6 victory on the road.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (4-0) rallied late scoring nine unanswered runs over the final four innings to defeat Jacksonville (1-3) 12-6 on Tuesday in front of a capacity crowd of 3,000 inside John Sessions Stadium to remain undefeated on the season.

"It is never easy on the road," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It's never easy at home, but it is always more difficult when you are on the road. JU is an impressive club. They have some guys that are out right now but I was very, very impressed with them."

John Sansone's two-run shot in the sixth sparked the come-from-behind victory as his first home run of the season trimmed the deficit to 6-5. The Seminoles then tacked on two more runs in the seventh to grab the lead for good before pulling away for the final margin with a five-run ninth inning.

"It was a change-up low," said Sansone. "It felt good when it came off the bat."

"It was a great jump start," said Martin on Sansone's home run. "No question it jump started us; in fact you could feel the dugout come alive when that ball left the ball park.

"Our guys showed great poise; great discipline. It was one of those situations that I was just pleased with the way we just kept our poise and kept battling."

The Florida State bullpen did its part to keep the Seminoles in the game as five relief pitchers combined to limit the Dolphins to just one run on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

"Billy, Bryant, Gage, Jameis, they all had great outings," added Martin. "That is so important. Burkhead did not pitch badly; he gave up a couple hits and a run but he kept battling."

Bryant Holtmann (1-0) picked up the win working two scoreless innings allowing just one hit, while striking out two. Billy Strode also gave up one hit as he walked one and struck out five. Gage Smith and Jameis Winston closed out the game working the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, as the Seminoles registered their eighth straight win over JU and fifth in a row at Jacksonville.

"When Billy came in and struck out the side (in the fourth), it kind of lifted us," added Sansone. "You could just feel the momentum in the dugout. There was a good vibe in the dugout."

"We have a good bullpen," said Holtmann. "We just have to go out there and do our jobs. Everyone did their job tonight; it was able to keep us in the game and we came back."

Sansone and DJ Stewart paced the Seminoles' 12-hit attack with three hits apiece, while Brett Knief and Ben DeLuzio recorded two hits each.

Sansone finished the game a triple shy of the cycle as the sophomore second baseman hit a single up the middle in the second, the two-run shot in the sixth and an RBI double in the ninth.

In front of the hometown crowd, Stewart reached base on all five of his plate appearances going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles, a single and two walks. The Yulee, Fla., native also scored three times. Stewart extended his streak of reaching base to a career-best 31 straight games.

"I'm seeing the ball really well," said Stewart. "I'm just trying to get whatever the pitcher is throwing to me and hit it where they pitch it, not trying to get too big. It was a big win for us tonight."

Justin Gonzalez reached base three times on three walks and scored three times on Tuesday.

"They played us hard the entire game," added Stewart. "We had to battle, they didn't give us anything. We had to crawl and scratch for every single run we scored."

Florida State grabbed the early Tuesday afternoon plating two runs in the top of the first off JU starter Parker Perez. The Dolphin southpaw got off to a shaky start walking the first three batters that he faced. Perez looked as though he would get out of trouble as he got Knief to send a groundball back to the mound which turned into a 1-2-3 double play. The Seminoles then took advantage of a Perez wild pitch as Gonzalez crossed the plate for the first run of the ball game. John Nogowski followed with a two-out single through the left side to plate Stewart to give FSU a 2-0 advantage.

The lead was short lived as the Dolphins answered right back with two runs in the bottom half of the inning off FSU starter Peter Miller to even the score. The first three JU batters reached on back-to-back singles and then an RBI double off the wall in left by Connor Marabell to plate Angelo Amendolare from second. The second run came on a fielder's choice groundball to short off the bat of Seth Dewitt as Gonzalez threw to third to get Marabell. The inning came to a close when Danny De La Calle picked off Nate Ricci at first.

Jacksonville took its first lead of the game with three runs in the second. The Dolphins strung together three singles, two walks and a sac-fly off Miller to take a 5-2 advantage.

Miller's day would come to an end after just two innings in his first start of the season. The senior right hander was charged with five runs on six hits and three walks as he would not factor into the decision.

The Seminoles cut the deficit to 5-3 in the third as Gonzalez and Stewart opened the inning on a walk and double, respectively. Knief followed with an RBI groundout to short to bring home Gonzalez but that would be the only run for the Noles as Nogowski hit into an inning ending double play as he hit a pop up to second with Stewart running on the play.

JU pushed its lead back to three on an RBI bunt single by designated hitter Garret Ruckel in the bottom of the third. Ricci scored on the play after leading off the inning with a double down the line in left off reliever Kenny Burkhead.

Burkhead went an inning in relief in his season debut allowing a run on two hits with a walk.

Sansone brought the Seminoles within one of the lead in the sixth as the sophomore second baseman belted a 2-2 pitch from Nathan Disch over the fence in left for his first home run of the season and third of his career. DeLuzio followed with a double off the wall in left ending the afternoon for Disch. Josh Baker came on in relief and benefited by a great defensive play from Khalil Searcy at second robbing De La Calle of a run scoring base hit. Baker kept the JU lead in tact as he got Josh Delph to groundout to short to retire the side.

Florida State retook the lead for good in the seventh with two runs taking advantage of a couple of walks and a throwing error by JU catcher Braddock Rowe on a pick-off attempt at third. Gonzalez drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on Stewart's second hit of the game, a single to right. Knief then ripped a single back up the middle that went off the glove of pitcher Zach Gordon (0-2). Gordon could not recover in time to get any one out as Gonzalez scampered home for the tying run.

After Knief was picked off at first for the first out of the inning, the Seminoles would go on to load the bases following a walk to Nogowski and a hit-by-pitch to Sansone. Stewart scored the go ahead run when Rowe tried to pick off the sophomore left fielder at third following the first pitch to DeLuzio. The errant throw got away from Drew Luther allowing Stewart to score to give FSU a 7-6 lead.

The Noles broke the game open in the ninth with five runs highlighted by a two-run triple by DeLuzio and then a two-out RBI triple by Delph.

"It's huge to respond like we did," said Sansone. "We are down 6-3 after the fifth inning on the road; it's never easy to dig out of a hole like that on the road. It was big for us to come back like that."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        4  0  1   1  2  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  3  0   0  3  2  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF        3  3  3   0  2  0  2  0
Brett Knief             RF        5  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  1   2  1  0 12  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
  Casey Smit            3B        3  2  0   0  1  1  1  1
John Sansone            2B        4  2  3   3  0  0  2  4
Ben DeLuzio             CF        5  1  2   2  0  3  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         5  0  0   0  0  1  7  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 12 12  10  9  7 27 13
Opp                              36  6 11   6  5  7 27 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1), Brett Knief (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-DJ Stewart 2 (4), John Sansone (2), Ben DeLuzio (1)
3B - FSU-Josh Delph (1), Ben DeLuzio (1)
HR - FSU-John Sansone (1)
HBP - FSU-John Nogowski (1), John Sansone (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    2.0  6  5  5  3  0
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  2  1  1  1  0
Billy Strode                    2.0  1  0  0  1  5
Bryant Holtmann      W (1-0)    2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston                  1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  6  6  5  7
Opp                  L          9.0 12 12 11  9  7


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 3,000

FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA 3
02/21/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Six-Run Fourth Propels FSU Past Georgia.

The Seminoles remain undefeated on the year after downing the Bulldogs for the sixth straight time at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (5-0) remained undefeated on the year following an 8-3 victory over Georgia (1-4) on Friday afternoon in front of 5,024 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles used a six-run fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie en route to claiming their eighth victory in the last nine games over the Bulldogs and sixth straight at home.

Eight different Seminoles registered a hit on Friday, while Danny De La Calle drove in a team-high two runs with both coming in the pivotal fourth inning.

Luke Weaver pitched into the sixth inning to move to 2-0 on the young season. The junior right hander allowed three runs on eight hits in 5.0 plus innings as he walked two and struck out a pair.

"I felt good," said Weaver. "I felt like the fastball I was pounding it. The change-up was really good, better than it's been in a while. I threw some good sliders for first pitch (strikes) and got a strikeout with it. This team, my hats off to them, it was just one of those days where you feel good. I thought I was throwing the ball well, but they were just getting hits."

Billy Strode and Gage Smith pitched the final four innings to secure the win. Strode gave up just one hit and a walk in 1.2 innings as he finished with three strikeouts. Smith worked the final 2.1 innings allowing a hit while striking out two.

"Luke gave us a great outing," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "I was very pleased with Billy Strode and of course Gage did a tremendous job. And it's all about the guy on the bump and we had three guys that really were impressive tonight."

Georgia's Ryan Lawlor (1-1) suffered the loss as the sophomore left hander was charged with five runs on two hits and five walks in 3.0 plus innings of work.

The Seminoles wasted little time cracking the scoreboard in game one plating a run in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Josh Delph led off the inning with a double down the line in right and scored two batters later on a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of DJ Stewart.

Georgia tied the game in the fourth on three consecutive two-out singles off Weaver. Jess Posey, younger brother of Buster and Jack Posey, began the rally with a single through the right side and scored two batters later on a single to left off the bat of Daniel Nichols. The Dawgs would load the bases off Weaver with two outs in the inning but the DeLand, Fla., product kept the game tied at one as he got DJ Smith looking at a called third strike to retire the side.

"It's a credit to Georgia the way they got that inning and extended it," added Martin. "Nobody on and a 0-2 count and he (Luke) turned and had to throw another 25 pitches to get out of that inning. He (Luke) made some key pitches to get that last out which was big. We really showed what we were all about in the quality at-bats we had (in the bottom of that inning)."

Florida State responded right back with six runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good. The Seminoles recorded just one hit in the inning taking advantage of five walks and a hit-by-pitch. John Sansone and Ben DeLuzio both drew back-to-back walks with the bases loaded to drive in a run.

"I thought we had an overall good approach at the plate tonight," said DeLuzio. "We weren't really swinging at anything out of the zone."

De La Calle provided the big blow with a two-run bloop single to right center. Delph followed with a sac-fly to center and Brett Knief drove in the sixth run of the inning with a two-out single up the middle.

"I wasn't trying to do too much," said De La Calle. "I told myself to look for a pitch that I could drive."

The hit by Knief extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games.

Posey would bring the Dawgs within four of the lead at 7-3 in the sixth as he connected on a two-run shot to right for his first home run of the season. The sophomore third baseman took a 3-2 pitch from Weaver over the fence in right for his third career home run. It was also his third hit of the game to tie a career-high. The home run was the first allowed by a Seminole pitcher this year.

The Garnet and Gold pushed their lead back to five in the eighth on a two-out RBI double by Gonzalez. DeLuzio drew a walk to open the inning and then moved into scoring position after stealing second. He would later score on the two-out double by Gonzalez.

Stewart drew a walk in the fourth to push his streak of reaching base to 32 straight games.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  1   1  1  1  3  4
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
Brett Knief             RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-RF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  1   0  1  2  9  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  2
John Sansone            2B        2  1  0   1  2  1  3  5
Ben DeLuzio             CF        2  2  1   1  2  0  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  1  1   2  0  1  7  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  8  8   8  8  6 27 13
Opp                              35  3 10   3  3  7 24  7

E - FSU-John Sansone (1)
2B - FSU-Josh Delph (3), Justin Gonzalez (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Brett Knief (3)
SF - FSU-Josh Delph (1)
SB - FSU-Brett Knief (1), Ben DeLuzio (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (2-0)    5.0  8  3  3  2  2
Billy Strode                    1.2  1  0  0  1  3
Gage Smith                      2.1  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  3  3  3  7
Opp                  L          8.0  8  8  8  8  6


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GEORGIA
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 5,024

FLORIDA STATE 10, GEORGIA 4
02/22/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Surge Carries Noles To 10-4 Victory.

The bottom of the Seminole order records five hits, drives in six.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 5 Florida State (6-0) broke a 4-4 tie scoring six runs over its final two at-bats as the Seminoles defeated Georgia (1-5) 10-4 on Saturday afternoon to clinch the weekend series.

In front of packed house of 6,568, the ninth largest crowd to watch a game on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium, the Seminoles have now won seven straight at home over Georgia.

"A lot of times you see a score of 10-4 and you think that was a so-called runaway," Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin said. "There were many, many things that were done in that ball game in which I tip my hat to our guys for staying tough. I am very proud of the way we got it done. It is never easy. Georgia is an outstanding ball club. They are a young club but they are going to get better and better as they go through this thing.

"Our ball club showed that they are not going to let up and that comes from within. That is how they play the game. It's a 27-out ball game and they are going to make you play for 27 outs. I am proud of them."

DJ Stewart had a big afternoon going 2-for-3 with a home run and a double as he scored three times, drove in two runs and walked twice. His first walk in the first inning extended his streak of reaching base to 33 straight games.

"We had some guys that certainly delivered," said Martin. "DJ hit the big home run and then the big double. He has a way of making those around him better; the way he plays the game, the way he approaches the game. It is just really fun to have him on our ball club."

The bottom of the Seminole order did its part on Saturday as John Sansone, Ben DeLuzio and Danny De La Calle combined for five hits, six RBI, four walks and three runs scored in the win. De La Calle finished with two hits and three RBI, while DeLuzio added a double and a single, two walks and two RBI. Sansone drew a pair of walks and connected on a two-out RBI double in the eighth.

"It's huge," added Stewart on the production from the bottom of the order. "They are not typical bottom of the line-up hitters. He (Danny) is leading our team in RBIs right now and he is hitting in the nine-hole for us that just shows you how deep our line-up is."

All three were instrumental in breaking the game open late as Florida State grabbed the lead for good with four runs in the seventh. The big hit in the inning came off the bat of De La Calle as the junior catcher delivered a two-out, two-run single to center to give the Noles an 8-4 advantage.

"At the beginning of the day, I didn't feel too good, but something just clicked," said De La Calle. "I was able to get some key hits in key situations today. I just wanted to be able to produce for my team."

Sansone and DeLuzio added to FSU's lead in the eighth knocking in the final two runs of the game both with two outs in the inning. Sansone brought home Stewart on an RBI double down the line in left, while DeLuzio drove in John Nogowski beating out an infield single to short.

"Soni has been swinging the bat well, Meat has made some adjustments with him and he has also made some adjustments with DeLuzio and De La Calle," added Martin. "Both of them are starting to gain confidence. They are becoming more acclimated as we go through this and it's great to see Danny get two. Got a big RBI single from DeLuzio and Soni had some quality at-bats."

Gage Smith (1-0) picked up the win in relief as the senior right hander shut down the Bulldogs for 1.1 innings in game two. Smith entered the game in the top of the sixth with Georgia leading 4-3 and looking to add more with the bases loaded and two outs. But the Tallahassee, Fla., native closed the door on UGA getting Hunter Cole to ground into a fielder's choice putout at second base to retire the side.

"I can't tell you how I felt when I looked out there and I said, `well there's Gager, he is under control...I know he is in total control of his emotions and of the situation that's around him.' I am very pleased with Gage," said Martin.

Dylan Silva and Jameis Winston pitched the eighth and ninth inning, respectively to close out the win. Silva faced five batters in the eighth working around a hit-by-pitch and a walk with two outs to get Nelson Ward swinging on strikes to end the inning.

In the ninth, Winston retired the Bulldogs in order with a fly out and back-to-back strikeouts.

FSU starter Brandon Leibrandt did not factor into the decision on Saturday as the junior southpaw went 5.0 innings allowing three runs on five hits as he walked two and struck out five.

Georgia starter Sean McLaughlin also did not factor into the decision as the sophomore right hander went 4.0 plus innings allowing three runs on four hits.

The two schools went back and forth through the first six innings scoring a run in the first two innings before exchanging two runs in the third and a run in the sixth.

Georgia went on top early with a run in the first as Stephen Wrenn led off the game with an infield single to short. He would score all the way from first just two batters later on a double to the gap in right center by Cole.

The Seminoles evened the game at one in the second as Jose Brizuela led off the inning with a single up the middle, stole second and scored on DeLuzio's two-out RBI double to left.

Cole gave Georgia a 3-1 lead in the third connecting on a two-run shot to left. The junior left fielder took a 2-1 pitch from Leibrandt out of the park for his first home run of the season.

Stewart answered the call in the bottom of the inning with his own two-run shot, this one to right center. After McLaughlin issued a walk to Justin Gonzalez, Stewart took the first pitch from the Bulldog starter over the fence in right center for his first home run of the season.

"He threw me a fastball right down the middle and I got every bit of it," said Stewart. "It was one of those that I was telling the guys, `I hit it so good, I didn't even feel it come off the bat.' I squared it up perfectly."

After Georgia reclaimed the lead in the sixth with an RBI single by Cody McCance, Florida State answered right back to tie the game once again, this time thanks to De La Calle. With Sansone and DeLuzio aboard after drawing back-to-back walks, the Miami, Fla., native stepped in and produced collecting an RBI single to left to tie the game at 4-4.

UGA's Jared Cheek (0-2) suffered the loss on Saturday as he allowed four runs on just one hit as he walked three in an inning of work.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  0   0  2  1  2  3
DJ Stewart              LF        3  3  2   2  2  1  4  0
Brett Knief             RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  2  1   0  2  0  0  1
Casey Smit              1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  John Nogowski         PH-1B     3  1  0   1  0  1  2  0
John Sansone            2B        3  2  1   1  2  0  2  5
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  2   2  2  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         5  0  2   3  0  1  8  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 10 10   9 10  7 27  9
Opp                              34  4  8   4  5  9 24  6

2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (5), John Sansone (3), Ben DeLuzio (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Brett Knief (4)
SH - FSU-Brett Knief (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (2), John Sansone (1), Ben DeLuzio (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt               5.0  5  3  3  2  5
Bryant Holtmann                 0.1  3  1  1  0  0
Kenny Burkhead                  0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Alec Byrd                       0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Gage Smith           W (1-0)    1.1  0  0  0  1  1
Dylan Silva                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0 10 10 10 10  7


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GEORGIA
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Attendance: 6,568

MIAMI 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/28/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To Miami, 3-1.

The Seminoles five-game winning streak over the Canes at home comes to an end in game one.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (6-1) fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Friday afternoon falling to No. 14 Miami (5-3), 3-1, in the first of a three-game, non-conference series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"Very impressed with the Miami club," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said following Friday night's game. "Defensively, they were as solid as I expected; offensively I thought they were very impressive. They did a good job of getting good pitches to hit and got it done when they needed to."

Hurricane starter Chris Diaz (3-0) stymied the Seminole bats in game one as the junior southpaw scattered four hits over 7.0 innings allowing just one unearned run as he walked two and struck out six.

"Very, very impressed with Diaz," added Martin. "Good looking pitcher that we've seen a number of times; he was very sharp tonight."

A strikeout to get out of a third inning jam led to Diaz retiring 11 straight Seminole hitters. John Sansone snapped the streak drawing a one-out walk in the bottom of the seventh.

"He did a good job of keeping us off-balanced," said senior captain Justin Gonzalez on the performance of Diaz. "He was throwing strikes, getting ahead early and then had us chasing pitches we shouldn't have been chasing, so sometimes you just have to tip your cap to him."

Bryan Garcia worked the final two innings to earn his third save of the season.

Florida State put runners on in both the eighth and ninth innings but Garcia closed the door both times to preserve the win. After issuing a one-out walk to DJ Stewart in the eighth, Garcia got out of the jam on the very next pitch getting Brett Knief to ground into an inning ending double play.

In the ninth, Sansone sparked a two-out rally with a single through the left side, but it was to no avail as the Hurricanes closed the door on their first victory in Tallahassee since April 23, 2010 when Garcia got Ben DeLuzio to groundout to short to end the game. The win for Miami snapped FSU's five-game winning streak at home against its intra-state rival.

"Our side of the ball, I thought Luke, Taylor Blatch and Gager gave us chances to win," said Martin. "The other club just would not have anything to do with it, so you just tip your hat to Miami and be ready to go tomorrow."

Luke Weaver (2-1) did his part to keep the Seminoles in the game throwing 6.0 innings in his third start of the season. The junior right hander gave up three runs, one earned, on six hits as he walked two and tied a season-high with seven strikeouts.

Gonzalez led the Florida State offense on Friday night with two hits including a double and a single while scoring the lone Seminole run of the game in the bottom of the first.

In the first, Gonzalez laced a stand-up double to the gap in left center, moved to third on a groundout to short by Stewart and scored on a throwing error by David Thompson at third on a groundball off the bat of Knief.

The Seminoles threatened in the bottom of third as the first two batters to the plate reached on a double down the line in left by Josh Delph and an infield single by Gonzalez. But with runners at the corners and no outs, Diaz would get out of the inning unscathed. The Florida City, Fla., native got Stewart swinging on strikes for the first out and then forced Knief to push his safety squeeze right back to the mound to get Delph out at the plate. The Hurricane starter ended the inning as John Nogowski went down on strikes.

"That was one of the keys no question," added Martin on Diaz working out of the jam in the third. "That was a real feather in Diaz' hat and he got one of the best hitters in college baseball out. Then did a good job of fielding his position on the safety (squeeze) and there we are. Credit them for doing an outstanding job of making pitches (when they needed to)."

Miami tied the game in the fourth when Willie Abreu legged out an infield single to second and then advanced to second after Weaver walked Zack Collins. Abreu moved up 90 feet on a passed ball and later scored on a sac-fly to center off the bat of Alex Hernandez.

The Hurricanes gave Diaz all the run support he would need in the fifth pushing across two runs for what would be the final margin. Miami registered three straight one-out singles by Dale Carey, Tyler Palmer and Brad Fieger with the third manufacturing a run. Fieger sent a groundball in the whole between short and third that Gonzalez would glove. The throw to first one-hopped Nogowski allowing Carey to score to give the Canes a 2-1 lead. Thompson would push Miami's lead to 3-1 as his sac-fly to center scored Palmer.

Making his second career appearance on the mound Friday night, Taylor Blatch was very impressive throwing 2.2 scoreless innings in relief. The freshman right hander retired the first seven batters that he faced before issuing a one-out walk to Garrett Kennedy in the ninth. Blatch finished his outing with two strikeouts while not allowing a hit.

Gage Smith got the final out in the ninth with two runners on as Palmer flew out to right to end the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  2   0  0  2  1  1
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Brett Knief             RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  6  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  5  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  1
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  1  5   0  3  7 27  7
Opp                              33  3  6   2  3  9 27 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez 2 (3), John Sansone (2)
2B - FSU-Josh Delph (4), Justin Gonzalez (3)
SF - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          L (2-1)    6.0  6  3  1  2  7
Taylor Blatch                   2.2  0  0  0  1  2
Gage Smith                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  3  1  3  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  1  0  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE 10, MIAMI 2
03/01/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Even Series With 10-2 Victory In Game Two.

Jose Brizuela ties career-highs for hits and RBI in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (7-1) cruised to a 10-2 victory over No. 14 Miami (5-4) on Saturday afternoon to even the weekend series at a game apiece. The Seminoles and Hurricanes will square-off in the rubber game of the series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Seminoles used some timely hitting during the early portion of the game scoring their first five runs all on two outs before breaking the game open with a five-run seventh inning.

Saturday's win came in front of announced crowd of 6,593 - the largest crowd to see a game this year and eighth largest crowd in school history.

Florida State also received another outstanding performance from its pitching staff as three Seminole pitchers limited the Hurricanes to just two runs on seven hits with only one of those hits going for extra bases.

"Obviously, when you look at the ball game it all starts with the pitching, I thought Brandon did an excellent job of eating up innings for us," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "I thought he got a little shaky there, I guess around the third, but he pitched out of it and got us in the dugout. Anytime the starter can go 6.2 (innings) you have to be very satisfied."

Brandon Leibrandt improved to 2-0 on the year after holding the Canes to just two runs, one earned, on six hits in 6.2 innings on Saturday. The junior southpaw walked only one batter, while finishing with three strikeouts.

After giving up a lead-off single to Ricky Eusebio to start the fourth, Leibrandt recorded 11 consecutive outs before issuing a two-out single to Brandon Lopez in the seventh.

"Fastball command (was really working today)," said Leibrandt. "The first couple of innings, dealing with a little bit of emotions, adrenalin kicking in; when I was able to locate and get ahead with strike one, it just opened everything up and I was able to make some pitches."

Gage Smith came on to get the next four outs before Brandon Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the win.

Smith has appeared in seven of FSU's first nine games and has yet to be scored on in 9.0 innings of work. The senior right hander has allowed just two hits and one walk, while striking out five as he is holding opponents to a .074 batting average on the year.

"Offensively, we had some very good at-bats," added Martin. "That's very important when you are playing a team that is as talented as Miami is. It was one of those games that we answered in the first and just scraped and clawed, got a couple of breaks, a couple of key hits; very, very pleased to get a win."

Jose Brizuela paced the Seminole offense on Saturday as the junior third baseman tied career-highs with three hits and four RBI. He was robbed of a hit in the sixth when his liner to right was caught by a diving Dale Carey.

"I thought today he was just more conscious of getting good pitches along with a little more aggressive swings; I mean he hit the day lights out of the ball four times," added Martin on Brizuela's performance at the plate on Saturday. "One was an outstanding play that Carey made. It was a big production day for Breezy."

After Miami had plated a two-out run in the top of the first on an RBI single by Alex Hernandez, the Seminoles responded with four runs all on two outs in the bottom of the first off Hurricane starter Bryan Radziewski (0-2).

Radziewski was in trouble right out the gate loading the bases on three straight walks. He looked as though he would get out of the inning unscathed after recording a fly out and a strikeout, but John Nogowski had other plans hitting a 1-1 offering just inside the bag at first for a two-run double to plate Josh Delph and Justin Gonzalez. Brizuela followed with a two-run single to left to give the Seminoles a 4-1 advantage. Stewart's walk in the first extended his streak of reaching base to 35 straight games.

"I thought Nogowski did an excellent job of getting us on the board," said Martin. "Those two-out hits are obviously very important. A lot of positive things happened early and I know that gave Brandon a good feeling too because of course they had scored one in their top (half of the inning)."

"It set the tone of the game," added Leibrandt on Nogowski and Brizuela coming through with the key two-out hits in the first. "Anytime you walk the bases loaded and get two outs and almost get out of it with no runs, that's huge. But Nogo broke his heart and we were able to put up a big four spot and after that we were cruising."

The Hurricanes cut the deficit to 4-2 in the third taking advantage of a Florida State fielding error. Tyler Palmer reached to open the inning on a fielding error in centerfield and scored three batters later on a two-out double to left by Hernandez.

Florida State responded right back in the bottom half of the inning with another two-out run of its own to push its lead back to three at 5-2. John Sansone, who reached on a fielder's choice groundout, would eventually come around to score on a Brizuela RBI single to right.

Radziewski would leave after 4.1 innings as the junior southpaw was charged with five runs on three hits as he tied a career-high with five walks.

The Seminoles blew the game open in the seventh scoring five runs to take a commanding 10-2 lead. FSU sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning with the runs coming on a DJ Stewart RBI double to right, Brett Knief's RBI single up the middle, Sansone's two-run double to the gap in right center and Brizuela's third hit of the afternoon - an RBI double to right.

"They have a great pitching staff and it was just great to be able to produce against them," said Brizuela. "After you lose a game especially against your rival, it doesn't feel too great, but we came back today with a bulldog mentality and we took care of business."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     0  1  0   0  2  0  3  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  0   0  2  2  3  5
DJ Stewart              LF        4  2  1   1  1  0  2  0
Brett Knief             RF        2  1  1   1  2  0  2  0
  Gage West             PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
John Sansone            2B        5  2  1   2  0  3  3  3
John Nogowski           1B        2  1  1   2  1  0  9  1
  Jameis Winston        PH-RF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  3   4  0  0  1  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  0   0  0  0  2  1
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            1  2
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 10  8  10  9  9 27 16
Opp                              33  2  7   2  2  3 24  8

E - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (6), John Sansone (4), John Nogowski (2), Jose Brizuela (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Danny De La Calle (1)
SB - FSU-Brett Knief (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (2-0)    6.2  6  2  1  1  3
Gage Smith                      1.1  1  0  0  0  0
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  2  1  2  3
Opp                  L          8.0  8 10 10  9  9


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FLORIDA STATE 13, MIAMI 6
03/02/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Big Innings Push FSU To Series Win Over Miami.

The Seminoles break a 6-6 tie scoring seven runs in the bottom of the sixth for the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A pair of big innings was all No. 2 Florida State (8-1) needed on Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as the Seminoles rolled to a 13-6 victory over No. 14 Miami (5-5).

FSU scored six runs in the third and seven in the sixth as the win clinched the series for the Seminoles - their fifth consecutive regular season series victory over their intra-state rivals.

"It's a very satisfying feeling for everybody associated with Florida State Baseball when your backs are against the wall, you've lost the first game of the series and you watch 32 guys get after it for two days. And they did, they really got after it," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said.

Florida State tied a season-high with 15 hits on Sunday as five Seminoles recorded multiple hits including DJ Stewart and Jose Brizuela who registered three hits apiece. It marked the second straight three-hit performance for Brizuela and the third time this year that Stewart has recorded at least three hits in a game.

John Nogowski, Ben DeLuzio and Danny De La Calle each posted two hits, while Justin Gonzalez, Stewart, Nogowski, Brizuela and DeLuzio all drove in two runs each.

"It was a good win for us in the early part of the season," added Martin. "I am very proud of this baseball team and what they accomplished against a very good Miami team."

"This is one series that a lot of us look forward to," added senior captain Justin Gonzalez.

De La Calle was the catalyst for both of FSU's two big run producing innings as he laced a one-out single to right center off Miami starter Andrew Suarez in the third en route to a six-run inning. He then got things going in the seven-run sixth with a single through the left side off Hurricane reliever AJ Salcines (0-1).

"Danny has worked a lot with Meat on trying to stay shorter," said Martin. "I am just excited for the way he is learning the game. He's only got nine games under his belt and we got a lot of baseball left. But to see De La Calle and DeLuzio improving like they are mean a lot to this baseball team."

Gage Smith, Bryant Holtmann and Jameis Winston combined to record the final 10 outs as the Hurricanes did not get a hit the rest of the way out after Dale Carey's two-run double in the sixth tied the game at 6-6.

Smith (2-0) worked 1.2 innings allowing an unearned run on a hit as he faced six batters. Holtmann struck out all three batters that he faced in the eighth, while Winston recorded three consecutive groundball outs to end the game.

FSU starter Mike Compton did not factor into the decision on Sunday as the redshirt sophomore right hander allowed three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings of work. Making just his second start since coming off Tommy John surgery, Compton finished with two walks and four strikeouts.

Miami grabbed the early lead on Sunday thanks to three consecutive one-out hits in the second off Compton. Willie Abreu laced a single down the line in left, moved to third on a double to left by Zack Collins and then scored on Brad Zunica's bloop single to left. Compton would hold the Hurricanes to just one run getting Brandon Lopez looking at a called third strike and then Carey to pop out to the catcher in foul territory.

The Seminoles responded with six runs in the bottom of the third off Suarez as the Garnet & Gold sent 11 batters to the plate. Stewart gave the Noles their first lead of the afternoon ripping a two-run single back up the middle. Then Brett Knief brought home Gonzalez on a fielder's choice groundout to second. The next three runs came on two outs as Nogowski cleared the bases with a two-run triple to the gap in left center and scored a batter later on Brizuela's RBI single to right center.

The Canes cut the deficit to 6-3 with one swing of the bat in the fourth. After an Abreu single up the middle, Collins took a 3-2 pitch from Compton over the fence in right for a two-run shot, good for his first home run of the season.

Miami completed the comeback in the sixth scoring three times to tie the game at 6-6. Abreu led off the inning with a single to center off Billy Strode for his third hit of the afternoon. He scored a batter later on a one-out RBI double to left by Zunica. A fielding error in center would prove costly for the Noles as Carey stepped in with a two-run double to left to tie the game.

But the tie was short lived as the Seminoles responded with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to seize the lead for good.

"That was just one of those innings that a lot of things went right for us," said Martin. "A lot of things started happening for us and it just mushroomed."

The first two batters reached off Salcines as De La Calle singled and Josh Delph drew a walk. Both came around to score on Gonzalez' double down the line left. Sansone picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice followed by an RBI single by Brizuela and a two-run single by DeLuzio.

"I went into the box just trying to do my job," said Gonzalez on asked whether he thought he would get the bunt sign with two on and no outs. "I was looking for the sign and Eleven just turned me loose. I knew in that position I had to get the job done. For him (coach Martin) to show that confidence in me definitely gave me more incentive to get the job done. I got a change-up and was able to keep it fair."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH        3  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  2  1   2  1  1  4  3
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  3   2  0  1  3  0
Brett Knief             RF        5  2  1   1  0  0  1  0
John Sansone            2B        4  2  0   1  1  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  2   2  1  0  9  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  1  3   2  0  1  0  5
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  2   2  0  1  0  0
  Gage West             PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  2  2   0  0  0  9  0
Mike Compton            P                            1  2
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 13 15  12  4  6 27 12
Opp                              34  6  9   6  2  8 24  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Ben DeLuzio (2)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (4)
3B - FSU-John Nogowski (1)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1), Ben DeLuzio (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton                    5.0  6  3  3  2  4
Billy Strode                    0.1  2  2  2  0  1
Gage Smith           W (2-0)    1.2  1  1  0  0  0
Bryant Holtmann                 1.0  0  0  0  0  3
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  9  6  5  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 15 13 12  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH FLORIDA 1
03/04/2014, TAMPA, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miller Strikes Out 11 As FSU Downs USF.

The Seminoles push their win streak to 11 straight over the Bulls.

TAMPA, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (9-1) received a dominating performance from starter Peter Miller on Tuesday night as the Seminoles defeated USF (9-3), 5-1, in front of a record crowd of 3,615 inside the USF Baseball Stadium.

"We played a solid game tonight," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Our pitching tonight was outstanding. Peter Miller gave us exactly what we wanted - five innings. I must admit I was a little surprised that the freshman came out there and got it down for almost 3.0 innings. I was very, very proud of him."

Miller (1-0) was outstanding in his second start of the season as the senior right hander struck out a career-high 11 batters in 5.0 innings of work. The Lutz, Fla., native struck out at least two batters in every inning he pitched while striking out the side in the third. Miller gave up one run on four hits as he walked two.

"He threw more curveballs tonight," added Martin on what made Miller so effective Tuesday night. "He has a very good change-up but they were showing a lot of discipline in leaving it alone so he went to the curveball."

"It was great," said Miller on pitching in front of a lot of friends and family Tuesday night. "My curveball was working tonight and I changed some things in my delivery. I had good stuff in Jacksonville; they tattooed my change-up a little bit and took advantage of me being in the zone. I've had good stuff; I just finally put it together today."

