Florida State Baseball - 2017 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2017 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Director of Operations
Mike Bell, Associate Head Coach, Pitchers
Seth Diters, Strength and Conditioning
Clyde Keller, Volunteer Assistant
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator

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2017 FSU Baseball Media Guide


2017 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Rhett Aplin, 6-2, 220, P, Fleming Island

Alex Carpenter, 6-1, 195, P, Satellite Beach

Kyle Cavanaugh, 6-5, 230, 1B, Winter Park

Tyler Daughtry, 5-10, 180, IF, Warner Robins, GA

Nick Derr, 6-0, 190, IF, Lakewood Ranch

J.C. Flowers, 6-2, 185, P-OF, Orange Park

Jared Herron, 6-1, 210, C, Orlando

Clayton Kwiatkowski, 6-2, 215, P, Tampa

Ryan Mejia, 6-1, 190, OF, Tampa

Drew Mendoza, 6-4, 210, IF, Minneola

Drew Parrish, 5-11, 180, P-OF, Rockledge

Brandon Reitz, 6-1, 175, P, Ocala

Justin Sorokowski, 6-2, 205, P-IF, Mechanicsville, VA

Grant Stewart, 5-10, 170, P, Paxton


2017 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  38 Rhett Aplin           P       L-L  6-2   220  Jr        Fleming Island (Fleming Island/Seminole State College of Fl)
  36 Dillon Brown          P       R-R  6-0   170  Fr-R      Lynn Haven (Mosley)
  28 Dylan Busby           IF      R-R  6-3   190  Jr   **   Sarasota (Sarasota)
  53 Bryan Bussey          C       R-R  6-2   220  Sr   *    Weaverville, NC (North Buncombe/Walters State CC)
  31 Alec Byrd             P       L-L  6-3   175  Sr   ***  Miami Shores (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  46 Drew Carlton          P       R-R  6-1   207  Jr   **   Lakeland (Jenkins)
  21 Alex Carpenter        P       R-R  6-1   195  Fr-R      Satellite Beach (Central Catholic/Eastern Florida State College)
  20 Kyle Cavanaugh        1B      R-R  6-5   230  Jr-R      Winter Park (Trinity Prep/Tallahassee CC)
   1 Tyler Daughtry        IF      L-R  5-10  180  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Veterans)
   3 Nick Derr             IF      R-R  6-0   190  Fr        Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota)
   8 J.C. Flowers          P-OF    R-R  6-2   185  Fr        Orange Park (Trinity Christian Academy)
  33 Chase Haney           P       R-R  6-6   225  So   *    Winter Garden (Windermere Prep)
  24 Matt Henderson        IF      S-R  5-9   165  Sr   *    Chico, CA (Pleasant Valley/Santa Barbara CC)
  16 Jared Herron          C       R-R  6-1   210  Fr        Orlando (Trinity Prep)
  14 Tyler Holton          P-OF    L-L  6-2   200  So   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
   6 Cobi Johnson          P       R-R  6-4   210  Jr   **   Holiday (J. W. Mitchell)
  19 Andrew Karp           P       R-R  6-3   210  So-R *    Winter Garden (West Orange)
  17 Clayton Kwiatkowski   P       L-L  6-2   215  Fr        Tampa (Jesuit)
   2 Jackson Lueck         OF      S-R  6-1   190  So   *    Orlando (Orangewood Christian)
  23 Ryan Mejia            OF      R-R  6-1   190  Fr        Tampa (Alonso)
  22 Drew Mendoza          IF      L-R  6-4   210  Fr        Minneola (Lake Minneola)
  29 Quincy Nieporte       1B      R-R  6-1   223  Sr   **   Atlanta, GA (Saint Pius X Catholic/Tallahassee CC)
  43 Drew Parrish          P-OF    L-L  5-11  180  Fr        Rockledge (Rockledge)
  13 Donovan Petrey        OF      L-L  5-10  195  So   *    Arcadia (Port Charlotte)
  35 Cal Raleigh           C       S-R  6-3   205  So   *    Cullowhee, NC (Smoky Mountain)
  25 Ronnie Ramirez        P       R-R  5-9   180  So   *    Tampa (Jesuit)
  12 Brandon Reitz         P       R-R  6-1   175  Fr        Ocala (Trinity Catholic)
  26 Cole Sands            P       R-R  6-3   210  So   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
   5 Justin Sorokowski     P-IF    R-R  6-2   205  Fr        Mechanicsville, VA (Lee-Davis)
  32 Grant Stewart         P       L-L  5-10  170  Fr        Paxton (Paxton)
  15 Hank Truluck          IF-OF   R-R  6-1   190  Sr   ***  Ocala (Forest)
  18 Ed Voyles             P       R-R  6-7   205  Jr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
  42 Jim Voyles            P       R-R  6-7   205  Sr   ***  Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
  10 Taylor Walls          IF      S-R  5-10  180  Jr   **   Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
   7 Steven Wells          P-OF    R-R  6-2   175  Jr   **   Key West (Key West)
  30 Will Zirzow           P       R-R  6-5   220  Jr-R **   Fleming Island (Bolles)

2017 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 Tyler Daughtry        IF      L-R  5-10  180  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Veterans)
   2 Jackson Lueck         OF      S-R  6-1   190  So   *    Orlando (Orangewood Christian)
   3 Nick Derr             IF      R-R  6-0   190  Fr        Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota)
   5 Justin Sorokowski     P-IF    R-R  6-2   205  Fr        Mechanicsville, VA (Lee-Davis)
   6 Cobi Johnson          P       R-R  6-4   210  Jr   **   Holiday (J. W. Mitchell)
   7 Steven Wells          P-OF    R-R  6-2   175  Jr   **   Key West (Key West)
   8 J.C. Flowers          P-OF    R-R  6-2   185  Fr        Orange Park (Trinity Christian Academy)
  10 Taylor Walls          IF      S-R  5-10  180  Jr   **   Cordele, GA (Crisp County)
  12 Brandon Reitz         P       R-R  6-1   175  Fr        Ocala (Trinity Catholic)
  13 Donovan Petrey        OF      L-L  5-10  195  So   *    Arcadia (Port Charlotte)
  14 Tyler Holton          P-OF    L-L  6-2   200  So   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
  15 Hank Truluck          IF-OF   R-R  6-1   190  Sr   ***  Ocala (Forest)
  16 Jared Herron          C       R-R  6-1   210  Fr        Orlando (Trinity Prep)
  17 Clayton Kwiatkowski   P       L-L  6-2   215  Fr        Tampa (Jesuit)
  18 Ed Voyles             P       R-R  6-7   205  Jr-R **   Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
  19 Andrew Karp           P       R-R  6-3   210  So-R *    Winter Garden (West Orange)
  20 Kyle Cavanaugh        1B      R-R  6-5   230  Jr-R      Winter Park (Trinity Prep/Tallahassee CC)
  21 Alex Carpenter        P       R-R  6-1   195  Fr-R      Satellite Beach (Central Catholic/Eastern Florida State College)
  22 Drew Mendoza          IF      L-R  6-4   210  Fr        Minneola (Lake Minneola)
  23 Ryan Mejia            OF      R-R  6-1   190  Fr        Tampa (Alonso)
  24 Matt Henderson        IF      S-R  5-9   165  Sr   *    Chico, CA (Pleasant Valley/Santa Barbara CC)
  25 Ronnie Ramirez        P       R-R  5-9   180  So   *    Tampa (Jesuit)
  26 Cole Sands            P       R-R  6-3   210  So   *    Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
  28 Dylan Busby           IF      R-R  6-3   190  Jr   **   Sarasota (Sarasota)
  29 Quincy Nieporte       1B      R-R  6-1   223  Sr   **   Atlanta, GA (Saint Pius X Catholic/Tallahassee CC)
  30 Will Zirzow           P       R-R  6-5   220  Jr-R **   Fleming Island (Bolles)
  31 Alec Byrd             P       L-L  6-3   175  Sr   ***  Miami Shores (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  32 Grant Stewart         P       L-L  5-10  170  Fr        Paxton (Paxton)
  33 Chase Haney           P       R-R  6-6   225  So   *    Winter Garden (Windermere Prep)
  35 Cal Raleigh           C       S-R  6-3   205  So   *    Cullowhee, NC (Smoky Mountain)
  36 Dillon Brown          P       R-R  6-0   170  Fr-R      Lynn Haven (Mosley)
  38 Rhett Aplin           P       L-L  6-2   220  Jr        Fleming Island (Fleming Island/Seminole State College of Fl)
  42 Jim Voyles            P       R-R  6-7   205  Sr   ***  Atlanta, GA (Holy Innocent's Episcopal)
  43 Drew Parrish          P-OF    L-L  5-11  180  Fr        Rockledge (Rockledge)
  46 Drew Carlton          P       R-R  6-1   207  Jr   **   Lakeland (Jenkins)
  53 Bryan Bussey          C       R-R  6-2   220  Sr   *    Weaverville, NC (North Buncombe/Walters State CC)