It marked the second straight outing in which Miller has pitched well against the Bulls as the Seminole starter worked 6.0 shutout innings last year in Tallahassee en route to a 5-2 Florida State victory.

"It isn't anything about pitching against USF, I just had good stuff tonight," added Miller. "(Against) Any team, it would have been the same."

The 11 strikeouts by Miller were the most by a Seminole pitcher since Luke Weaver struck out 14 against Troy in last year's NCAA Regional.

Alec Byrd was equally impressive blanking the Bulls over a season-high 2.2 innings in relief. The freshman southpaw gave up just two hits and no walks while striking out four.

Gage Smith pitched the final 1.1 innings allowing just one hit in his ninth relief appearance of the season. He retired the side in order in the ninth as the Seminoles defeated the Bulls for the 11th straight time in the series.

"Our offense came alive in the second, but the story of the night was definitely the pitching staff," said Brett Knief. "Peter and Byrd both were amazing and then Gage coming in to close the door. It was a real productive night for everyone."

Florida State did all its scoring damage in the second and third innings plating four runs in the second and one more in the third.

Knief opened the four-run second with a solo shot to left. The senior right fielder took a 0-1 pitch from USF starter Janick Serrallonga (1-1) out of the park to left for his first home run of the season and his second career round tripper as a Seminole.

John Nogowski and Jose Brizuela followed with back-to-back singles in the second and both advanced 90 feet on a sac-bunt by John Sansone. Nogowski scored the second run of the inning on a wild pitch and Brizuela came home on a single back up the middle by Ben DeLuzio. Justin Gonzalez would drive in the fourth and final run of the inning as he scorched a single off the third baseman's glove to plate DeLuzio from second.

USF cut the deficit to 4-1 in the bottom of the second as Buddy Putnam hooked a long fly ball just beyond the foul pole in right for his first home run of the season and the first home run allowed by Miller this year.

The Seminoles pushed their lead back to four scoring a run in the third as Danny De La Calle drew a bases load walk to give FSU a 5-1 advantage.

De La Calle was robbed of a home run in the eighth as USF left fielder Luke Maglich leaped up against the wall to snare the fly ball before it could disappear over the fence.

The Bulls threatened in the eighth as Byrd gave up a one-out bloop single to Daniel Portales. After the Seminole freshman responded with a strikeout, Martin called on Smith to close out the inning. Pinch hitter Hayden Kelley kept the inning alive with a single to center, but Smith got out of the jam getting Levi Borders to fly out to right to retire the side.

Gonzalez paced the Seminole offense with two hits on Tuesday night, while DJ Stewart extended his streak of reaching base safely to a career-best 37 games with a one out walk in the top of the ninth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Brett Knief             RF        4  1  1   1  0  2  2  0
  Casey Smit            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  2   0  0  0  7  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   1  1  0 14  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5  8   4  3  9 27  6
Opp                              34  1  7   1  2 15 27  6

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (1)
HBP - FSU-Jameis Winston (1), John Nogowski (2), Danny De La Calle (2)
SH - FSU-John Sansone (1)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (1), Ben DeLuzio (5)
CS - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Peter Miller         W (1-0)    5.0  4  1  1  2 11
Alec Byrd                       2.2  2  0  0  0  4
Gage Smith                      1.1  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  2 15
Opp                  L          9.0  8  5  5  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE 4, SOUTH FLORIDA 1
03/05/2014, TAMPA, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bullpen Impressive As FSU Downs USF, 4-1.

The Seminoles score all four runs in the top of the first to sweep the mid-week series from the Bulls.

TAMPA, FL - A four-run first and eight innings of shutout baseball by the Seminole bullpen was the recipe for success Wednesday afternoon inside the USF Baseball Stadium as second-ranked Florida State (10-1) defeated USF (9-4), 4-1, to sweep the two-game mid-week series.

"I am very proud of this baseball team," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We played a very good South Florida club. I was very impressed with them. We played solid baseball and got it done. We always know anytime you lineup against Lelo's club you better not give them extra outs or they will take advantage of them. It was a good win for us; a good series win for us."

The win marked FSU's 12th straight over USF.

Bryant Holtmann (2-0) worked a career-high 4.0 innings allowing just two hits and a walk as the junior left handed picked up his second win of the season.

Billy Strode followed with 2.0 shutout innings giving up two hits and a walk while striking out one.

Gage Smith and Jameis Winston pitched the eighth and ninth inning, respectively, to secure the Seminoles' 10th win of the season.

Smith retired the side in order on just seven pitches as the senior right hander has now appeared in eight straight games for the Seminoles and 10 overall.

Winston worked around a fielding error to open the ninth setting down the next three USF hitters he would face to pick up his second save of the season.

"Mike Bell does such a great job with our entire staff," said Martin. "Today was one of those days we knew we were going to give the ball to multiple guys. Holtmann, Strode, Gager and Jaboo were all very impressive today."

Over the two-game series against USF, the Seminole bullpen turned in 12.0 shutout innings allowing seven hits, two walks and five strikeouts.

Offensively, Florida State did all its damage in the first inning taking advantage of the Bulls' only error of the game to plate all four runs.

The error came on a failed catch in left field on a fly ball off the bat of Justin Gonzalez. After a DJ Stewart single put runners at first and third with only one out, John Nogowski drove in the first run of the game on a groundout to third.

The next three Seminoles to the plate registered run scoring hits as Jose Brizuela laced an RBI single through the right side, Winston had an RBI double off the wall in right and John Sansone dropped a bloop single to right to score Brizuela.

All four unearned runs were tagged against USF starter Jimmy Herget who suffered the loss and fell to 2-2 on the year. The Bull right hander went 5.0 innings allowing eight hits and three walks, while striking out five.

USF cut the deficit to 4-1 with a run in the bottom of the first off starter Kenny Burkhead. Kyle Teaf led off the inning with a single to center and scored on a two-out single by Buddy Putnam. Burkhead got out of the early jam getting Levi Borders to groundout to short to retire the side.

Burkhead, making his first career start on Wednesday, went one inning allowing a run on two hits as he walked one and struck out one.

FSU squandered a golden opportunity to add to its lead in the second loading the bases with one out on a double to right by Josh Delph, a single by Gonzalez and a walk to Stewart. Herget battled back to get Nogowski swinging on strikes and then Brizuela to groundout to short to keep the Seminole lead at 4-1.

The Bulls put runners at the corners with no outs off Holtmann in the fourth but could not plate a run. Zac Gilcrease sent a groundball to first that Nogowski went home with to get Levi Borders for the first out of the inning. The Seminole southpaw then got Nik Alfonso to ground into an inning ending double play to end the threat and keep FSU's three-run lead intact.

"I thought the key to the ball game was when we did a good job of getting out of a first and third situation with nobody out in the fourth without anyone scoring," added Martin. "We were very fortunate to get out of that inning with no runs being scored."

USF once again threatened in the seventh but came away empty. The Bulls put together a two-out rally off Strode as Alfonso drew a walk and Teaf followed with a single to left. After a visit to the by Martin, the junior left hander got Michael Arencibia to hit a groundball to short that Gonzalez easily handled and threw on to second for the third out of the inning.

Stewart paced the Seminole offense with two hits as he reached base on four of his five plate appearances on Wednesday. The Yulee, Fla., native singled in the first and fourth while drawing walks in the second and sixth. Stewart extended his streak of reaching base safely to 38 straight games. He also turned in two outstanding catches in left, both on diving catches. The first came in the fifth as Stewart robbed Daniel Portales with a diving catch in left center to retire the side. The second came to open the seventh as Stewart denied designated hitter Hayden Kelley of extra bases with a diving catch toward the left field line.

Gonzalez' single in the second pushed his streak of reaching base in consecutive games to 23 in a row.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Brett Knief           RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   0  1  1  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  2   0  2  0  4  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  0   1  0  2 10  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  5
Jameis Winston          DH-P      4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        2  0  1   1  1  1  4  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  0   0  0  2  4  1
Kenny Burkhead          P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  4  8   4  4  9 27 15
Opp                              33  1  6   1  3  2 27 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (4), John Sansone (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (5), Jameis Winston (1)
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (3), Danny De La Calle (3)
CS - FSU-John Sansone (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  2  1  1  1  1
Bryant Holtmann      W (2-0)    4.0  2  0  0  1  0
Billy Strode                    2.0  2  0  0  1  1
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston       Sv(2)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  3  2
Opp                  L          9.0  8  4  0  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 15, MARYLAND 3
03/07/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Barrage Carries FSU Past Maryland.

The Seminoles score 13 runs in the seventh and eighth innings on Friday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (11-1, 1-0) opened ACC play with a 15-3 victory over Maryland (8-3, 0-1) on a cool, brisk Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles broke open a 2-2 tie scoring 13 runs in the seventh and eighth innings to secure their largest margin of victory over the Terrapins since handing Maryland a 21-5 loss in College Park back on March 29, 2009.

"Anyone that sees the score of tonight's game will think it was a laugher; it was a long way from that," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It was a ball game that Luke Weaver pitched extremely well. It was just a well-played baseball game. Then a couple of things happened and we took advantage of it."

DJ Stewart and Ben DeLuzio both drove in three runs in the win, while Gage West plated a career-high two runs with a pinch hit single in the eighth.

Stewart, Josh Delph and Danny De La Calle all finished with two hits apiece.

Florida State's Luke Weaver and Maryland's Jake Stinnett were engaged in a classic pitcher's duel through the early portion of the game as both starting pitchers gave up two runs through the first six innings.

"Mr. Stinnett was very impressive," added Martin. "He has a good arm, a good breaking ball. Struck out four, he did a very good job.

"But our team played solid baseball; very proud of the way we kept our poise. We were in a ballgame and then all of a sudden, you might say the flood gates opened."

The Seminoles plated an unearned run in the bottom of the third as DeLuzio reached on a hit by pitch and scored on a throwing error by Maryland third baseman Jose Cuas.

Cuas would redeem himself in the fifth taking a 2-0 offering from Weaver out of the park to left for his first home run of the season and a 2-1 Terrapin advantage.

Florida State answered the call in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at two. De La Calle started the inning with a single to center, moved to second on a single through the right side by Delph and advanced to third as Justin Gonzalez drew a walk. With Stewart at the plate, Stinnett unleashed a wild pitch allowing De La Calle to score the tying run.

Maryland put together a two-out rally in the sixth when LaMonte Wade singled through the right side and Kevin Martir was hit by a pitch. But Weaver kept the tie intact getting the Terrapins' leading hitter Anthony Papio swinging on strikes to retire the side.

Weaver (3-1) went a season-high 7.0 innings on Friday night allowing just the two runs on four hits as he walked one and struck out a season-high eight batters.

"Yeah I do," said Martin on whether he thought this was Weaver's best outing of the season. "Very, very dominating early; that was big time stuff."

"I felt really comfortable the way I pitched today," said Weaver. "I felt like I was in control most of the game. I just had that one mistake. Besides that, I ran into a couple situations but just had to lock down. Tomorrow I will look back and feel good about my outing."

Stinnett (2-2) would suffer the loss as the Maryland right hander was charged with five runs, four earned, on six hits in 6.0 plus innings of work.

The Seminoles took the lead for good adding six runs in the seventh before closing the door with a seven-run eighth inning.

Stewart brought home De La Calle for the go-ahead run in the seventh as he was hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. After a sac-fly by John Nogowski and an RBI double by Jose Brizuela pushed the Seminole lead to 5-2, DeLuzio foiled any plans of a Maryland comeback as he cleared the bases with a two-out, three-run stand-up triple finding the gap in left center.

Florida State sent 11 batters to the plate in the eighth. Brett Knief opened the inning with a double down the line in left and Gonzalez was then hit by a pitch. After a wild pitch moved both runners up 90 feet, Stewart brought them both home on a double to right.

The inning continued when Casey Smit registered a pinch hit RBI single to right and Nick Graganella drove in his first run as a Seminole drawing a bases loaded walk. West brought home two with a pinch hit single to right, while Knief closed out the scoring in the inning with a sac-fly to left.

Billy Strode worked a scoreless eighth inning as he faced the minimum, while Taylor Blatch pitched the ninth and gave up a run on three hits as he struck out one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
  Brett Knief           RF        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  2  1   0  1  1  2  4
DJ Stewart              LF        3  2  2   3  1  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   1  1  1  7  1
  Hank Truluck          PH-2B     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  1  1   1  0  0  1  2
Jameis Winston          DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-DH     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  2
  Casey Smit            PH-1B     1  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  1   3  0  1  2  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-CF     0  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  2  2   0  0  0  7  2
  Gage West             PH-C      1  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 15 12  13  7  6 27 11
Opp                              34  3  8   3  1  9 24  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela 2 (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (1), DJ Stewart (7), Jose Brizuela (4)
3B - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez 2 (5), DJ Stewart (1), Ben DeLuzio (1)
SH - FSU-Danny De La Calle (1)
SF - FSU-Brett Knief (1), John Nogowski (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (3-1)    7.0  4  2  2  1  8
Billy Strode                    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Taylor Blatch                   1.0  3  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0 12 15 14  7  6


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MARYLAND 5, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/08/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tripped Up By Maryland.

Brandon Leibrandt strikes out a season-high eight batters in 7.1 innings in Saturday's loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (11-2, 1-1) fell to Maryland (9-3, 1-1) in game two Saturday afternoon, 5-1, as the Terrapins evened the weekend series at a game apiece on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminole offense struggled all afternoon against Maryland's Mike Shawaryn as the freshman right hander kept the Florida State bats at bay for a good portion of his outing on Saturday. He faced the minimum through the first three innings and did not allow a runner past second base until the seventh inning.

"That was a beautifully pitched ball game by their guy," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "I thought he was literally dominant with the way he changed speeds, threw three pitches and had us off balanced. Not to get a sniff for seven innings off him was quite an accomplishment for them. You just tip your hat and go to the next day.

In the seventh, Florida State loaded the bases with just one out on a walk, a fielding error and an infield single but Shawaryn got out of the jam unscathed getting Ben DeLuzio to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles finally got to him in the eighth but could only manage just one run against the freshman right hander. Pinch hitter Casey Smit led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center and moved to third on a passed ball. After a Maryland pitching change, Brett Knief drove in Smit on an RBI double to right off Terrapin reliever Alex Robinson.

Shawaryn (4-0) worked a season-high 7.1 innings on Saturday allowing just one run on five hits as he walked three and struck out five.

"It was definitely his day to today," said Knief on Shawaryn's performance. "He stopped our offense for a good while there and it was just unfortunate that we couldn't get more runs for Brandon because he had a great outing."

Maryland closer Kevin Mooney pitched a perfect ninth, striking out the side, to seal the game two victory.

"Maryland played a beautiful baseball game," said Martin. "They are a very good baseball team. I thought our guys battled. They could have thrown the towel in but they battled."

Brandon Leibrandt (2-1) pitched well in the loss for the Seminoles as the junior southpaw also worked a season-high 7.1 innings giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits. He finished with a season-high eight strikeouts, the most in a game since striking out nine against UCF back on May 4, 2013, and did not issue a walk.

"I felt like I had good stuff," said Leibrandt. "It was one of those days of attacking the zone. I just wish in the end that I had two throws back; that one to the leadoff hitter and then on the home run. Outside of that it could have been a different day, but who knows."

A pair of errors on the second play of the game led to Maryland's first run of the game. Charlie White laid down a bunt right in front of the pitcher's mound on just the second pitch. Leibrandt threw wildly over to first and after a bobble in right by Knief, White was standing on third with no one out. The Terrapin second baseman would score one batter later on a groundout to second by Brandon Lowe.

Kyle Convissar pushed the Maryland lead to 3-0 in the sixth as the Terrapin designated hitter left the yard for his first home run of the season. Convissar took a 2-0 pitch from Leibrandt out of the park to left for a two-run shot.

Maryland's lead grew to 5-0 in the eighth when LaMonte Wade went the opposite way off Seminole reliever Dylan Silva lacing a two-run double to left.

Jim Voyles made his collegiate debut in game two and worked 1.2 scoreless innings in relief. The freshman right hander got off to a shaky after entering with one on and one out in the eighth as he hit the first two Maryland batters that he faced. But Voyles responded by get Anthony Papio to ground into an inning ending double play. He went back out to work the ninth and retired the side in order on a pair of groundouts and a strikeout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        2  0  1   0  2  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  3
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  1   0  0  2  3  0
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  1   1  1  0  3  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Casey Smit            PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage West             C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            1  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  1  6   1  3  9 27 10
Opp                              32  5  7   3  1  9 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Leibrandt (1), Brett Knief (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Brett Knief (2), Casey Smit (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    L (2-1)    7.1  6  4  3  0  8
Dylan Silva                     0.0  1  1  1  1  0
Jim Voyles                      1.2  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  5  4  1  9
Opp                  W          9.0  6  1  1  3  9


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Attendance: 4,810

FLORIDA STATE 7, MARYLAND 0
03/09/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Compton's Complete Game Shutout Paces FSU.

The redshirt sophomore holds the Terrapins to just two hits, while striking out a career-high 10 batters in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Behind the right arm of Mike Compton, second-ranked Florida State (12-2, 2-1) shut out Maryland (9-4, 1-2) Sunday afternoon, 7-0, to take the weekend series from the Terrapins on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"First complete game shutout since 2004, I didn't realize that before it was just mentioned to me, but I can't say enough about the great job that Compton did," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "This was an important game; it was a very big, important game for us to get off to a good start in the league."

Compton (2-0) hurled his first career complete game shutout and the first by a Seminole pitcher since Rhett James blanked Virginia 8-0 in Charlottesville back on May 7, 2004.

"(It felt) pretty good," said Compton. "I definitely had it all going today. I felt like I had pinpoint control; everywhere I wanted it to go, it went. It was mainly fastball, slider, just mixing those up. I had good movement on the ball today. We had great defense behind me, it felt great."

The Branson, Mo., native allowed only two hits on the afternoon and faced just three over the minimum as he did not walk a batter while finishing with a career-high 10 strikeouts. Compton faced the minimum in seven of the nine innings he worked on Sunday.

"The story is Mike Compton," added Martin. "I can't say enough about the great job Coach Bell did in running the defensive side of the game. Compton executed beautifully today. It was a big win for us."

Compton had it going right from the start retiring the first 11 batters that he faced before LaMonte Wade singled up the middle with two outs in the fourth.

The redshirt sophomore responded by setting down the next 12 batters in the Maryland line-up before Blake Schmit singled up the middle with two outs in the eighth. He returned to pitch the ninth and retired the side in order closing the game by striking out pinch hitter Tim Lewis for his 10th strikeout.

"It was really fun to see the reaction of the other pitchers," said Martin. "They were really pumped for Compton to get the shutout and the complete game."

Florida State provided Compton with all the run support he would need in the fourth when the Seminoles erupted for six runs off Maryland starter Jared Price (1-2). FSU sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning as it marked the 14th time this year and the third time against Maryland this weekend that the Seminoles scored four or more runs in an inning.

"When you get those big leads like that it is definitely comforting for the pitcher," added Compton. "When you go out there you don't feel so pressured to give up a hit. It is just huge for our offense to come through with that big inning."

FSU loaded the bases off Price on walks to DJ Stewart and Jose Brizuela sandwiched by a double off the bat of Brett Knief. John Nogowski broke the scoreless tie chopping a two-run double over the head of Maryland third baseman Jose Cuas and down the line in left. John Sansone followed with an RBI single through the left side. Ben DeLuzio gave the Seminoles a four-run cushion as his groundball to short was muffed by Schmit but scored Nogowski from third. Josh Delph brought home Sansone on a sac-fly to center while Stewart drove in DeLuzio on a two-out RBI single up the middle.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 7-0 in the fifth when Brizuela was hit by a pitch to open the inning and later scored on a sac-fly to left by Danny De La Calle.

Nogowski and Sansone paced the Florida State offense on Sunday finishing with two hits apiece. Nogowski drove in a team-high two runs, while Delph, Stewart, Sansone, DeLuzio and De La Calle all registered an RBI.

The win on Sunday pushed Florida State's all-time series lead over Maryland to 68-7. The Seminoles also have never lost an ACC series to the Terps - a streak of 23 straight series victories as this weekend marked the final time these two schools will meet as conference opponents.

"Maryland is a very impressive club; they are going to be very tough throughout the year," said Martin. "I was very impressed with them."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  2  3
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  1   1  2  0  4  0
Brett Knief             RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  2  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Casey Smit            3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  2   2  0  0  6  1
John Sansone            2B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   1  0  0 11  1
Mike Compton            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  7  7   7  5  4 27  7
Opp                              30  0  2   0  0 10 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (4)
2B - FSU-Brett Knief (3), John Nogowski (3)
HBP - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1), John Nogowski (3), John Sansone (4)
SH - FSU-Danny De La Calle (2)
SF - FSU-Josh Delph (2), Danny De La Calle (2)
SB - FSU-John Nogowski (1), John Sansone (2), Ben DeLuzio (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         W (2-0)    9.0  2  0  0  0 10
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FSU                             9.0  2  0  0  0 10
Opp                  L          8.0  7  7  5  5  4


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Attendance: 4,059

FLORIDA STATE 11, CENTRAL FLORIDA 10
03/11/2014, ORLANDO, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win Crazy Game At UCF.

The Seminoles erased two three-run deficits to remain undefeated on the road.

ORLANDO, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (13-2) erased two three-run deficits and then held on for the one-run victory as the Seminoles remained undefeated on the road this year after downing UCF (7-10) 11-10 Tuesday evening in front of a Knights' school record crowd of 3,953 on Jay Bergman Field.

The Seminoles plated three runs in an inning three times on Tuesday night followed by a two-run eighth which gave Florida State the lead for good.

"If you look at the overall ballgame you have to be pleased with the way we never folded the tent; we continued to scrap all night long," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It's a credit to the experience of our ball club."

Justin Gonzalez started the eighth inning with a double down the line in left and scored two batters later on a double by Brett Knief that went off the glove of a drawn in UCF third baseman and down the line in left. After a single to right by Jose Brizuela put runners at the corners, John Nogowski drove in his third run of the evening on a groundout to short to give the Noles a two-run advantage at 11-9.

"The Knights did a very good job, they kept coming after us, they never folded," added Martin."

UCF threatened in the bottom of the eighth putting runners at the corners with one out off Dylan Silva. Martin went to the bullpen and called on Jameis Winston, who delivered with two big strikeouts to keep FSU's two-run lead intact.

The Knights would make things interesting in the ninth after JoMarcos Woods drew a one-out walk off Winston. UCF followed with a single through the right side by Erik Barber and then a bloop RBI single off the bat of James Vasquez to draw with one of the Florida State lead at 11-10. Winston responded by getting Tommy Williams swinging on strikes and then Kam Gellinger to ground into a fielder's choice putout at second to end the game. The save for Winston was his third in as many tries this year.

"It's fun, those are moments in baseball that you are always going to remember," said Winston. "They have a great team, a very good hitting squad. It was just great to see all the motivation that everybody had behind me; they had my back the whole time so I was very comfortable on the mound tonight."

Silva (1-0) earned the win, his first as a Seminole, as the sophomore southpaw went 1.1 scoreless innings in relief as he allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out a career-high three batters.

Florida State's 3-4-5-6 hitters combined for nine of the 12 hits on the evening with Knief leading the way with three hits on a pair of doubles and a bunt single. The senior from Ramsey, N.J. also scored four of FSU's 11 runs on the night.

Gonzalez, DJ Stewart and Brizuela all finished with two hits apiece. Nogowski plated a team-high three RBI as he walked three times, while recording a sac-fly in the first inning and the key RBI groundout in the eighth.

"It was a great team win for us tonight," said Stewart.

Gage West, who made his first career start behind the plate on Tuesday, registered an RBI on a sac-fly in the seventh.

"It shows a lot," added Stewart on the fight of the Seminoles all night long. "We have a lot of veteran and a lot of new, young guys, but as a team we just battled back. I am very happy with our team now."

Florida State broke through early scoring three runs in the top of the first. The Seminoles loaded the bases as three of the first four batters to the plate reached thanks to a leadoff single by Josh Delph, an infield single by Stewart and a walk to Knief. After falling behind in the count early, Brizuela worked the count to 3-2 before finding the hole between first and second to bring home a pair. Nogowski followed with a sac-fly to center to plate Knief and give the Garnet & Gold a 3-0 advantage.

UCF stormed right back to tie the game at 3-3 with three runs in the bottom of the third. The Knights sent nine batters to the plate in the inning recording three hits including back-to-back singles off starter Peter Miller which led to a run. Woods dropped a bunt single in front of the mound that Miller fielded but slipped and fell before he could make a throw to the plate. Barber then dropped a bloop single just over the head of John Sansone to bring home a run and cut the deficit to 3-2. After a walk loaded the bases, the third run of the inning came home on a fielder's choice groundball that was gloved by Gonzalez just behind the bag at second. The senior captain flipped on to second for the out but Sansone missed the bag as the bases remained full. The play ended the night for Miller after just 2.1 innings of work.

Billy Strode came on and left the bases loaded posting back-to-back strikeouts to keep the game tied at three.

Miller would not factor into the decision on Tuesday night as he was charged with three runs on three hits as he walked three and struck out four.

The Knights would take their first lead of the game in the fourth courtesy of their second straight three-run inning. UCF loaded the bases off Strode with one out and with one swing of the bat Barber cleared the bases with a three-run double down the line in left.

Alec Byrd was called in from the bullpen and after walking Williams to load the bases, the freshman southpaw registered consecutive pop-ups in full territory to keep the UCF lead at 6-3.

FSU responded in the top of the fifth with its second three-run inning of the game to even the contest at 6-6. With two outs, the Seminoles loaded the bases on a fielder's choice groundout, a bunt single and a hit-by-pitch. Nogowski drew a walk to bring home Stewart for the first run of the inning. Sansone followed with a high chopping single that drove in Knief but a wild throw by the UCF shortstop went to the back stop allowing Brizuela to score the tying run.

The tie was short lived as Matt Diorio gave the Knights the lead again on a solo shot to right. The UCF designated hitter took the third pitch from Byrd over the fence in right for his first home run of the season and a 7-6 lead for the Knights. The home run was the first run given up by Byrd in 5.0 innings.

UCF extended its lead to 9-6 with two runs in the sixth off Gage Smith. Vasquez led off the inning with a double down the line in left and scored on an infield single by Sam Tolleson. Gellinger, who reached on an infield single to second, would come around to score on a two-out RBI single to left by Jordan Savinon.

Florida State would even the game once again courtesy of another three-run inning in the seventh. Stewart got the inning off to a great start going opposite field for his second home run of the season. The sophomore left fielder took a 1-0 pitch from Parker Thomas out of the park to left for the first run of the inning. Knief then followed with a double to the gap in left center. The next three batters reached on back-to-back walks and then a hit-by-pitch taken by Sansone to score Knief. West tied the game on a sac-fly to center bringing home Brizuela for the third run of the inning.

The win for FSU was its seventh straight over UCF and fourth in a row over the Knights in Orlando. It also marked the third consecutive one-run victory for the Seminoles over UCF inside Jay Bergman Field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        4  1  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH-DH     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  1  2   0  1  1  1  2
DJ Stewart              LF        5  3  2   1  1  0  2  0
Brett Knief             RF        5  4  3   1  1  1  1  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  2  2   2  1  0  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        1  0  0   3  3  0  5  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   2  1  1  1  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Gage West               C         3  0  0   1  0  0 11  1
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Peter Miller            P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 11 12  10  8  7 27  7
Opp                              42 10 15  10  7 14 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (4)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (6), Brett Knief 2 (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (2), John Sansone (5)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-John Nogowski (4), Gage West (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    2.1  3  3  3  3  4
Billy Strode                    1.0  3  3  3  1  2
Alec Byrd                       1.1  2  1  1  1  0
Gage Smith                      1.1  4  2  2  0  2
Dylan Silva          W (1-0)    1.1  1  0  0  1  3
Jameis Winston       Sv(3)      1.2  2  1  1  1  3
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FSU                             9.0 15 10 10  7 14
Opp                  L          9.0 12 11 10  8  7


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FLORIDA STATE 18, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1
03/12/2014, ORLANDO, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Breezes Past UCF, 18-1.

The Seminoles improved to 5-0 on the road this year.

ORLANDO, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (14-2) completed the sweep of UCF (7-11) on Wednesday afternoon inside Jay Bergman Field with an 18-1 victory. The win was FSU's eighth straight over the Knights and fifth in a row in Orlando.

The 18 runs on Wednesday marked the most runs scored by the Seminoles in the series since plating 19 in NCAA Tallahassee Regional on June 6, 2004. The 17-run victory was the largest margin of victory over the Knights in the series since a 19-3 on that same date in 2004.

"I told the guys what they accomplished was not routine," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "This stuff is not easy. We came out today and got after it. We played hard, we played well and I'm very happy with that attitude, that approach."

The Seminoles finished the afternoon recording a season-high in runs and hits (18), while scoring four or more runs in an inning twice on Wednesday with a six-run fourth and a seven-run seventh. FSU has now plated four or more runs in an inning 16 times in 2014.

Casey Smit paced the Seminole hit barrage with a career-high three hits as the senior from Tampa, Fla., made his second start of the season on Wednesday and first as the Seminole designated hitter. Smit finished the game 3-for-4 with three singles and two walks as he reached base on five of his six plate appearances and scored three times.

"When you get a chance to get a start and contribute, you want to make the best of every chance you have," said Smit. "I was seeing the ball really well today. Every pitch I saw I put a good swing on it and had a good result."

Jose Brizuela went 2-for-2 with a single and a triple as he walked twice, scored two runs and drove in a run on a sac-fly in the seventh. John Sansone reached base on all four of his plate appearances as the sophomore second baseman finished the afternoon with two hits, a double and a single, and two hit by pitches as he scored three runs and recorded an RBI.

Ben DeLuzio went 2-for-2 with an RBI double and a single. He was hit by a pitch and drove in one of his two runs on a sac-fly. Danny De La Calle had a nice return to the line-up after missing Tuesday's game with the flu, as the junior catcher went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles as he tied a career-high with three RBI.

DJ Stewart connected on a two-run home run in the sixth to extend his streak of reaching base to 43 straight games.

Hank Truluck, Nick Graganella and Ladson Montgomery all picked up pinch hit singles in the win.

Gage West hit a home run in his only at-bat of the afternoon connecting on a solo shot to lead-off the ninth inning.

"It was very good for our team as last night was a tough game," added Smit. "Today we came out ready to play and it showed. Our bats started early and we kept seeing the ball well."

On the mound, five Seminole pitchers combined to limit UCF to just four hits on the afternoon.

Bryant Holtmann moved to 3-0 on the year picking up his first win as a starter this year in a controlled outing for the Seminoles on Wednesday afternoon. The junior southpaw tied a career-high working 4.0 innings allowing only one run on two hits as he walked one and struck out three. The start for Holtmann was his first of the season and second of his career. It also marked the second straight appearance for Holtmann in which he has thrown 4.0 innings.

"Very, very pleased with Bryant Holtmann," added Martin. "He is going to be seen in days to come somewhere."

Taylor Blatch followed with two shutout innings as he walked two and struck out a pair.

Brandon Johnson, Jim Voyles and Kenny Burkhead all worked a scoreless inning in relief. Johnson faced the minimum in the seventh with a pair of strikeouts. Voyles worked around back-to-back two out hits in his second relief appearance of the season, while Burkhead worked a perfect ninth inning finishing the game with consecutive strikeouts.

"Holtmann gave us exactly what we wanted," said Martin. "We got a lot of people some work. It was a good win for us."

For the second straight day, Florida State grabbed the early lead scoring a run in the top of the second on consecutive two-out doubles by Sansone and DeLuzio. Sansone found the gap in left center and DeLuzio followed slicing a ball past the UCF first baseman and down the line in right to give the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage.

The Seminoles threw up a six spot in the top of the fourth to extend their lead to 7-0. Florida State sent nine batters to the plate in the inning collecting five hits, all singles, a hit by pitch and a fielding error. Sansone opened the scoring with an RBI single up the middle. After DeLuzio was hit by a pitch to load the bases, De La Calle dropped a bloop single to right center to drive in two and then scored on a wild pitch. Smit followed with his second hit of the afternoon, an RBI infield single to first. Stewart completed the scoring in the inning on a sac-fly to right to plate Smit. The ball looked as if it would clear the right field wall, but UCF's Erik Barber made a tremendous leaping catch to rob Stewart of a home run.

The Knights cut the deficit to 7-1 in the bottom of the fourth when Tommy Williams connected on his team leading fourth home run of the season. The UCF second baseman took the first pitch he saw from Holtmann out of the park to left center. It was the first home run given up by Holtmann this year.

Florida State answered with a single run in the top of the fifth to extend its lead back to seven at 8-1. Brizuela opened the inning with a triple off the wall in right and scored three batters later on a sac-fly to left by DeLuzio.

Stewart pushed the FSU lead to 10-1 in the sixth as he deposited a two-run shot to left center. With Smit on at first after leading off the inning with a single to right for his third hit of the afternoon, Stewart took a 0-2 offering from UCF's Ryan Meyer out of the park for his second home run of the series and third of the season.

The Seminoles kept pouring it on adding seven more runs in the seventh to take a commanding 17-1 lead.

West rounded out the scoring in the ninth as he led off the inning with a solo home run to right for his second round tripper of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Casey Smit              DH-3B     4  3  3   1  2  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   1  2  0  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF        3  2  1   3  1  1  1  0
  Josh Delph            LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-RF     3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  2  2   1  2  0  1  1
  Brandon Johnson       P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jim Voyles            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Gage West             PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  2  1   2  0  1  6  0
  Matt Mulroy           1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
John Sansone            2B        2  3  2   1  0  0  1  0
  Hank Truluck          PH-2B     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        2  2  2   2  0  0  4  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-CF     2  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  2  2   3  0  0  5  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-C      1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Lee Howard            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Bryant Holtmann         P                            0  0
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 18 18  16  7  4 27  6
Opp                              32  1  4   1  3  9 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (5)
2B - FSU-John Nogowski (4), John Sansone (5), Ben DeLuzio (3)
3B - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (3), Gage West (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone 2 (7), Ben DeLuzio (2)
SF - FSU-DJ Stewart (2), Jose Brizuela (1), Ben DeLuzio (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryant Holtmann      W (3-0)    4.0  2  1  1  1  3
Taylor Blatch                   2.0  0  0  0  2  2
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Jim Voyles                      1.0  2  0  0  0  0
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  4  1  1  3  9
Opp                  L          9.0 18 18 17  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
03/14/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tops NC State 6-1.

Luke Weaver out duels Carlos Rodon Friday night to earn his fourth victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Friday night's ACC Atlantic Division showdown between second-ranked Florida State and No. 7 NC State lived up to its billing featuring two of the best arms in the nation. When the dust settled and the last out was recorded on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium, it was Luke Weaver and the Seminoles (15-2, 3-1 ACC) who were standing on top with a 6-1 victory over the Wolfpack (14-3, 3-1 ACC).

"I am very, very pleased with the entire ball club," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It takes all of us to be successful. We are obviously excited right now because we know how difficult it is to win when you're facing a Carlos Rodon, an outstanding pitcher. They are a solid baseball team. This is of course very early in the ACC schedule, but it is certainly a very good win for our program."

Weaver and NC State's Carlos Rodon went toe to toe in game one for the second straight year. This time around the result was a little different for Florida State and the junior right hander from DeLand, Fla. Weaver picked up his fourth win in his fifth start of the season working 6.1 innings on Friday night giving up just one run on seven hits as he walked two and struck out seven.

"I felt like I threw the ball well," said Weaver. "It wasn't quite up to my standards but it was good enough for our hitters to scratch some runs and play some defense and get the win.

"It was a hyped up match-up. I didn't treat it any differently. I know a guy (Rodon) like that you can't make too many mistakes. You really just got to zone in and have your best game and not put up any runs because a guy like that is tough to scratch them across. He is a great guy and a huge competitor. He threw very well tonight but it just ended up in our favor and I'm really happy for our guys."

Weaver was fired up coming out of the gates striking out the side in the top of the first. He retired 10 of the first 11 batters that he faced before getting into a jam in the top of the fourth. But Weaver worked around a pair of hits and a walk as he picked off Trea Turner at first and then got Logan Ratledge to pop out to second to end the inning.

In the fifth, NC State broke the scoreless tie on an RBI single by Brett Austin which scored Andrew Knizner from second. The Wolfpack was looking to add more with runners at the corners and one out when Jake Fincher laid down a bunt between first and the pitcher's mound. Weaver made a tremendous defensive play to get to the ball throwing a strike to Danny De La Calle at the plate to get Garrett Suggs out at home. Weaver held the Wolfpack to just the one run in the inning as he got Turner to fly out to left to retire the side.

"Being able to field your position is crucial," added Martin. "They surprised us with the bunt and Luke just made a big time play bouncing off the mound and getting the guy at the plate. Huge; giving Carlos Rodon two runs, that would have been very difficult."

Florida State responded right back in the bottom half of the inning plating two runs off Rodon to take the lead for good. Casey Smit got things going with a one-out single to left. He scored all the way from first when Justin Gonzalez unloaded on a Rodon fastball hitting it off the screen in right center for a stand-up triple to tie the game at one. Three pitches later, Gonzalez would trot home when DJ Stewart hit a single up the middle past a drawn in infield to give the Seminoles a 2-1 lead. The hit extended Stewart's streak of reaching base to 44 straight games.

"It was a very important inning for us to bounce back," said Martin. "When you get a lead, you just hope that you can hold on to it. You know NC State is going to come at you."

"I had been seeing the ball well off him," said Gonzalez. "He had been throwing everything pretty much at me. He started me off with a fastball and I jumped on it; was fortunate enough to hit it hard and help my team win."

The Wolfpack made some noise in the seventh as the first two batters reached off Weaver on a fielding error and a walk. But the Seminole righty responded by getting Austin swinging on strikes for the out number one. Martin then went to the bullpen and called on Gage Smith, who calmly turned an inning ending double play, getting Fincher to send a groundball right back to the pitcher's mound.

"What was impressive was when he caught the ball, there was no herky, jerky (by Smith)," said Martin. "It was catch it; where is he, where is he; just beautiful stuff. Being under control in those situations is fun to watch."

Rodon (2-3) suffered the loss on Friday night as the junior southpaw gave up two runs on five hits in 6.2 innings. He struck out a season-high 12 batters, while walking four on 125 pitches.

After striking out the first two batters that he faced in the bottom of the seventh, Rodon was replaced by Joe O'Donnell. O'Donnell faced just two batters as he issued a walk to Brett Knief and a single to center by John Nogowski to put runners at the corners. Following another Wolfpack pitching change, Jose Brizuela gave the Seminoles a 3-1 lead on an RBI single to right to plate Knief.

Florida State would tack on three more runs in the eighth. Gonzalez brought home the first run drawing a bases loaded walk. Stewart followed with a sac-fly to center and Knief rounded out the scoring with an RBI single to left center.

Smith retired all four batters that he faced en route to working 1.2 scoreless innings in relief.

Kenny Burkhead worked a perfect ninth picking up a strikeout to preserve the win.

Nogowski and De La Calle finished with two hits apiece, while Gonzalez and Stewart each drove in two runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Casey Smit              DH        4  1  1   0  1  2  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR-DH     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  1  1   2  3  1  2  2
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  1   2  0  2  1  0
Brett Knief             RF        3  1  1   1  2  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  2   0  0  1  8  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  1
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  1  2   0  0  1 10  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  3
  Gage Smith            P                            0  2
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6 10   6  7 12 27 12
Opp                              33  1  7   1  2  9 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-John Nogowski (1)
3B - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1)
HBP - FSU-Jose Brizuela (3)
SF - FSU-DJ Stewart (3)
SB - FSU-Jose Brizuela (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (4-1)    6.1  7  1  1  2  7
Gage Smith                      1.2  0  0  0  0  1
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  2  9
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FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
03/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Clinch Series With 8-2 Win over NC State.

John Nogowski ties a career-high with three hits in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (16-2, 4-1) clinched the weekend series against No. 7 NC State (14-4, 3-2) taking game one of Saturday's doubleheader, 8-2, on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The win marked FSU's nine consecutive series victory over NC State and 12th straight series win over the Wolfpack in Tallahassee. The Seminoles also secured their 12th consecutive series win at home against an ACC opponent.

John Nogowski led Florida State's 10-hit attack in the first game tying a career-high with three hits in five plate appearances. The junior first baseman tallied a double, two singles and two RBI.

Ben DeLuzio went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI as he unloaded on his first home run as a Seminole in the bottom of the third. DJ Stewart registered two hits including a double in the first to extend his streak of reaching base to 45 straight games. The junior left fielder reached base on four of his five plate appearances recording a walk and a hit-by-pitch to go along with his two hits.

Brandon Leibrandt went 5.1 innings in his fifth start of the season to improve to 3-1 on the year. The junior southpaw allowed just one run on six hits as he walked three and tied a season-high with eight strikeouts.

Gage Smith worked 2.1 scoreless innings in relief allowing a run and a walk while striking out two. Dylan Silva threw the final 1.1 innings giving up a run on two hits as he struck out two.

Brett Austin and Jake Fincher combined for six of NC State's nine hits on the afternoon recording three hits apiece in the loss.

NC State wasted very little time cracking the scoreboard in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday to grab an early 1-0 lead. Austin opened the game drawing a four pitch walk off Leibrandt, moved to second on a sac-bunt and scored on a double to the gap in right center by Trea Turner.

DeLuzio tied the game at one in the third on his first collegiate home run. The freshman centerfielder opened the inning taking a 0-1 pitch from Wolfpack starter Logan Jernigan out of the park to left. The ball skipped off the top of wall and then off the scoreboard for the first round tripper hit out to left by a Seminole batter this year.

Leibrandt got out of a jam in the fifth when Austin singled through the right side, advanced to second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a bunt single by Fincher. With runners at the corners and Turner at the plate, the Wolfpack tried a safety squeeze, but Leibrandt fielded the groundball in front of the mound and threw on to Danny De La Calle at the plate for the out. The Seminole southpaw kept the game knotted at one as he retired the side getting Buddy Riley swinging on strikes.

The Seminoles hung a four spot on the Wolfpack in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-1 lead. Justin Gonzalez and Stewart drew back-to-back one out walks to chase Jernigan from the game. D.J. Thomas entered and issued a walk to Jose Brizuela to load the bases. Pinch hitter Brett Knief stepped in and broke the tie with an infield single to short as Gonzalez scored from the third. Nogowski followed with a two-run single to left center with Knief also scoring on the play when the throw from left fielder Brian Taylor went into the Wolfpack dugout.

Jernigan, who came into Saturday's game having given up just two runs in his first four starts, was charged with three runs on three hits in 4.1 innings of work. He finished with five strikeouts and five walks in suffering his first loss of the season.

Leibrandt's afternoon would come to a close with out in the sixth after giving up a leadoff walk to Logan Ratledge and then a one out single to Andrew Knizner. Smith came on and recorded back-to-back strikeouts to keep FSU's lead intact at 5-1.

Florida State added to its lead with three runs in the seventh. Nogowski led off the inning with his third hit of the afternoon doubling down the line in left. He scored two batters later on an RBI single to center by DeLuzio. After DeLuzio stole third, he scored on a pinch-hit sac-fly to center by Gage West. Gonzalez kept the inning alive with a single to left and Stewart followed with an RBI single up the middle to plate pinch runner Matt Mulroy from second as the Seminoles took an 8-1 lead after seven complete.

The Wolfpack added a run in the ninth off Silva as Fincher doubled down the line in right to plate pinch runner Andrew Woeck from first.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Gage West             PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       RF-CF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  1   0  2  2  2  1
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  2   1  1  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        LF-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  1
Casey Smit              DH        0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH-DH     2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  1  3   2  0  0  6  2
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  1
  Hank Truluck          2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF-SS     5  2  2   2  0  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  2  0 10  0
  Matt Mulroy           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  3
  Gage Smith            P                            1  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  8 10   7  8  9 27 10
Opp                              35  2  9   2  4 12 24  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-DJ Stewart (8), John Nogowski (5)
HR - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (1)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (2), Jose Brizuela 2 (5), John Sansone (8)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Gage West (2)
SB - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (7)
CS - FSU-Casey Smit (1), John Nogowski (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (3-1)    5.1  6  1  1  3  8
Gage Smith                      2.1  1  0  0  1  2
Dylan Silva                     1.1  2  1  1  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  4 12
Opp                  L          8.0 10  8  7  8  9


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FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8
03/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Walk-Off in 13 Innings to Sweep NC State.

Justin Gonzalez and Ben DeLuzio pace the Seminoles with three hits each.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jose Brizuela delivered a walk-off base hit down the line in left in the 13th inning to lead second-ranked Florida State (17-2, 5-1) to a 9-8, come-from-behind victory over No. 7 NC State (14-5, 3-3) in game two of a doubleheader Saturday night. The win completed the series sweep of the Wolfpack for the first time since winning all three games in Raleigh in 2009.

"What a great win that was in the manner that we got it done," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Some clubs might have felt sorry for themselves, so to speak, the way that we fell behind there, but then all of sudden our young men did such a great job of stringing together some great at-bats."

With the game knotted at 7-7 after seven innings, neither team could scratch across a run until the 13th.

NC State's Brett Austin led off the inning with a single through the left side off Kenny Burkhead (1-0). After a wild pitch moved him into scoring position, Burkhead battled back to get the next two outs before issuing an intentional walk to designated hitter Carlos Rodon. Andrew Knizner stepped in and delivered his fifth hit of the game, an RBI single to center to give the Wolfpack the lead at 8-7.

Down to their final two outs in the bottom of the 13th, the Seminoles would not go quietly as Justin Gonzalez began the rally with a single through the left side off NC State's Eric Peterson (1-1). DJ Stewart followed with a single to center and Josh Delph laid down a beautiful bunt single toward third base to load the bases for John Nogowski. The junior first baseman delivered in fine fashion bringing home Gonzalez for the tying run on a sac-fly to left.

After a Wolfpack pitching change brought on Jon Olczak, Brizuela didn't waste any time to greet the right hander taking the first pitch fastball down the line in left for the a walk-off single that scored Stewart from second base.

"I was pulling for my boy Nogowski real bad," said Brizuela. "He had great at-bats all weekend. He got a good pitch and he drove it which gave me the opportunity to come up to bat. I took advantage of the first pitch fastball and put a good swing on it."

The walk-off hit for Brizuela was the first of his career and the first for the Seminoles since Stephen McGee's run scoring single in the bottom of the ninth against UCF on May 5, 2013.

"(This weekend) Showed me what this ball club is all about," said Martin. "It's a lot of baseball in one day, you already so called won the series and there wasn't any let up. Everybody on the whole team was active. That is something to be proud of whether you lose the ball game or not. They got after it tonight."

The 13-inning contest was the longest for the Seminoles since a 13-inning, 11-10 victory over Jacksonville on May 4, 2010.

"You have to tip your cap to that entire team," said Gonzalez. "They fought us every game."

"This team never stopped fighting," said Nogowski. "That hasn't really been a surprise to us; Just to show that this is top 10 team coming in (NC State) and to play the way we did all the way through was huge. It was a big statement."

Gonzalez and Ben DeLuzio paced the Seminole offense in the second game of the doubleheader with three hits apiece. Brett Knief, Delph, Nogowski and Brizuela all finished with two hits each.

Knief scored FSU's first run of the game back in the second inning connecting on a solo shot to left for his second home run of the season. It was part of a four-run inning which featured an RBI double by John Sansone and a two-run single off the bat of Danny De La Calle.

With the Seminoles leading 4-1 after two innings, the Wolfpack came right back to tie the game in the top half of the third scoring three runs on starter Mike Compton.

NC State chased Compton from the game in the fifth as the first three batters to the plate reached on a fielding error and back-to-back singles. The Wolfpack retook the lead on an RBI single by Knizner and an RBI pinch hit single by Matt Vernon.

Compton went 4.1 innings on Saturday night allowing six runs, four earned, on nine hits as he walked one and struck out two.

The Seminoles responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a two-out RBI single by Nogowski and an RBI double to right center by Brizuela.

Florida State went back on top at 7-6 in the bottom of the sixth on another two-out hit. This time with DeLuzio at second after a single and a stolen base, Gonzalez delivered an RBI double down the line in left.

The lead was short lived as NC State evened the game at seven in the top of the seventh. Rodon led off the inning with a single to right and would later score on a fielder's choice groundout by Jake Armstrong.

After the seventh, both bullpens did an outstanding job of putting zeroes on the board.

Gage Smith, who made his third appearance of the series, worked 0.2 shutout innings. Bryant Holtmann followed with 1.1 shutout innings, while Jameis Winston shut down the Wolfpack for 3.0 innings. The sophomore right hander tied a career-high in innings pitched while setting a new career-high as he finished with seven strikeouts.

Burkhead, who earned the win in game two, worked 2.0 innings allowing a run on two hits and a walk as he struck out three.

NC State's Patrick Peterson blanked the Seminoles over 1.2 relief innings, while brother Eric was impressive in his first five innings of work. He was tagged with the loss after giving up both runs in the bottom of the 13th. Eric finished the game with a career-high seven strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Casey Smit              DH        4  0  0   0  1  3  0  0
  Gage West             PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        P-DH      1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        6  2  3   1  1  1  2  3
DJ Stewart              LF        7  1  1   0  0  2  2  0
Brett Knief             RF        2  1  2   1  0  0  1  1
  Josh Delph            RF        3  0  2   0  1  1  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        6  2  2   2  0  0 11  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        6  1  2   2  0  1  2  4
John Sansone            2B        4  1  1   1  1  1  3  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        6  1  3   0  0  0  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         5  0  1   2  0  2 14  1
Mike Compton            P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              51  9 17   9  4 13 39 15
Opp                              53  8 17   8  5 15 38 11

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (7)
2B - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (7), John Nogowski (6), Jose Brizuela (5), John Sansone (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (2)
HBP - FSU-Jose Brizuela (6), John Sansone (9), Danny De La Calle (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (5)
SB - FSU-Brett Knief (3), Ben DeLuzio (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton                    4.1  9  6  4  1  2
Billy Strode                    0.2  1  0  0  1  1
Taylor Blatch                   1.0  1  1  1  1  1
Gage Smith                      0.2  2  0  0  0  1
Bryant Holtmann                 1.1  0  0  0  1  0
Jameis Winston                  3.0  2  0  0  0  7
Kenny Burkhead       W (1-0)    2.0  2  1  1  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                            13.0 17  8  6  5 15
Opp                  L         12.2 17  9  8  4 13


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FLORIDA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/18/2014, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall to Gators in Gainesville.

Jose Brizuela tied a career-high with three hits Tuesday night.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (17-3) dropped the first meeting of the season from intra-state rival Florida (14-7) falling to the Gators 3-1 Tuesday night in front of an announced crowd of 5,657 inside McKethan Stadium.

Florida State out hit Florida 9-6 but struggled to string together timely hits as it marked the first time this year the Seminoles dropped a game when out hitting their opponents (13-1).

"It was one of those game that if you truly analyze it, you tip your hat to the University of Florida," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "They did a good job of getting out of some jams by making some quality pitches. They did everything it took to win the ball game from getting the key hits when they needed it; so tip your hat to them."

The loss was FSU's sixth in its last seven trips to Gainesville while four of those losses have been decided by three runs or less.

Peter Miller (1-1) suffered the loss despite pitching well Tuesday night as the senior right hander allowed two runs on three hits as he walked one and struck out five in 5.1 innings of work. Miller retired the first five batters that he faced and allowed just one runner to advance past second base through the first five innings.

"Very, very pleased," said Martin on the outing by Miller Tuesday night. "Miller pitched like we have expected him to pitch. I am just very, very proud of him."

Jose Brizuela tied a career-high with three hits as he was responsible for FSU's only run of the night. The junior from Weston, Fla., finished the night 3-for-4 with two singles and a solo home run. Danny De La Calle and DJ Stewart finished with two hits each.

The Seminoles could not capitalize early leaving five runners stranded through the first three innings after recording five hits and drawing a walk off UF starter Danny Young. Justin Gonzalez and Stewart registered back-to-back singles in the top of first but Young got out of the jam when Brett Knief grounded into an inning ending double play.

In the third, Florida State loaded the bases with no outs as De La Calle and Josh Delph opened the inning with consecutive singles while Gonzalez drew a walk. Young battled back and kept FSU off the scoreboard getting Stewart to fly out in foul territory, Knief looking on strikes and John Nogowski to groundout to third to retire the side.

"We didn't do anything to beat ourselves tonight, they beat us," added Martin. "You have to credit Danny Young; he made a very good slider pitch to him (DJ in the third) and got what he wanted. They just deserved to win the game."

Florida's Josh Tobias broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third taking the first pitch from Miller to start the inning over the wall in left for his first home run of the season.

The Seminoles finally got on the board in the sixth on the solo shot by Brizuela. The junior third baseman took a 2-1 pitch from Aaron Rhodes off the scoreboard in right for his first home run of the season to tie the game at 1-1. It was also his first round tripper since going yard against Troy in the NCAA Regional championship game in Tallahassee.

The Gators came right back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to retake the lead at 3-1. Richie Martin led off the inning with a double down the line in right and moved to third on a sac-bunt by Casey Turgeon. That would end the night for Miller as Martin went to the bullpen and called on Bryant Holtmann. Harrison Bader greeted Holtmann with an RBI triple off the wall in right on his very first offering to give Florida its one-run lead back. Taylor Gushue gave the Gators a two-run cushion on a sac-fly to right to score Bader.

Holtmann finished the night working an inning as he gave up a run on two hits while striking out two.

Florida's Young went just three plus innings on Tuesday night giving up six hits and a walk but did not allow a run. He finished with two strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.

Rhodes picked up the win moving to 2-0 on the year. The Gator right hander went 3.0 innings allowing one run on three hits as he struck out four. Bobby Poyner worked the final three innings to earn his first career save as the junior southpaw retired all nine batters that he faced.

Gage Smith made his 15th appearance of the season and worked 1.2 scoreless innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 10  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  3   1  0  0  0  3
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  3  3  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  2   0  0  0  7  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  2
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  1  9   1  1  7 24 13
Opp                              26  3  6   3  2  7 27  8

2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (9)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         L (1-1)    5.1  3  2  2  1  5
Bryant Holtmann                 1.0  2  1  1  0  2
Gage Smith                      1.2  1  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             8.0  6  3  3  2  7
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CLEMSON 9, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/21/2014, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Clemson, 9-3.

John Sansone and Casey Smit both register two hits in the loss.

CLEMSON, SC - Top-ranked Florida State (17-4, 5-2) fell to No. 13 Clemson (14-7, 6-1), 9-3 Friday evening in the opening game of a three-game series inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The loss marked FSU's first two-game skid of the season, while the Seminoles have now dropped six of their last seven games to the Tigers in Clemson.

With the loss, Florida State falls one game behind Clemson for first place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings.

Daniel Gossett held the Seminoles to just one run in 7.1 innings of work as the junior right hander scattered four hits and four walks while striking out eight as he improved to 2-0 on the year.

"Gossett was beautiful," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "He threw 124 pitches. He spotted his fastball very well; that was the key to his outing was the ability to spot his fastball, he went in and out extremely well."

Luke Weaver suffered the loss (4-2) as the DeLand, Fla. native was tagged with six runs as he gave up a career-high 11 hits in 7.0 innings of work. The Seminole starter finished with three strikeouts while walking just one.

"That inning (fifth) they scored three, he made some good pitches," said Martin. "Things just didn't go his way tonight. What really impressed me about Luke was that he went out there and pitched the sixth and seventh innings to keep us from having to use our bullpen. That just shows you what kind of guy he is; he didn't go out there and go through the motions, he went out there and pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh."

Six of the nine runs scored by Clemson on Friday night came on two outs including four of the six off Weaver.

John Sansone and Casey Smit both registered two hits apiece in the loss. Smit drove in a pair of runs on a single in the ninth, while Jameis Winston plated a run on an RBI single up the middle in the top of the fifth.

DJ Stewart's single in the fourth extended his streak of reaching base to 48 straight games.

Clemson's Tyler Krieger, Garrett Boulware, Steven Duggar, Chris Okey and Shane Kennedy all had two hits each as eight of the nine Tigers in their starting line-up picked up a hit.

The Seminoles got a runner to third in the second inning but could not push a run across. Jose Brizuela drew a one out walk, stole second and moved to third on the play as the throw from Clemson catcher Garrett Boulware went into centerfield. On the very next pitch, Florida State tried a safety squeeze with John Nogowski at the plate, but the bunt went right back to the mound as Gossett threw on to the plate for the second out of the inning.

Clemson grabbed the early lead on Friday scoring two runs in the bottom of the second. After Weaver started the inning getting Duggar swinging on strikes, the Tigers followed with three consecutive hits on an infield single by Okey, a double to the gap in right center by Steve Wilkerson and an RBI single by Kennedy that went off the back side of Weaver. With runners at the corners, the junior right hander was called for a balk bringing home Wilkerson for the second run of the inning.

The Tigers added to their lead in the third when Boulware connected on a two-out solo shot to center. The Clemson catcher took a 0-1 pitch from Weaver out of the park for his second home run of the season and a 3-0 Tiger lead.

Florida State cut the deficit to 3-1 in the fifth on an RBI single by Winston. Sansone led off the inning taking the first pitch from Gossett all the way to the wall in right center for a stand-up double. He would score two pitches later on a single up the middle by Winston. After hitting Danny De La Calle with a pitch, Gossett would get out of the inning recording back-to-back strikeouts and a pop out to retire the side.

Clemson responded with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to extend its lead to 6-1. All three runs came on two outs as the Tigers strung together five consecutive two-out hits off Weaver. Krieger registered an RBI double to left, Boulware followed with a run scoring single up the middle and Duggar capped the scoring with an RBI single to right.

The Tigers added three more runs in the eighth on a sac-fly by Jay Baum and a two-run double by Krieger.

The Seminoles did not go quietly in the ninth loading the bases with no outs off Clay Bates after Nogowski drew a walk, Sansone singled up the middle and Winston drew a walk. After a fielder's choice groundout by Josh Delph, Smit stepped in and laced an opposite field single to plate a pair.

Clemson's Matt Campbell replaced Bates in the ninth and got the final two outs to preserve the win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Casey Smit              DH        4  0  2   2  1  2  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
DJ Stewart              LF-CF     5  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Brett Knief             RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  7
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   0  2  0 10  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        3  2  2   0  1  1  2  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        LF        2  1  1   1  1  0  0  1
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Josh Delph            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  1
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  6   3  6 10 24 14
Opp                              34  9 13   8  3  3 27 11

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-4, FSU-John Sansone (7)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Jose Brizuela (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          L (4-2)    7.0 11  6  6  1  3
Taylor Blatch                   1.0  2  3  3  2  0
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FLORIDA STATE 11, CLEMSON 1
03/22/2014, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Even Series Behind Leibrandt's Complete Game.

The Seminoles tie a season-high with 18 hits in the 10-run victory over the Tigers.

CLEMSON, SC - Behind a complete game effort from Brandon Leibrandt, top-ranked Florida State (18-4, 6-2) defeated No. 13 Clemson (14-8, 6-2), 11-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium to even the weekend series at a game apiece.

"It was a game that was obviously extremely important and he (Brandon) did an outstanding job of changing speeds, pitching to spots; he was in total control of that baseball game," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said.

Leibrandt had the Tiger offense off-balanced all game long holding the ACC's best hitting team to just four hits on the afternoon en route to throwing his second career complete game and first covering nine innings. His first career complete game came in an eight-inning loss at Virginia back on April 20, 2013.

"He changes eye levels so well," added Martin. "He will throw the ball up in the zone, he will throw it down in the zone; away, in, three pitches, he just is very difficult to get comfortable in there against."

The Alpharetta, Ga., native allowed an unearned run on four hits as he walked two and struck out one as it marked the second time this year a Seminole pitcher has gone the distance. Mike Compton threw a complete game shutout against Maryland back on March 9 in Tallahassee.

"I didn't feel like I had my best off-speed stuff today but I feel like I made enough good pitches and got enough weak contact to keep them off-balanced just enough," said Leibrandt. "I tried that throughout the whole game and it worked.

"Anytime you go nine innings and give up one run, it's a good feeling especially when you get the `W' after last night's game."

The Florida State offense gave Leibrandt all the run support he would need following a four-run third inning that chased Clemson starter Matthew Crownover (4-2) from the game after just 2.2 innings of work.

"It helps with confidence knowing that you can go out there, attack the zone and not necessarily shut them down after every pitch you have to throw," added Leibrandt on the Seminoles giving him an early lead. "They did their job and I was fortunate enough to do mine."

The top four hitters in the Seminole line-up all registered at least two hits apiece as Florida State pounded out 18 hits in the win to tie a season-high.

DJ Stewart paced the offense in game one as he tied a career-high with four hits. Stewart finished 4-for-5 with a home run, double, three RBI and two runs scored.

John Nogowski registered his second three-hit game of the season to tie a career-high, while Justin Gonzalez also picked up three hits for his sixth multi-hit game of the season. Gonzalez drove in a season-high three runs as he finished with two doubles and a single.

Brett Knief, Josh Delph and John Sansone each recorded two hits in the win. Gage West went 1-for-1 with a double and scored a season-high three runs.

Nine of FSU's 11 runs in the first game of the doubleheader game on two outs.

The Noles took advantage of a Clemson error to break through first in game one of the doubleheader scoring four unearned runs in the top of the third off Crownover. Nogowski opened the scoring in the inning with an RBI single through the left side plating Gonzalez from third. The next three runs all came with two outs in the inning as Knief drove in two on a single through the left side followed by a bloop single to center by Sansone to score Knief.

Florida State plated two more runs in the fifth to extend its lead to 6-0. The big hit came off the bat of Gonzalez as the senior shortstop delivered a two-out, two-run double to the gap in right center. West and Delph scored on the play as the Seminoles pushed their lead to six.

Clemson plated its only run in the bottom of the fifth taking advantage of a Seminole throwing error. Jay Baum registered a triple down the line in right and scored as Sansone's relay throw to third sailed high of the bag allowing Baum to score and cut the deficit to 6-1.

The Seminoles pushed their lead back to six with a run in the seventh to make the score 7-1. West led off the inning with a double to the gap in left center and scored two batters later on an RBI groundout by Delph.

FSU added four more runs in the ninth for the winning margin at 11-1. The inning was highlighted by a two-out RBI double by Gonzalez and then Stewart's three-run home run to right center for his fourth round tripper of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        6  2  2   1  0  2  5  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        6  2  3   3  0  2  0  3
DJ Stewart              LF        5  2  4   3  1  0  4  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  1  3   1  1  0  9  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  1  2  1  2
  Casey Smit            PH-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             CF        5  1  2   2  0  1  3  0
  Jameis Winston        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Sansone            2B        5  0  2   1  0  0  3  4
Hank Truluck            DH        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Gage West             PH-DH     1  3  1   0  2  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Leibrandt       P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              44 11 18  11  6  8 27 12
Opp                              30  1  4   0  2  1 27 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez 2 (9), DJ Stewart (10), Gage West (1)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-DJ Stewart (4)
SH - FSU-Danny De La Calle (3)
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (2), John Nogowski (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brandon Leibrandt    W (4-1)    9.0  4  1  0  2  1
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FSU                             9.0  4  1  0  2  1
Opp                  L          9.0 18 11  7  6  8


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FLORIDA STATE 4, CLEMSON 3
03/22/2014, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps DH Takes Series At Clemson.

Seminoles erase a three-run deficit to win their first series in Clemson since 2008.

CLEMSON, SC - Top-ranked Florida State (19-4, 7-2) erased a three-run deficit to sweep Saturday's doubleheader and take the series from No. 13 Clemson (14-9, 6-3) as the Seminoles defeated the Tigers 4-3 inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

"A tremendous victory by our ball club tonight," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "To come in and get one win at Clemson is never easy but to get two in the same day; that just shows you what kind of team we have. These guys kept their poise and never gave up. A great road series win by our guys, I am very proud of them."

The two wins on Saturday vaulted the Seminoles into sole possession of first place in the ACC Atlantic Division with a one-game lead over the Tigers. It also marked FSU's first series victory at Clemson since sweeping the Tigers in 2008.

"This was very difficult," said senior captain Justin Gonzalez. "In an environment like this, we have so much respect for their fans. They were in it with their team the entire way, so for us to come through here with a series victory is huge. We just have to keep it rolling."

Trailing 3-1 in the seventh, Florida State scored three runs to grab its first lead of the night. Justin Gonzalez got the ball rolling with a solo shot to left for his first home run of the season. DJ Stewart then doubled down the line in left and John Nogowski followed with a walk. Jose Brizuela tied the game at 3-3 taking a 1-2 offering from Clate Schmidt (2-4) right back up the middle for an RBI single to plate Stewart.

After another Clemson pitching change, its third of the inning, John Sansone gave the Seminoles the lead for good on a two-out double down the line in left off Tiger closer Matt Campbell scoring Nogowski from second.

"I saw a fastball," said Sansone. "It was a little high and tight. I just tried to get my foot down, put a good swing on it and it just worked out."

Jameis Winston got the final seven outs to earn his fourth save in as many chances this year. Winston faced the minimum in 2.1 innings of work and after giving up a one-out hit in the ninth to Tyler Slaton, the sophomore right hander got Tyler Krieger to ground into a game ending double play on the very next pitch to seal the victory.

"It is about mental toughness and I want to be in this situation," said Winston. "It's a huge win; a huge win. I promise you we are going to go back to Tallahassee with a smile on our faces."

Gage Smith picked up his third victory of the season as the Tallahassee, Fla., native worked 1.1 shutout innings allowing just one hit while striking out two.

FSU starter Mike Compton did not factor into the decision in the rubber game as he allowed three runs on six hits in 5.0 plus innings of work. The redshirt sophomore right hander finished with three walks and four strikeouts.

Florida State got on the board in the sixth courtesy of a Sansone sac-fly to center. The Seminoles loaded the bases off Clemson starter Jake Long with no outs on a single by Nogowski, a walk to Brizuela and a single by Brett Knief. Sansone then lifted a deep fly ball to center bringing home Nogowski to cut the deficit to 3-1. FSU could not manage any more runs as Long forced pinch hitter Casey Smit into a pop out to second and Danny De La Calle to fly out to right.

Clemson struck first in game two of the doubleheader scoring three runs in the bottom of the second all on two outs off Compton. The big hit in the inning came from Jay Baum as he ripped a double down the line in left to score two. Weston Wilson followed with an RBI single up the middle to give the Tigers a 3-0 advantage.

The Tigers loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth but could not manage a run as Smith closed the door on Clemson as he worked around FSU's second fielding error of the game. With the bases loaded and one out, Smith got Wilson swinging on strikes and then Slaton to fly out to left to retire the side.

FSU then escaped Clemson's threat in the seventh as Garrett Boulware registered a one out double down the line in left off Smith. Billy Strode came on to get Steven Duggar to groundout to short as Boulware advanced to third. Martin went to the pen once again and called on Winston. The Bessemer, Ala., native got Chris Okey to groundout to short to keep FSU's 4-3 lead intact.

Gonzalez finished the night with a team-high two hits, while Sansone drove in two of the Seminoles four runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  1  2   1  0  2  3  5
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  1   0  1  0 11  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  1   1  3  0  1  1
Brett Knief             CF        4  0  1   0  1  3  2  0
John Sansone            2B        2  0  1   2  0  0  0  6
Gage West               DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  0   0  0  1  5  1
Mike Compton            P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  4  7   4  7  9 27 16
Opp                              35  3  8   3  3  6 27  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (5), John Sansone (7)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (10), DJ Stewart (11), John Sansone (8)
HR - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (1)
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (10)
SF - FSU-John Sansone (1)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton                    5.0  6  3  3  3  4
Gage Smith           W (3-0)    1.1  1  0  0  0  2
Billy Strode                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston       Sv(4)      2.1  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0  7  4  4  7  9


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FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/25/2014, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tripped Up By Florida in Jacksonville.

The Seminoles fall to the Gators in Jacksonville for just the third time in eight games.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (19-5) managed just one run against Florida (16-9) for the second straight meeting as the Seminoles fell to the Gators, 4-1 inside the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Tuesday night.

Jose Brizuela once again was responsible for the only Florida State run in the loss as his ninth inning solo home run avoided FSU's first shutout of the season. Brizuela was also responsible for the only run in a 3-1 loss in Gainesville back on March 18 as he connected on a solo shot in the sixth.

The loss was the Seminoles' third in a row to the Gators while it gave Florida the season series for the second time in the last three years. FSU dropped to 5-3 all-time against the Gators in Jacksonville.

"The story was the outstanding pitching that Florida and Florida State showed," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Pete Miller pitched very well. It is amazing when you play a game and a team as good as Florida a couple of mistakes can put you behind the eight ball and we made a couple of mistakes and they took advantage of it."

Peter Miller (1-2) suffered the loss, his second in as many starters against the Gators this year. The senior right hander went 5.0 plus innings allowing two runs, all earned, on three hits as he walked five and struck out six.