July 15, 2015 - Ben DeLuzio signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2017 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stephen Cardullo         16      1B                 Colorado Rockies
Kevin Cash               16      Manager            Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Stephen Drew             10      2B                 Washington Nationals
Sean Gilmartin           36      P                  New York Mets
Buster Posey             28      C-1B               San Francisco Giants
Robby Scott              63      P                  Boston Red Sox
Devon Travis             29      2B                 Toronto Blue Jays

Noles in the Pros -  7

2017 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
02/17
Ref
H
VA COMMONWEALTH
L 0-3
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/18
Ref
H
VA COMMONWEALTH
W 12-3
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/19
Ref
H
VA COMMONWEALTH
W 11-3
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
L 2-4
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
SAMFORD
W 16-3
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/25
Ref
H
SAMFORD
W 8-0
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/26
Ref
H
SAMFORD
W 13-4
 
9
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 6-5
 
10
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
H
OAKLAND
W 18-10
 
10
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
OAKLAND
W 12-1
 
10
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/05
Ref
H
OAKLAND
W 14-6
 
10
2
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 5-2
 
8
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA
W 5-0
 
8
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 5-8
 
8
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 11-1
 
8
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 13-0
 
8
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 0-1
 
6
2
3
8
5
5
13
11
8
03/15
Ref
A
FLORIDA GULF COAST
L 2-5
 
6
2
3
22
21
 
 
 
 
03/17
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 9-2
 
6
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/18
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 12-13
 
6
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/19
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 0-17
 
6
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/21
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 10-9
 
18
14
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/24
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME
W 8-2
 
18
14
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/24
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME
W 8-3
 
18
14
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME
W 5-1
 
18
14
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
L 1-4
 
12
12
10
11
8
9
13
11
8
03/31
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 1-3
 
12
12
10
7
7
7
4
3
4
04/01
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 2-5
 
12
12
10
7
7
7
4
3
4
04/02
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 7-9
 
12
12
10
7
7
7
4
3
4
04/04
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
W 7-6
 
 
24
19
9
18
17
 
 
 
04/05
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
W 3-2
 
 
24
19
9
18
17
 
 
 
04/07
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 16-7
 
 
24
19
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/08
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 3-4
 
 
24
19
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/09
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 4-8
 
 
24
19
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/11
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 7-10
 
 
 
25
18
16
10
13
11
8
04/15
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 10-12
 
 
 
25
4
5
4
5
6
3
04/16
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 7-3
 
 
 
25
4
5
4
5
6
3
04/17
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 7-6
 
 
 
 
5
5
4
5
6
3
04/19
Ref
H
STETSON
W 7-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/21
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 6-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/22
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 4-5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/25
Ref
A
STETSON
W 11-5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/28
 
H
VIRGINIA  
 
 
 
 
12
12
10
12
12
10
04/29
 
H
VIRGINIA  
 
 
 
 
12
12
10
12
12
10
04/30
 
H
VIRGINIA  
 
 
 
 
12
12
10
12
12
10
05/05
 
H
PACIFIC  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
 
H
PACIFIC  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/07
 
H
PACIFIC  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
 
H
JACKSONVILLE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/12
 
H
WAKE FOREST  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23
17
19
05/13
 
H
WAKE FOREST  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23
17
19
05/14
 
H
WAKE FOREST  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23
17
19
05/18
 
A
LOUISVILLE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
2
2
05/19
 
A
LOUISVILLE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
2
2
05/20
 
A
LOUISVILLE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
2
2
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   26-16    16- 8    10- 7     0- 1
VS ACC          10-10     4- 5     6- 5     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25   4- 8     4- 5     0- 2     0- 1


STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/17/2017
VA COMMONWEALTH
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Daughtry
02/18/2017
VA COMMONWEALTH
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
02/19/2017
VA COMMONWEALTH
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Nick
Derr
Kyle
Cavanaugh
J.C.
Flowers
02/21/2017
SOUTH FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Rhett
Aplin
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
02/24/2017
SAMFORD
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Dylan
Busby
Nick
Derr
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
02/25/2017
SAMFORD
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
Hank
Truluck
02/26/2017
SAMFORD
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
02/28/2017
JACKSONVILLE
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Dylan
Busby
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
Kyle
Cavanaugh
Matt
Henderson
03/03/2017
OAKLAND
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
Dylan
Busby
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/04/2017
OAKLAND
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Nick
Derr
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
03/05/2017
OAKLAND
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Nick
Derr
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
03/07/2017
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Nick
Derr
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/08/2017
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Nick
Derr
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/10/2017
BOSTON COLLEGE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/11/2017
BOSTON COLLEGE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/11/2017
BOSTON COLLEGE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
Matt
Henderson
03/14/2017
FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/15/2017
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/17/2017
VIRGINIA TECH
Taylor
Walls
Nick
Derr
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/18/2017
VIRGINIA TECH
Taylor
Walls
Nick
Derr
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/19/2017
VIRGINIA TECH
Taylor
Walls
Nick
Derr
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Dylan
Busby
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/21/2017
JACKSONVILLE
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Jackson
Lueck
Dylan
Busby
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
03/24/2017
NOTRE DAME
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
03/24/2017
NOTRE DAME
Taylor
Walls
Nick
Derr
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
03/25/2017
NOTRE DAME
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Nick
Derr
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
03/28/2017
FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
Matt
Henderson
03/31/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
Matt
Henderson
04/01/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Rhett
Aplin
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Daughtry
Matt
Henderson
04/02/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
J.C.
Flowers
Jackson
Lueck
Rhett
Aplin
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Tyler
Daughtry
Nick
Derr
Matt
Henderson
04/04/2017
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
04/05/2017
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
04/07/2017
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Nick
Derr
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Hank
Truluck
Matt
Henderson
04/08/2017
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Nick
Derr
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Hank
Truluck
Matt
Henderson
04/09/2017
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
04/11/2017
FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Donovan
Petrey
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
04/15/2017
CLEMSON
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
04/16/2017
CLEMSON
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Rhett
Aplin
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Dylan
Busby
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
04/17/2017
CLEMSON
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Rhett
Aplin
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
04/19/2017
STETSON
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Rhett
Aplin
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
04/21/2017
MIAMI
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Rhett
Aplin
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
04/22/2017
MIAMI
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Rhett
Aplin
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
04/25/2017
STETSON
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
04/28/2017
VIRGINIA
         