"The curveball was working for me again," said Miller. "I got my fastball command back, but it was my curveball that was there tonight."

The Seminoles finished with six hits on the night while stranding nine runners on base. Florida State got runners to third base in the first and fifth innings, both with two outs, and could not manage to push the run across.

Florida State looked to build off the momentum following Brizuela's ninth inning home run as Brett Knief followed with a single to left. But Florida's Ryan Harris got a fly out and strikeout before issuing a walk to pinch hitter Gage West. He preserved the win and picked up his fourth save of the season as he got Josh Delph to fly out to left to end the game.

The Gator's Danny Young (3-0) earned the win working 3.2 shutout innings in relief as he gave up two hits and a walk while striking out four.

Florida grabbed the early lead on Tuesday night plating a run in the bottom of the first on an RBI bloop single to right by Braden Mattson. The Gators loaded the bases off Miller on three walks, one intentional, before Mattson dropped a one-out single to short right. The Seminole right hander held UF to just the one run as he struck out the next two batters to retire the side.

The Gators added two more runs in the six pushing their lead to 3-0 without even getting the ball out of the infield. Mattson led off the inning with an infield single to third, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on an errant throw to first by Miller after Justin Shafer was trying to sacrifice the runner over. Shafer would later score on a fielder's choice off the bat of John Sternagel.

UF went up 4-0 in the eighth on an RBI single by Sternagel. Shafer opened the inning with a single to right off Kenny Burkhead and scored two batters later on Sternagel's single to center.

Shafer, Florida's starter on Tuesday night, worked 4.0 shutout innings as he gave up two hits and two walks while finishing with three strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  5  1
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  7  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Brett Knief             CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   0  1  2  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  0   0  0  1  7  3
  Gage West             PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Peter Miller            P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Bryant Holtmann       P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  1  6   1  4  8 24 11
Opp                              27  4  6   3  6  8 27 10

E - FSU-Peter Miller (1), Jose Brizuela (8)
HR - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)
SH - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (4), Casey Smit (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         L (1-2)    5.0  3  3  2  5  6
Gage Smith                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Bryant Holtmann                 1.2  1  0  0  1  2
Kenny Burkhead                  1.0  2  1  1  0  0
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FSU                             8.0  6  4  3  6  8
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  1  1  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 6, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/28/2014, Kingston, RI
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Weaver's One-Hit Shutout Leads FSU Past BC.

The Seminole right hander registers Florida State's third complete game of the season.

KINGSTON, RI - Luke Weaver's complete game, one-hit shutout paced top-ranked Florida State (20-5, 8-2) to a 6-0 victory over Boston College (7-16, 1-9) in game one of a doubleheader Friday afternoon on Bill Beck Field on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.

On a very cold afternoon with winds gusts up towards 25 mph throughout the duration of the game, Weaver kept the Eagles offense off-balanced en route to tossing his first career complete game and third by a Seminole pitcher this year.

"A great performance by Luke Weaver," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "I was very impressed with the way he didn't complain about the conditions. He went out there and was very professional in his approach. It was a good win for this baseball team."

Weaver went 9.0 strong innings allowing just one hit while walking two and finishing with four strikeouts. After issuing a one out walk in the third, the junior right hander retired 12 straight batters before giving up his second walk with two outs in the seventh to Tom Bourdon. The Eagles first and only hit of the game came on the very next pitch in the seventh as Chris Shaw dropped a bloop single to left. Weaver responded by getting Joe Cronin swinging on strikes to retire the side.

"It's something that I have always strived for," said Weaver on throwing his first career complete game. "Leibrandt and Compton got theirs out of the way this year and I felt left out. But I went out there today just trying to be productive and get groundballs.

"It was one of those games where I'm not going to strike a lot of people out; its tough conditions; it's cold, its windy and I just had to battle through the whole game."

The DeLand, Fla., native closed out the game setting down the final seven batters on three strikeouts, a trio of groundouts and a fly out.

"I located today," added Weaver. "At Clemson, I was attacking the strike zone but left a lot of balls over the plate. Today, it was more of the same except I was locating better. I was getting balls off the plate on two strikes and making them chase. I was throwing the off speed for strikes and getting them to chase that as well. I was just really trying to control myself out there today and not let the factors get the better of me."

John Nogowski and Casey Smit paced the Seminole offense with two hits apiece, while Jose Brizuela, Brett Knief, Hank Truluck, Danny De La Calle and Smit all drove in a run in the win.

BC starter John Gorman suffered the loss (2-4) as he lasted just three innings on Friday allowing four runs on four hits as he walked four and struck out four.

Florida State struck first in game one scoring two runs in both the second and third innings. Smit and De La Calle registered RBI singles in the second, while Brizuela picked up a run scoring double in the third. He would later score the fourth run of the game on a wild pitch from Gorman.

"We know that Boston College is a lot better than their record indicates," added Martin. "We got some key hits early on and that was no question a big part of the game. To get a couple runs in the second and third off of Gorman was big. He is one of their best pitchers. On days like today, you got to take advantage of every opportunity and we did that today."

The Seminoles added to their lead in the sixth plating a run to make the score 5-0. Nogowski led off the inning with a double down the line in right off Mike King, who had retired six straight batters upon entering the game in the top of the fourth. He moved to third on a groundout to second by Brizuela and scored on a fielder's choice groundball to third off the bat of Knief. BC third baseman Johnny Adams made a nice diving play to get to the ball but could not get up in time to throw out Nogowski at the plate.

Florida State pushed its advantage to 6-0 on an RBI groundout by pinch hitter Hank Truluck. Knief drew a one out walk off Tyler Hinchliffe and moved to third on a single through the right side by Smit. Knief would score a batter later as Truluck grounded out to third.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  0   0  1  1  2  9
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  7
John Nogowski           1B        3  2  2   0  1  1 17  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  1   1  1  1  0  2
Brett Knief             CF        3  1  0   1  1  1  1  0
Casey Smit              LF        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Gage West               DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PH-DH     1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  6   5  5  8 27 19
Opp                              26  0  1   0  2  4 27 15

E - FSU-John Sansone (8)
2B - FSU-John Nogowski (7), Jose Brizuela (6)
HBP - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (5-2)    9.0  1  0  0  2  4
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Opp                  L          9.0  6  6  6  5  8


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FLORIDA STATE 11, BOSTON COLLEGE 7
03/28/2014, Kingston, RI
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nine-Run Ninth Propels FSU to Dramatic Win Over BC.

John Nogowski hits a ninth inning grand slam to break a 7-7 tie.

KINGSTON, RI - A nine-run ninth inning highlighted by a John Nogowski grand slam gave top-ranked Florida State (21-5, 9-2) an 11-7 come-from-behind victory over Boston College (7-17, 1-10) in the second game of Friday's doubleheader on Bill Beck Field on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.

"It was a game that obviously many people thought we were out of," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "But the 26 guys that were in that dugout were determined to give them a finish. Things just happened to work out for us. We had some great at-bats by a number of guys in that inning. A couple of big hits by (Ladson) Montgomery and Nogowski and all of sudden final score, we are up four."

Playing in their third conference doubleheader in as many weekends, the Seminoles completed their third straight doubleheader sweep but not before an eventful ninth inning in Rhode Island.

"Undoubtedly when you play a doubleheader you know how difficult it is to win two games," said Martin. "So many things have to happen for you to win two games. For us to win two last week at Clemson and then turn around and win two today is quite an accomplishment."

Trailing 7-2 going into the top of the ninth, Florida State scored nine runs on four hits, five walks and a hit-by-pitch sending 13 batters to the plate in an inning that saw Boston College use three different pitchers to get three outs.

"It was unbelievable," said Nogowski. "This team is special. Once we got the first guy on in the ninth, their guys struggled to throw strikes. It just worked out. When you have a line-up like that, obviously missing DJ (Stewart) hurts, but we are sitting there just trying to pass it back to the next hitter. It was an awesome win."

Nogowski opened the inning with a single to right center and capped off the scoring in the ninth with a grand slam taking a 1-0 pitch from John Nicklas (1-2) over the fence in right for his first home run of the season to break a 7-7 tie.

Casey Smit drove in the first run in the ninth drawing a bases loaded walk. After a BC pitching change, pinch hitter Gage West brought home Jose Brizuela on a sac-fly after a diving catch by Eagle second baseman Blake Butera in short center field. Ladson Montgomery followed with an RBI double down the line in right to bring home John Sansone. Josh Delph walked to load the bases and then Justin Gonzalez was hit by a pitch to cut the deficit to 7-6. Brett Knief drove in the tying run as he drew a bases loaded walk.

The Eagles went to the bullpen for the third time in the inning and brought on Nicklas. After almost hitting Nogowski on his first offering, the Eagle right hander threw a fastball on the outer part of the plate that the Seminole first baseman deposited over the right field fence for his first career grand slam.

"I was mad that I didn't wear that first pitch," added Nogowski. "Nine times out of 10 I wear that pitch but for some reason I saw it coming at my knee and barely moved. I knew the guy had to come to me down a ball. He threw a fastball away and I put a good swing on it. I knew for sure I got the job done on a (potential) sac-fly but it kept carrying. I was just pumped."

"I did not," added Martin on whether Nogowski's fly ball had a chance to leave the yard. "I was yelling `go ball, go ball' but what I meant was get out of the range of the right fielder. And the next thing I knew there were 20 guys running over me to get to the plate. I was really, really shocked that the ball went out especially under the conditions we were playing in."

The Seminoles and Eagles played under blustery conditions in game two with intermittent rain fall, gusting winds and temperatures that were slowly dipping into the upper 30s.

Jim Voyles (1-0), who worked a scoreless eighth inning, picked up his first collegiate win as the freshman right hander allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one.

Gage Smith closed the door on the Eagles in the ninth as he faced the minimum. Chris Shaw led off the bottom of the inning with a single to left but was quickly retired as Joe Cronin grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Smith then got John Hennessy swinging on strikes to end the game.

Florida State starter Mike Compton did not factor into the decision in game two on Friday. The redshirt sophomore right hander allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits in 5.2 innings of work. He walked just one while finishing with two strikeouts.

Nogowski led all Seminoles in the second game of the doubleheader with two hits and four RBI. Gonzalez picked up three RBI on a two-run double in the third and a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth.

Boston College's Andrew Chin was the story of the game before the Seminoles dramatic ninth inning rally. The redshirt sophomore tied a career-high with eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings as he allowed just two runs on three hits.

Chin stymied the Seminole bats all afternoon as he allowed just one hit through the first five innings and that was on Gonzalez' two-run double in the third. He allowed a one out single to Knief in the sixth and then a one out single to left by Josh Delph in the eighth before coming out of the game after throwing 111 pitches.

Four different BC hitters registered two hits each in the loss, while Logan Hoggarth finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored.

The Eagles took advantage of some sloppy Florida State fielding to plate an unearned run off Compton in the second. BC then tied the game at 2-2 in the third on a sac-fly to right by Cronin.

Boston College went up 4-2 in the sixth on an RBI infield single by Hoggarth and a run scoring single by catcher Nick Sciortino.

The Eagles increased their lead to 7-2 plating three more runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Cronin and a two-run, two out single by Hoggarth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  2  1   0  1  0  4  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   3  0  2  1  2
Brett Knief             CF        2  1  1   1  2  1  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  2  2   4  0  1  5  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  1  1  3  2
John Sansone            2B        4  1  0   0  1  1  4  3
Casey Smit              LF        4  1  0   1  1  2  1  0
Hank Truluck            DH        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Gage West             PH-C      0  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  0   0  0  1  4  3
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage Smith            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike Compton            P                            2  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 11  7  11  7 10 27 12
Opp                              37  7 13   7  3  6 27 10

E - FSU-Mike Compton (1), John Nogowski (2), Jose Brizuela (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (11), Ladson Montgomery (1)
HR - FSU-John Nogowski (1)
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (2), Justin Gonzalez (6)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (3)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Gage West (3)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton                    5.2  8  4  3  1  2
Billy Strode                    1.1  3  3  3  1  2
Jim Voyles           W (1-0)    1.0  1  0  0  1  1
Gage Smith                      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  7  6  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0  7 11 11  7 10


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FLORIDA STATE 10, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/29/2014, Kingston, RI
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs BC, Completes Series Sweep.

Bryant Holtmann makes second career start and works career-high 6.0 innings in the win.

KINGSTON, RI - Top-ranked Florida State (22-5, 10-2) led from the start and never looked back on Saturday afternoon to complete the sweep of Boston College (7-18, 1-11) with a 10-1 victory in the series finale on Bill Beck Field on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.

"It is just a tremendous accomplishment for our young men," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We got excellent pitching. I was just very pleased with the approach everyone took. It is not the easiest area of the country to play in this time of year and our guys just got out there and got after it and played like professional people."

Bryant Holtmann (4-0) worked a career-high 6.0 innings in making his second start of the season and first on the weekend. Holtmann was given the starting nod after scheduled weekend starter Brandon Leibrandt could not go this weekend as the junior southpaw was suffering from flu like symptoms.

"It is always good for the starting pitcher to have some runs as he goes out there for the first time," added Martin. "Bryant pitched very well. In fact, it is one of the most impressive outings I've seen him have since he's been at Florida State. He had three pitches working for him. It was a big lift for us to get this one."

"Coach Bell told me yesterday in the hotel lobby there was a chance I would start with Leibrandt not feeling well," added Holtmann. "I kind of knew I had the chance to go today so the mindset really started last night."

Holtmann allowed one run on three hits as he walked one and struck out four. All three singles Holtmann gave up did not leave the infield as two of those hits came to the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the first. After issuing a walk to Logan Hoggarth to start the bottom of the second, Holtmann retired eight straight batters and 13 of the final 14 BC hitters he would face before leaving the game.

"The first two innings weren't nearly as efficient as I wanted it to be," said Holtmann. "After that I really settled in and just pitched from there. I had three pitches working. It was huge for me to get an early lead."

Brandon Johnson worked the final three innings to earn his first career save. The senior southpaw faced the minimum retiring all nine batters that he faced striking out a career-high four batters.

Casey Smit led FSU's 10-hit effort on Saturday as the senior from Tampa, Fla., went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Jose Brizuela and John Sansone each drove in a game-high three RBI. Josh Delph, Justin Gonzalez, John Nogowski and Brizuela all scored two runs apiece.

BC starter Jeff Burke (0-3) suffered the loss as the sophomore right hander went 6.0 innings allowing five runs, two earned, on four hits as he walked three and struck out four.

A Boston College throwing error in the top of the first led to three runs for the Seminoles as Florida State jumped out to the early 3-0 lead off Burke. Brett Knief drove in Delph for the first run of the inning on a groundout to short. After back-to-back two out walks to Brizuela and Smit, Sansone delivered a two-run single to center.

BC responded with a run in the bottom of the first to cut the Seminole lead to 3-1. The Eagles opened the inning with back-to-back singles by Gabriel Hernandez and Blake Butera. After a sac-bunt moved both runners 90 feet, Chris Shaw plated the Eagles' first and only run of the game on a sac-fly to center.

Florida State pushed its lead to 5-1 with two runs in the third. Knief and Nogowski opened the inning with consecutive singles. After a fly out to right moved Knief to third, the Seminole centerfielder would score on an RBI single through the right side by Smit. Sansone drove in his third run of the game on a sac-fly to center to bring home Nogowski.

The Seminoles pushed across four runs in the top of the seventh to extend their lead to 9-1. Florida State loaded the bases off reliever Eric Stevens on a pair of walks and an infield single by Gonzalez. After a BC pitching change, Brizuela greeted Steve Green with a bases clearing triple down the line in right. He would score a batter later on a single to center by Smit.

Nick Graganella gave the Seminoles a 10-1 advantage in the eighth with a two-out RBI single to center plating Delph, who reached on a single to left center.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  2  1   0  1  0  1  3
Brett Knief             CF        4  1  1   1  0  1  2  0
  Nick Graganella       CF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  2  1   0  2  0  8  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  2  1   3  2  1  1  1
Casey Smit              LF        4  0  2   2  1  1  3  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   3  0  0  1  4
  Hank Truluck          PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Ladson Montgomery       DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Lee Howard            PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  1  0   0  1  0  4  1
  Gage West             C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Bryant Holtmann         P                            1  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 10  9  10  9  5 27 12
Opp                              26  1  3   1  1  8 27  7

E - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryant Holtmann      W (4-0)    6.0  3  1  1  1  4
Brandon Johnson      Sv(1)      3.0  0  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  1  1  1  8
Opp                  L          9.0  9 10  7  9  5


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FLORIDA STATE 8, FLORIDA GULF COAST 3
04/01/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Six-Run Eighth Lifts FSU Past FGCU.

John Nogowski and Casey Smit both drive in two runs in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (23-5) scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to claim an 8-3 come-from-behind victory over Florida Gulf Coast (18-11) Tuesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"I was just very pleased with our guys," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Our guys came out there tonight, fell behind by three; could have folded it up and made excuses but they didn't. I am very proud of the way our guys played."

For the second time in the last three games, the Seminoles used some late inning heroics to grab the win. Trailing 3-2 going into the eighth, Florida State sent 11 batters to the plate recording five hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch en route to a six-run inning.

The Seminoles quickly loaded the bases in the inning as Josh Delph led things off with a single up the middle. John Sansone was hit by a pitch and Jose Brizuela followed with a bunt single to third. John Nogowski evened the game at 3-3 as he drew a walk off Zack Tillery, the Eagles third pitcher of the inning.

Casey Smit broke the tie with a two-run single to left and Ladson Montgomery gave the Seminoles a 6-3 advantage on a pinch hit single to center. After an RBI groundout to short by Jameis Winston, Danny De La Calle drove in pinch runner Nick Graganella for the sixth run of the inning on an RBI single through the left side.

It marked the 23rd time this year Florida State has scored four or more runs in an inning. With the win, the Seminoles improved to 6-1 all-time against Florida Gulf Coast.

The Eagles broke out to an early 3-0 lead scoring two runs in the first and one in the second off Florida State starter Peter Miller. That would be all the scoring they would get on Tuesday night as Dylan Silva, Gage Smith and Winston blanked Florida Gulf Coast over the final 7.2 innings.

Silva tied a career-high with his 3.2 innings of work on Tuesday night. The sophomore southpaw gave up just one hit and one walk, while striking out a career-high four batters.

"I was pleased and proud for him," said Martin on Silva's performance. "He inherited a runner (in the second) and got his team in the dugout. He kept his team right where the score was; he kept us in striking distance for four innings."

Smith (4-0) faced the minimum in his 3.0 innings of work allowing one hit and posting a strikeout to earn his fourth win of the season. Winston pitched the ninth and worked around a leadoff single by Andrew Valencia and a fielding error at short to preserve the win. The sophomore right hander responded by striking out the next two batters that he faced and then a pop out to second to end the game.

"Our relief pitching was outstanding," said Martin. "I was very pleased with the way they came in and threw the ball and kept Florida Gulf Coast off the scoreboard."

Sansone drove in Winston for FSU's first run of the night in the third on an RBI groundout to short. Winston led off the inning with a walk, moved to second when De La Calle was hit by a pitch and then advanced to third on a sac-bunt by Delph.

Nogowski brought the Seminoles within one of the FGCU lead at 3-2 as he led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo shot to left. The junior from Tallahassee, Fla., took the first pitch from Florida Gulf Coast starter Brady Anderson over the wall for his second home run of the season.

Anderson did not factor into the decision as he worked a career-high 6.0 innings allowing two runs on three hits as he walked one and struck out five.

"He did a very good job of spotting his fastball," added Martin. "Got a lot of fly balls, got a lot of groundballs. He pitched beautifully. He kept us off-balanced and did a very good job against us tonight."

Nogowski and Smit both drove in two in the wins, while Smit led all hitters on Tuesday night with a pair of hits.

FGCU's Garrett Anderson (1-1) picked up the loss working an inning plus allowing two runs on a hit.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  1  1   0  1  2  3  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  0   1  0  1  3  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  7
John Nogowski           1B        3  2  1   2  1  0  8  0
Brett Knief             CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  0
Casey Smit              SS        4  1  2   2  0  2  2  2
Gage West               DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston          LF-P      3  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  1   1  0  0  9  1
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                               0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  8  8   8  3  7 27 11
Opp                              32  3  5   3  3  9 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-John Sansone (9), Casey Smit (1)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (2)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-John Sansone (11), Danny De La Calle (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller                    1.1  2  3  2  2  2
Dylan Silva                     3.2  1  0  0  1  4
Gage Smith           W (4-0)    3.0  1  0  0  0  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  3  2  3  9
Opp                  L          8.0  8  8  7  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE 8, NOTRE DAME 7
04/04/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Smit's Walk-Off Single Leads FSU Past Notre Dame.

The Seminoles battle back from two down in the eighth to force extra innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the third time in four games, top-ranked Florida State (24-5, 11-2) used some late inning heroics to secure a win and stay atop the ACC Atlantic Division standings. On Friday night, Casey Smit provided the game-winning hit lacing a walk-off RBI single to left to score Gage West from third as the Seminoles defeated Notre Dame (10-18, 1-12), 8-7 in 12 innings on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"As I told the guys, there is no such thing as a bad win," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "There were some mistakes that were made, but we are not going to dwell on them; we are going to move to the next day and try and improve.

"This was a big win. Every conference win is important. That was a big win especially the way that game developed."

Making their first appearance in Tallahassee since taking two of three from the Seminoles in the 2002 NCAA Super Regional, the Fighting Irish erased a four-run deficit scoring one in the seventh and five more in the eighth to grab a 7-5 lead.

Notre Dame took advantage of three Seminole miscues in the eighth inning to take the lead for the second time Friday night. Ryan Lidge drew the Irish within three of the lead on a pinch hit RBI single in the seventh and gave the lead back to Notre Dame with a double to left that scored a pair in the eighth. Robert Youngdahl closed out the scoring in the inning with a run scoring single to center.

The Seminoles would not go quietly plating a run in the bottom of the eighth to cut the deficit to 7-6. After Donnie Hissa struck out the first two batters that he faced, a walk to Ben DeLuzio led to a pitching change followed by three consecutive walks issued by Cristian Torres. The third walk to Smit drove in DeLuzio.

In the ninth, John Nogowski opened the inning with a walk and moved to second on a single to left by Jose Brizuela. Brett Knief tried to move both runners over on a sac-bunt attempt but Notre Dame first baseman Blaise Lezynski threw to third to get the lead runner for the first out of the inning. After a walk to John Sansone loaded the bases, DeLuzio lifted a sac-fly to center to bring home Brizuela to tie the game at 7-7 and force extra innings.

Notre Dame had its chances in extras leaving five runners on base over the final three innings. In each of the final three innings, the Seminoles left an Irish runner standing at third base.

"First and third, nobody out, we got out of it," said Martin. "Bases loaded one out and we got out of it. There was just some outstanding pitching that went on tonight."

Cavan Biggio led off the top of the 12th with a walk off Brandon Johnson. He moved to third on a fielding error by Sansone to put runners at the corners with nobody out. Taylor Blatch came on and calmly retired the side on a groundout to second with the infield drawn in, an outstanding catch by Knief on a line drive to right to hold the runner at third and a strikeout looking to retire the side.

"What a great play that was," said Martin on Knief's catch in the 12th. "I mean as soon as he came in (to the dugout) he was the first guy I was looking for. Just a tremendous play; that is one of the toughest plays you got, it's when you're coming in and the ball is making certain moves. You have to track it and he caught the ball knee high on the back end side, turned and fired a strike to Nogowski. It was a pivotal part of the ball game."

Gage West opened the bottom of the 12th ripping his first career triple to straight away centerfield. After a walk to Josh Delph, Smit ended the game on the very next pitch from Nick McCarty (1-6) lacing a single to left that brought home West from third.

"I was looking to hit something hard to the outfield or a hard groundball through the infield," said Smit. "Runner at third with the infield in, anything hit hard is more than likely going to get through."

"I realized it at the last second," said West on whether he noticed that Mike Martin, Jr. had the stop sign up as he rounded second. "I was looking at the ball the whole time. When I looked up I saw the stop sign, but it worked out."

"Just battle, just fight, that is all anybody expects of you," said Martin. "And we did just that. From Gage West leading off the 12th with a triple, you learn about guys when they get behind. Our guys were not happy campers with the way the five-run inning developed. But we come right back and tie the game up."

It marked the second walk-off victory of the season for the Seminoles as both have come in extra innings. FSU is now 2-0 on the year when playing extra innings.

Smit finished the night 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBI. The senior, who started at shortstop for the second straight game in place of Justin Gonzalez, who missed Friday night's game due to flu-like symptoms, reached base on five of his seven plate appearances. He gave the Seminoles their first lead of the night in the third as he took a 0-1 pitch from Notre Dame starter Sean Fitzgerald over the screen in right for a two-run home run, good for his first home run as a Seminole.

"He is a battler," said Martin on Smit. "He goes 2-for-5 with four RBI and two walks. He is just a winner."

DJ Stewart made a thunderous return after missing the last four games recording his first career multi-home run game. The sophomore left fielder hit a solo shot in the third followed by a two-run home run in the fifth. Stewart finished the evening with three RBI.

Delph and Knief both registered two hits apiece in the win.

Both starting pitchers did not factor into the decision Friday night. Luke Weaver went 7.2 innings allowing four runs on eight hits as he walked one and struck out eight. The Irish's Fitzgerald gave up five runs, four earned, on seven hits as he walked three and struck out four in 6.0 innings of work.

Notre Dame's pitching staff entered the game allowing just two home runs in their first 27 games with none of those off Fitzgerald. All three home runs hit by the Seminoles in game one Friday night came off the senior right hander.

Gage Smith worked a season-high 3.1 innings. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out one. The senior right hander got out of a huge bases loaded jam in the top of the 11th getting an inning ending groundball double play off the bat of Kyle Fiala.

Blatch (1-0) picked up the win Friday night, the first of his career.

The Seminoles finished the game committing a season-high five errors.

"Obviously, when you see five in the last column, that is not Florida State and we got to improve in that area," added Martin.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH        5  1  2   0  2  1  0  0
Casey Smit              SS        5  2  2   4  2  0  2  4
DJ Stewart              LF        6  2  2   3  0  1  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  2  1 13  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        6  1  1   0  0  2  0  2
Brett Knief             RF        6  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   0  3  1  4  7
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  0   1  2  0  4  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  1  1  8  2
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage West             C         2  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42  8 11   8 13  9 36 16
Opp                              47  7 13   4  4 10 33 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (1), John Sansone 2 (11), Ben DeLuzio (3), Danny De La Calle (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Josh Delph (6)
3B - FSU-Gage West (1)
HR - FSU-Casey Smit (1), DJ Stewart 2 (6)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Casey Smit (3), John Sansone (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver                     7.2  8  4  4  1  8
Billy Strode                    0.0  0  1  1  0  0
Jameis Winston                  0.0  2  2  2  1  0
Gage Smith                      3.1  3  0  0  1  1
Brandon Johnson                 0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Taylor Blatch        W (1-0)    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                            12.0 13  7  7  4 10
Opp                  L         11.0 11  8  7 13  9


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FLORIDA STATE 11, NOTRE DAME 2
04/06/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nogowski's Multi-Homerun Game Leads FSU Past Notre Dame.

The Seminoles add runs early to take the game from Notre Dame.

By Catherine Prince, FSU Sports Information Assistant

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (25-5, 12-2) got a multi-home run game from John Nogowski, the first of his career, as the Seminoles stayed atop the ACC Atlantic Division standings with an 11-2 victory over Notre Dame (10-19, 1-13) in game one of Sunday's doubleheader on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminole victory improved their record to 7-4-0 over the Fighting Irish all-time, while it marked their fifth conference series victory in as many chances this year and 13th straight ACC series victory at home.

All of the Seminoles starters reached base successfully during the 11-2 victory. Six of the nine runs scored by Florida State in the first game of the doubleheader came on two outs.

Nogowski finished the game 3-for-4 as he tied career-highs with four RBI and three hits. The junior first baseman hit a two-run homerun in the first followed by a two-run homerun in the second.

Casey Smit finished the game 3-for-4 as he also tied a career-high with three hits. The senior, who started as shortstop for the third straight game in place of Justin Gonzalez, who missed Sunday morning's game due to flu-like symptoms, reached base on four of his five plate appearances. Jose Brizuela registered two hits and scored three times in Sunday's game one victory.

Florida State starter Mike Compton (3-0) went 6.0 innings allowing one run on 10 hits as he walked one and struck out two. The Fighting Irish's starter Michael Hearne (1-4) gave up eight runs, three earned, in 1.2 innings of work.

Notre Dame's pitching staff entered the series allowing just two home runs in their first 27 games. In the first two games of the series, they have allowed five home runs. Three off of the senior right hander Sean Fitzgerald on Friday night and two off the sophomore left hander Hearne on Sunday morning.

In the first inning, DJ Stewart walked after Josh Delph and John Sansone struck out. Nogowski then hit a home run over the left field wall to give the Seminoles a quick 2-0 lead. Nogowski going yard on the 1-0 pitch from Hearne set a new career-high for home runs in a season with his third.

Notre Dame cut the deficit in half in the top of the second plating a run on an RBI groundout by Ryan Lidge. Kyle Fiala opened the inning with an infield single to short and scored the Irish's first run of the game on the groundout by Lidge.

A six-run, five-hit second inning gave the Noles the lead for good. Brizuela and Smit started the second inning with back-to-back hits, while a wild pitch moved them to third and second, respectively. A throwing error by the Irish shortstop on a groundball off the bat of Danny De La Calle put the Seminole catcher at first base and brought in Brizuela. The error would prove costly as five of the six runs scored by the Seminoles in the inning were unearned.

Delph grounded out to bring in Smit. Sansone's base hit into left field brought in De La Calle. Stewart kept things going with a RBI double to right. Nogowski's second home run of the afternoon, a two-run shot, gave the Noles an 8-1 lead.

The Noles added to their lead with one run a piece in the third, seventh, and eighth innings. Smit drove in Brizuela in the third on an RBI single up the middle. Hank Truluck brought home Ben DeLuzio on a double down the line in left in the seventh, while Matt Mulroy recorded his first RBI as a Seminole driving in Brizuela on a sac-fly to left that turned into an inning ending double play.

The Irish's second and final run of the game came in the seventh off Alec Byrd. Mac Hudgins opened the inning with a double, moved to third on a passed ball and scored two batters later on a sac-fly to center by Fiala.

Byrd finished the afternoon working 2.0 innings in relief allowing an unearned run on three hits as he struck out three.

Jim Voyles closed out the game pitching a scoreless ninth inning as he gave up one hit and struck out one.

Sunday's game one victory marked the 12th game this season that the Seminoles scored 10 runs or more. FSU is 12-0 on the year when scoring 10 or more runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH        3  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        RF-CF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Lee Howard            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  1   1  0  2  2  1
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  1   1  0  0  3  1
DJ Stewart              LF        1  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR-LF     1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-RF     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  2  3   4  1  0  4  2
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Peter Miller          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alec Byrd             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage Smith            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jim Voyles            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  3  2   0  1  1  0  1
Casey Smit              SS        4  1  3   1  1  0  4  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  5  0
  Matt Mulroy           LF-CF     0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  1  0   1  0  0  2  1
  Gage West             C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Mike Compton            P                            2  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 13  11  7  7 27  8
Opp                              39  2 14   2  1  6 24 11

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Hank Truluck (1), DJ Stewart (12), Jose Brizuela (7)
HR - FSU-John Nogowski 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Danny De La Calle (6)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Mulroy (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         W (3-0)    6.0 10  1  1  1  2
Alec Byrd                       2.0  3  1  0  0  3
Jim Voyles                      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14  2  1  1  6
Opp                  L          8.0 13 11  6  7  7


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FLORIDA STATE 4, NOTRE DAME 3
04/06/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down Irish, Complete Series Sweep.

Bryant Holtmann improves to 5-0 as he matches a career-high with 6.0 innings of work.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (26-5, 13-2) extended its win streak to eight in a row following a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame (10-20, 1-14) in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"I just can't say enough about our baseball team," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "When you have some unfortunate things come up...anytime you can win three ball games against an opponent in our league, it's a good feeling. Give the credit to our guys, they did a great job."

The win completed the series sweep of the Irish while it marked the Seminoles' fourth doubleheader sweep in as many weeks against conference foes. All four runs by FSU in the second game on Sunday afternoon came on two outs.

"I can't remember...it is very, very hard to do," said Martin on sweeping four straight doubleheaders in four consecutive weeks. "Just very proud of our young men; that's tough do it. They never acted tired; they just went out there and played Seminole baseball."

Ben DeLuzio led all hitters in the second game with three hits to tie a career-high. The freshman centerfielder finished the game 3-for-3 with a double and a pair of singles as he scored twice and stole two bases. DeLuzio is now a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases this year.

Josh Delph picked up a pair of hits and Casey Smit drove in two runs for the Seminoles in the win.

Notre Dame's Ryan Bull registered two doubles and drove in two, while Robert Youngdahl had a pair of hits in the loss.

Bryant Holtmann improved to 5-0 on the year as the junior southpaw tied a career-high with his 6.0 innings of work on Sunday afternoon. Holtmann gave up two runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out a pair as threw just 67 pitches.

Holtmann is now tied with Luke Weaver for the most wins on the team this year.

Florida State got on the board first in game two on an RBI infield single to short by John Sansone. With two outs and DeLuzio and Danny De La Calle on after recording back-to-back walks off Pat Connaughton (0-2), Sansone beat out his chopper to short as DeLuzio scored all the way from second to give the Seminoles the early 1-0 lead.

The Irish tied the game at one in the top of the fourth on a two-out RBI double down the line in left off the bat of Bull. Mac Hudgins scored on the play after opening the inning with a walk off Holtmann.

The Seminoles responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to grab a 4-1 advantage. FSU sent nine batters to the plate in the inning loading the bases on a double by DeLuzio and then back-to-back two outs walk to Delph and Sansone. Smit broke the tie with a two-run single to right followed by an RBI single to right by John Nogowski.

Notre Dame chipped away at the lead with a run in the sixth off Holtmann on Bull's second RBI double of the game. The Irish then pulled within one of the lead in the seventh when Forrest Johnson and Youngdahl opened the inning with a single and double, respectively off reliever Dylan Silva. Kevin DeFilippis drove in Johnson on an RBI groundout to third. Silva kept the Seminoles' one-run lead intact getting Hudgins swinging on strikes and Kyle Fiala to fly out to right to retire the side.

Silva finished the afternoon allowing just the one run on two hits in 2.0 plus innings of work.