04/29/2017
VIRGINIA
         
04/30/2017
VIRGINIA
         
05/05/2017
PACIFIC
         
05/06/2017
PACIFIC
         
05/07/2017
PACIFIC
         
05/09/2017
JACKSONVILLE
         
05/12/2017
WAKE FOREST
         
05/13/2017
WAKE FOREST
         
05/14/2017
WAKE FOREST
         
05/18/2017
LOUISVILLE
         
05/19/2017
LOUISVILLE
         
05/20/2017
LOUISVILLE
         

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/17/2017
VA COMMONWEALTH
Drew
Carlton
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
02/18/2017
VA COMMONWEALTH
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
02/19/2017
VA COMMONWEALTH
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
02/21/2017
SOUTH FLORIDA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
02/24/2017
SAMFORD
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
02/25/2017
SAMFORD
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Hank
Truluck
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
02/26/2017
SAMFORD
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
02/28/2017
JACKSONVILLE
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/03/2017
OAKLAND
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/04/2017
OAKLAND
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Nick
Derr
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/05/2017
OAKLAND
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Nick
Derr
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/07/2017
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/08/2017
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Ed
Voyles
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/10/2017
BOSTON COLLEGE
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/11/2017
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Tyler
Daughtry
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/11/2017
BOSTON COLLEGE
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Steven
Wells
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/14/2017
FLORIDA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/15/2017
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Ed
Voyles
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/17/2017
VIRGINIA TECH
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/18/2017
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/19/2017
VIRGINIA TECH
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
03/21/2017
JACKSONVILLE
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Nick
Derr
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/24/2017
NOTRE DAME
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Nick
Derr
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/24/2017
NOTRE DAME
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Matt
Henderson
Nick
Derr
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/25/2017
NOTRE DAME
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Dylan
Busby
Nick
Derr
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/28/2017
FLORIDA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
03/31/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Drew
Mendoza
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/01/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Drew
Mendoza
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/02/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Matt
Henderson
Drew
Mendoza
Tyler
Daughtry
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/04/2017
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/05/2017
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Will
Zirzow
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/07/2017
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Hank
Truluck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
04/08/2017
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Hank
Truluck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
04/09/2017
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
04/11/2017
FLORIDA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Daughtry
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Donovan
Petrey
04/15/2017
CLEMSON
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/16/2017
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/17/2017
CLEMSON
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/19/2017
STETSON
Will
Zirzow
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/21/2017
MIAMI
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/22/2017
MIAMI
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/25/2017
STETSON
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
04/28/2017
VIRGINIA
         
04/29/2017
VIRGINIA
         
04/30/2017
VIRGINIA
         
05/05/2017
PACIFIC
         
05/06/2017
PACIFIC
         
05/07/2017
PACIFIC
         
05/09/2017
JACKSONVILLE
         
05/12/2017
WAKE FOREST
         
05/13/2017
WAKE FOREST
         
05/14/2017
WAKE FOREST
         
05/18/2017
LOUISVILLE
         
05/19/2017
LOUISVILLE
         
05/20/2017
LOUISVILLE
         

2017 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== ====================================================================================== FSU .000 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

2017 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 ======================================================================================================================== ==================================================================================================== FSU 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0

2017 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= ======================== FSU 0 0 0 .000
Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ========================================================================================================== Will Zirzow 1.000 17 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ryan Mejia .400 7 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rhett Aplin .315 41 36 130 32 41 7 1 6 24 21 5 27 2 2 4 6 Dylan Busby .308 37 36 146 28 45 13 1 8 41 9 6 36 2 3 6 7 Quincy Nieporte .288 41 41 153 28 44 10 0 8 49 16 6 21 6 1 0 0 Jackson Lueck .284 30 28 116 21 33 6 0 4 28 9 5 28 3 0 2 3 J.C. Flowers .280 42 42 132 31 37 3 2 2 23 27 7 37 1 5 6 6 Drew Mendoza .268 16 16 56 9 15 5 0 1 11 8 2 19 2 1 3 3 Taylor Walls .253 41 41 154 45 39 6 2 5 30 39 1 29 2 0 5 7 Matt Henderson .242 41 37 95 23 23 2 0 0 13 29 7 24 3 6 4 4 Nick Derr .242 37 28 95 27 23 2 1 1 16 27 7 28 4 1 6 6 Hank Truluck .235 27 3 17 3 4 1 0 1 1 2 3 10 0 1 0 1 Cal Raleigh .233 42 42 159 34 37 10 1 6 24 27 2 24 2 0 1 1 Tyler Daughtry .209 32 24 86 19 18 6 0 1 13 29 2 23 2 0 3 3 Kyle Cavanaugh .200 13 2 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 Bryan Bussey .200 17 0 10 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 Donovan Petrey .125 18 1 16 1 2 0 0 0 2 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 Steven Wells .100 16 1 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 Drew Carlton .000 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clayton Kwiatkowski .000 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tyler Holton .000 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Chase Haney .000 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alec Byrd .000 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jim Voyles .000 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Drew Parrish .000 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cole Sands .000 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Andrew Karp .000 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Grant Stewart .000 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ed Voyles .000 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Brandon Reitz .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mike Haney .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ===================================================================================== FSU .264 55 55 1399 308 370 72 8 43 279 587 .420 253 57 321 0 .391 30 20 40 47 Opp .242 55 55 1419 201 343 77 6 28 183 132 43 392 11 25 21 33 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 ======================================================================================================================== Drew Carlton 1.64 2 3 19 1 0 0 2 3 33.0 30 13 6 7 31 Clayton Kwiatkowski 2.50 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 13 5 5 6 19 Steven Wells 2.70 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 3 1 1 3 Tyler Holton 2.92 5 1 10 10 0 0 1 0 61.2 36 22 20 18 78 Jim Voyles 3.03 3 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 29.2 29 14 10 18 31 Will Zirzow 3.52 1 1 16 2 0 0 1 0 30.2 25 16 12 15 38 Chase Haney 3.70 1 2 22 0 0 0 1 0 24.1 20 10 10 7 20 Cole Sands 4.56 5 2 10 10 0 0 0 0 49.1 55 31 25 17 42 Grant Stewart 5.00 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9 5 5 6 12 Drew Parrish 5.19 4 2 11 9 1 0 1 0 50.1 53 35 29 12 47 Alec Byrd 5.30 2 2 20 0 0 0 1 0 18.2 17 13 11 13 24 Andrew Karp 5.35 0 2 9 8 0 0 0 0 37.0 32 23 22 9 40 Brandon Reitz 6.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 2 3 Ed Voyles 8.53 1 1 6 2 0 0 2 0 6.1 13 9 6 1 4 ==================================================================================================== FSU 3.94 26 16 170 42 1 0 11 3 374.1 343 201 164 132 392 Opp 6.74 16 26 42 0 10 365.2 370 308 274 253 321 Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Rhett Aplin 40 4 0 1.000 Jackson Lueck 35 0 0 1.000 Bryan Bussey 27 3 0 1.000 Kyle Cavanaugh 14 2 0 1.000 Steven Wells 9 3 0 1.000 Hank Truluck 6 5 0 1.000 Cole Sands 4 6 0 1.000 Andrew Karp 2 7 0 1.000 Drew Carlton 3 4 0 1.000 Grant Stewart 0 5 0 1.000 Chase Haney 1 3 0 1.000 Alec Byrd 0 2 0 1.000 Ryan Mejia 2 0 0 1.000 Jim Voyles 1 1 0 1.000 Ed Voyles 0 1 0 1.000 J.C. Flowers 86 1 1 .989 Quincy Nieporte 150 9 3 .981 Cal Raleigh 348 45 8 .980 Drew Mendoza 121 9 5 .963 Matt Henderson 58 78 6 .958 Taylor Walls 60 108 8 .955 Tyler Holton 5 13 1 .947 Dylan Busby 96 53 9 .943 Tyler Daughtry 19 30 4 .925 Will Zirzow 4 7 1 .917 Nick Derr 25 17 5 .894 Donovan Petrey 6 0 1 .857 Drew Parrish 0 4 1 .800 Clayton Kwiatkowski 1 2 1 .750 ======================== FSU 1123 422 54 .966 Opp 1097 362 60 .961
VA COMMONWEALTH 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/17/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Thompson, VCU Shut Out Florida State, 3-0.
Seminole junior Drew Carlton allowed a pair of runs over 5.2 innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Opening its 70th season in school history, the Florida State baseball team fell 3-0 to visiting VCU Friday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. Sophomore Jackson Lueck recorded the Seminoles lone hit in the first inning, and FSU starter Drew Carlton allowed just two runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings.

The season opener for both teams remained scoreless through four innings before VCU scored a pair of runs in the fifth. Paul Witt's RBI double scored Haiden Lamb, who reached on a one-out single to first base. Witt came around to score on Darian Carpenter's sacrifice fly to right field.

Three times the Seminoles had a pair of runners on base, but came up empty each time. In the first, Lueck singled and Cal Raleigh walked, but both were stranded. In the fifth, now trailing by two, Matt Henderson opened the frame with a walk and Taylor Walls added a second walk with two outs, but Lueck's strikeout ended the frame.

In the seventh, freshman Nick Derr, who replaced junior college transfer Rhett Aplin in right field earlier in the inning, reached second on a throwing error and Henderson was subsequently hit by a pitch. Freshman J.C. Flowers, the starting centerfielder, grounded into a double play and Hank Truluck, hitting for Tyler Daughtry, struck out.

VCU's final run was scored on Carpenter's single up the middle in the seventh.

VCU's starting pitcher, Sean Thompson, allowed one hit in five innings of work, striking out six and walking three. Matt Jamer followed with three innings of no-hit ball, while preseason All-American Sam Donko, the nation's leader in saves in 2016 with 20, picked up his first of 2017 with a perfect ninth inning.

Behind Carlton, the Seminole bullpen used four pitchers, including Chase Haney, Andrew Karp, and Alec Byrd combining to end the game with 2.2 innings of one-hit, no-run baseball.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  8  2
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  1  1  7  1
Dylan Busby             3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Nick Derr             RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        1  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tyler Daughtry          DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Drew Carlton            P                            2  0
  Steven Wells          P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Andrew Karp           P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  0  1   0  3  8 27  7
Opp                              36  3 12   3  0  7 27  9

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Matt Henderson (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Jackson Lueck (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Carlton         L (0-1)    5.2  9  2  2  0  4
Steven Wells                    0.2  2  1  1  0  0
Chase Haney                     0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Andrew Karp                     1.2  1  0  0  0  1
Alec Byrd                       0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  3  3  0  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  1  0  0  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE 12, VA COMMONWEALTH 3
02/18/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lueck, Sands Lead Seminoles to 12-3 Win Over VCU.
Seminoles use 12 hits and 9 walks to even season record at 1-1.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fifth-ranked Florida State (1-1) baseball bats came to life a day later than many expected, using 12 hits and nine walks en route to a 12-3 win over VCU (0-1) Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Behind a strong performance on the mound by sophomore Cole Sands (1-0), Florida State rebounded from an Opening Day shutout to the Rams.

"What a difference a day makes," head coach Mike Martin said. "We did a lot of things well, and certainly Cole set us straight early. He had some good, solid innings."

Sophomore Jackson Lueck, who had the Seminoles lone hit in Friday's 3-0 loss, was 3-for-4 at the plate Saturday with three RBI and a run scored. His two-run single in the third inning opened the scoring, bringing in freshmen Tyler Daughtry and J.C. Flowers, who reached on walks. Flowers finished a perfect 2-for-2 on the day with a pair of singles up the middle before being replaced in the seventh inning by Donovan Petrey.

With a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, junior college transfer Rhett Aplin provided the spark for Florida State with a towering two-run home run to right field. It was Aplin's first hit as a Seminole after finishing with nine last season at Seminole State College in Orlando. All-American shortstop Taylor Walls recorded a pair of doubles, including a two-run double in the fourth, and reached base four times in joining Lueck with three RBI.

"Amazing how a dinger can wake everybody up," Martin said of Florida State's first home run of the season. "A big lift for our ball club, and Aplin is capable of messing up the party."

The visiting Rams plated their first two runs in the sixth inning in chasing Sands, though both runs were unearned on a pair of FSU errors. Sands finished with 5.2 innings pitched, allowing just four hits and two runs. Senior Will Zirzow closed out the sixth with a strikeout and added two more innings of hitless ball. Freshman Drew Parrish closed out the game allowing a run in the ninth inning while striking out a batter.

Florida State responded to VCU's two runs by adding three of its own in the bottom of the frame. VCU closer Ben Nelson loaded the bases before being relieved by Tanner Winters, who allowed all three inherited runners to cross the plate. Dylan Busby's groundout scored a run, while Quincy Nieporte's single off the right field fence plated two.

Daughtry finished without an official at-bat after being walked four times and scoring three runs. His final time crossing the plate came in the seventh inning on Walls' RBI double. Freshman Ryan Mejia, in the first action of his career, pinch hit for Lueck and singled up the middle to score Walls for run No. 12 on the afternoon.

VCU starter Michael Dailey (0-1), who was 6-0 with a 1.57 ERA in 2016, allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits and five walks in just 3.1 innings pitched.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        3  3  2   3  2  0  3  2
  Drew Parrish          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  1  3   3  0  0  1  0
  Ryan Mejia            PH-CF     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  1  0   0  2  0  3  0
  Bryan Bussey          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Dylan Busby             3B        5  0  0   1  0  1  1  3
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  1  1   2  0  0 10  1
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        2  1  1   2  0  1  2  0
  Nick Derr             PH-RF     3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Daughtry          DH-SS     0  3  0   0  4  0  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Cole Sands              P                            1  1
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 12  12  9  4 27 11
Opp                              34  3  5   3  3  6 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby 2 (2), Quincy Nieporte (1), Tyler Daughtry (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls 2 (2)
HR - FSU-Rhett Aplin (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           W (1-0)    5.2  4  2  0  2  2
Will Zirzow                     2.1  0  0  0  0  3
Drew Parrish                    1.0  1  1  1  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  3  1  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12 12 11  9  4


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FLORIDA STATE 11, VA COMMONWEALTH 3
02/19/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

1,900! Noles Beat VCU for Martin's Milestone Victory.
FSU gets 13 hits and 11 runs to take the series against the Rams.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (2-1) beat VCU (1-2) 11-3 Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium, clinching a season-opening series for the Seminoles and earning head coach Mike Martin the 1,900th win of his 38-year career. Martin is the active wins leader and just the second in the sport's history to reach 1,900 career wins.

A Florida State offense that started slow each of the first two games of the season got rolling early, leading 4-0 through two innings. After a perfect top of the first from starter Tyler Holton (1-0, 1.50), junior Taylor Walls walked and sophomore Jackson Lueck singled Walls to third. Walls gave the Noles a 1-0 lead on Cal Raleigh's groundout.

In the second, freshman Nick Derr recorded the first of his three hits, moving senior Matt Henderson to second. Derr was 5-for-8 with a double and three runs scored during his first weekend as a Seminole. Henderson scored on freshman J.C. Flowers' single to left field, and Derr and Flowers both scored on Walls' RBI single to right field, Derr on the hit and Flowers on the error from VCU right fielder Alex Gransback.

"When you look at the weekend, you have to be pleased with the opportunity guys got to display their talent that had not played for Florida State, guys like Flowers and Derr," Martin said.

VCU answered with a pair of runs in the top of the third in the only trouble of the day for Holton. VCU scored a run and loaded the bases on a single, error and two hit by pitches, all with no outs. After the second hit by pitch, a scary 3-0 ball that knocked VCU third baseman Daane Berezo from the game, Holton settled down and struck out the side, keeping the damage to two runs. They would be the only two runs Holton allowed on the day, finishing with three hits allowed and six strikeouts.

VCU's starting pitcher, Brooks Vial (0-1), allowed four runs (one earned) on six hits in 4.0 innings pitched.

In the fifth, the FSU bats again rang, this time against relief pitcher Jonathan Ebersole. Loading the bases with a Quincy Nieporte single and two walks by Henderson and Derr, junior Rhett Aplin plated Nieporte with a sacrifice fly to left field. Henderson and Derr came around to score on Walls' two-run double just inside the first base line, making the score 7-2. Walls, who finished No. 2 nationally in 2016 with 72 runs scored, finished the weekend 4-for-10 with six RBI, four runs, three doubles and four walks.

Nieporte's two-out home run off the left field scoreboard made the score 8-2 in the sixth. Holton gave way to junior Ed Voyles in the seventh. An opening hit by pitch from Voyles came around to score for VCU, the final run of the game for the Rams. FSU responded with an RBI single from Flowers in the bottom of the frame, leaving the Orange Park, Fla., native 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored on the afternoon.