Gage Smith came on to replace Silva after the sophomore left hander issued a walk to Cavan Biggio to open the ninth. Smith registered a pair of groundouts including a 6-4-3 double play with runners at the corners to end the game to pick up his first save of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        4  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        2  1  1   1  2  0  4  3
Casey Smit              SS        4  0  1   2  1  1  3  5
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   1  1  1  9  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
Brett Knief             RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jameis Winston          LF        4  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  2  3   0  1  0  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  0   0  1  1  6  0
Bryant Holtmann         P                            1  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  8   4  8  7 27 13
Opp                              33  3  7   3  3  5 24 10

E - FSU-Casey Smit (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Josh Delph (7), Ben DeLuzio (4)
HBP - FSU-Jose Brizuela (7)
SH - FSU-John Sansone (2)
SB - FSU-Ben DeLuzio 2 (10)
CS - FSU-John Sansone (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryant Holtmann      W (5-0)    6.0  4  2  2  2  2
Dylan Silva                     2.0  2  1  1  1  3
Gage Smith           Sv(1)      1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0  8  4  4  8  7


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FLORIDA 8, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/08/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanked By Florida.

The Seminoles suffer their first shutout to the Gators since 1994.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (26-6) fell to No. 25 Florida (21-12) 8-0 Tuesday evening in front of an announced crowd of 6,514 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium, the 12th largest crowd in school history.

The loss snapped FSU's current seven-game win streak while it marked the Seminoles' fourth straight defeat to the Gators. Florida has now won three in a row over FSU in Tallahassee.

"This game will humble you," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We were soundly beaten; there is no other way to look at it. You tip your hat to the University of Florida and move to the next one. They did more things right then we did; they deserved to win the game.

"It is going to be extremely difficult, but if our guys play the next 32 like they played the first 32, I can't tell you how happy I will be and it is going to be unbelievably tough to do that because of course we are moving into a very difficult part of our season."

Five Gator pitchers combined for the four-hit shutout marking the first time this year the Seminoles were held without a run. Florida State had a streak of scoring at least one run in 56 straight games. The last time the Seminoles were shutout in the series was March 3, 1994 when FSU fell to the Gators, 4-0, in Gainesville.

"You are going to run into something like this," added Martin. "It happened; you just have to be mentally tough enough to roll on."

Casey Smit had two of FSU's four hits on the night picking up a pair of singles in his first two at-bats. Jose Brizuela laced a single off Justin Shafer in the sixth and Ben DeLuzio registered an infield single to short in the ninth.

The Seminoles had their chances to score early as Smit reached third in both the first and third innings put was left stranded on the base paths by Florida starter Danny Young. FSU loaded the bases in the seventh looking to take advantage of a Gator fielding error but Aaron Rhodes got pinch hitter Josh Delph to ground out to second to retire the side. A pair of double plays in the eighth and ninth innings thwarted any scoring chances for the Seminoles on Tuesday night.

Making his first start of the season, Billy Strode (0-1) went 4.0 plus innings allowing just one run on two hits as he walked three and struck out four. The junior southpaw kept the Gators in check through the first four innings allowing just one runner to reach second base. He allowed the first two runners to reach in the fifth before coming out of the game.

Young moved to 4-0 on the year as he scattered just two hits in 5.0 innings of work. The sophomore lefty walked four and tied a career-high with five strikeouts.

The Gators broke the scoreless tie in the fifth plating four runs in the inning highlighted by a three-run home run by Casey Turgeon off Seminole reliever Gage Smith.

Florida pushed its lead to 5-0 in the sixth as Braden Mattson opened the inning with a single through the right side off Peter Miller and later scored on a wild pitch.

UF took advantage of two Seminole miscues in the eighth to plate three more runs for the final margin.

"It's frustrating but at the same you have to realize its baseball," said senior captain Justin Gonzalez. "It's a game and all you can expect from the guys is to go out and give their best and unfortunately our best tonight wasn't good enough. We will throw this one way and get ready to go this weekend."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Casey Smit              LF        5  0  2   0  0  2  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  2
Brett Knief             RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Delph            PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   0  2  1  9  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  1
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  3  2  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
Jameis Winston          DH-P      2  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  1  0 10  3
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Billy Strode            P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Peter Miller          P                            0  1
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  0  4   0  8  8 27 11
Opp                              34  8 10   5  5  9 27 15

E - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (6), Jose Brizuela (10), John Sansone (12)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brett Knief (4)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ben DeLuzio (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode         L (0-1)    4.0  2  1  1  3  4
Gage Smith                      0.1  3  3  3  0  0
Peter Miller                    1.2  2  1  1  1  2
Taylor Blatch                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Kenny Burkhead                  0.0  1  2  1  1  0
Brandon Johnson                 0.2  2  1  0  0  0
Jameis Winston                  1.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  8  6  5  9
Opp                  W          9.0  4  0  0  8  8


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GEORGIA TECH 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/11/2014, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls Short at Georgia Tech.

The Seminoles cannot overcome the Yellow Jackets' five-run first inning on Friday night.

ATLANTA, GA - Top-ranked Florida State could not overcome Georgia Tech's five-run first inning as the Seminoles (26-7, 13-3) fell to the Yellow Jackets (22-13, 9-7), 5-3, in game one of a three-game series Friday night inside Russ Chandler Stadium.

"It was a game in which we made some mistakes early and Georgia Tech took advantage of them," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We give up five and all of sudden we are behind the eight ball. But I was very proud of the way the guys fought back and got back in it."

Josh Heddinger (2-1) kept the Seminole bats off-balanced in his 5.0 plus innings of work in game one as Florida State did not register its first hit of the game until Danny De La Calle led off the top of the sixth with a single up the middle. Heddinger would leave the game after facing two more batters in the inning as the junior right hander was charged with two runs, one earned, as he gave up two hits and a walk, while striking out five.

"He kept us off-balanced," said Martin on the performance of Heddinger. "In fact, we didn't get a hit off him until the sixth. He gives up two hits and two runs and walks one; that's pretty impressive stuff for five full innings."

"He was working the corners and keeping us off-balanced," added senior captain Justin Gonzalez. "More importantly he was throwing strikes. When you get a lead like that, he was able to get comfortable and that is the last thing you want with any starting pitcher you face. Huge credit to them, they played a great game."

The Seminoles did not get off to a great start on Friday night as Georgia Tech scored five runs in the bottom of the first off FSU starter Luke Weaver (5-3). The first six Yellow Jacket hitters reached before Florida State recorded its first out.

Georgia Tech registered three hits, took advantage of a Seminole fielding error, drew a bases loaded walk and was hit by a pitch all in the first. Matt Gonzalez drove in the Yellow Jackets' first run of the inning on an RBI single through the left side. A.J. Murray then drew a bases loaded walk, while Connor Justus laced a two-run single to left center. Keenan Innis drove in the fifth and final run of the inning on a fielder's choice putout at second.

"We made a couple of mistakes behind him," added Martin on the first inning. "After the first, he really settled in and started throwing all three pitches to location. He did a great job for us tonight."

After the hiccup in the first, Weaver settled down blanking the Yellow Jackets over the next six innings. The junior right hander retired seven straight hitters at one point before giving up a single to Mott Hyde to open the bottom of the fifth. He was quickly retired on a 6-4-3 groundball double play. In the sixth, Murray led off the inning with a double and moved to third on a sac-bunt. He was stranded at third as Weaver got a groundball to short with the infield playing in and then a swinging strikeout to retire the side.

"We just have to do a better job," said Gonzalez. "Weaver pitched his butt off tonight. It was an unfortunate start for him. We just have to play better. I wish we could have gotten more runs for Weaver."

In 7.0 innings of work, Weaver allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits as he walked two and struck out five.

De La Calle's single in the sixth paved the way for FSU's first two runs of the game as the Seminoles cut the deficit to 5-2. Casey Smit followed with a single through the right side off Heddinger moving De La Calle to third. Gonzalez stepped in and drove in the Seminoles' first run of the game on a groundball to third that Brandon Gold could not cleanly field. After a Georgia Tech pitching change brought on Sam Clay, DJ Stewart took the first offering from the Yellow Jacket southpaw through the left side for an RBI single.

The Seminoles got a run in the seventh when Gonzalez drew a walk with the bases loaded. Florida State looked to add more in the inning but a line drive off the bat of Stewart went right to Justus at shortstop, who threw on to second, for an inning ending double play.

Florida State put two on in the eighth on a double by John Nogowski and a hit-by-pitch to John Sansone off Dusty Isaacs but the Yellow Jacket closer got out of the jam as he got Ben DeLuzio swinging on strikes for the final out of the inning.

A lead-off single by pinch hitter Ladson Montgomery to open the ninth off Isaacs went to no avail as the senior right hander registered a fielder's choice groundout, a line out and a groundout to first to the next three batters to end the game. The save for Isaacs was his third of the season.

Five different Seminoles recorded a hit in the loss, while Gonzalez drove in a team-high two runs. Stewart extended his streak of reaching base in consecutive games to 54 in a row as he drew a two-out walk in the top of the first.

Gage Smith worked a perfect eighth inning, facing the minimum, as the senior right hander made his 23rd appearance of the season on Friday night.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Casey Smit              LF-3B     4  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   2  1  1  4  4
DJ Stewart              DH        4  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   0  0  2  9  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Jameis Winston        LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Josh Delph            PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        1  1  0   0  1  1  3  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  1   0  0  1  5  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  2
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  5   3  4  8 24 13
Opp                              28  5  6   5  2  5 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Casey Smit (2), John Sansone 2 (13)
SH - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          L (5-3)    7.0  6  5  4  2  5
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0  6  5  4  2  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  3  2  4  8


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GEORGIA TECH 12, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/12/2014, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Stung By Yellow Jackets.

FSU drops its first ACC series of the season in Saturday's loss to Georgia Tech.

ATLANTA, GA - Top-ranked Florida State (26-8, 13-4) suffered its third straight loss falling to Georgia Tech (23-13, 10-7) 12-4 Saturday afternoon inside Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets broke open a 1-0 lead scoring a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings plating four runs in the fourth and six more in the fifth to clinch their first regular season series over the Seminoles since taking 2-of-3 from FSU in Atlanta in 2009.

"That was just one of those games in which nothing seemed to go our way," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We would get opportunities and weren't able to capitalize on them. They got opportunities, they capitalized on them. You tip your hat to them; they did a great job."

"That's the thing about baseball, its humbling," added DJ Stewart. "We have been on a tear lately, but that's the game of baseball; you go on streaks like this, you have your ups and downs, but what we have to take from this is that we get to play tomorrow, turn the page, this game is over with."

Saturday's defeat marked Florida State's first series loss in the ACC this year and just third in the last 16 league series dating back to the start of the 2013 season.

Five Yellow Jacket hitters finished with multiple hits including Daniel Spingola who registered a game-high three hits in game two finishing a home run shy of the cycle. Mitch Earnest drove in four runs to tie a career-high posting a three-run home run in the fifth and an RBI single in the sixth.

Georgia Tech starter Devin Stanton went 6.0 shutout innings to improve to 3-1 on the year. The redshirt junior scattered five hits as he tied a career-high in innings pitched on Saturday afternoon. Stanton walked just one while striking out five.

"The biggest thing is that they are throwing strikes," said Stewart on Georgia Tech's starting pitchers through the first two games. "They are hitting their spots; they are throwing strikes both in and out and they are throwing their off-speed for strikes. We have got to take better swings; we have to hit the pitches that we should hit and hopefully they will fall."

Stewart paced the Seminole offense on Saturday as the sophomore left fielder reached base on three of his four plate appearances. Stewart finished 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI. Justin Gonzalez also picked up two hits and drove in two in the game two loss.

Just like Friday night, Georgia Tech jumped out to the early lead scoring a run in the bottom of the first off Florida State starter Mike Compton. The first two Yellow Jackets to the plate registered hits as Spingola led things off with a single up the middle on the very first pitch from Compton and Mott Hyde followed with a run scoring double that one-hopped the fence in left scoring Spingola from first to give Georgia Tech the early 1-0 advantage.

The Seminoles left four runners on through the first three innings including two in the top of the first when Josh Delph and Gonzalez led off the game with back-to-back singles. Brett Knief and John Sansone opened the second with a single and hit-by-pitch, respectively, but Stanton kept the Seminoles off the scoreboard recording a fielder's choice groundout and an inning ending double play. Stewart laced a two-out double down the line in right in the third to extend his streak of reaching base in consecutive games to 55 straight but was left on the base paths as John Nogowski hit a hard line drive to first.

The Yellow Jackets extended their lead in the fourth scoring four more runs off Compton to make the score 5-0. Keenan Innis registered an RBI single to left, while Spingola provided the big blow with a two-run triple to the gap in right center ending the afternoon for Compton. Spingola scored a batter later on an errant throw at short on a groundball off the bat of Hyde.

Compton (3-1) worked just 3.2 innings on Saturday afternoon in suffering his first loss of the season. The sophomore right hander gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits as he finished with two walks and four strikeouts marking his shortest outing of the season.

Georgia Tech broke the game open in the fifth scoring six runs off three Seminole pitchers. The Yellow Jackets sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning recording five hits while taking advantage of a Florida State error. Brandon Gold opened the scoring with an RBI ground-rule double off the batter's eye in straight away center. Earnest followed with his first home run of the season, a three-run shot to left. The scoring continued with an RBI single to left by Hyde and a two-out infield single by A.J. Murray that ricocheted off the body of pitcher Brandon Johnson.

Taylor Blatch was charged with two runs in 0.1 innings, while Kenny Burkhead gave up three runs on three hits in 0.1 innings of work.

The Yellow Jackets pushed their lead to 12-0 in the sixth as Earnest drove in his fourth run of the game on an RBI single to left.

The Seminoles broke through in the seventh scoring four runs all on two outs off Matthew Gorst. Gonzalez plated FSU's first two runs of the game with a two-run triple to left. Stewart followed with a towering two-run shot to straight away center to cut the deficit to 12-4. The sophomore from Yulee, Fla., took the first pitch he saw from Gorst over the batter's eye for his seventh home run of the season.

Johnson finished the afternoon giving up two runs, one earned, on six hits in 2.2 innings of work. Alec Byrd worked a scoreless eighth inning for the Seminoles as he faced four batters and walked one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-DH     2  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  2   2  0  0  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  2   2  1  1  3  0
  Lee Howard            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-CF     2  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
John Sansone            2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Casey Smit            RF        1  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
  Gage West             C         2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike Compton            P                            0  0
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Kenny Burkhead        P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  4  7   4  3 10 24  7
Opp                              41 12 15  11  5  4 27  6

E - FSU-Taylor Blatch (1), Justin Gonzalez (7), Jose Brizuela (11)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-DJ Stewart (13)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (14)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         L (3-1)    3.2  6  5  4  2  4
Taylor Blatch                   0.1  0  2  2  2  0
Kenny Burkhead                  0.1  3  3  3  0  0
Brandon Johnson                 2.2  6  2  1  0  0
Alec Byrd                       1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             8.0 15 12 10  5  4
Opp                  W          9.0  7  4  4  3 10


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FLORIDA STATE 5, GEORGIA TECH 4
04/13/2014, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three-Run Eighth Gives FSU 5-4 Win Over Georgia Tech.

Josh Delph comes through with the go-ahead hit on a two-out, two-run single in the eighth.

ATLANTA, GA - Top-ranked Florida State (27-8, 14-4) got a key two-out, two-run single from Josh Delph in the top of the eighth as the Seminoles came from behind to defeat Georgia Tech (23-14, 10-8) 5-4 Sunday afternoon inside Russ Chandler Stadium.

"It was such an unbelievably tough at-bat," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said on Delph's at-bat in the eighth. "He fell behind 0-2, fouled off a couple pitches and then just really showed what he is all about in hanging in there. No doubt it was a big lift for this baseball team."

All weekend the Seminoles were in search of that key inning to flip the momentum in their favor. That inning finally came in the eighth on Sunday as the Seminoles scored three runs, all on two outs, to grab their first lead of the weekend. The win snapped FSU's three-game losing streak while the Noles avoided their first sweep at the hands of the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta since 2005.

Florida State loaded the bases in the eighth off Sam Clay (2-1) as the sophomore southpaw issued two walks and a hit-by-pitch to the first three batters he faced in the inning. The Jackets then went to the bullpen and called on Dusty Isaacs, who recorded back-to-back strikeouts to the first two batters that he faced.

Pinch hitter Jameis Winston kept the inning alive in the eighth as he drew a bases loaded walk paving the way for Delph's key base hit. After falling behind 0-2, Delph worked the count to 2-2 before lacing a base hit back up the middle to plate Jose Brizuela and Casey Smit giving Florida State a one-run lead.

"I was very proud of the way he (Jameis) came through to drive in the run for us to get us within one and of course proud that Joshua came through," said Martin.

"I love big moments like that," said Winston on his at-bat in the eighth. "And obviously I was able to get a walk and Delph came through big. It was good to get a win today."

"He made a good pitch on me," said Delph. "The first pitch was a high fastball and he just beat me. He made a good pitch on the outside black, down 0-2; I knew he had good sliders. I got a fastball low and outside, I was a little early on it and probably should have hit it to left field, but it worked. I got around a little bit and hit it up the middle."

Dylan Silva worked a perfect eighth inning before handing the ball over to Winston in the ninth. The sophomore right hander gave up a single back up the middle to Connor Justus to open the ninth, but a well-timed pitch out on a steal attempt erased Justus from the base paths as Ladson Montgomery threw down to Justin Gonzalez for the first out of the inning.

Winston bounced back to get pinch hitter Keenan Innis swinging on strikes for out number two. He then worked around a two-out walk getting pinch hitter Mitch Earnest to fly out to left for the final out of the game. The save for Winston was his fifth of the season.

"I probably wasn't as sharp as I usually am but whatever it takes to get a win, I'm down for it," added Winston.

Silva retired all four batters that he faced in game three to improve to 2-0 on the year.

For the third time in the series, Georgia Tech went on top early scoring four runs in the first. The Yellow Jackets knocked out Florida State starter Bryant Holtmann after he faced just six batters allowing five of those six hitters to reach on four singles and a walk. Georgia Tech opened the inning with four straight singles as all four batters would come around to score to give the Yellow Jackets a 4-0 lead.

Brandon Gold had the big hit in the inning with a two-out, two-run double down the line in right with the bases loaded. Justus tried to score from first on the play but was tagged out at home as the relay throw to Danny De La Calle at the plate from John Sansone was just in time to retire the side.

The first inning was unkind to the Seminoles all weekend long as Georgia Tech outscored Florida State 10-0 over the three games series.

Gage Smith was the story of the afternoon as he kept the Seminoles in the ballgame after turning in a career-high 6.1 scoreless innings. Smith entered the game in the first and worked into the seventh inning before giving way to Silva with two outs in the inning.

"I don't think I have ever gone in the game in the first inning, so it was definitely a different mindset" said Smith. "I was just trying to keep the ball down, throw strikes and let them get themselves out."

"Words can't describe the way I feel about that young man," added Martin on the performance of Gage Smith. "To ask a set-up guy to throw 75 pitches like we did was really a herculean effort."

The Tallahassee, Fla., native scattered four hits and did not walk a batter while striking out four as it marked his longest outing since turning in 4.1 scoreless innings against Miami on April 22, 2012.

"I didn't think it would be six innings; I knew it would be an extended outing but never would have thought six innings," added Smith.

"I knew Gage would do a great job," said Delph. "I am so confident in him that he is going to throw strikes and get groundballs.

Silva, who replaced Smith with two outs and Arden Pabst at second after singling to left and stealing second, kept the deficit at 4-2 as Daniel Spingola grounded out to first to end the inning.

Delph led all hitters on Sunday afternoon with three hits as the Bartow, Fla., native went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a single, two RBI and a run scored. He reached base in four of his five plate appearances in the series finale.

DJ Stewart picked up a pair of hits to extend his streak of reaching base to 56 straight games.

The Seminoles broke through with their first run of the game in the fifth on an RBI single by Stewart. Delph led off the inning with his second double of the game, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Stewart's single up the middle. Florida State added another run in the inning when Stewart scored from third on a wild pitch by Clay.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  3   2  1  1  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  1  2  1  2
DJ Stewart              LF-CF     5  1  2   1  0  2  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  1  1   0  2  0 14  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  4
Casey Smit              DH        3  1  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Ben DeLuzio           CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             CF        3  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  6
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  0   0  0  2  6  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-LF-P   0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Bryant Holtmann         P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5  8   4  8 11 27 16
Opp                              34  4  9   4  2  7 27  4

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph 2 (9)
HBP - FSU-John Nogowski (4), Jose Brizuela (8)
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryant Holtmann                 0.1  4  4  4  1  1
Gage Smith                      6.1  4  0  0  0  4
Dylan Silva          W (2-0)    1.1  0  0  0  0  1
Jameis Winston       Sv(5)      1.0  1  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  4  4  2  7
Opp                  L          9.0  8  5  5  8 11


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FLORIDA STATE 6, JACKSONVILLE 1
04/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Defeats Jacksonville, 6-1.

Billy Strode goes six strong innings in his second start of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind a pair of three-hit performances from Josh Delph and Danny De La Calle, fifth-ranked Florida State (28-8) defeated Jacksonville (12-24) 6-1 Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium to sweep the regular season series from the Dolphins.

The Seminoles scored all six runs after the fifth inning to secure their ninth straight victory over the Dolphins including their fifth in row over JU at home.

Delph registered three hits for the second straight game, while De La Calle recorded his first three-hit game as a Seminole. Jose Brizuela went 2-for-4 in the win as he drove in a game-high two runs.

"Danny De La Calle is very important to our ball club," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We all know that Danny's been struggling offensively. Meat has been spending a lot of extra time with him. He is starting to see the ball better. It was a big night for him and we are just hoping that he continues to work and get better offensively. Josh Delph is a guy that is a pretty darn good leadoff hitter. He is a tough out; three hits tonight, that is pretty impressive."

Billy Strode gave Florida State 6.0 strong innings on Tuesday night to tie his longest outing since working six innings against Stetson on March 20, 2013. The junior southpaw allowed just one run on five hits as he walked one and struck out four.

"Billy is a guy that continues to work on his change-up and it really makes his fastball that much more effective," said Martin. "The curveball was effective tonight; thought it was one of his best outings with his curveball."

Peter Miller (2-2) faced the minimum in his two innings in relief to earn his second victory of the season. The senior right hander finished with three strikeouts. Jameis Winston worked a scoreless ninth as he struck out two to preserve the win.

"Billy Strode did a great job," added Martin. "Peter Miller came in and gave us two good innings and then of course Jameis was very impressive in the ninth."

Jacksonville got on the board first Tuesday night scoring its only run of the ball game in the top of the fifth. Seth Dewitt led off the inning with a single to right and got to third after back-to-back sacrifice bunts. With two outs, Angelo Amendolare laced a single up the middle off Strode to plate Dewitt and give the Dolphins a 1-0 lead.

The Dolphins used six pitchers on the night as their first three - Zach Gordon, Justin Lawrence and Will Flor - combined to throw 5.0 shutout innings. The trio of JU arms scattered five hits and a walk through the first five innings while striking out five.

"JU is a team that's been hurt with injuries," said Martin. "They have lost a few players. We definitely had an advantage but yet as the game went on they gained confidence in the way they were pitching. Our guys took full advantage of every opportunity and got some key hits and key at-bats."

The Seminoles tied the game at one in the sixth on a sac-fly off the bat of John Sansone. John Nogowski was hit by a pitch from Nathan Disch to open the frame and scored three batters later on Sansone's sac-fly to center.

"To get on the board (in the sixth) was big," said Martin.

Florida State took the lead for good in the seventh on a two-run single through the right side by Brizuela off JU reliever Adam Maxon (0-3). The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out when Gonzalez reached on a hit by a pitch and DJ Stewart and Nogowski drew back-to-back walks. Brizuela followed with his single to score Gonzalez and Stewart to give the Seminoles a 3-1 advantage.

Stewart's walk in the seventh extended his streak of reaching base to 57 straight games tying the school record set by Shane Robinson over two seasons (2004-05).

FSU added three more runs in the eighth for the final margin. De La Calle brought home Ben DeLuzio on an RBI single to left center and later scored on two-out double down the line in left by Nogowski. Delph also scored on the play courtesy of a fielding error by the Dolphin left fielder.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        5  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  0   0  1  2  2  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  1  1   1  1  0 10  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  2   2  0  1  1  2
Casey Smit              DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   1  0  1  3  5
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  1  3   1  0  1  8  1
Billy Strode            P                            0  4
  Peter Miller          P                            1  1
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  6 11   5  4  9 27 15
Opp                              30  1  5   1  1  9 24  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jose Brizuela (12)
2B - FSU-John Nogowski (9), Jose Brizuela (8)
HBP - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (7), John Nogowski (5), Jose Brizuela (9)
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-John Sansone (3)
SB - FSU-Jose Brizuela (5)
CS - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode                    6.0  5  1  1  1  4
Peter Miller         W (2-2)    2.0  0  0  0  0  3
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0 11  6  5  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 7, WAKE FOREST 1
04/18/2014, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Down Wake Forest, 7-1.

DJ Stewart sets school record for reaching base in consecutive games at 58 with a ninth inning single.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Fifth-ranked Florida State (29-8, 15-4) tripped up Wake Forest (24-16, 11-8), 7-1, Friday night on Gene Hooks Field in game one of a three-game series between the ACC's top two teams in the Atlantic Division.

The win pushed the Seminoles lead to four games over the Demon Deacons in the race for the division title with Clemson now three and a half games behind FSU after its 3-2 win over Pittsburgh in 11 innings Friday night.

Luke Weaver (6-3) was masterful on the mound as the junior right hander went the distance for his second complete game of the season. Weaver allowed just one run as he scattered three hits and one walk over nine innings while striking out seven. Six of his seven strikeouts came from the sixth inning on including two in the eighth and two more in the ninth to close out the game.

"We had the scouting report that Wake Forest was an aggressive team," said Weaver. "Definitely with the turf, it slows things down. I think back to Boston College, I just tried to locate in the zone, get groundballs and it worked for me then and I just tried to take in the same approach tonight. Later in the game, I think they tried to do too much and I was just happening to locate better. It just all came together as the game kept going, I was just trying to give our team a chance to win."

Along with Weaver's dominant performance, DJ Stewart entered the Seminole record books Friday night breaking Shane Robinson's record of reaching base in consecutive games. The sophomore left fielder needed his final at-bat in the ninth to break the record as he laced a two-out, two-run, 0-2 pitch back up the middle to extend his streak to 58 games.

"That is really hard to do," said assistant coach Mike Martin, Jr. "There is a lot of unselfishness in there as well when you think about 58 games to grind out at-bats, take hit-by-pitches, walks; obviously he is a great hitter, but you are not going to do this if you are selfish and DJ is not that kind of hitter."

"Honestly, it's a great honor," added Stewart on achieving the record Friday night. "The last guy to have it, Shane Robinson, he is a big leaguer. I mean he was a leadoff batter and that is what I pride myself on, honestly, is just getting on base. If I am getting on base then that means my team is winning. A big credit to it is that I led-off pretty much my entire life until I got to Florida State, I became a two and three-hole hitter. My whole life I have been a leadoff hitter and that is what my dad has always taught me, get on base and when you get two strikes, hit it wherever they pitch it, just get on base and try and produce for your team."

The previous record of 57 games set by Robinson occurred over two seasons from 2004-05.

All of this happened Friday night without head coach Mike Martin in the dugout. The Hall of Fame head coach missed the opening game of the series against Wake Forest as he was suffering from flu-like symptoms. It marked the first time in Mike Martin Jr.'s 17-year coaching career at Florida State that he could remember not having his dad in the dugout for a game.

"This is the first time in 17 years that I can think of that he wasn't around," said Martin, Jr. "It was kind of weird but we stayed with the same philosophy and the guys got after it. I called him (earlier) and he didn't sound good. I thought he would shake it off like he always does, but he was hurting pretty good. He was trying to get here but he just didn't feel up to it.

"Weaver pitched a great ball game; obviously very excited for DJ to get that record because that is really impressive. When a guy locks in like he (Weaver) did, there weren't a lot of decisions to be made."

The victory also moved Martin within one of reaching career-win No. 1800. He would become just the third coach in Division I history to reach the historic milestone.

After both starting pitcher's exchanged zeroes through the first four innings, Florida State struck first giving Weaver all the run support he would need by throwing a three spot on the board in the top of the fifth. John Sansone got things going with a double to the wall in right, moved to third on a groundout to short by Ben DeLuzio and scored on a groundball off the bat of Danny De La Calle. Wake third baseman Will Craig tried to go home on the play but his throw was high allowing Sansone to slide in safely for the first run of the game.

The Seminoles tacked on two more runs in the inning taking advantage of two Wake Forest errors to push their lead to 3-0. With runners at the corners, Justin Gonzalez singled through the right side on a check swing to score De La Calle. Josh Delph plated the third run of the inning on a sac-fly to center off the bat of Stewart.

Wake's only run of the game came in the eighth on a solo home run off the bat of Nate Mondou. The Demon Deacon second baseman took a 1-0 pitch from Weaver out of the park to right for his fourth home run of the season.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the ninth with a pair of two-out, two-run singles by Stewart and John Nogowski. Sansone and DeLuzio opened the inning with a walk and single, respectively, and both moved up 90 feet on a sac-bunt by De La Calle. After a Delph walk loaded the bases, Gonzalez lifted a shallow fly out to left for the second out of the inning. Stewart then stepped to the plate and got behind quickly 0-2 to Max Tishman but took the third pitch from the Deacon reliever back up the middle scoring two to give FSU a 5-1 lead. Nogowski followed with another two-out single, this time to right, to plate a pair and give the Seminoles a 7-1 advantage.

"Their pitcher made two really good pitches, first two pitches curveballs away," said Stewart. "I was honestly pressing a little bit, probably shouldn't have swung at either one of them. Third pitch was another curveball, he just left it up a little bit and I was able to just hit it back up the middle."

Jose Brizuela tied a career-high with three hits on the night as the junior third baseman registered three singles. Nogowski went 2-for-5 in the win, while Delph and Sansone each scored two runs. Stewart finished the night with a game-high three RBI.

Jake Fischer (4-4) took the loss for the Deacs as the senior right hander was charged with three runs, one earned, on six hits as he walked one and struck out five in 8.0 innings of work.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  2  0   0  1  1  1  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  0  1   1  0  1  1  2
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   3  0  0  4  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  2   2  0  1 10  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  0  3   0  0  0  1  2
Casey Smit              DH        4  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        2  2  1   0  1  0  1  5
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  1   1  0  0  7  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  0
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FSU                              36  7 10   7  3  6 27 10
Opp                              29  1  3   1  1  7 27 13

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-John Sansone (9)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (15)
SH - FSU-Danny De La Calle (4)
SF - FSU-DJ Stewart (4)
SB - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2), Jose Brizuela (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Luke Weaver          W (6-3)    9.0  3  1  1  1  7
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FSU                             9.0  3  1  1  1  7
Opp                  L          9.0 10  7  5  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE 4, WAKE FOREST 3
04/19/2014, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Martin Earns Win No. 1800 As Noles Clip Deacs in Extras.

Head coach Mike Martin becomes the third coach in Division I history to reach the historic milestone.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - It took 13 innings Saturday night but the end result was a good one for fifth-ranked Florida State (30-8, 16-4) as the Seminoles clinched the weekend series with a 4-3 victory over Wake Forest (24-17, 11-9) on Gene Hooks Field.

Danny De La Calle's RBI single in the 13th scored John Sansone from second for the go-ahead run to give the Seminoles their fourth straight series victory over the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem.

"Danny D did it for us with that one," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "He did a very good job of knocking in the winning run."

The win gave the Hall of Fame head coach career win No. 1800 making him just the third coach in Division I history to reach the historic milestone. Martin joins Texas' Augie Garrido and Gene Stephenson on that list.

"I think really one day I will look back on this but right now it's just a number and I don't want it to sound likes it's not important, it is important because we won a ball game," said Martin. "But what's important to me is seeing those young men get to the series (College World Series) that's what excites me more than anything about this job. I want to see those young men get to Omaha."

Jameis Winston (1-0) pitched a perfect bottom half of the 13th to secure the win. The Seminole closer finished the night tossing a career-high 4.2 shutout innings en route to his first victory of the season. Winston allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out two on 44 pitches.

"No, we don't," said Martin on wanting to throw Winston 4.2 innings. "But he kept having the short number of pitches. He gave us a chance. We kept waiting for the big hit and got it on a `Texas Leaguer' (in the 13th). It was a great win for us."

Winston entered the game with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the winning run standing at third. The Deacs tried a safety squeeze with Grant Shambley at the plate, but De La Calle made a terrific play to get to the ball just out in front of the plate and then to apply the tag to get a sliding Joey Rodriguez for the second out of the inning. Winston then retired the side with a groundout back to the mound to send the game to extra innings.

"I thought they would sac-bunt, but I went out there ready to compete," said Winston. "I was just trying to get us out of the inning. That was a heck of a play by Danny. That is why we play at Florida State, if we couldn't make those plays we wouldn't be here."

"In that situation I just thought `this is it, if we let that run score we lose the game,' added De La Calle. "I wasn't having that."

After both teams exchanged zeroes through the 10th, 11th and 12th innings, Florida State plated the eventual game-winner in the 13th. Sansone was hit-by-pitch from Garrett Kelly (1-1) to open the frame and then moved into scoring position after swiping second. With one out, De La calle sent a flare into short left center that Shambley made a diving attempt on but came up just short allowing Sansone to score to give FSU a 4-3 lead.

"I felt good; I've been feeling pretty good these last couple of days at the plate," said De La Calle. "I was just trying to produce for the team as much as possible. I'm just proud we came away with the `W'."

Josh Delph, DJ Stewart, Brett Knief and De La Calle all finished with two hits apiece. John Nogowski reached base on three of his six plate appearances as he drew three walks.

Saturday's game tied for the longest game this year as Florida State defeated NC State in 13 innings earlier this year. The Seminoles improved to 3-0 in extra innings and 7-0 in one-run contests in 2014.

FSU starter Mike Compton did not factor into the decision on Saturday as the redshirt sophomore went 5.0 plus innings allowing two runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out two.

Florida State grabbed the early lead in game two plating a pair of runs in the top of the third off Wake Forest starter John McLeod to take a 2-0 advantage. Sansone led off the inning with a bunt single to third and scored on an RBI single to left by Delph. De La Calle, who drew a one-out walk, came around to score on a two-out RBI single to center off the bat of Stewart. The single extended Stewart's school record streak of reaching base to 59 consecutive games.

McLeod's day would come to a close after walking Jose Brizuela to open the fourth. The Seminole third baseman would later score in the inning on a sac-fly to left by Ben DeLuzio to extend FSU's lead to 3-0.