Sophomore Cal Raleigh and junior Dylan Busby opened the eighth with a walk and double, respectively, and both players would come around to score: Raleigh on Nieporte's sacrifice fly and Busby on Henderson's first hit of the year, an RBI single to center field.

FSU closed the game on the mound with scoreless innings from Alec Byrd (8th) and Jim Voyles (9th).

As for Martin, Sunday's win moves him just 75 behind Augie Garrido for the most all-time in college baseball. In his 38th year as the Seminole skipper, Martin is 1,900-672-4.

"Every single coach in our locker room has a lot to do with what has transpired in this program the last 38 years," Martin said of the milestone. "It's been a great ride. We just want that ride to continue to where we're trying to get to. I'm not going to sit here and say it doesn't mean anything. We've had outstanding athletes in our program for some time, and I'm glad we have the opportunity to work with them."

"It's the main reason most of us decided to come here," Nieporte said of Martin's legacy. "To be a part of a monumental win in a legend's career is special. It's an honor."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  2   3  1  0  3  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Cal Raleigh             C-DH      4  1  1   0  1  0 10  0
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  1   0  0  2  1  3
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  2  2   2  0  1  8  1
Matt Henderson          2B        3  2  1   1  2  0  2  3
Nick Derr               RF        3  3  3   0  1  0  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kyle Cavanaugh          DH        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Rhett Aplin           PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Daughtry        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
  Hank Truluck          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Holton            P                            1  1
  Ed Voyles             P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 13   9  7  4 27 10
Opp                              31  3  6   1  2 10 24  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holton (1), Dylan Busby (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (3), Dylan Busby (1), Nick Derr (1)
HR - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (1)
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Donovan Petrey (1)
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (1), Rhett Aplin (1)
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (1-0)    6.0  3  2  1  1  8
Ed Voyles                       1.0  1  1  1  0  1
Alec Byrd                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Jim Voyles                      1.0  2  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  2  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0 13 11  8  7  4


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SOUTH FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/21/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Karp Masterful in Third Career Start.
Redshirt sophomore set career-highs in innings (7.0) and strikeouts (9).

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State redshirt sophomore Andrew Karp threw nine strikeouts and allowed just three hits over seven innings, but USF scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Seminoles 4-2 Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Karp, who threw just 14.1 innings in nine appearances in 2016, retired the final 12 batters he faced.

"The guy was absolutely gorgerous," head coach Mike Martin said of Karp. "Nine K's, first outing of the year."

In fanning a career-high nine, Karp escaped the only real damage he faced in the second inning, when a pair of two-out singles put runners on the corners. Karp responded by striking out rightfielder Cameron Montgomery to end the inning.

Thanks to a first-inning double play to erase a baserunner who reached on an error and a caught stealing from Cal Raleigh to Taylor Walls, Karp and the Seminoles faced just 23 USF batters through seven innings.

Florida State scored a run in each of the first two innings and held a 2-0 lead heading into the ninth inning. A two-out double from rightfielder Rhett Aplin plated Walls in the first inning. Walls recorded two more walks in the game and now has six in four games this season. For Aplin, it was his second hit of the year after mashing a two-run home run against VCU last weekend.

J.C Flowers knocked in FSU's second run of the game on a fielder's choice to third base. The throw to the plate was not in time, allowing Matt Henderson (who reached on a walk) to score and make the game 2-0 FSU. Through four games, Flowers has three RBI and three runs hitting primarily in the nine-hole.

USF starter Ryan Valdes went three innings, allowed two runs and walked three while giving up just one hit. In relief of Valdes, the USF bullpen went six innings, allowing no hits, one walk and striking out eight. The only Seminole to reach base in the final seven innings of the game was Walls' walk with one out in the eighth inning.

He was subsequently erased on a double play.

USF used three walks, two hit-by-pitches, a single and sacrifice fly to score four runs in the ninth inning. Mark Savarese (1-0) pitching a scoreless eighth inning for the win, and Andrew Perez threw a perfect ninth for his first save.

Alec Byrd (0-1) earned the loss, walking his only batter on five pitches.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  2  4
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        3  0  0   0  1  1 10  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  0  2 12  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Nick Derr             RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Dylan Busby             3B        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  4
Tyler Daughtry          DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  2
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Andrew Karp             P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Steven Wells          P                            0  0
  Drew Parrish          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  1   2  4  9 27 11
Opp                              29  4  4   3  3 11 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (2)
2B - FSU-Rhett Aplin (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Matt Henderson (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     7.0  3  0  0  0  9
Chase Haney                     1.0  0  1  1  0  1
Jim Voyles                      0.1  0  1  1  1  1
Alec Byrd            L (0-1)    0.0  0  1  1  1  0
Will Zirzow                     0.0  0  1  0  1  0
Steven Wells                    0.1  1  0  0  0  0
Drew Parrish                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  4  4  3  3 11
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  1  2  2  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 16, SAMFORD 3
02/24/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Aplin, Busby, Sands Lead Noles in 16-3 Win Over Samford.
Sands threw six K's in first series opening start; Aplin 4-for-5, triple shy of cycle.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Three days after getting one-hit for the second time this season, the Florida State (3-2) bats erupted for 15 hits in Friday afternoon's 16-3 win over Samford (2-2) on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Junior Rhett Aplin finished the day 4-for-5 and just a triple shy of FSU's first cycle since 2010; Dylan Busby had four RBI, including three on a towering home run in his first at-bat; and freshman Nick Derr added three more hits to his season total and leads FSU with eight on the year.

"I saw a ballclub, from the very beginning…approach the game in a manner that makes me as a Seminole proud," head coach Mike Martin said. "To get nine runs in the first two innings was aggressive, intelligent. I was proud of our approach tonight."

The sizzling FSU bats were helped on the mound by sophomore Cole Sands (2-0), who threw five innings of three-hit ball, allowing just two runs and striking out a career-high-tying six. For Sands, it was the first series-opening start of his career.

"He didn't go through the motions," Martin said of Sands. "He threw 74 pitches; we wanted him to go 90, but the fact he was coming back a day early (from pitching on Saturday) it worked perfectly. Both of his off-speed pitches were effective."

"I don't try to make it any different," Sands said. "I go out there and compete and play my game."

Junior Taylor Walls was walked on each of his first three at-bats, the 19th-straight game he has safely reached base, just one off his career-high of 20 straight games last season. Walls scored the first of his two runs on Quincy Nieporte's RBI single in the first inning; Cal Raleigh scored on Aplin's RBI double that bounced high over the first baseman's head; and Busby's first home run of the season made the score 5-0 FSU after the opening frame.

Sands allowed his two runs in the second inning, when Kevin Williams, Jr., hit his third home run of the season off the leftfield scoreboard. Williams hit a second home run in the seventh inning and was responsible for all three scores for the Bulldogs. They were the first home runs allowed by the Seminoles this season.

The Noles responded with four more runs in the second inning, beginning with freshman J.C. Flowers' leadoff opposite-field home run, the first of his career. The second of Walls' three walks was followed by quick outs by Jackson Lueck and Raleigh. After a Nieporte walk, Aplin poked an RBI single to right field, followed by Busby's second hit of the evening, an RBI single to centerfield. FSU's fourth run of the inning came on a single from Derr to right field, scoring Aplin, but Derr was thrown out trying to advance on a throwing error by pitcher Jesse McCord (0-1).

The Bulldogs replaced McCord in the fourth with Connor Radcliff, and the Noles tagged Radcliff with five earned runs without recording an out. Aplin hit a two-run home run, leaving him a triple shy of FSU's first cycle since 2010. Four consecutive walks or HBPs scored another run and set up Walls' sacrifice fly. Lueck's RBI single to left field capped the scoring for the inning.

The Florida State bullpen, in its first game after allowing four runs in the ninth inning against USF, had three pitchers make the first appearances of their careers: Grant Stewart (one hit, two strikeouts); Brandon Reitz (one hit, one run allowed, two strikeouts); and Clayton Kwiatkowski (one hit). All three threw one inning on the mound.