Wake's McLeod went 3.0 plus innings on Saturday allowing three runs on three hits as he walked four and struck out two marking his shortest outing of the season.

The Deacs cut the deficit to 3-1 in the fifth as Nate Mondou opened the inning drawing a walk off Compton. Mondou would score three batters later on an RBI groundout to second by Evan Stephens. Wake looked to add more in the inning with runners at the corners and two outs, but Compton got Charlie Morgan to ground out to short to retire the side.

Wake Forest tacked on another run to draw within one of the Florida State lead at 3-2 in the sixth. Matt Conway led off the inning with a single up the middle ending the afternoon for Compton. Dylan Silva came on and registered two outs but also allowed a pair of walks and an infield single which led to the Demon Deacon run.

With runners at first and second, Mondou laced an infield single to short that Justin Gonzalez made an outstanding diving stop on. His throw went high at first, but Nogowski was able to recover the ball in time to get Mondou in a run down for the second out of the inning. Conway scored during the run down to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Seminoles.

After Silva walked Ben Breazeale, Martin brought on Gage Smith who got Rodriguez to fly out to center to end the inning.

The Deacs tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the seventh. Wake put runners at the corners off Smith following back-to-back bunt singles by Stephens and Shambley. Stephens would plate the tying run as Morgan grounded into a double play at short.

The Noles squandered a golden opportunity to retake the lead in the top of the eighth leaving the bases loaded. FSU put together a little two out rally as Nogowski walked, Brizuela singled to right and Knief drew a walk. Wake reliever Aaron Fossas then got Sansone to ground out to short to keep the game tied at three.

Wake Forest looked for the walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth as Rodriguez led off the inning with a single and moved into second on a fielding error in left. After a sac-bunt moved Rodriguez to third, Martin went to the bullpen and called on Winston, who recorded the final two outs to force extra innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH        7  0  2   1  0  2  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  0  0   0  2  4  3  5
DJ Stewart              LF        6  0  2   1  1  2  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  3  0 19  3
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  1  1   0  1  0  2  4
Brett Knief             RF        5  0  2   0  1  1  2  0
John Sansone            2B        5  2  1   0  0  1  3  6
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  0   1  0  1  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         5  1  2   1  1  1  5  0
Mike Compton            P                            1  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  2
  Jameis Winston        P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              45  4 10   4  9 12 39 24
Opp                              44  3 11   1  5  4 39 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (2), Jose Brizuela 2 (14)
2B - FSU-Danny De La Calle (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (16)
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Ben DeLuzio (2)
SF - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (3)
SB - FSU-Josh Delph (1), Jose Brizuela (7), John Sansone (4)
CS - FSU-Josh Delph (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton                    5.0  4  2  2  2  2
Dylan Silva                     0.2  1  0  0  2  0
Gage Smith                      2.2  4  1  1  0  0
Jameis Winston       W (1-0)    4.2  2  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                            13.0 11  3  3  5  4
Opp                  L         13.0 10  4  4  9 12


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WAKE FOREST 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/20/2014, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Series Finale to Wake Forest 5-2.

The Seminoles maintain their 3.5 game lead atop the Atlantic Division over Clemson.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Fifth-ranked Florida State (30-9, 16-5) dropped the series finale to Wake Forest (25-17, 12-9), 5-2, on Easter Sunday inside Gene Hooks Field.

The Seminoles out hit the Demon Deacons 11-9 on Sunday but could not score a run outside the second inning as Florida State stranded 10 men on base. FSU was also the victim of three double plays on the afternoon to tie a season-high.

"It was just one of those games, when I looked up there at one point we had 10 hits, they had four, and it was a tie ballgame," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It was just one of those ball games that we had some strange happenings during the game. They took advantage of those innings in which we didn't play very well. But give the credit to Wake Forest, they deserved to win."

Florida State starter Bryant Holtmann would not factor into the decision on Sunday as the junior southpaw gave up two runs on four hits in 4.2 innings of work. Holtmann finished his outing with two walks, while striking out a career-high seven batters.

Peter Miller (2-3), who came on in relief of Holtmann in the fifth, suffered the loss as he was charged with a run on two hits in 2.0 innings of work. Miller walked two and struck out four.

The Demon Deacons took their first lead of the series in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out RBI single by Grant Shambley. The junior left fielder broke the 2-2 tie sending a bloop single to right center off Miller scoring Ben Breazeale from second for what would eventually stand as the go-ahead base hit.

Wake Forest added two more runs in the eighth off Gage Smith for the winning margin.

"You have to give Wake Forest credit, they hung in there and did the little things it takes and they got it done," added Martin. "Any time you can go on the road and win two out of three, you have to be happy. We of course are just not the type of club that's going to be happy winning two out of three when we won the first two (games of the series)."

Florida State won the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday to clinch its sixth ACC series of the season. The Seminoles closed out the weekend with a 3.5 game lead on second place Clemson and a four-game lead on Wake Forest in the race for the Atlantic Division title.

John McCarren (1-0) threw one pitch in the top of the seventh inducing a groundball double play to earn his first victory of the season. Connor Kaden worked a scoreless eighth and ninth innings to register his first save on the year.

Danny De La Calle tied a career-high with his second three-hit game of the season in the loss. Josh Delph, John Nogowski and Casey Smit each registered two hits on Sunday.

Florida State grabbed the early lead plating two runs, both on two outs, in the top of the second. Justin Gonzalez opened the scoring lacing a double to left to plate Nogowski, who led off the inning with a single to left. De La Calle followed with an RBI single through the left side scoring Smit, who started the two-out rally in the inning with a single up the middle.

Wake Forest tied the game at two scoring twice off Holtmann in the bottom of the fourth. Shambley led off the inning with a single up the middle and moved to third on a double to left by Matt Conway. Jack Carey brought home Shambley for the first Demon Deacon run of the game on a groundout to second. Conor Keniry followed with a two-out single to center scoring Conway to even the game at two apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  2   0  1  1  0  0
John Sansone            2B        5  0  0   0  0  0  1  4
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  2   0  0  0  7  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  1
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  3   1  0  0 12  0
Bryant Holtmann         P                            0  1
  Peter Miller          P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  2 11   2  3  3 24  8
Opp                              32  5  9   5  4 12 27 15

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Josh Delph (10), Justin Gonzalez (12)
SH - FSU-Jose Brizuela (1)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryant Holtmann                 4.2  4  2  2  2  7
Peter Miller         L (2-3)    2.0  2  1  1  2  4
Gage Smith                      1.0  3  2  2  0  1
Taylor Blatch                   0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  9  5  5  4 12
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 11  2  2  3  3


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FLORIDA STATE 4, STETSON 0
04/22/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Stetson, 4-0.

Billy Strode works six strong to pick-up his first victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Three Seminole pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout Tuesday night under the lights on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as fifth-ranked Florida State (31-9) shut out Stetson (17-25), 4-0, in game one of a two-game mid-week series.

Billy Strode (1-1) went 6.0 innings for the second straight start as the junior southpaw allowed just two hits and a walk while tying a season-high with five strikeouts to pick-up his first win of the season.

"Billy Strode really kept everything under control," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Had all three pitches going; it was a good, good outing for him."

Gage Smith worked a scoreless seventh and eighth innings giving up just one hit as he finished with a strikeout. Jameis Winston closed the door on Stetson in the ninth as he struck out three of the four batters that he faced.

"Gage came in and did what Gage does, kept everything right there," added Martin. "Jameis pitched very well. It was a good win for us tonight."

The shutout was FSU's fourth of the season and first since Luke Weaver's complete game shutout against Boston College in Rhode Island on March 28.

The night did not start off well for Strode as the Hatters quickly loaded the bases in the top of the first as the first three batters to the plate reached on a walk, hit-by-pitch and single. But Strode got Josh Powers looking at a called third strike and then got an outstanding play by catcher Danny De La Calle to turn an inning ending double play.

"Billy did a nice job of getting us out of the inning there," said Martin. "It was a very good play (by Danny). There were a lot of nice plays tonight by our guys."

With one out and the bases loaded, Stetson catcher Garrett Russini hit a ball that died just in front of home plate. De La Calle jumped out of his stance, grabbed the ball, stepped on home plate and then fired a strike over the head of Russini running down the baseline to John Nogowski at first to complete the double play and get out of the jam.

From that point forward, Strode did not allow a runner past first over the next five innings.

The Seminoles gave Strode all the run support he would need in the bottom of the first when Josh Delph ripped a double to right center, moved to third on a sac-bunt by Casey Smit and scored on a sac-fly to center off the bat of DJ Stewart.

Florida State pushed its lead to 2-0 on another sac-fly this time by Jose Brizuela in the bottom of the fourth. Nogowski led off the inning with a double to right center, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Brizuela's sac-fly to right field.

Stetson threatened in the top of the eighth loading the bases with only out on off Smith. Robert Bruce got things going with a pinch hit single to right and advanced to third on a fielding error in left on a fly ball off the bat of Kevin Fagan. Smith then hit Tyler Bocock with a pitch to load the bases. The Tallahassee, Fla., native would keep FSU's two-run lead intact as he got the Hatters' leading hitter on the year, Patrick Mazeika, to fly out to Brett Knief in short right and then Powers looking at a called third strike to retire the side.

"Gage took everything into his hands, got a key strikeout and a pop-up; we were very fortunate to get out of a very, very tough situation," added Martin.

The Seminoles rode that momentum into the bottom of the eighth scoring two more runs for the final margin. Nogowski drew a one-out walk, moved to third when Brizuela connected on a double down the line in right and scored when the throw from Fagan out in right went to no man's land in between short and third. Brizuela would score a batter later on an RBI double by Justin Gonzalez.

Gonzalez tied a season-high with three hits on Tuesday night as the senior shortstop collected a pair of singles and a double. Delph continued his hot hitting finishing the night 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Stewart extended his school-record streak of reaching base in consecutive games to 61 as he was hit by a pitch in the fifth.

Stetson starter Mitchell Jordan (2-6) suffered the loss as he allowed two runs on five hits in 4.0 innings of work. Jordan walked one and struck out one on 59 pitches.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
  Brett Knief           RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Casey Smit              DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  2  1   0  2  0 11  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  3
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  3   1  0  0  0  1
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  4
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  1   0  0  0  9  1
Billy Strode            P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  9   3  2  1 27 10
Opp                              30  0  3   0  2  9 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (3)
2B - FSU-Josh Delph (11), John Nogowski (10), Jose Brizuela (9), Justin Gonzalez (13)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-DJ Stewart (3), Danny De La Calle (7)
SH - FSU-Casey Smit 2 (2)
SF - FSU-DJ Stewart (5), Jose Brizuela (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode         W (1-1)    6.0  2  0  0  2  5
Gage Smith                      2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  2  9
Opp                  L          8.0  9  4  3  2  1


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FLORIDA STATE 13, STETSON 3
04/23/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Top Hatters 13-3.

John Sansone tied a career-high with three hits in the win over Stetson on Wednesday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (32-9) completed the mid-week sweep of Stetson (17-26) with a 13-3 victory Wednesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win marked the Seminoles sixth straight victory over the Hatters.

FSU broke open a two-run ball game with five runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth as the Seminoles out hit the Hatters 12-5 in game two.

"It was a day in which you never really thought you were going to score more than six or seven and we pitched extremely well when we needed to pitch well," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We got it done offensively over the course of the last three innings, so it was a good win."

Seven of those 12 hits came from hitters 6-9 in the Seminole line-up including John Sansone, who tied a career-high with three hits on the afternoon. The sophomore second baseman finished the game 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, two RBI and two runs scored.

"I've hit the ball hard the last five games," said Sansone. "But I just kept plugging away and ended up getting a hit. I haven't felt a ball drop in a while so it was even weird to be on first base. It was nice to finally get a couple hits tonight."

"He has hit the ball well but he can't get one to fall," said Martin on Sansone. "I was happy to see him get one in the sixth and then he hits one in the gap that dropped. He has had his discipline and perseverance on display the last seven or eight games."

Ben DeLuzio went 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored as his RBI triple in the sixth brought home Sansone to break a 3-3 tie.

"I just got my foot down, hands set and reacted to the pitch," said DeLuzio on the triple. "I let instincts take it from there."

Starting designated hitter Hank Truluck registered a hit in his only at-bat, while Danny De La Calle continued to swing a hot bat as the junior catcher collected two hits in three official at-bats and drove in a run on sac-fly in the fourth.

Dylan Silva (3-0) earned the win as he was one of five Seminole pitchers that threw in Wednesday's game against Stetson. The sophomore southpaw worked 1.2 scoreless innings as he allowed just one hit while striking out three.

Gage Smith and Brandon Johnson blanked the Hatters over the final 2.1 innings. Smith allowed a hit in the six batters he faced in 1.1 innings, while Johnson retired all three batters he faced in the ninth.

Freshman Taylor Blatch made his first collegiate start on Wednesday and was charged with two runs on one hit as he walked two and struck out one in 2.1 innings. Peter Miller was the first relief pitcher out of the bullpen in game two as the senior right hander threw 2.2 innings giving up a run on two hits as he walked one and struck out one.

Stetson reliever Tyler Warmoth (1-3) suffered the loss as the Hatter closer gave up FSU's go-ahead runs in the sixth.

The Hatters got on the board first Wednesday afternoon as Patrick Mazeika deposited a 1-0 pitch from Blatch over the fence in right for his first home run of the season to give Stetson the early one-run lead.

The Seminoles answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the first as Jose Brizuela singled home Brett Knief, who drew a one-out walk. John Nogowski doubled and scored from third as he successfully stole home on a double steal attempt that saw Brizuela take second.

Stetson tied the game at 2-2 in the third when Mitch Piatnik drew a walk off Blatch and later scored on a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of Mazeika.

The Hatters reclaimed the lead in the fourth when Garrett Russini led off the inning with a double down the line in right and scored on an RBI single to center by Kyle Zech.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles evened the ballgame at three apiece in the bottom of the fourth. DeLuzio was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. The freshman centerfielder then stole second, advanced to third on a groundout to second by Casey Smit and scored on De La Calle's sac-fly to right field.

FSU plated two runs in the sixth to take the lead for good. Sansone registered his first hit of the night with a single to left and scored a batter later on DeLuzio's third triple of the season. DeLuzio would give the Seminoles a 5-3 advantage scoring on Smit's sac-fly to center.

The Seminoles broke open the game with five runs in the seventh after recording just one hit. Florida State took advantage of a walk, two hit-by-pitches and a fielding error. Justin Gonzalez was the recipient of the second hit-by-pitch in the inning which drove in a run. Sansone's two-run double was the only hit of the inning, while DeLuzio brought home the fifth run of the inning on a sac-fly to left.

Florida State added three more runs in the eighth for the final margin. De La Calle got things started with a single through the right side and moved to third on a double off the screen in right by Jameis Winston. The next three batters drove in a run as Nogowski laced an RBI single to left center, Brizuela hit a sac-fly to right and Ladson Montgomery recorded a pinch hit, RBI single to center.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage West             PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Nick Graganella       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             LF        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-LF     1  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  3  2   1  0  0 14  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  1   2  0  1  0  4
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  0   1  0  2  5  3
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-C      1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        5  2  3   2  0  1  2  5
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  2  1   2  0  1  0  0
Hank Truluck            DH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH-DH     2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  2   1  0  0  5  1
  Brandon Johnson       P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Taylor Blatch           P                            0  0
  Peter Miller          P                            0  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 13 12  11  2  6 27 15
Opp                              31  3  5   3  3  5 24  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (13)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jameis Winston (2), John Nogowski (11), John Sansone (10)
3B - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (3)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-5, FSU-John Nogowski (6), Jose Brizuela (10), Justin Gonzalez (8), Ben DeLuzio (4)
SF - FSU-Jose Brizuela (3), Ben DeLuzio (4), Casey Smit (1), Danny De La Calle (3)
SB - FSU-John Nogowski (3), Jose Brizuela (8), Ben DeLuzio (11), Hank Truluck (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Taylor Blatch                   2.1  1  2  2  2  1
Peter Miller                    2.2  2  1  1  1  1
Dylan Silva          W (3-0)    1.2  1  0  0  0  3
Gage Smith                      1.1  1  0  0  0  0
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  5  3  3  3  5
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VIRGINIA 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/25/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall to Cavaliers in Extra Innings.

Virginia breaks a 3-3 tie on a Derek Fisher two-run double in the 10th.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (32-10, 16-6) dropped a heartbreaker to top-ranked Virginia (36-7, 17-5) falling 5-3 in 10 innings Friday night in game one of a three-game series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles grabbed a 3-1 lead after five innings but could not make the lead hold up as the Cavaliers scored single runs in the sixth and eighth innings before regaining the lead for good on Derek Fisher's two-out, two-run double to the gap in right center in the 10th.

"I'm very disappointed, they beat us fair and square, they deserved to win," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It was just a game that you have to be ready to go tomorrow. There's not anything you can do about it, there's not anything you can say, you tip your hat to them."

Florida State had a chance for the walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth loading the bases off Whit Mayberry (4-1) with one out. John Sansone registered a one-out base hit to left and moved to third when Justin Gonzalez recorded a single up the middle. After an intentional walk to Ben DeLuzio loaded the bases, Mayberry came back and got pinch hitter Ladson Montgomery swinging on strikes and then Josh Delph to groundout to second to retire the side and force extra innings.

"He made great pitches, the catcher did a great job of blocking the balls that were in the dirt," added Martin on Mayberry's performance in the ninth. "It was very impressive, a very impressive team."

UVa's Daniel Pinero led off the top of the 10th with a single to left off Gage Smith (4-1). Martin went to the bullpen and called on Jameis Winston, who registered two quick outs on a strikeout and pop out before Nick Howard kept the inning alive with a single through the left side. Fisher followed with his third double of the game taking a 3-2 pitch from Winston to the gap in right center scoring Pinero and Howard to give the Cavaliers a 5-3 advantage.

Howard worked the bottom of the 10th and struck out the side for his 14th save of the season.

"It was a good ballgame," said Martin. "I would have enjoyed watching it from a fan's standpoint. A lot of excitement, you had a great athletes on the field; it was a heck of a ball game."

The Cavaliers broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth when John La Prise unloaded a solo shot over the fence in right center off FSU starter Luke Weaver for his first home run of the season.

The Seminoles answered right back scoring three runs off Virginia starter Nathan Kirby in the bottom of the fifth. Sansone was hit by a pitch to open the inning and scored when Gonzalez hit a long fly ball off the top of the fence in right center. The ball caromed back into the field of play for an RBI double. After a DeLuzio bunt single put runners at the corners, Delph gave Florida State a 3-1 lead on a single through the left side.

"To get the momentum, to get three runs like that, we knew we were in the driver's seat but things didn't go our way tonight," said Gonzalez. "We just couldn't put more runs across tonight."

Virginia responded right back with a run in the sixth to close the gap at 3-2. Joe McCarthy led off the inning with a double down the line in right center and moved to third on a single to center by Howard. McCarthy scored a batter later as Weaver got Fisher to ground into a 4-6-3 double play.

Mike Papi tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth with a solo shot to right. The junior first baseman took a 1-0 pitch from Weaver over the fence in right for his team leading eighth round tripper of the season.

Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision on Friday night. Weaver went 7.0 plus innings allowing three runs on nine hits as he struck out five and did not walk a batter. Kirby went 6.0 plus innings and was charged with three runs on seven hits as he walked one and struck out seven.

"I felt really good actually, but they are ranked No. 1 for a reason," said Weaver. "They came today with their bats and hit some really good pitches. For the most part, they did a really good job of staying inside the zone. It was just a tough, grind out type of game, we really gave it our all but it is just one of those things that baseball stinks sometimes."

Mayberry worked 3.0 shutout innings in relief giving up two hits and two walks, while recording one strikeout.

Smith suffered his first loss of the season as the redshirt senior right hander allowed a run on two hits.

DJ Stewart and Gonzalez led the team with two hits apiece in the loss. Stewart's single in the first extended his streak of reaching base to 62 straight games.

The loss was Florida State's first in extra innings this year as the Seminoles dropped to 3-1 in 2014.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              DH-RF     5  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
  Casey Smit            PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Peter Miller          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        2  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-LF-P   3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  1   0  0  1  7  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
John Sansone            2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  3  3
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  1  2   1  1  1  4  6
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Luke Weaver             P                            1  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  3  9   3  3 11 30 13
Opp                              43  5 13   4  0  6 30 14

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (15), Justin Gonzalez (8)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (14)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-John Sansone (17)
SB - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (12)
CS - FSU-DJ Stewart (1), John Nogowski (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Luke Weaver                     7.0  9  3  3  0  5
Gage Smith           L (4-1)    2.0  2  1  1  0  0
Jameis Winston                  1.0  2  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0 13  5  5  0  6
Opp                  W-Sv      10.0  9  3  3  3 11


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FLORIDA STATE 7, VIRGINIA 0
04/26/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 5 FSU Shuts Out Top-Ranked Virginia.

Mike Compton works 6.1 shutout innings, John Sansone ties a career-high with four RBI.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (33-10, 17-6) evened the weekend series with a 7-0 victory over top-ranked Virginia (36-8, 17-6) Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 5,572 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Behind the outstanding pitching performance from Mike Compton and Billy Strode, the Seminoles recorded their fifth shutout of the season and first against Virginia since blanking the Cavaliers 11-0 in seven innings on May 26, 2006 in the ACC Tournament.

The shutout also snapped Virginia's streak of consecutive games without being shutout at 156. The last time the Cavaliers were held without a run was against Liberty on February 28, 2012.

"It was a great win for us," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Wish we could enjoy it longer but obviously, we will be playing in less than 16 hours. I am just pleased for our guys, the way we played the game. It all starts on the mound with Michael and Billy, (they) were outstanding. Mike Bell called a great game. I thought it was a game in which our guys really got after it. It was a heck of a ball game."

The win also snapped Virginia's six-game winning streak in the series.

Compton (4-1) scattered seven hits over 6.1 innings of work in game two as he walked one and struck out one on 101 pitches. The redshirt sophomore right hander worked out of an early jam in the first when the Cavaliers put runners at second and third with two outs following a ground rule double off the bat of Joe McCarthy. Compton responded by getting Nick Howard to ground out to short to retire the side.

"When Michael is cooking, it's no fun (for anyone)," added Martin. "With that heavy ball, it's tough to get anything in the air because you're timing has to be so perfect. He goes in, he goes out, he goes up, goes down, he is a guy that can cause you a lot of problems. Very, very pleased, a big lift for his ball club tonight; he gave his ball club what they needed in 6.1 innings."

The Branson, Mo., native did not allow more than one hit in an inning on Saturday night, while two of the seven hits he gave up went for extra bases.

"I felt great," said Compton. "It's all about keeping the ball low, mixing everything up and keeping them off balanced out there. Mainly fastball tonight, probably about 80 percent...just hitting both sides of the plate, getting that downward movement and having them hit the ball and let the defense play."

Strode entered the ball game with one out in the seventh and sandwiched a single to center by Daniel Pinero with a pair of strikeouts. The junior southpaw faced the minimum over the next two innings to preserve the shutout and the win. Strode allowed just two hits in 2.2 innings as he finished with three strikeouts.

Jose Brizuela and Josh Delph paced the Seminole offense with three hits apiece. Brizuela tied a career-high with his 14th three-hit game. The junior third baseman finished the night with hits in his last three at-bats recording back-to-back doubles in the fourth and fifth innings and a single in the seventh.

The three hits for Delph marked his sixth multi-hit game over the last nine games. During that span, the Bartow, Fla., native has raised his average 36 points. Delph finished 3-for-5 with a double, two singles and a run scored.

"I am really glad to see both of them have the at-bats that they had," said Martin. "Josh did a great job of executing a hit and run. Breezy came through with some big hits; certainly the double to right was the big one. He played very tough mentally and I am very pleased with that because he is a tough out and he proved that tonight."

John Sansone drove in a game-high four runs to tie a career-high. The sophomore second baseman broke the scoreless tie in the fourth with a two-run single off Virginia starter Josh Sborz (4-3). He added an RBI in the fifth on a sac-fly to right field and his fourth RBI of the night on his second sac-fly, this time to center.

Florida State broke the game open in the fifth plating four runs to take a commanding 6-0 lead. DJ Stewart opened the scoring with an RBI single up the middle to extend his streak of reaching base to 63 consecutive games. After an intentional walk to John Nogowski, Brizuela delivered with a two-run double down the line in right to give FSU a 5-0 advantage. Sansone closed out the scoring in the inning with a sac-fly to right to plate Nogowski.

Sborz suffered the loss for the Cavaliers allowing four runs on five hits in 4.0 plus innings as he walked three and struck out four.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        5  1  3   0  0  1  4  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   0  1  2  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  2  1   1  1  1  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        1  2  0   0  2  0 11  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  3   2  0  1  1  1
John Sansone            2B        2  0  1   4  0  0  2  4
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  0  3  3  4
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         3  1  0   0  1  0  4  1
Mike Compton            P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  7  9   7  5 11 27 13
Opp                              34  0  9   0  1  4 24  4

E - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (9)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Josh Delph (12), Jose Brizuela 2 (11)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (7)
SF - FSU-John Sansone 2 (5)
SB - FSU-Josh Delph (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mike Compton         W (4-1)    6.1  7  0  0  1  1
Billy Strode                    2.2  2  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  0  0  1  4
Opp                  L          8.0  9  7  7  5 11


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VIRGINIA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/27/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls in Rubber Game to UVa, 4-3.

Ben DeLuzio ties a career-high with three hits in the loss on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (33-11, 17-7) fell in the rubber game to top-ranked Virginia (37-8, 18-6), 4-3 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium marking the first one-run loss for the Seminoles in eight games this year.

FSU was held to just four hits on the afternoon as the Seminoles dropped an ACC series at home for the first time since May 2011 when Clemson took two of three, a span covering 13 home conference series.

"What was fun about today was that it was a playoff atmosphere which is good for us," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "But what's not to like about that ball club (in referring to Florida State); we got beat by a ball club that has been ranked No. 1 all year with the exception of a couple weeks."

Ben DeLuzio and John Sansone were responsible for all of Florida State's hits on the afternoon as DeLuzio tied a career-high with his third three-hit game of the season. The freshman centerfielder recorded singles in his first three at-bats. Sansone went 1-for-4 connecting on a two-run home run in the bottom of the third.

Virginia's Brandon Waddell went 7.0 strong innings to move his record to 6-2 on the year. The sophomore southpaw allowed two runs on three hits as he walked just one and finished with four strikeouts.

"It was one in which we had a couple of chances and they wouldn't let us," added Martin. "Waddell pitched beautifully. They did what they needed to do to get out of that inning (eighth) in which we loaded the bases."

Nick Howard recorded the final four outs, all via the strikeout, to secure his second save of the series and 15th of the season.

Bryant Holtmann (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season as the junior southpaw left the game with one out in the fourth with a left arm injury. Holtmann allowed three runs, all in the third, on four hits as he walked two and struck out one.

The Seminole bullpen kept the Cavaliers in check the rest of the way out as four pitchers combined to give up a run on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

The loss on Sunday also snapped Florida State's win streak at 24 when wearing its gold uniforms during the regular season. The Seminoles' last regular season loss when donning the gold unis was against North Carolina (L, 6-7) on April 10, 2011.

Virginia broke through first on Sunday with three runs in the top of the third. Kenny Towns opened the scoring with a solo shot to left taking a 1-0 pitch from Holtmann out of the park for his second round tripper of the season. Mike Papi gave the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead lacing a two-run double down the line in right.

The Seminoles answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the third courtesy of Sansone's two-run home run. The sophomore second baseman deposited a 2-0 pitch from Waddell over the wall in left center for his second home run of the season to cut the deficit to 3-2. DeLuzio scored on the play after opening the inning with a single to right.

UVa increased its lead to 4-2 in the seventh on another key two-out hit from Papi. With runners at the corners, Papi found the hole between short and third off Billy Strode for his second hit of the afternoon and third RBI. Towns plated the fourth run of the afternoon following Papi's hit after drawing a walk off Peter Miller to start the inning.

The Seminoles drew within one of the lead when John Nogowski drew a two-out bases loaded walk off Cavalier reliever Connor Jones in the eighth. Florida State threatened for more in the inning as UVa went to the bullpen and brought on Howard to face Jose Brizuela.

Brizuela just missed on giving the Seminoles their first lead of the ball game as he hammered a pitch from the Cavalier closer out of the park but in foul territory to right. Howard answered back by getting Brizuela swinging on strikes to end the threat.

"He did get a good swing on that," said Martin. "Probably missed his location and Jose was just a little bit too quick with the hands. He sure did get a good swing on it."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  1   2  0  2  0  2
DJ Stewart              LF        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   1  2  0 12  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  6
Brett Knief             RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  2  3   0  0  1  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  1  5  3
  Casey Smit            PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bryant Holtmann         P                            0  0
  Peter Miller          P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  3  4   3  4  9 27 13
Opp                              33  4  8   4  4  8 27 12

2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (2)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Jameis Winston (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryant Holtmann      L (5-1)    3.1  4  3  3  2  1
Peter Miller                    3.0  1  1  1  1  4
Billy Strode                    0.1  1  0  0  1  1
Dylan Silva                     0.2  1  0  0  0  1
Gage Smith                      1.2  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  4  8
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  4  3  3  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 5, MINNESOTA 4
05/03/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nogowski's Ninth Inning Walk-Off Leads FSU.

The Seminoles score two in the ninth to register their third walk-off win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (34-11) erased a one-run, ninth inning deficit plating two runs in the bottom of the inning highlighted by John Nogowski's walk-off single through the left side as the Seminoles defeated Minnesota (22-17) 5-4 in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Minnesota scored three runs in the top of the ninth off reliever Gage Smith to grab a 4-3 advantage. The Golden Gophers loaded the bases with one out on a pair of singles and a walk. After a groundout to first by Connor Schaefbauer plated a run, Tony Skjefte followed with a two-run double down the line in left as Minnesota regained the lead for the second time on the afternoon.

The Seminoles would not go quietly in the bottom of the inning as Josh Delph reached to open the inning as he was hit by a pitch from Dalton Sawyer (3-4). After a sac-bunt by Brett Knief moved Delph to second, the Bartow, Fla., native scored the tying run as DJ Stewart sent a single back up the middle. Stewart took second on the throw from centerfield, stole third and scored the winning run as Nogowski singled through the left side of the infield for his first career walk-off hit.

The win marked FSU's third walk-off victory of the season and first in nine innings. The ninth inning come-from-behind victory also kept the Seminoles unbeaten when leading after eight innings as the Garnet and Gold improved to 29-0 on the year.

Nogowski and Jose Brizuela paced the Seminole offense with three hits apiece to tie career-highs. Brizuela registered two singles and a double, while Nogowski drove in two runs with three singles.

Ben DeLuzio finished with two hits including a double that plated two with two outs in the sixth that broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth. Stewart went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. His double in the fourth extended his streak of reaching base to 65 consecutive games.

FSU starter Luke Weaver left Saturday's first game earlier this expected after taking a line drive off the right leg from Minnesota designated hitter Jake Bergren. Weaver would not factor into the decision as he allowed a run on four hits while striking out two in 4.1 innings of work.

Billy Strode came on in relief and shut down the Golden Gophers for 3.2 innings. The junior southpaw scattered just one hit over that span as he walked three and struck out four.

Strode worked out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings as Minnesota stranded a pair of runners in both innings. With runners at the corners in the sixth, Strode got pinch hitter Troy Traxler looking at a called third strike to retire the side. An inning later, the Gophers had runners at the corners with two outs but Strode forced Skjefte to fly out to right to end the threat.

Alec Byrd (1-0) came in to record the final out in the top of the ninth getting Dan Olinger swinging on strikes to register his first career win. Byrd replaced Smith, who left with tightness in his back.

Sawyer suffered the loss for the Golden Gophers as the sophomore southpaw gave up two runs, both in the ninth, on four hits and a walk in 2.2 innings of work.

Minnesota got off to a quick start in game one of the doubleheader as three of the first four batters to the plate in the top of the first registered a base hit off Weaver. With the bases loaded, Bobby Juan plated the first run of the ball game sending a sac-fly to right to bring home Schaefbauer from third to give the Golden Gophers an early 1-0 lead.

The Seminoles tied the game at one in the fourth on an RBI single up the middle by Nogowski. Stewart registered a one-out double off the wall in right center and scored a batter later on Nogowski's run scoring single.

Florida State grabbed its first lead of the game in the sixth on a two-out two-run double by DeLuzio. The first two batters in the inning reached as Nogowski singled down the line in left and moved to third as Brizuela knocked a double off the screen in right center. Crawford came within one strike of getting out of the jam but DeLuzio laced a double down the line in left scoring Nogowski and Brizuela to give FSU a 3-1 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  1  0   0  2  0  6  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH-DH     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  1  3   2  0  1  7  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  1
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  4
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  2   2  0  0  2  0
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  3
  Billy Strode          P                            1  0
  Gage Smith            P                            1  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  5 12   5  2  5 27 10
Opp                              34  4  8   4  4  7 25 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (14), Jose Brizuela (12), Ben DeLuzio (5)
3B - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (4)
HBP - FSU-Josh Delph (3)
SH - FSU-Brett Knief (5)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-DJ Stewart (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Luke Weaver                     4.1  4  1  1  0  2
Billy Strode                    3.2  1  0  0  3  4
Gage Smith                      0.2  3  3  3  1  0
Alec Byrd            W (1-0)    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  4  7
Opp                  L          8.1 12  5  5  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE 3, MINNESOTA 2
05/03/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sweep Saturday Doubleheader.

John Nogowski records a career-high four hits, collects seven on the day as the Noles win two on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind a career-high four-hit performance from John Nogowski, fourth-ranked Florida State (35-11) hung on for the 3-2 victory over Minnesota (22-18) in game two of a doubleheader Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The win gave the Seminoles the doubleheader sweep, their fifth in as many chances this year. Florida State went four straight weeks of playing doubleheaders during ACC play earlier in 2014 sweeping games against NC State, Clemson, Boston College and Notre Dame.

"Two very important games for us," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "I am very pleased that we won two ball games with what we are going through right now. Five doubleheaders we have played this year, I don't want an opportunity for a sixth. This is the fifth time that those young men have gotten it done in both games. The chance of winning both games is very difficult."

Mike Compton (5-1) worked into the eighth inning giving the Seminoles 7.2 strong innings as he allowed just two runs on seven hits as he walked one and struck out four. The redshirt sophomore right hander faced the minimum in an inning five times and was the beneficiary of throwing single-digit pitches in an inning four times including a three pitch fifth inning.

"Mike Compton deserved the win," said Martin. "He pitched very well; glad to see him do what he did on the mound tonight."

Florida State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game two scoring a run in the first and two more in the fourth off Minnesota starter Ben Meyer (4-3).

Josh Delph led off the first with a walk and after two quick outs by Meyer, moved to third on a single to center by Nogowski. Delph would score a batter later on an RBI double down the line in right off the bat of Jose Brizuela.

In the fourth, Nogowski and Brizuela opened the inning with back-to-back singles. After a deep fly to right advanced both runners 90 feet, a throwing error by Golden Gopher catcher Austin Athmann on an attempted pick-off play at third brought home Nogowski and moved Brizuela to third. Two batters later, Justin Gonzalez drove in Brizuela on a sac-fly to left to give the Seminoles a 3-0 advantage.

Minnesota slowly chipped away at the lead scoring single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. The Gophers got on the board in the seventh as Dan Olinger led off the inning with a single through the left side and scored on an RBI single through the right side off the bat of designated hitter Mark Tatera.

Olinger would bring Minnesota within one of the lead at 3-2 on an RBI double down the line in right in the eighth off Compton. Dylan Silva entered and kept the lead intact as he got pinch hitter Matt Fiedler to pop out to Gonzalez at short.

The Golden Gophers would not go quietly in the ninth as Bobby Juan led off the inning with a double to right on a ball that took a bad hop over the head of Nogowski at first. Silva came right back to get Tatera looking on strikes before Athmann put runners at the corners on a bloop single to short left center.

Martin then called on Peter Miller to get the final two outs and that is exactly what the senior right hander did. Miller struck out both batters that he faced to record his first career save.

"Dylan Silva pitched very well," added Martin. "He did not get any breaks what so ever, had the bad hop double and a check-swing, almost single and yet he kept his poise. Peter came in, did a great job of getting it done for us."

Nogowski and Brizuela combined for 12 of Florida State's 19 hits during Saturday's doubleheader. Nogowski went 7-for-9 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Brizuela finished the day 5-for-8 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored.

DJ Stewart finished game two 0-for-4 at the plate bringing to a close his streak of reaching base in consecutive games at 65, a school record. Stewart's streak spanned over two seasons starting back on April 20, 2013 in game one of a doubleheader at Virginia.

"Sixty-five is phenomenal," added Martin. "We alluded to it in the clubhouse after tonight's game. That is an unbelievable accomplishment."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
Casey Smit              DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  4   0  0  0  9  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
John Sansone            2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  0  1   1  0  0  3  4
Danny De La Calle       C         3  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Mike Compton            P                            1  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Peter Miller          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3  7   2  2  6 27 11
Opp                              34  2  9   2  1  7 24  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jose Brizuela (13)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (4)
SF - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (5), Justin Gonzalez (1)
CS - FSU-John Nogowski (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         W (5-1)    7.2  7  2  2  1  4
Dylan Silva                     0.2  2  0  0  0  1
Peter Miller         Sv(1)      0.2  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  1  7
Opp                  L          8.0  7  3  2  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE 7, MINNESOTA 1
05/04/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Minnesota, Complete Series Sweep.

Jose Brizuela and John Nogowski combine for 17 hits in the three-game sweep of the Golden Gophers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (36-11) completed the three-game series sweep of Minnesota (22-19) on Sunday afternoon with a 7-1 victory on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles improved to 20-1 all-time against the Golden Gophers and 15-0 in Tallahassee.

"I am just very pleased with the way we played," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "It was a weekend that we may have had a few obstacles to overcome, but I was very pleased with the fact that our guys got after it; there wasn't any let up and we got it done."

John Nogowski registered another three-hit performance on Sunday and finished the weekend series hitting .769 (10-for-13) with nine singles, a double, three runs scored and three RBI. The Tallahassee, Fla., native strung together seven straight hits in the series marking the first time a Seminole had performed that feat since Giovanny Alfonzo did so over a three-game span in 2013 against Florida and Virginia Tech.

Jose Brizuela went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI in the series finale connecting on a two-run home run in the seventh. Brizuela wrapped up the three-game series against Minnesota hitting .636 with two doubles, a home run, four runs scored and three RBI.

Nogowski and Brizuela combined to hit .708 against the Golden Gophers collecting 17 of FSU's 31 hits on the weekend. The Seminole duo finished with seven runs scored while driving in six.

"It is so big, I have no way of commenting intelligently," added Martin. "Seventeen hits, wow, that was a month for me. I am just enjoying watching the way our guys are playing right now."

Ben DeLuzio and Ladson Montgomery each registered a pair of hits in the win on Sunday. Montgomery, who made his first start of the season behind the plate, reached base on all four of his plate appearances recording two hits and two hit by pitches.

"Ladson, what a beautiful game he played," said Martin. "Got on base every time he got to the plate; threw a guy out, he looked great and looked very good behind the plate."

Four Seminole pitchers limited Minnesota to just one run in the series finale.

Taylor Blatch made his second career start on Sunday and went 2.0 plus innings giving up a run on four hits as he walked two and struck out one.

Dylan Silva and Peter Miller each threw three scoreless innings in relief. Silva picked up the win to move to 2-0 on the year as the Lake Worth, Fla., native allowed just one hit and walked two while finishing with three strikeouts. Miller struck out four in his three innings of work as he gave up two hits and did not issue a walk.

Brandon Johnson worked a scoreless ninth to preserve the win. The senior southpaw gave up a one out single to right center but responded with a strikeout and a groundout to third to end the game.

"We used four pitchers and all of them did a very good job," added Martin. "Taylor Blatch gave us a good start; no doubt that Dylan and Peter pitched very well. Of course, Brandon came in and closed it out."

Minnesota's Neal Kunik (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season as the junior right hander was charged with three runs on six hits in 4.2 innings.

The Gophers struck early with a run in the third off Blatch as the first two batters to the plate reached on back-to-back singles by Tony Skjefte and Connor Schaefbauer to put runners at the corners. After a pitching change brought on Silva, Dan Olinger greeted the sophomore southpaw with a single through the right side on the very first pitch bringing home Skjefte to give Minnesota a 1-0 advantage. The Golden Gophers looked to add more in the inning loading the bases with two outs but Silva got Matt Fiedler to fly out to right to retire the side.

The lead was short lived as Florida State answered right back with three runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-1 advantage. The Seminoles opened the inning with three consecutive hits off Kunik on back-to-back singles by Justin Gonzalez and Montgomery and an RBI double to left by Josh Delph to plate Gonzalez. A sac-fly to center by Casey Smit broke the 1-1 tie and DJ Stewart followed with an RBI single through the right side to give the Seminoles a two-run lead.

FSU pushed its lead to 4-1 in the sixth as Gonzalez drove in Brizuela on a fielder's choice groundball to third. Brizuela and DeLuzio led off the inning with a pair of singles and advanced 90 feet on a groundball to short off the bat of John Sansone. Gonzalez stepped in and hit a groundball to third that Minnesota third baseman Fielder went to the plate with but not in time to get the sliding Brizuela.

The Seminoles extended their lead to 7-1 plating three runs in the seventh. Nogowski picked up his 10th hit of the series with an RBI single to center plating Stewart, who walked and stole second. Nogowski would score a batter later as Brizuela connected on his third home run of the season. The junior third baseman took a 2-1 pitch from Lance Thonvold over the fence in right for a two-run shot.

Minnesota had its chances to score more runs on Sunday but left 10 men stranded including seven in the first three innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  1   1  0  0  4  0
  Brett Knief           RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Gage West             PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        2  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
  Nick Graganella       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  3   1  0  0  7  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  2  2   2  0  1  3  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
  Hank Truluck          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   1  0  1  3  1
Ladson Montgomery       C         2  1  2   0  0  0  9  1
Taylor Blatch           P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  1
  Peter Miller          P                            0  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7 12   7  1  4 27 10
Opp                              34  1  8   1  4  9 24  7

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (13), John Nogowski (12)
HR - FSU-Jose Brizuela (3)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (5), Ladson Montgomery 2 (2)
SH - FSU-Jose Brizuela (2)
SF - FSU-Casey Smit (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (4), Ben DeLuzio 2 (14)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ben DeLuzio (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Taylor Blatch                   2.0  4  1  1  2  1
Dylan Silva          W (4-0)    3.0  1  0  0  2  3
Peter Miller                    3.0  2  0  0  0  4
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  1  1  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0 12  7  7  1  4


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FLORIDA STATE 9, STETSON 4
05/06/2014, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Trips Up Stetson.

Josh Delph reaches base on all four plate appearances in the win over Stetson Tuesday night.

DeLAND, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (37-11) completed the regular season sweep of Stetson (20-30) Tuesday night defeating the Hatters 9-4 in front of a pro-Seminole crowd of 2,883 on Melching Field inside Conrad Park.

The win was FSU's seventh straight over Stetson and third in a row in DeLand. The Seminoles also improved to 12-4 on the year against schools from the Sunshine State.

"It's always fun to come to DeLand," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Pete Dunn runs a class program. It was nice that we had the crowd that we had tonight."

Josh Delph paced the Seminole offense Tuesday night going 2-for-2 with a pair of singles, two walks and a season-high three RBI. The Bartow, Fla., native drove in FSU's first three runs of the game on a two-run single in the third and two-out RBI single to right in the fifth.

"Josh really, really got it done," added Martin. "That was fun for all of us to see him have that success. He is having a very good year; to drive in three quick runs for us was huge."

John Sansone collected a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in a run on a sac-fly in the eighth. Brett Knief was a perfect 2-for-2 with two singles and an RBI. Justin Gonzalez reached base on his first two plate appearances drawing a pair of walks and scoring both times. The senior shortstop collected an RBI on a sac-fly in FSU's four-run seventh.

Making his second career start on Tuesday, FSU starter Kenny Burkhead would not factor in the decision but worked a career-high 3.0 innings as he allowed two runs on five hits. The Deltona, Fla., native finished the game with a walk and a strikeout.

Peter Miller was outstanding in relief throwing 3.0 shutout innings to move his record to 3-3 on the year. The senior right hander gave up two hits and two walks while striking out four.

Billy Strode, Gage Smith and Jameis Winston each threw an inning in relief to close out the game against the Hatters.

"The biggest story tonight was just how good our pitching staff did," said Delph. "With a lot of guys injured, to come in on a Tuesday and hold Stetson to four runs was a great job."

Mitchell Jordan (2-7) suffered the loss for the Hatters as the freshman right hander allowed three runs on two hits as he walked two and struck out one in 2.2 innings in relief.

Stetson got on the board first on Tuesday night stringing together back-to-back two-out doubles off Burkhead in the bottom of the second. Kyle Zech blasted a shot just past the diving glove of Jose Brizuela at third, while Mike Fernland followed with a double that one hopped the wall in left to bring home Zech to give the Hatters a 1-0 lead.

The lead was short lived as the Noles answered right back in the top of the third scoring two runs off Stetson starter Kurt Schluter. Sansone and Gonzalez opened the inning with a double and walk, respectively. After a sac-bunt by Danny De La Calle moved both runners 90 feet, the Hatters went to the bullpen and brought on Adam Schaly. Delph greeted the sophomore southpaw with a two-run single to left to give the Seminoles their first lead of the night at 2-1.

The Hatters tied the ball game on another clutch two-out hit by Fernland in the bottom of the fourth. Stetson put the first two batters on following back-to-back singles off Burkhead. Miller came on in relief of the Seminole starter and struck out the first two batters that he faced before the Stetson left fielder singled back up the middle to bring home Josh Powers to even the game at two runs apiece.

FSU retook the lead on a two-out RBI single by Delph in the top of the fifth. Gonzalez reached on a one-out walk, his second of the night, moved to second on a groundout by De La Calle and scored on Delph's second hit of the game, a base hit to right off Jordan.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the seventh plating four runs, three coming with two outs, to take a 7-2 advantage. Gonzalez opened the scoring with a sac-fly to left plating Ben DeLuzio, who opened the inning with a walk. Pinch hitter Brett Knief singled through the hole on the left side to bring home Sansone, while DJ Stewart drove in two with two outs as he beat out an infield single to first.

Stetson cut the deficit to 7-3 in the bottom of the seventh off Strode taking advantage of a Seminole throwing error. With runners at the corners and no one out, Strode got Tyler Bocock to ground into a 4-6-3 double play and then got Patrick Mazeika to line out to short to end the inning.

Florida State responded once again plating two more runs in the eighth extending its lead to 9-3. Brizuela and DeLuzio opened the inning with a single and double, respectively, as Brizuela scored on DeLuzio's hit courtesy of a Stetson throwing error at second. DeLuzio would score a batter later on a sac-fly to left off the bat of Sansone.

The Hatters added an unearned run late off Winston in the ninth but it wasn't enough as the Seminoles went on to the 9-4 victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  1  2   3  2  0  1  0
  Nick Graganella       RF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH-DH     2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        5  0  1   2  0  2  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  0   0  1  0  6  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
  Hank Truluck          PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  2  1   0  1  1  3  0
John Sansone            2B        3  2  2   1  0  0  2  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        1  2  0   1  2  0  5  5
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
  Ladson Montgomery     PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kenny Burkhead          P                            0  0
  Peter Miller          P                            1  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  9 10   8  7  5 27 10
Opp                              34  4  9   3  3  7 27 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jameis Winston (1), Jose Brizuela 2 (17)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Ben DeLuzio (6), John Sansone 2 (12)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Danny De La Calle (5)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (6), Justin Gonzalez (2)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Delph (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Kenny Burkhead                  3.0  5  2  2  1  1
Peter Miller         W (3-3)    3.0  2  0  0  2  4
Billy Strode                    1.0  0  1  0  0  0
Gage Smith                      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  1  1  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  4  2  3  7
Opp                  L          9.0 10  9  8  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA 0
05/09/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks UNC, 7-0.

With Friday night's win and Clemson's loss to Notre Dame, the Noles clinched their eighth consecutive ACC Atlantic Division title.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Fourth-ranked Florida State (38-11, 18-7) opened its three-game road trip in fine fashion Friday night thanks to the right arm of Luke Weaver and a three-hit performance from DJ Stewart as the Seminoles shutout North Carolina (29-20, 13-12) 7-0 inside Boshamer Stadium.

The shutout was FSU's sixth of the season and fourth against ACC opponents. It also marked just the third time the Seminoles blanked the Tar Heels and the first since a 3-0 victory in Tallahassee back on March 23, 2001.

With Friday night's win and Clemson's loss to Notre Dame, the Noles clinched their eighth consecutive ACC Atlantic Division title assuring Florida State of no lower than the second seed in the upcoming ACC Baseball Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

"We are excited but at the same time we have six more games left to play and they are all important to us," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said on clinching the division title.

On Friday night, Weaver (7-3) put on a show as he shut down the Tar Heel offense scattering five hits and two walks over 7.0 shutout innings. The junior right hander allowed just one runner to reach third and that came in the first inning. After the first, Weaver faced no more than four hitters an inning from the second inning on.

"Luke gave us everything we needed tonight," added Martin. "I am just so proud of the fact that he is what he is; he never thought about what happened to him last week. He knew what he needed to do to help his team win tonight. He was in complete control for the seven innings he was out there."

The DeLand, Fla., native finished with six strikeouts and retired 15 of the last 18 batters that he faced. Weaver held an opponent without a run for the third time this year and for the first time since tossing a one-hit shutout against Boston College in Rhode Island.

"I was working in and out, trying to mix everything in there and it really worked out for me tonight," said Weaver, "The fastball early, I was really throwing that pretty good. The change-up early and then later in the innings, the slider had good depth, throwing (that pitch) for strikes. It all just gelled together late in the ball game."

"It was a huge victory for us," said Stewart. "Last year when we came here they got the best of us, so we were glad to jump on them early. Luke pitched outstanding tonight he looked like the Weaver of last year. He was locating all of his pitches in and out. He did a really good job of keeping them off-balanced. It was very good for our team to get that early momentum and get some runs on the board."

Stewart paced the Seminole offense with three hits, all doubles, and three RBI. He became the first Seminole to register three doubles in a game since Sherman Johnson performed the feat against Miami on April 27. 2012.

"DJ had a big night no doubt about it," said Martin. "He was a very big part of this ball game. We needed this ball game tonight."

"It was huge for me," added Stewart. "I've been struggling a little bit lately, really just trying to go back to what's gotten me here, right now, trying to hit the ball to the opposite field, not trying to pull everything; let my hands work for me."

Casey Smit and Justin Gonzalez finished with two hits each in the win, while Jose Brizuela, Ben DeLuzio and Danny De La Calle had a hit apiece. DeLuzio finished with two runs and a stolen base, while De La Calle recorded his first career steal in the top of the seventh.

Billy Strode worked the final two innings to preserve the shutout. The junior southpaw faced the minimum as he erased a one-out single in the ninth getting Parks Jordan to ground into a game ending 3-6-3 double play. Strode finished with one strikeout.

North Carolina's Trent Thornton suffered the loss falling to 7-3 on the year. The sophomore right hander gave up three runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out five in 5.0 innings of work.

The Seminoles grabbed the early lead in game one on a bizarre play in the second inning. With two outs and runners at second and third with De La Calle at the plate, Thornton unleashed a wild pitch that Tar Heel catch Korey Dunbar could not find. Brizuela scored easily from third, while DeLuzio scampered all the way from second sliding safely just ahead of the tag at the plate by Thornton to give Florida State a 2-0 lead.

"Scoring from second on a wild pitch just gave us the momentum that we needed," said Martin. "He (DeLuzio) has that ability to put that uneasiness in the other dugout when he gets on base."

"That's DeLuzio's game," added Stewart on the freshman centerfielder scoring from second on the wild pitch. "He is unbelievably fast and he showed that tonight stealing some bases and on that play. On that play, the third baseman actually got in his way, slowing him down which made the play closer than what it really should have been. He's got speed that you really can't explain, that's a big part of our team."

Florida State pushed its lead to 3-0 in the fourth on a two-out single by Gonzalez. DeLuzio reached on a hit-by-pitch from Thornton and stole second on the very next pitch. He would score two batters later on a single to left by Gonzalez.

Stewart gave the Noles a five-run lead on a two-out double in the seventh. A pair of walks by UNC reliever Spencer Trayner would come back to haunt him as Stewart laced a double to the gap in left center scoring De La Calle and Smit.

The Noles added to their lead in the ninth plating two more runs to take a 7-0 advantage. Stewart's third double, down the line in left, plated Brett Knief, who reached on a walk to open the ninth. John Nogowski drove in FSU's seventh run on a groundball to short plating pinch runner Nick Graganella.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        4  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       PR-CF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  3   3  1  0  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  0  0   1  0  1  9  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  4
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  2  1   0  0  2  1  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  0  2   1  0  2  4  2
Danny De La Calle       C         4  1  1   0  0  2  7  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  2
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  7 10   5  4 11 27 10
Opp                              31  0  6   0  2  7 27  7

2B - FSU-DJ Stewart 3 (17)
HBP - FSU-Jose Brizuela (11), Ben DeLuzio (5)
SB - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (15), Danny De La Calle (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (7-3)    7.0  5  0  0  2  6
Billy Strode                    2.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  0  0  2  7
Opp                  L          9.0 10  7  7  4 11


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FLORIDA STATE 10, NORTH CAROLINA 2
05/10/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Compton Paces Noles Past Tar Heels.

The Seminoles clinch the weekend series with a 10-run, 12-hit performance on Saturday.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - A day after getting seven shutout innings from starter Luke Weaver, Mike Compton responded with 8.0 solid innings of work as fourth-ranked Florida State (39-11, 19-7) clinched the weekend series with a 10-2 victory over North Carolina (29-21, 13-13) Saturday afternoon inside Boshamer Stadium.

"Michael was great," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Ninety-two pitches, was all over the strike zone meaning in, out, pitched extremely well. It was a big lift for us."

The win marked FSU's second straight series victory over UNC in Chapel Hill as the Seminoles took 2-of-3 from the Tar Heels on their home turf in 2010. It was also Florida State's seventh ACC conference series win in nine opportunities this year.

The Seminoles improved to 15-6 on the road this year and are a perfect 3-0 on their current four-game road trip.

Compton allowed just two runs, both coming in the fourth inning, scattering eight hits over his eight innings of work. The junior right hander faced the minimum in an inning four times on Saturday and at one stretch retired 10 straight Tar Heel batters.

"Mixture of a fastball, change-up, slider," said Compton. "It wasn't until the fourth inning when they scored those two runs that I started mixing it up a lot more, a lot more sliders, a lot more change-ups and that really kept them off-balanced."

The Branson, Mo., native did not issue a walk in a start for the second time this season as he finished with five strikeouts. With the win, Compton improved to 6-1.

"Michael has got a lot of groundballs in him and he is not afraid to throw some groundballs and I think that has a lot to do with it," said Martin on how Compton has pitched the last few outings. "He's not trying to strike everybody out; he's letting the defense help him out. And when he is cooking to both sides of the plate, you are going to get some groundballs."

After giving up the two runs in the fourth, Compton retired 13 of the last 15 batters he would face, allowing an infield single in the sixth and a leadoff bloop single to center in the eighth, before handing over the reins to Gage Smith in the ninth.

"He throws a lot of strikes, works quickly and all you have to do is play defense behind him and that's what we did today," said senior captain Justin Gonzalez. "He pitched great and I am happy we got the `W'."

Smith worked a perfect ninth inning as he struck out two to seal the victory.

Four Seminoles finished with two hits each including DJ Stewart, John Nogowski, Jose Brizuela and Justin Gonzalez. Ben DeLuzio, John Sansone and Gonzalez drove in two runs apiece, while Stewart, Nogowski, Brizuela and DeLuzio all scored two runs each.

"We had some great at-bats, had some key hits throughout the game," added Martin. "A number of players had key hits today. I am just very proud of our young men. It was fun to watch our guys play today with that enthusiasm and desire."

Stewart reached base on four of his five plate appearances as the sophomore left fielder went 2-for-3 with a double and a single and two hit-by-pitches. Nogowski had a pair of singles, Gonzalez finished with two doubles and Brizuela registered a single, double and a walk.

"It seems like we are starting to click as an offense," said Gonzalez. "To have guys one through nine have good at-bats and produce runs is something special."

For the second day in a row, the Seminoles grabbed the early lead taking advantage of DeLuzio's speed on the base paths as he reached on a hit-by-pitch to open the second inning. With one out and Gonzalez at the plate, the Seminoles worked the hit and run to perfection as DeLuzio scored all the way from first on a double down the line in left by Gonzalez to give FSU a 1-0 advantage.

The Tar Heels strung together four straight, two-out hits in the bottom of the fourth to plate a pair of runs and take a 2-1 lead. Compton registered two quick outs on a pop out and groundout, but Tyler Ramirez kept the inning alive with a single up the middle. After swiping second, Ramirez tied the game at one scoring on a double that dropped just inside the line in left off the bat of Parks Jordan. Jordan would score a batter later on an RBI single to right by Alex Raburn to give the Tar Heels a one-run lead. Zach Daly would follow with another single to right but Compton would get out of the jam as Korey Dunbar grounded out to third to retire the side.

"When you get those runners on base it's all about limiting the damage," said Compton on the fourth inning. "They got the two runs and really had that chemistry going. They were hitting the ball, putting the ball in play. It was really important to get out of that inning with just those two runs given up and then to settle down and stay more focused was key."

Florida State responded in the top of the fifth with three runs to retake the lead for good. Josh Delph's walk to open the frame chased UNC starter Benton Moss after just 4.0 plus innings of work. Trevor Kelley (1-2) came in and gave up four hits including run scoring singles by Nogowski, DeLuzio and Sansone.

Moss would not factor into the decision on Saturday as the junior right hander allowed two run on three hits as he walked three, hit two and struck out four.

The Seminoles added to their lead with two runs in the seventh to take a 6-2 advantage. Brizuela started the inning with a double inside the bag at third and scored two batters later on a two-out double to left by Gonzalez. Danny De La Calle followed with his first hit of the afternoon, an RBI single through the right side, to plate Gonzalez.

Florida State took advantage of an error, a hit-by-pitch and two walks by A.J. Bogucki in the eighth to plate four more runs to extend its lead to 10-2. DeLuzio drove in his second run of the game drawing a walk with the bases loaded. A pair of wild pitches by Bogucki sandwiched by an RBI groundout by Sansone led to three more Seminole runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  1  0   0  2  1  2  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Casey Smit              DH        2  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Jameis Winston        PH-DH-LF  2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  2  2   0  0  1  2  0
  Gage West             PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        5  2  2   1  1  0  8  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        5  2  2   0  1  1  1  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        2  2  1   2  1  0  3  0
  Nick Graganella       CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
John Sansone            2B        5  0  1   2  0  1  0  5
  Hank Truluck          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        5  1  2   2  0  2  1  1
Danny De La Calle       C         4  0  1   1  0  1  5  0
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Gage Smith            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike Compton            P                            2  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 10 12   8  8 11 27 11
Opp                              35  2  8   2  0  7 27  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-DJ Stewart (18), Jose Brizuela (14), Justin Gonzalez 2 (16)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart 2 (7), Ben DeLuzio (6)
SH - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         W (6-1)    8.0  8  2  2  0  5
Gage Smith                      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  0  7
Opp                  L          9.0 12 10  7  8 11


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NORTH CAROLINA 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
05/11/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Series Finale to UNC.

The Seminoles fell to 9-2 in one-run games this year.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Fourth-ranked Florida State (39-12, 19-8) fought back after being down four runs but could not complete the comeback on Sunday afternoon falling to North Carolina (30-21, 14-13) in the series finale 5-4 inside Boshamer Stadium.

The Seminoles trailed by four runs after four innings of play but evened the game at 4-4 after scoring three runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth. UNC's Tyler Ramirez gave the Tar Heels the lead for good in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out RBI single to right to score Parks Jordan for the eventual game-winning run.

"It was just one of those games that we are just very pleased with the fight of our guys," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We didn't have a lot of opportunities from the fifth inning on to get anything going, but I was just very pleased with the fight that we showed to get back in the ballgame after being behind by four. Tip your hat to North Carolina, they deserved to win, they did a good job."

Reilly Hovis, who entered the ballgame with one out in the fifth, threw the final 4.1 innings to pick up the win and improve to 7-1 on the year. The sophomore right hander allowed a run on three hits as he walked one and struck out eight.

Gage Smith suffered the loss as he fell to 4-2. The senior right hander had retired seven straight hitters upon entering the game in the bottom of the fifth before Jordan reached on an infield single in the seventh. Landon Lassiter followed with a single to center, while a fly out to center by Skye Bolt moved Jordan to third. Ramirez then gave the Tar Heels the lead for good on his RBI single to right.

North Carolina looked to add more in the inning, but an outstanding play by Smith on a bunt by Alex Raburn out in front of the mound ended the inning. The Tar Heel second baseman was looking to add to the UNC lead by laying down a bunt toward third base, but Smith pounced on the ball and threw to Danny De La Calle at the plate to get Lassiter for the final out.

"Gage was great, he pitched super," said Martin. "He made all the pitches; you just have to credit the left hander that got the big base hit. He did not have a good swing the first time, but yet turned around, made an adjustment and did a great job of getting the key base hit for them."

Florida State got a single by Casey Smit in the eighth and another single by John Sansone in the ninth but the Seminoles could not get either of them past first base as FSU dropped just its second one-run contest in 11 games this year.

De La Calle paced the Seminole offense on Sunday with a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored. Josh Delph had a run scoring single in the fifth.

UNC grabbed the early lead on Sunday scoring three runs in the first two innings off FSU starter Dylan Silva. The Tar Heels took advantage of a walk and a throwing error to plate a run in the first.

In the second, Tom Zengel recorded an RBI double to right as Raburn scored all the way from first after reaching on a walk. Zengel would score two batters later on a two-out bloop single to center by Korey Dunbar as the Tar Heels took a 3-0 advantage.

Silva, who earned his first career start on Sunday, was charged with three runs, two earned, on two hits as he walked two and struck out two in 1.2 innings of work.

The Tar Heels added to their lead in the fourth on an RBI single by Jordan. Adam Pate drew a walk off Billy Strode to open the inning, moved to second on a sac-bunt by Dunbar and scored on Jordan's base hit back up the middle as UNC pushed its lead to 4-0.

Florida State broke through for three runs in the top of the fifth off UNC starter Zac Gallen to cut the deficit to 4-3. All three runs came on two outs as De La Calle began the three-run rally with a single back up the middle scoring Brett Knief from second.

After a UNC pitching change brought on Hovis, Delph battled to work the count full before lacing a single to center that drove in Justin Gonzalez. De La Calle also scored on the play as the throw from center was not fielded cleanly by Lassiter at third.

The Seminoles tied the game at four without collecting a hit in the sixth. Hank Truluck, who entered the game in the bottom fifth, reached after getting hit on the arm by Hovis. The Ocala, Fla., native then swiped second, moved to third on a groundout by Knief and scored on a wild pitch to even the game at four runs apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Casey Smit              DH-1B     2  0  1   0  2  0  6  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
  Gage Smith            P         1  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jameis Winston        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Hank Truluck          3B        1  1  0   0  0  1  0  1
Brett Knief             CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
John Sansone            2B        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  5
Justin Gonzalez         SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  2
Danny De La Calle       C         4  1  2   1  0  1  5  2
Dylan Silva             P                            1  1
  Peter Miller          P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  7   2  3  9 24 15
Opp                              27  5  7   5  7  5 27  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Silva (1)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Hank Truluck (1)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Hank Truluck (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Dylan Silva                     1.2  2  3  2  2  2
Peter Miller                    1.0  0  0  0  3  1
Billy Strode                    1.1  1  1  1  2  0
Gage Smith           L (4-2)    3.0  3  1  1  0  2
Jameis Winston                  1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  7  5  4  7  5
Opp                  W          9.0  7  4  4  3  9


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CENTRAL FLORIDA 8, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/13/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops 8-3 Decision to UCF.

The Seminoles cannot overcome early offensive explosion by the Knights.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An early six-run deficit was too much to overcome Tuesday afternoon as fourth-ranked Florida State (39-13) fell to UCF (33-20) 8-3 on Fan Appreciation Day at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Knights scored two first inning runs off Florida State starter Alec Byrd (1-1) and never looked back en route to snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Seminoles. Byrd, making his first career start on Tuesday, was charged with four runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out two in 2.1 innings of work.

"Well it's easy to evaluate this one, they got it done, we weren't very impressive," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "They doubled our hit total. We made one error there in the ninth, but give the credit to Central Florida. They did a very good job of getting key hits starting in the first inning."

Byrd started the game recording back-to-back strikeouts but then issued a walk, RBI double, another walk and another RBI double before getting out of the inning on a play at the plate as Ben DeLuzio threw a dart to get Tommy Williams.

Florida State cut the deficit to 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the first as Josh Delph walked, took second on an errant throw by UCF starter Ryan Meyer on a failed pick-off attempt and scored on a single to left by Casey Smit. That would be as close as the Seminoles would get on Tuesday afternoon as UCF broke the game open with four runs in the third and one more in the fourth to take commanding 7-1 lead.

The Seminoles plated a pair of runs in the sixth on back-to-back two out hits by DeLuzio and John Sansone. With John Nogowski at first following a one-out single, DeLuzio ripped an RBI triple to right and scored on Sansone's infield single to short.

UCF pushed across an unearned run in the ninth off Jameis Winston for the final margin.

Overall, both teams combined to use 13 pitchers including seven by Florida State. Dylan Silva, Billy Strode, Taylor Blatch and Brandon Johnson combined to work the middle innings allowing just three hits and four walks, while striking out three in 4.2 shutout innings of work. The Seminoles walked a season-high nine batters in Tuesday's loss.

"That's a good looking baseball team," added Martin. "They are solid defensively. But I thought we just had a frustrating day pitching. Walking nine guys is not us and is something that we can't do and expect to win."

Offensively, Florida State was held to six hits as six different Seminoles registered a hit.

UCF's Dylan Moore and Derrick Salberg led the Knights with three hits each. Robby Howell threw 1.2 shutout innings to move to 2-1 on the year.

"Our guys played hard," said Martin. "There are just no excuses; we were playing at home, they had to travel. We just didn't play well today."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Nick Graganella       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        5  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  9  3
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  1
John Sansone            2B-SS     3  0  1   1  1  1  6  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
  Gage West             C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Alec Byrd               P                            1  1
  Peter Miller          P                            1  1
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
  Billy Strode          P                            0  1
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  6   3  6  4 27 12
Opp                              36  8 12   8  9  5 27 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ladson Montgomery (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Danny De La Calle (2)
3B - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (5)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Ben DeLuzio (16), John Sansone (5)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Alec Byrd            L (1-1)    2.1  4  4  4  2  2
Peter Miller                    1.0  4  3  3  2  0
Dylan Silva                     1.2  0  0  0  1  1
Billy Strode                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Taylor Blatch                   0.2  0  0  0  3  0
Brandon Johnson                 1.1  2  0  0  0  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  1  1  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  8  7  9  5
Opp                  W          9.0  6  3  2  6  4


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FLORIDA STATE 3, DUKE 0
05/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Weaver, Noles Blank Duke.

The Seminoles reach the 40-win plateau for the 37th year in a row.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A three-run third inning and 7.0 shutout innings from Luke Weaver was all fourth-ranked Florida State (40-13, 20-8) needed Thursday night as the Seminoles blanked Duke (31-22, 15-13) 3-0 in front of 4,326 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Three Florida State pitchers combined for the six-hit shutout as Weaver (8-3) led the way holding an opponent off the scoreboard for the second straight outing. The junior right hander scattered five hits over 7.0 innings as he issued one walk and struck out four to earn his eighth win of the season.

"Luke Weaver gave us exactly what we needed," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "He was coming back pitching a day earlier than usual and yet threw 92 pitches. He pitched beautifully, an absolutely beautiful baseball game. We got some timely hits but Luke Weaver was definitely the story tonight."

After issuing a leadoff walk to Mark Lumpa to open the game, Weaver retired eight in a row before Lumpa registered a two-out bloop single to short center in the third. The DeLand, Fla, native then retired 10 straight Blue Devil hitters before Duke strung together three consecutive one-out singles to load the bases in the top of the seventh.

Weaver got out of the jam thanks to two nice defensive plays by Justin Gonzalez at short. The senior from Miami, Fla., used every inch of his vertical to snare a soft line drive off the bat of Ryan Deitrich for out number two. Gonzalez then made a nice play on a slow grounder off the bat of Kenny Koplove to throw the Blue Devil batter out at first to end the threat.

"Usually in those situations I am not a happy camper," said Weaver. "It's not your ideal situation you want to be in; it's just a grind out attitude. I am trying to stay composed and stick to my game. It definitely gives me that drive to get out of the inning.