Senior Will Zirzow closed out the game on the mound with a pair of strikeouts, including the final out of the game to pinch hitter Grant Colton.

In total, Florida State played 21 players, including seven freshmen. Aplin and Derr were the only starters to finish in the batting order. FSU struck out 12 Samford batters and walked only three, while FSU walked 12 times and struck out only six times. As a team, FSU has walked four more times than it has struck out on the year (35-31).

Raleigh remained perfect against baserunners on the season, throwing out T.J. Dixon in the top of the first inning after he singled to open the game. Raleigh has thrown out both attempted base stealers on the year.

Kyle Cavanaugh, a junior college transfer from Tallahassee Community College, recorded the first two hits of his Florida State career in relief of Nieporte.

Dixon (three hits), Williams (two home runs) and Branden Fryman had all six of Samford's hits. FSU hit .450 (9-of-20) with runners in scoring position.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        1  2  0   1  3  0  2  2
  Tyler Daughtry        SS        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  1  0   0  1  0  6  1
  Bryan Bussey          C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
Quincy Nieporte         1B        2  3  1   1  2  0  6  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     2  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Rhett Aplin             DH        5  4  4   4  1  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             3B        3  2  2   4  0  0  0  1
  Hank Truluck          PH-3B     1  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
Nick Derr               RF-2B     5  1  3   2  1  1  0  2
Matt Henderson          2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  2
  Steven Wells          RF        1  0  0   0  1  1  2  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  1  1   2  1  0  1  0
  Ryan Mejia            CF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  1
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  1
  Brandon Reitz         P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
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FSU                              37 16 15  15 12  6 27 13
Opp                              30  3  6   3  3 12 24 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Nick Derr (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Rhett Aplin (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Rhett Aplin (2), Dylan Busby (1), J.C. Flowers (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (1), Matt Henderson (2), J.C. Flowers (1)
SF - FSU-Taylor Walls (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Cole Sands           W (2-0)    5.0  3  2  2  2  6
Grant Stewart                   1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Brandon Reitz                   1.0  1  1  1  1  2
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Will Zirzow                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  3  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 15 16 14 12  6


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FLORIDA STATE 8, SAMFORD 0
02/25/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holton K's 11 as Noles Blank Samford 8-0.
Senior Quincy Nieporte had five RBI and his second career grand slam.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore Tyler Holton allowed just two hits and struck out a career-high 11 as No. 5 Florida State (4-2) blanked the Samford Bulldogs (2-3), 8-0, Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Senior first baseman Quincy Nieporte had five RBI, including his second career grand slam, in leading the Seminole offense.

"Tyler Holton was the key," head coach Mike Martin said. "You look at his numbers and, my gosh, two hits and 11 strikeouts. It's pretty easy to see. We only had 16 plays to make in the field. The first play of the game set the tone."

Second baseman Matt Henderson fielded a ground ball running towards second base from Bulldog leadoff hitter T.J. Dixon and threw the speedy Dixon out at first base. After groundouts by Dixon and Branden Fryman to open the game, Holton (2-0) recorded seven consecutive outs via strikeout, with the lone baserunner coming on a walk in the third inning.

Florida State put a pair of runners on base in each of the first two innings, but all four were stranded and the game remained scoreless until FSU broke through with five runs in the fifth inning. Dylan Busby, a late scratch from the starting lineup, entered the game at third base in the fifth inning and walked in his first plate appearance in the bottom of the inning. Taylor Walls followed with a walk, his 20th-consecutive game reaching base, which ties his career high from 2016. Cal Raleigh, who had just one hit entering Saturday, turned a 1-2 pitch into an RBI double off the right field wall to plate Busby. Raleigh finished 2-for-3 on the afternoon.

Junior Rhett Aplin, who hit .500 with a pair of home runs in his first five games as a Nole, was then intentionally walked to load the bases for Nieporte. Nieporte turned on the 1-0 pitch from Samford's Mikhail Cazenave (1-1) and sent it high over the left field wall for his second career grand slam and second home run of 2017.

"It was real nice, especially with the outing Tyler was having," Nieporte said of his 14th career home run. "Our lineup is dangerous from top to bottom."

With a 5-0 lead, Holton allowed just one baserunner in each of the sixth and seventh innings and struck out the final two batters he faced. Holton finished with 11 strikeouts in seven innings. It surpassed his previous career-high of nine against Miami in the ACC Tournament last season, and is the most for a Seminole since Mike Compton had 11 against Coastal Carolina late in the 2015 season.

FSU added a run in the sixth inning, when Nieporte again came up with the bases loaded and reached on a fielding error by third baseman Taylor Garris. The Noles capped the scoring in the eighth inning, with Nieporte recording his fifth RBI of the game on an RBI single through the left side to score Donovan Petrey. Freshman Tyler Daughtry, who reached on his first career hit, scored when leftfielder Kevin Williams misplayed the ball.

Jim Voyles closed out the game with a pair of scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out a pair of batters.

Through six games, the Florida State pitching staff has compiled a 2.00 ERA, allowing just 12 earned runs while striking out 59 and walking 14.

For Samford, Cazenave was solid through four innings before slipping in the fifth. He finished with five earned runs allowed in 4.1 innings. Williams, who had two home runs Friday night for the Bulldogs, had two of Samford's five hits on Saturday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS-DH     4  1  0   0  1  1  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-LF     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  1  2   1  0  0 12  1
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rhett Aplin             DH        2  1  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Tyler Daughtry        PH-SS     1  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Quincy Nieporte         1B        5  1  2   5  0  0  9  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Nick Derr               RF        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Ryan Mejia            PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  2
Hank Truluck            3B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Dylan Busby           3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  3
Tyler Holton            P                            0  3
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  8  9   6  8  4 27 11
Opp                              31  0  5   0  3 13 24 11

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Cal Raleigh (1), J.C. Flowers (1)
HR - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Cal Raleigh (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (2-0)    7.0  2  0  0  3 11
Jim Voyles                      2.0  3  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  0  0  3 13
Opp                  L          8.0  9  8  6  8  4


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FLORIDA STATE 13, SAMFORD 4
02/26/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Complete Sweep of Samford with 13-4 Win.
Freshman Drew Parrish allowed a run and struck out six in his first career start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Behind two-hit baseball from Drew Parrish (1-0) in his first career start, Florida State (5-2) completed a weekend sweep of Samford (2-4) with a 13-4 win Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Parrish struck out six Bulldogs without allowing a walk in six innings, and Jackson Lueck tied a career high with five RBI on the day.

“The way that we played, the focus we showed, was very impressive,” head coach Mike Martin said of the weekend sweep. “I can’t say enough about the way we approached it. I’m pleased with the effort. Glad we were able to get everyone in the ballgame again.

“Seven games doesn’t make a season, but I’m pleased with how we played these last three.”

In his first start, Parrish didn’t allow a baserunner until the fourth inning and faced 19 batters in recording his 18 outs. The Rockledge, Fla., native threw just 69 pitches.

“Sometimes you look out there at a guy making his first start in this arena,” Martin continued. “He shows signs of intimidation. He wasn’t intimidated by anything. He was playing baseball.”

“My nerves were kicking a little bit, but I found a way to calm down and pitch the way I needed to pitch,” Parrish said.

The Seminole offense got going quick against the Bulldogs on Sunday, leading 5-0 after two innings. Freshman J.C. Flowers made the score 2-0 with a bases loaded single to left field, scoring Rhett Aplin and Quincy Nieporte. After a walk to Taylor Walls reloaded the bases, Lueck knocked a bases-clearing double to left field to make the score 5-0 FSU.

“I felt like I was too aggressive early on, so I was trying to slow myself down,” Lueck said. “I wanted to see the ball as long as I could, and I was fortunate to put a good swing on it.”

Walls had three walks on the day, increasing his streak of reaching base to a career-high 21 games. He has 13 walks in seven games in 2017.

Parrish’s only trouble on the day came in the fourth inning, when Samford’s T.J. Dixon doubled to open the frame and scored on an RBI single by Branden Fryman. Parrish settled down after that, forcing a double play to retire Fryman and a popup to catcher Cal Raleigh to end the inning.

In the bottom of the fourth, Flowers walked and senior Matt Henderson reached on an infield single, and both runners advanced a base on a passed ball by catcher Ben Carrick. Lueck notched his fourth RBI of the day on a sacrifice fly to score Flowers, and Henderson followed on a balk by Jones to make the score 7-1. Raleigh hit his second double in two days and scored on a throwing error by third baseman Ryan Crockett.

In the fifth, FSU added a run on Henderson’s sacrifice fly to score Dylan Busby, who walked and stole a pair of bases to get into scoring position.

After Parrish retired the side in order in the sixth inning to wrap up his day, Chase Haney entered in the seventh and stranded runners on the corners without any damage.

In the seventh, FSU scored its final four runs on just two hits. Freshman Tyler Daughtry opened the inning with one of his three walks on the day, and Flowers added his second hit with a single to left field. After Daughtry was thrown out at third trying to advance on a passed ball, three consecutive walks by Henderson, Walls, and Lueck plated Flowers to make the score 10-1.

Lueck’s walk was his fifth RBI of the day, tying a career high set last season at Wake Forest.

Raleigh followed with a two-run single up the middle that scored Henderson and Walls, and Nick Derr’s sacrifice fly plated Lueck to cap the FSU scoring.

In the eighth, Samford scored three runs off FSU reliever Alec Byrd before Drew Carlton came and closed out the ninth inning in his first relief appearance since his freshman year in 2015.

Samford starter Stephen Jones (0-1), a Tallahassee native that played at Chiles High School, allowed seven earned runs in 3.2 innings pitched. In total, the Bulldogs used eight pitchers on the afternoon, allowing 12 walks and striking out nine. In contrast, FSU pitchers walked just two batters and struck out nine.

This is the first time since 2011 that FSU has allowed four runs or fewer in each of the first seven games of a season. With Parrish’s quality start against the Bulldogs, Seminole pitchers have combined for a 2.29 ERA in 63 innings.

FSU’s starting pitching is averaging a 1.28 ERA in 42.1 innings in 2017 (six earned runs allowed in seven starts).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        2  2  0   0  3  2  1  4
  Donovan Petrey        RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Drew Carlton          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  1  1   5  1  1  0  0
  Ryan Mejia            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  1  2   2  0  0  7  0
  Bryan Bussey          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Derr             RF-2B     1  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        3  1  1   0  1  1 12  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Dylan Busby             3B        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  4
Tyler Daughtry          DH-SS     2  1  0   0  3  1  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  3  2   2  1  1  1  0
  Hank Truluck          CF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  2  1   1  1  1  0  3
  Alec Byrd             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 13  8  11 12  9 27 13
Opp                              34  4  7   4  2  9 24  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Dylan Busby (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jackson Lueck (1), Cal Raleigh (2)
HBP - FSU-Jackson Lueck (1), Rhett Aplin (1)
SH - FSU-Dylan Busby (1)
SF - FSU-Jackson Lueck (1), Nick Derr (1), Matt Henderson (1)
SB - FSU-Dylan Busby 2 (2), Tyler Daughtry (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         W (1-0)    6.0  2  1  1  0  6
Chase Haney                     1.0  0  0  0  1  0
Alec Byrd                       1.0  5  3  3  0  2
Drew Carlton                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  4  2  9
Opp                  L          8.0  8 13 12 12  9


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FLORIDA STATE 6, JACKSONVILLE 5
02/28/2017, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Score Three in Eighth to Knock Off JU, 6-5. Daughtry singles in winning run; Carlton records six-out save.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Tyler Daughtry's RBI single capped a three-run eighth inning, and fifth-ranked Florida State (6-2) escaped Jacksonville (5-3) with a 6-5 win over the Dolphins Tuesday afternoon. Jacksonville, looking for its second Top 5 win in a week, led 3-0 and 5-3 before FSU took its first lead in the eighth.

"Any time you win on the road, you've got to be pleased," head coach Mike Martin said. "We got a lot of effort from all of our guys and the fact we hadn't won here in three years says a lot about how tough this game was."

Andrew Karp, FSU's starting pitcher, allowed three runs in the first two innings, but retired the final 13 batters he faced. Last week against USF, Karp left the game after sitting down the final 12 Bulls he faced.

Against JU on Tuesday, Karp had seven strikeouts against just one walk, the first batter of the game.

The Dolphins struck first on Angel Camacho's single in the first inning, the first run Karp allowed this season. In the second, JU added to its lead on a two-run single from Nathan Koslowski. The inning ended with catcher Cal Raleigh throwing out Koslowski attempting to steal second. Raleigh has not allowed a stolen base in three chances this season.

The Seminoles cut into the lead on Raleigh's first-pitch home run to open the top of the fourth, his first of the season. J.C. Flowers walked and Nick Derr singled to put two runners on with one out for Matt Henderson. The senior second baseman dropped a sacrifice bunt down that scored Flowers and cut the Jacksonville lead to 3-2.

JU starter Casey Kulina left after the fourth inning, allowing two runs and striking out eight. Against Spencer Stockton, Florida State tied the game in the fifth on Jackson Lueck's second double of the game and Quincy Nieporte's RBI single to left field. Nieporte has a team-high 11 RBI on the season.

In the seventh inning, Karp was replaced with senior Jim Voyles. Mike Cassala opened the inning with a double and scored on Voyles wild pitch. Koslowski recorded his third RBI of the game on a double to left field that made the score 5-3 Jacksonville through seven innings. Chase Haney (1-0) entered and recorded the final out of the inning on his only batter faced.

The Seminoles took their first lead in the eighth inning, scoring three runs on a hit and three Dolphin errors. Derr and Henderson reached base on walks from Matt Meyer, prompting the Dolphins to bring in Cassala (0-1) from the catcher spot to pitch. Facing Taylor Walls, Cassala had a failed pick off throwing error to first that scored Derr from second and put Henderson, the tying run, on third base. Lueck's sacrifice fly tied the game, setting the stage for Daughtry's game-winning RBI. It was Daughtry's second hit as a Seminole.

With a one-run lead, Martin turned to new closer Drew Carlton, looking for a six-out save. The junior pitched a perfect eighth and ninth innings, including a strike out of John Cassala to end the game.

"Going in, I knew they wanted six outs and it's nice having that trust with the coaches," Carlton said. "It was a good experience to get my feet wet with a save opportunity. Against a team like this, it's a perfect situation for me. To control my emotions was big for me."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   0  1  1  2  5
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  1  2   1  1  0  1  0
Dylan Busby             3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Hank Truluck          3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Tyler Daughtry        PH-3B     2  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
Quincy Nieporte         1B        5  0  1   1  0  2  8  1
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  2   1  1  0  9  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Nick Derr               RF        4  1  2   0  1  1  1  0
Kyle Cavanaugh          DH        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Rhett Aplin           PH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  0   1  1  1  2  0
Andrew Karp             P                            1  3
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  1
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  6  9   5  6 13 27 12
Opp                              33  5  8   4  1  9 27  6

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jackson Lueck 2 (3)
HR - FSU-Cal Raleigh (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Henderson (1)
SF - FSU-Jackson Lueck (2)
SB - FSU-Jackson Lueck (2), J.C. Flowers (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     6.0  5  3  3  1  7
Jim Voyles                      0.2  3  2  2  0  1
Chase Haney          W (1-0)    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Drew Carlton         Sv(1)      2.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  5  5  1  9
Opp                  L          9.0  9  6  5  6 13


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FLORIDA STATE 18, OAKLAND 10
03/03/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lueck, Nieporte Lead FSU Rally Over Oakland.
Noles complete largest comeback victory since 2011.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind four RBI each from Quincy Nieporte and Jackson Lueck, Florida State (7-2) rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat Oakland (1-8) 18-10 Friday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. It was the largest deficit overcome to win a game for the Seminoles since beating Virginia Tech 18-12 after trailing 10-3 in 2011.

"That ball club played extremely well for four innings," head coach Mike Martin said of the Golden Grizzlies. "Had us 7-0, and then we battled back and got it done. It just goes to show how unpredictable our game is."