"He did," said Weaver on getting a couple nice plays from Gonzalez in the seventh. "The whole infield was working today, left and right side; he just did a great job in those moments to help me out."

"Luke is pitching very well," said Martin. "He's got all three pitches; the other club is not able to sit on one pitch. He is throwing three pitches very well. Coach Bell is doing a great job calling the ball game."

Gage Smith and Jameis Winston pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to preserve Florida State's seventh shutout of the season.

Smith registered back-to-back groundouts before giving up a single to Jordan Betts, but retired the side on a fly out to center by Chris Marconcini.

Winston pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his sixth save of the season.

"You look at what the ball club accomplished and obviously it makes all of our staff proud, but we know that there's still some very important games left before anything is decided," said Martin. "We can't dwell on this win tonight. You saw a very good Duke ball club. I thought they played a solid game."

All the scoring on Thursday night came in the bottom of the third when the Seminoles plated three runs off Duke starter Andrew Istler (8-7).

"We were very proud of the way that inning went," added Martin. "We got some key hits to score some runs."

John Sansone ripped a double down the line in left to open the inning, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored two batters later on a single through the left side by Danny De La Calle. After a walk to Josh Delph, De La Calle would score on a single through the right side by Casey Smit. DJ Stewart brought home Delph for the third run of the inning on an RBI groundout to second.

"Being able to put up a couple runs like we did, that's a big booster for our whole team," said Smit. "It was a tough game, but being able to rally hits like we did is a great feeling for the whole team and it keeps everyone going."

De La Calle led the Seminoles with two hits in game one of the series as the junior catcher reached base on all three of his plate appearances with two singles and a walk.

Florida State reached the 40-win plateau for the 37th year in a row following Thursday night's victory. The Seminoles also earned their 20th league victory of the season marking the seventh time in school history that FSU has won at least 20 ACC games.

"I am just very thankful and appreciative to have coached at Florida State during this time and that is an accomplishment in which the players deserve all the credit for the dedication and hard work that they put in," said Martin on reaching 40 wins. "It is hard to do that and our team deserves all the credit. We played a tough schedule and to accomplish that, the credit goes to them."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  1  1 12  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
John Sansone            2B        3  1  1   0  0  2  2  4
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Danny De La Calle       C         2  1  2   1  1  0  4  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  3  6   3  4  6 27  9
Opp                              33  0  6   0  1  4 24 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-John Sansone (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver          W (8-3)    7.0  5  0  0  1  4
Gage Smith                      1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Jameis Winston       Sv(6)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  0  0  1  4
Opp                  L          8.0  6  3  3  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, DUKE 8
05/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Survives Duke's Ninth Inning Rally.

DJ Stewart ties a career-high with four hits in Friday night's victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (41-13, 21-8) survived a ninth inning rally by Duke (31-23, 15-14) as Ben DeLuzio hauled in the final out of the game on a long fly ball to the warning track in right center off the bat of Chris Marconcini as the Seminoles hung on to defeat the Blue Devils, 9-8, Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Dylan Silva came on to get the final out in the ninth for his first career save in an inning in which the Seminoles had a six-run cushion and used three pitchers, while the Blue Devils registered three hits and took advantage of two costly fielding errors both with two outs.

The two errors led to a two-run double down by Jordan Betts that hit the bottom of the wall in left to cut the deficit to 9-8. Silva then came on and got Marconcini to fly out on two pitches to preserve the win and clinch FSU's eight conference series victory of the season.

"I've said this many times and I will say it again, this is the greatest game in the world," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "There are 27 outs to get and you credit Duke for scrapping, staying tough, but you also credit Florida State for not losing their cool when things were `so called unraveling,' we kept our poise. In the end, we accomplished what we wanted to do and that was win the ball game."

FSU starter Mike Compton (7-1) earned the win as the redshirt sophomore right hander allowed two runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings. Compton struck out four and did not walk a batter for the second straight outing and the third time this year.

"I felt pretty good," said Compton. "It took some time to get settled in there the first inning or two. As the game went on, I felt I had more control of all my pitches. We just tried to mix in fastball, slider, change-up; they just did a good job of squaring up some especially in the fourth inning."

Offensively, the Seminoles were led by DJ Stewart's four-hit performance. The junior from Yulee, Fla., reached base on all five plate appearances Friday night finishing the game 4-for-4 with a double, three singles and a hit-by-pitch. He also scored three times and drove in three runs.

"Big lift for us, big lift," said Martin. "We had some good at-bats by a lot of player tonight especially DJ."

Jose Brizuela went 3-for-4 with three singles and two RBI. Josh Delph and DeLuzio finished with two hits apiece. Delph drove in two on a double down the line in right in the seventh, while DeLuzio's RBI single in the seventh proved to be the eventual game-winning hit.

Each time Duke scored a run, Florida State had an answer as the two schools exchanged runs in the third, fourth and seventh innings.

The Blue Devils took the early lead in the third on a solo home run by Ryan Deitrich. The Seminoles responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double by Stewart and a sac-fly to center by Brizuela.

In the fourth, Duke tied the game at 2-2 as Marconcini doubled for the second straight at-bat and scored a batter later on single through the right side by Matt Berezo.

The tie was short lived as Delph and Stewart, who both singled in the bottom of the fourth, scored on a sac-fly by John Nogowski and an RBI single by Brizuela, respectively.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the sixth taking advantage of two of three Blue Devil errors on the night to plate a run. Casey Smit reached third to lead off the inning on two fielding errors - one at first and another in right field on the same play. One batter later, Smit would score on an RBI single to center by Stewart.

Duke cut the lead to 5-3 in the seventh as Grant McCabe singled to open the inning off Gage Smith. After a double by Deitrich moved McCabe to third, the Blue Devil center fielder would score on an RBI groundout to third by pinch hitter David Perkins.

Florida State would push across some much needed insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh plating four to take a 9-3 advantage. Delph's two run double down the line in right started the scoring, while Stewart and DeLuzio added RBI singles.

"It was extremely big for us because we had some people that made big contributions that inning" added Martin. "From bunting people over to getting big hits, to having quality at-bats, it was something that we desperately needed."

Duke's Drew Van Orden (5-5) suffered the loss as the senior right hander allowed four runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings of work. He finished the outing with four walks and six strikeouts.

"We do a great job of working every single pitcher," said Stewart on chasing Van Orden after 4.2 innings Friday night. "It's a matter of being disciplined and swinging at the pitches that we can handle."

Both teams used six pitchers each in a game that lasted four hours and two minutes.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        5  2  2   2  0  1  6  1
  Ladson Montgomery     PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Graganella       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH-DH     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  3  4   3  0  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   1  0  1  7  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  3   2  0  1  2  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  2   1  0  1  4  0
John Sansone            2B        5  0  0   0  0  3  0  2
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  1  0   0  2  2  0  2
Danny De La Calle       C         2  1  0   0  3  1  7  0
Mike Compton            P                            0  1
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            0  1
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  9 12   9  6 10 27 10
Opp                              38  8 12   7  1  6 24 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Jameis Winston (2), John Sansone (14)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Josh Delph (14), DJ Stewart (19), Ben DeLuzio (7)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (8), Justin Gonzalez (9)
SH - FSU-Brett Knief (6), Ben DeLuzio (4)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-John Nogowski (6), Jose Brizuela (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela 3 (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         W (7-1)    5.1  7  2  2  0  4
Billy Strode                    0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Gage Smith                      1.2  2  1  1  0  0
Brandon Johnson                 1.0  2  4  2  1  1
Jameis Winston                  0.0  1  1  0  0  0
Dylan Silva          Sv(1)      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  8  5  1  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12  9  8  6 10


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DUKE 7, FLORIDA STATE 5
05/17/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Duke in Regular Season Finale.

The Seminoles clinch the No. 2 seed in next week's ACC Tournament in Greensboro.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (41-14, 21-9) made a valiant effort for a come-from-behind victory on Saturday afternoon but fell just short falling to Duke (32-23, 16-14) 7-5 in the regular season finale on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"It was like I told the guys, it was a very, very good first season," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "Now we go into the second season. To accomplish what this team has done in 55 games is a credit to them.

"I can't say enough about the leadership on our club. We just got guys that understand the game and will fight you tooth and nail for 27 outs and I was just very proud of the way we fought back. We had the tying run at the plate; you just never know in this game."

Trailing 7-1 after six innings of play, Florida State scored two runs in the seventh and twice more in the ninth to cut the deficit to two. Ladson Montgomery represented the tying run at the plate with two outs in the ninth and looked as though he would keep the inning alive but Duke second baseman Andy Perez made an outstanding play to field the groundball up the middle flipping to second for the force out to end the game.

Justin Gonzalez started the rally with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh. The senior captain took a 0-1 pitch from Duke starter Trent Swart out of the park to left for his second home run of the season and 23rd of his career.

In the ninth, Hank Truluck singled to right center to drive in Jose Brizuela and put runners at the corners with one out for Gonzalez. The Miami, Fla., came within inches of recording his second career multi-home run game as he sent a long fly ball to left. The ball would stay in the park resulting in a sac-fly as Ben DeLuzio scored from third.

"That one and the higher it got, the more it got knocked down," said Martin on Gonzalez' fly ball in the ninth. "Had it been a normal day with the wind not blowing in, then well we got a new ball game."

Perez followed with the outstanding defensive play on the groundball by Montgomery to preserve the win for the Blue Devils.

Swart was the story on Saturday as the junior southpaw threw 8.0 strong innings allowing three runs on six hits as he walked three and struck out three to run his season record to 5-2. He faced the minimum for four consecutive innings from the third through the sixth, while getting the Seminoles to ground into three double plays on the afternoon.

The Seminoles used four pitchers on Saturday as FSU starter Peter Miller (3-4) suffered the loss allowing two runs on two hits as he walked three in an inning plus.

Jim Voyles threw a career-high 2.0 innings, while Taylor Blatch worked two innings in relief. Alec Byrd finished the afternoon with a career-high 4.0 innings on the mound as the freshman southpaw allowed a run on two hits as he walked two and struck out three.

Brett Knief, Casey Smit and Gonzalez all recorded a hit on Senior Day as Gonzalez led all players with three RBI. Jose Brizuela had a two-hit afternoon as he scored three of FSU's five runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Brett Knief             RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  0   0  1  0  6  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  7  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  3  2   0  0  0  1  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  2
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  1  1   3  1  0  3  2
Danny De La Calle       C         1  0  0   1  0  0  1  1
  Ladson Montgomery     C         2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Peter Miller            P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  2
  Taylor Blatch         P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  8   5  4  3 27 14
Opp                              30  7  7   6  9  3 27 12

E - FSU-Peter Miller (2)
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Justin Gonzalez (2)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Justin Gonzalez (3), Danny De La Calle (4)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Peter Miller         L (3-4)    1.0  2  2  2  3  0
Jim Voyles                      2.0  3  3  3  1  0
Taylor Blatch                   2.0  0  1  1  3  0
Alec Byrd                       4.0  2  1  1  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  7  7  9  3
Opp                  W          9.0  8  5  5  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA 1
05/21/2014, ACC, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Take Down Tar Heels, 7-1.

The Seminoles improve to 9-1 all-time against the Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament.

GREENSBORO, NC - Fourth-ranked Florida State (42-14) opened the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship with a 7-1 victory over North Carolina (33-24) Wednesday evening inside NewBridge Bank Park.

With the win, the Seminoles improved to 1-0 in pool `B' play, while the Tar Heels dropped to 0-1.

FSU starter Billy Strode (2-1) gave the Seminoles six shutout innings on Wednesday night as the Seminoles snapped a seven-game losing streak in the ACC Tournament. The junior right hander tied a career-high in innings pitched, while tying a season-high with five strikeouts.

Strode opened the game retiring 11 straight UNC hitters before Landon Lassiter reached on a two-out single in the fourth. The Tar Heels put two on in the fifth on back-to-back singles by Alex Raburn and Tyler Ramirez, but Strode got out of the inning as designated hitter Adrian Chacon grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. The Parkland, Fla., native faced the minimum in the sixth after inducing the Tar Heels into another inning ending double play.

Justin Gonzalez paced the Seminole offense on Wednesday night with two hits and two RBI. The senior shortstop got Florida State on the board in the bottom of the second with a two-out RBI single and then belted a solo shot in the sixth.

Josh Delph and Jose Brizuela finished with two hits each, while Danny De La Calle opened the scoring in FSU's four-run fourth with a two-run double. John Nogowski capped the scoring with a solo home run in the seventh.

The win moved Florida State to 9-1 all-time against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. It also marked the Seminoles first opening round win in the championship since 2009 in Durham, a 7-2 victory over Boston College.

The Seminoles struck early Wednesday night on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Gonzalez. With Ben DeLuzio at second after drawing a walk, the senior captain sent a 2-2 pitch from UNC starter Taylore Cherry (2-3) through the left side plating DeLuzio to give FSU an early 1-0 advantage.

Florida State pushed across four runs in the bottom of the fourth off Cherry to take a 5-0 lead. De La Calle opened the scoring with a double down the line in left with the bases loaded to score a pair. Delph followed with an RBI groundout to second, while Casey Smit brought home De La Calle for the fourth run of the inning on a single through the right side.

Gonzalez added to the lead with a solo shot in the sixth to extend the Florida State lead to 6-0. The Miami, Fla., native took a 3-2 pitch from Cherry out of the park to left for his third home run of the season and 24th of his career.

The Tar Heels scored their lone run of the night in the seventh taking advantage of a Seminole fielding error. UNC put runners at second and third with one out when Raburn singled through the left side of the infield to bring home Lassiter and cut the Seminole lead to 6-1. Gage Smith, who started the top of the seventh, got out of the inning as Ramirez grounded into a double play, UNC's third of the night.

Florida State got the run back in the bottom of the inning as Nogowski left the park for his fifth home run of the season. The junior first baseman took a 3-2 pitch from Henry Sisson out to left as the Seminoles pushed their lead back to six at 7-1.

Smith worked 2.0 innings in relief as he allowed the one unearned run on two hits while striking out one.

Jameis Winston pitched the ninth and worked around a one-out walk recording a fly out and then a strikeout to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  0  2   1  1  1  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Brett Knief           PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage West             PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  1   1  0  1 10  4
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  1  2   0  0  1  0  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
John Sansone            2B        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  4
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  2  2   2  1  1  4  3
Danny De La Calle       C         4  1  1   2  0  1  6  1
Billy Strode            P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            1  1
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  7  9   7  4  5 27 16
Opp                              32  1  6   1  1  7 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Gage Smith (1), Justin Gonzalez (10)
2B - FSU-Danny De La Calle (3)
HR - FSU-John Nogowski (5), Justin Gonzalez (3)
HBP - FSU-DJ Stewart (9)
SH - FSU-Ben DeLuzio (5)
SB - FSU-Jose Brizuela 2 (13), John Sansone (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Billy Strode         W (2-1)    6.0  4  0  0  0  5
Gage Smith                      2.0  2  1  0  0  1
Jameis Winston                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  1  0  1  7
Opp                  L          8.0  9  7  7  4  5


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MARYLAND 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/23/2014, ACC, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Rally Falls Short as FSU Falls to Maryland.

The Seminoles fall to 1-1 in pool play of the 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament.

GREENSBORO, NC - A late rally by fourth-ranked Florida State (42-15) came up a bit short Friday afternoon as the Seminoles dropped their first game of the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship falling to Maryland (36-19), 5-3, inside NewBridge Bank Park.

The Seminoles fell to 1-1 in pool B play, while the Terrapins improved to 2-0. Florida State must now get some help later tonight to stay alive in its quest for a conference championship. FSU needs North Carolina to beat Virginia in Friday night's late game and then get a win over the Cavaliers on Saturday and a Maryland loss to North Carolina to advance to Sunday's final.

The enigma that is Mike Shawaryn (10-3) once again baffled the Seminole hitters as the Maryland starter went 7.0 shutout innings allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out six.

Shawaryn's performance on Friday mirrored his first start against the Seminoles back on March 8 in Tallahassee when the freshman right hander gave up just one run on five hits in 7.1 innings of work in a 5-1 Maryland victory.

It wasn't until the top of fifth on Friday when Florida State registered its first base runner of the game as Ben DeLuzio reached on an infield single. Shawaryn had retired 14 straight batters to open the game before DeLuzio's two-out base hit.

After generating just two hits and six base runners through the first seven innings off Shawaryn, the Seminoles got back into the game in the eighth courtesy of the Maryland bullpen. Josh Delph led off the inning with a five-pitch walk off Ben Brewster. Bobby Ruse then came on and issued a single to Casey Smit, a walk to DJ Stewart, a wild pitch that scored Delph and an RBI single to John Nogowski.

Kevin Mooney became the third Maryland pitcher of the inning, and after unleashing a wild pitch that plated Stewart for the third run of inning, kept the Terrapin lead intact by striking out the side.

Mooney returned to pitch the ninth and retired the side in order on a pair of groundouts and a fly out for his 11th save of the season.

FSU starter Mike Compton (7-2) suffered the loss as the redshirt sophomore right hander gave up five runs, two earned, on seven hits in 6.1 innings. Compton finished with three strikeouts while walking two.

Maryland broke through first on Friday taking advantage of two Seminole errors which led to four runs in the third. Jose Cuas opened the scoring lacing a two-run double down the line in left with the bases loaded. The second error of the inning led to Maryland's third run, while Tim Lewis singled home Cuas to give the Terps a 4-0 lead. Maryland sent nine batters to the plate in the inning off Compton as three of the four runs were unearned.

The Seminoles threatened in the sixth off Shawaryn but came up empty loading the bases with two outs. Danny De La Calle drew a walk and Delph singled through the right side. After a Smit strikeout, Stewart reached on a fielding error at short to load the bases with two outs, but Florida State could not capitalize on the error as Shawaryn got Nogowski to pop out to short to retire the side.

FSU left two more on in the seventh after John Sansone and Justin Gonzalez drew back-to-back two-out walks. But the Maryland starter once again had an answer closing the door on a possible Seminole rally by getting De La Calle to fly out to right.

The Terps added to their lead in the seventh on a sac-fly to right by Cuas. After a groundout to open the inning, Compton issued a walk and double to LaMonte Wade and Brandon Lowe, respectively, ending the afternoon for the Seminole starter. Dylan Silva came on and got Cuas to fly out to right but the ball was deep enough to score Wade from third to give Maryland a 5-0 advantage.

The loss was the first for Florida State against Maryland in the ACC Tournament in three all-time meetings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        4  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Casey Smit              DH        5  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
John Nogowski           1B        4  0  1   1  0  1  8  2
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  0  0   0  1  3  1  3
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Mike Compton            P                            1  2
  Dylan Silva           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  4   1  6  9 24 10
Opp                              29  5  7   4  3  6 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Silva (2), Justin Gonzalez 2 (12)
2B - Opp-3
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         L (7-2)    6.1  7  5  2  2  3
Dylan Silva                     1.2  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  7  5  2  3  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  4  3  3  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE 6, VIRGINIA 4
05/24/2014, ACC, Greensboro, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Close Out ACC Tourney With 6-4 Win Over UVa.

The Seminoles will now await their fate in the NCAA Tournament which begins next week.

GREENSBORO, NC - A four-run seventh inning coupled with a tremendous defensive play in the eighth sparked fourth-ranked Florida State's (43-15) 6-4 come-from-behind victory over third-ranked Virginia (44-13) Saturday evening inside NewBridge Bank Park in the final game of pool play competition at the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship.

The Seminoles concluded pool play with a 2-1 record, while the Cavaliers finished at 1-2.

Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the seventh, the Seminoles sent nine batters to the plate in the inning scoring four runs to regain the lead for good. Florida State took advantage of three walks and then strung together three consecutive two-out RBI singles to grab its first lead since the second inning.

With UVa starter Nathan Kirby out of the game, the Noles registered back-to-back one-out walks off Connor Jones. After a UVa pitching change brought on Josh Sborz (4-4), Josh Delph drove in the first run of the inning on an RBI groundout to second. The Seminoles then followed with three straight RBI singles by DJ Stewart, John Nogowski and Jose Brizuela to retake the lead at 5-4.

Virginia looked to answer another run scoring inning by the Seminoles in the top of the eighth but was denied by an outstanding defensive play by Justin Gonzalez at short. With runners at second and third and one out in the top of the eighth, head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Jameis Winston to face John La Prise. On the very first offering from the Seminole closer, La Prise sent a line drive in between short and third that Gonzalez made an outstanding diving catch on to double up Derek Fisher at second to retire the side.

FSU would add an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on a sac-fly to center by Casey Smit. The Seminoles loaded the bases off Nick Howard on a single by John Sansone and walks to Gonzalez and Delph. Smit followed with a sac-fly to push FSU's lead to 6-4.

Winston returned to pitch the ninth and retired the Cavaliers in order on a pair of strikeouts and a fly out to record his seventh save of the season.

The win evened the season series with Virginia while it snapped a three-game losing streak to the Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament.

The win also made Martin the all-time winningest coach in ACC Tournament history moving the Hall of Fame coach ahead of Clemson's Bill Wilhelm for the top spot. The win was Martin's 65th career victory in the tournament.

Gage Smith earned the win to improve to 5-2 on the year. The redshirt senior worked 1.1 scoreless innings in relief on Saturday night allowing two hits while striking out two.

Nogowski, Brizuela and Sansone all finished with two hits apiece, while six different Seminoles drove in a run in the win.

Neither starting pitcher would factor into the decision on Saturday night.

Luke Weaver left after 6.0 innings in which he allowed four runs on six hits as he struck out six and tied a career-high with four walks. Kirby also went 6.0 innings allowing an unearned run on four hits. He finished with two walks and a pair of strikeouts.

The Noles took advantage of a Cavalier error in the second to grab the early lead Saturday night. Nogowski beat out an infield single to second to open the frame and reached second on a fielding error at short on a fielder's choice groundball off the of Brizuela. Nogowski would score two batters later when Sansone dropped an RBI single down the line in right to give Florida State the early 1-0 lead.

The lead was short lived as Virginia scored three runs in the top of the third to take a 3-1 advantage. Weaver allowed his first base runner of the night as he walked Matt Thaiss to open the inning. Brandon Downes followed with a two-run home run to left, his seventh of the season, to give UVa its first lead of the night at 2-1. Daniel Pinero and Mike Papi kept the inning alive with two outs on a single and a walk, respectively, while Joe McCarthy drove in Pinero for the third run of the inning with a single to left.

Virginia added to its lead in the sixth on another two-out hit. Weaver issued a two-out walk to La Prise and then was charged with a balk moving the Cavalier third baseman into scoring position. One batter later Thaiss singled to right to bring home La Prise to give the Cavaliers a 4-1 advantage. UVa looked to add more on a double down the line by Downes but a great relay throw from Stewart to Gonzalez to Danny De La Calle was just in time to cut down Thaiss at the plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  0  0   1  2  1  3  0
Brett Knief             DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Casey Smit            PH-DH     0  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  1  1   1  1  0  2  2
John Nogowski           1B        4  1  2   1  0  0  8  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  2
Ben DeLuzio             CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Sansone            2B        4  1  2   1  0  2  3  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  2
Danny De La Calle       C         2  1  0   0  1  0  9  3
Luke Weaver             P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6  8   6  7  3 27 11
Opp                              32  4  8   3  4 10 24 11

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Danny De La Calle (6)
SF - FSU-Casey Smit (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Luke Weaver                     6.0  6  4  4  4  6
Gage Smith           W (5-2)    1.1  2  0  0  0  2
Jameis Winston       Sv(7)      1.2  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  4 10
Opp                  L          8.0  8  6  5  7  3


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GEORGIA SOUTHERN 7, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/30/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Georgia Southern in NCAA Opener.

The Seminoles manage just two hits in suffering their first regional loss since 2008.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (43-16) dropped its opening game of the 2014 Tallahassee Regional falling to Georgia Southern (40-21) 7-0 Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Eagle starting pitcher Sam Howard (7-6) got some early run support and kept the Seminole bats at-bay for nine innings in throwing a complete game, two-hit shutout.

"We were totally dominated by Sam Howard who did a beautiful job, a great job of pitching," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "We fought, and that's all you can ask out of our team.

"You tip your hat to Georgia Southern, plain and simple. They were beautiful. They deserved to win....have got to give them a lot of credit, they got it done. We had three guys I think that got to third base, that's quite a credit to Howard and the coaching staff at Georgia Southern."

The loss snapped FSU's 19-game winning streak in regional play as it marked the Seminoles first set back in the NCAA regionals since falling to Bucknell, 7-0, in the opening game of the 2008 Tallahassee Regional.

Florida State bounced back from that opening round loss in 2008 winning four straight elimination games to claim the regional title as the Seminoles defeated Florida, Bucknell and Tulane twice outscoring the opposition 74-35 over that stretch.

The shutout on Friday night was just the second time the Seminoles were held without a run this year.

"I just know what I told the ball club and that is that I've believed in them all year," added Martin. "We've got a bunch of fighters, battlers. We know we've got an uphill battle but we'll be on time for tomorrow and see what happens."

Howard allowed just seven base runners all evening with three of those coming in the ninth. He gave up two hits and three walks, while the other runner reached on catcher's interference. After giving up a single to Jose Brizuela to open the second, Howard retired 15 straight batters before DJ Stewart led off the seventh with an infield single to second.

"He threw strikes," said Stewart on Howard's performance. "We were behind before we knew it. We put a couple good swings on the ball and just hit it right to them. He only allowed like two or three leadoff runners to get on so he was always working with an out. He did a good job of getting that first guy and letting the defense work for him."

The Seminoles would not go quietly in the ninth loading the bases with two outs. John Nogowski and Brizuela drew back-to-back walks, while Ben DeLuzio reached on the interference. But Howard responded by getting John Sansone looking at a called third strike to end the game.

Howard became the first pitcher to throw a complete game shutout against the Seminoles since Bucknell's Mathew Wilson accomplished the feat back on May 30, 2008.

The Eagles out hit Florida State 16-2 on Friday night as nine of GSU's 16 hits went for extra bases including seven doubles and two home runs. The two hits marked a season-low for the Seminoles as the previous low of three came against Niagara in the second game of the year.

Mike Compton suffered the loss falling to 7-3 on the year. The Branson, Mo., native threw just 26 pitches in 1.1 innings of work Friday night tying his shortest outing of his career. The sophomore right hander was charged with two runs on five hits as he walked one.

Georgia Southern grabbed the early lead plating two runs off Compton in the top of the first. Kody Adams opened the game with a single to left, stole second and scored two batters later on a double to right center by Aaron Mizell. Mizell would score the second run of the inning on a two-out base hit up the middle by Garren Palmer. The Eagles looked to add more in the inning on a double down the line in right by Hunter Thomas but a great relay throw from Josh Delph to Sansone to Danny De La Calle cut down Palmer at the plate.

Compton's night would come to an end after the Eagles put runners at second and third with one in the second. Billy Strode came on and left the runners stranded as he recorded back-to-back strikeouts, both looking, to keep the deficit at 2-0.

The Eagles capitalized on Florida State's second error of the game in the sixth to push their lead to 3-0. Chase Griffin reached to open the inning on a throwing error at third, moved to second on a sac-bunt and into third on a groundout to second. Ben Morgan then dropped a two-out bloop single down the line in right off Gage Smith to bring home Griffin for GSU's third run of the game.

Georgia Southern added to its lead in the seventh plating a run against Alec Byrd. Stryker Brown led off the inning with a single up the middle and scored two batters later on a double down the line in right by Garrett Chapman. Brandon Johnson came on in relief of Byrd and retired the next two batters on a strikeout and fly out to first to retire the side.

Stewart led off the bottom of the seventh with an infield single becoming FSU first base runner to reach since the second. Prior to the base hit, Howard retired 15 straight Seminole hitters. The junior southpaw would keep FSU off the scoreboard retiring the next three Seminole hitters on a groundout, strikeout and fly out.

Georgia Southern connected on two home runs, both on two outs, off Johnson in the ninth to extend its lead to 7-0. Chapman hit the first, a solo shot to left, his eighth of the season, while Dalton Busby added a two-run shot off the scoreboard for the final margin.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Josh Delph              RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
  Jameis Winston        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brett Knief             DH-RF     4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
DJ Stewart              LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  3  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  9  1
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  0  1   0  1  2  0  1
Ben DeLuzio             CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
John Sansone            2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  4
Justin Gonzalez         SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  2  7  1
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mike Compton            P                            0  2
  Billy Strode          P                            0  0
  Gage Smith            P                            1  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Brandon Johnson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  0  2   0  4 10 27 12
Opp                              38  7 16   7  5  6 27 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (18), Justin Gonzalez (13)
2B - Opp-7
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jose Brizuela (14)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike Compton         L (7-3)    1.1  5  2  2  1  0
Billy Strode                    2.2  3  0  0  3  4
Gage Smith                      2.0  1  1  0  1  0
Alec Byrd                       0.1  2  1  1  0  0
Brandon Johnson                 2.2  5  3  3  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 16  7  6  5  6
Opp                  W          9.0  2  0  0  4 10


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Attendance: 3,996

ALABAMA 6, FLORIDA STATE 5
05/31/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Season Ends With Loss to Alabama.

FSU's ninth inning rally comes up just short as the Seminoles end the year at 43-17.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (43-17) saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon as the Seminoles fell to Alabama (35-23) 6-5 in an elimination game of the 2014 Tallahassee Regional on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles refused to go down without a fight putting together a ninth inning rally but in the end came up a run short as Florida State dropped the first two games of an NCAA regional for the first time since 1984 when FSU fell to Stetson and East Carolina.

"(We) Kind of put a little excitement there in the ninth inning; quite a battle," Florida State head coach Mike Martin said. "I'm proud of our ball club. One of those things that best describes baseball. It's never over until you get the 27th out and our guys battled. Unfortunately, we came up a little short at the end."

On Saturday, Florida State ran into another crafty left hander, this time in the form of Justin Kamplain, who went 8.0 strong to keep the Crimson Tide's season alive.

Kamplain (7-3) kept the Seminole bats at-bay allowing just five hits and not more than one hit in any inning he worked. The lone run he allowed came in FSU's five-run ninth inning as the junior southpaw finished the game with four walks and three strikeouts in tossing 125 pitches.

"The last two games, those two guys (pitchers) were absolutely phenomenal; they didn't make many mistakes," said John Nogowski on the performance of the two starting pitchers they faced this weekend. "I don't know what else we could have done. I thought we put some good at-bats together, and that's baseball. We could have gone up there and scored five in the first inning of the first game. It's just one of those things."

Trailing 6-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Seminoles looked for another magical rally as they scored five times and had the tying run at third with two outs. But Thomas Burrows got pinch hitter Gage West to fly out to left center for the final out of the game to earn his 11th save of the season.

John Nogowski began the bottom of the ninth with a single to right center off Kamplain marking the end of the afternoon for the Alabama starter. Jon Keller came on and hit Jose Brizuela, walked Ben DeLuzio and then hit John Sansone to bring home pinch runner Nick Graganella for the first Seminole run of the game and of the tournament.

Alabama went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning and brought on Burrows. The Tide closer issued back-to-back, run scoring walks to Justin Gonzalez and Ladson Montgomery as the Seminoles inched closer at 6-3.

After a strikeout and fly out, DJ Stewart kept the inning alive with a two-run single to center to cut the deficit to 6-5. Peter Miller, who pinch ran for Montgomery, went into third and represented the tying run. West stepped in and put a good swing on an outside fastball from Burrows but Georgie Salem was there to haul in the fly ball in left center for the final out of the game.

"It hurts all of us that we came up short but it doesn't take away from the fact that I thank the team for a great season, one that I will always remember because of the way they fought through adversity," added Martin. "Losing (Bryant) Holtmann and (Brandon) Leibrandt for long periods of time, (Justin) Gonzalez getting sick, DJ (Stewart) getting sick and going through a four-game suspension, and yet they still turned it around and wanted a vision. It's just very gratifying for me as a coach to be part of it."

Stewart finished the game with two hits and two RBI, while Brett Knief, Casey Smit, Nogowski and Gonzalez all finished with a hit a piece.

Luke Weaver suffered the loss as the junior right hander fell to 8-4 on the year. Weaver gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits as he walked one and struck out four.

Alabama struck first on Saturday courtesy of a solo home run off the bat of Mikey White. The sophomore shortstop took the first pitch from Weaver to start the third out of the park to left to give the Crimson Tide an early 1-0 lead.

A two-out fielding error in the fifth led to two unearned runs for the Crimson Tide as Alabama extended its lead to 3-0. Wade Wass reached on the fielding error at third which scored White from second. Wass would score a batter later on Austen Smith's double to the gap in right center.

Alabama pushed across three more runs in the seventh to take a 6-0 lead. Ben Moore drove in White with an RBI single to left center. Wass then followed with a two-run home run off the scoreboard in left, good for his fifth round tripper of the season.

Gage Smith, who was making his second appearance of the NCAA Tournament and 114th of his career, went 1.1 innings allowing three runs on four hits. Jameis Winston worked the final 2.2 innings as he did not allow a run or hit while walking one and striking out two.

"There's not a lot I can say about it," said Gonzalez on the season coming to an end. "I've been part of this program for five years, and made a lot of good friends that are like family to me. I wanted to leave behind a legacy for my teammates, for the program, for the fans, and, unfortunately, we weren't able to do what we set out to do at the beginning of the season."

Florida State ended the season with 40 wins for the 37th year in a row, while clinching the ACC Atlantic Division title for the eighth consecutive year.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Josh Delph              RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
  Brett Knief           PH-RF     3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Casey Smit              DH        5  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
DJ Stewart              LF        4  0  2   2  1  0  1  0
John Nogowski           1B        3  0  1   0  0  1 14  1
  Nick Graganella       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Gage West             PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jose Brizuela           3B        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  3
Ben DeLuzio             CF        1  1  0   0  3  0  3  0
John Sansone            2B        3  1  0   1  0  0  0  1
Justin Gonzalez         SS        2  1  1   1  2  0  0  3
Danny De La Calle       C         2  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ladson Montgomery     C         0  0  0   1  1  0  2  0
  Peter Miller          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Weaver             P                            0  1
  Gage Smith            P                            0  0
  Jameis Winston        P                            1  1
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FSU                              30  5  6   5  7  4 27 12
Opp                              32  6  9   5  2  6 27  9

E - FSU-Jose Brizuela (19)
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-John Nogowski (8), Jose Brizuela (12), John Sansone (18)
SH - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Luke Weaver          L (8-4)    5.0  5  3  1  1  4
Gage Smith                      1.1  4  3  3  0  0
Jameis Winston                  2.2  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  9  6  4  2  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  5  5  7  4


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Attendance: 3,586