Starting pitcher Cole Sands struggled early against the Golden Grizzlies, allowing a career-high seven runs (three earned) on seven hits in just 3.0 innings of work. Oakland raced out to a 7-0 lead through 3.5 innings, leaving a Howser crowd of 4,035 stunned in the series opener.

In relief, senior Will Zirzow pitched 3.0 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five without allowing a run. His effort in the middle innings gave the Seminole bats time to heat up and win for a fifth-straight game.

"I know if I can do my job, this team never stops fighting," Zirzow said. "Knowing the defense we have and the hitters we have, no game is ever over."

Down 7-0, freshman Tyler Daughtry singled through the left side and eventually came around to score on a wild pitch from Oakland starter Jake Lee. The right-hander would leave after throwing 110 pitches.

The Noles chased Lee in the fifth, scoring four runs with two outs. Taylor Walls and Lueck each recorded outs to begin the inning, but Cal Raleigh, Nieporte and Daughtry all walked, loading the bases for a two-run single from Nick Derr. Derr was the final batter Lee would face, giving way to Nate Schweers. After a passed ball moved Derr and Daughtry up a base, Dylan Busby smacked a double that scored both runners.

On Busby's double, a balk was called that would have scored Daughtry, but the play continued, allowing Busby to record his second double of the season.

Florida State would tie the game in the sixth inning, scoring a pair of runs after again having each of the first two batters record outs. Raleigh's double off the right field wall scored Lueck, who reached on a single, and Raleigh advanced to third on an error by the catcher. After Nieporte was hit with a pitch, Raleigh would tie the game on a balk from Schweers.

In place of Zirzow, Ed Voyles (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings, recording the final out of the seventh inning prior to FSU taking the lead. Connor Fannon (0-1) was tabbed with the loss for Oakland without allowing a hit, hitting Busby and walking J.C. Flowers and Rhett Aplin to load the bases. Fannon was replaced by Jared Burkert, who allowed all three runners to score on a wild pitch and a two-run single from Lueck.

Leading 10-7 with just one out in the seventh inning, Raleigh walked to reload the bases for Nieporte, who cranked his third home run of the season, and second grand slam, over the left field wall to score what proved to be the winning runs for the Seminoles and make it 14-7 FSU.

"My mentality is the same, whether bases loaded or guys in scoring position with less than two outs," Nieporte said. "I'm looking to drive something deep - not necessarily hit a home run. My teammates get on base and I'm just trying to drive them in."

Senior Hank Truluck, pinch-hitting for Derr, hit his first home run of the season and second of his career on a shot off the left field foul pole, providing FSU with a 15-7 lead through seven innings.

Florida State and Oakland both scored three runs in the eighth inning before Steven Wells relieved Voyles and closed out the game in the ninth.

In total, the Seminoles walked 12 times while striking out just five times; eight players combined for 10 hits, and only Lueck (three) had more than one hit; and 10 players scored a run in the game for FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  2  1   0  2  0  2  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        6  2  3   4  0  1  1  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  3  1   1  2  1  9  1
  Bryan Bussey          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        2  2  1   4  2  1  6  0
Tyler Daughtry          DH        4  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Nick Derr               RF-2B     4  1  1   2  0  0  0  2
  Hank Truluck          PH-2B     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  1   2  0  1  0  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  2  0   0  3  0  6  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Rhett Aplin           RF        0  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
Cole Sands              P                            1  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            1  1
  Ed Voyles             P                            0  0
  Steven Wells          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 18 10  15 12  5 27  9
Opp                              39 10 14  10  5 10 24  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Cal Raleigh 2 (2)
2B - Opp-8, FSU-Cal Raleigh (3), Dylan Busby (2)
HR - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (3), Hank Truluck (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Quincy Nieporte 2 (2), Hank Truluck (1), Dylan Busby (2)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      3.0  7  7  3  2  2
Chase Haney                     0.2  1  0  0  0  1
Will Zirzow                     3.0  1  0  0  3  5
Ed Voyles            W (1-0)    1.1  4  3  3  0  1
Steven Wells                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 14 10  6  5 10
Opp                  L          8.0 10 18 15 12  5


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FLORIDA STATE 12, OAKLAND 1
03/04/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holton K's 13 as Noles Beat Oakland, 12-1.
The reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week has 24 strikeouts his last two appearances.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore Tyler Holton recorded 13 of his 18 outs via strikeout Saturday as Florida State (8-2) beat Oakland (1-9) 12-1 on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles used 11 hits from nine different players to move to 9-0 all-time against the Golden Grizzlies.

"Our guys played extremely well and extremely hard," head coach Mike Martin said, "and no doubt the key to the ball game was Tyler Holton. What a great outing he had. Struck out more than two an inning. That's phenomenal."

Holton, the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week after an 11 strikeout performance last week against Samford, had 13 strikeouts against Oakland in just six innings of work. In three starts this season, the Tallahassee native is 3-0 with a 0.47 ERA, allowing just one earned run in 19 innings while striking out 32 and walking just four. He is the first Nole since Sean Gilmartin in 2011 to have double-digit strikeouts in consecutive appearances.

Holton's 13 strikeouts Saturday are the most for an FSU pitcher since Luke Weaver had 14 against Troy in the 2013 NCAA Regionals. Holton and Weaver both allowed no walks in their performances.

"I was just trying to pound the strike zone," Holton said. "We know they can swing the bat, especially after yesterday that was pretty obvious. I just wanted to get ahead in the count and use that to my advantage.

"I felt great today - all pitches, all sides of the plate. Having (Cal Raleigh) behind the plate helps with that."

A day after trailing 7-0 against the Golden Grizzlies, Holton's performance on the mound gave the Seminole bats time to warm up in the fourth and fifth innings.

In the fourth, freshman Nick Derr, starting at second base for the first time in his career, had an RBI single to score Rhett Aplin, who opened the inning with a double to left field. Aplin finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon with a pair of runs scored, while Derr was 1-for-2. Derr (.444) and Aplin (.364) are No. 1 and 2 on the team in batting average through 10 games.

Junior Dylan Busby followed with a single that scored Cal Raleigh, and Tyler Daughtry's fielder's choice scored Derr as the Noles led 3-0 through four innings. Aplin and Busby were the only FSU players with more than one hit on the day.

In the fifth, Florida State struck for nine runs on five hits and a pair of Oakland errors to put the game out of reach. Nine consecutive Seminoles reached base in the inning, starting with Jackson Lueck getting hit by a pitch (one of six times FSU was hit by an Oakland pitcher) and ending with Taylor Walls' three-run triple, FSU's first of the season. In between, Quincy Nieporte, Raleigh and Daughtry had RBI singles.

Meanwhile, Holton continued to dazzle on the mound. Holton struck out at least one batter an inning, and the Golden Grizzlies reached second base just once - in the first inning, when an error on Derr, a single from Zach Sterry and a wild pitch put runners on second and third with two outs. Holton got out of the jam with a strike out.

Following Holton were three freshman arms making their second career appearances. Grant Stewart walked one and struck out two in the seventh; Brandon Reitz allowed a pair of hits and a run in the eighth; and Clayton Kwiatkowski allowed a hit and struck out a batter in the ninth.

For Oakland, starter Tyler Palm (0-2) allowed 11 runs (10 earned) in 4.1 innings of work, walking one and striking out two.

In the seventh inning, senior Will Zirzow, who kept FSU in the game with 3.0 scoreless innings against Oakland Friday night, pinch hit for Stewart and singled to left field. It was Zirzow's first career hit in only his second at-bat.

The Seminoles improved to 8-2 on the season and 7-2 at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU will go for the sweep of Oakland Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with Drew Parrish (1-0, 2.45 ERA) on the mound.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        3  1  1   3  1  0  0  0
  Grant Stewart         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Will Zirzow           PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Brandon Reitz         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Mejia            PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        2  1  1   1  0  0  3  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        1B        2  0  1   0  0  1  3  1
Cal Raleigh             C         4  2  1   0  0  0 11  2
  Bryan Bussey          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Nick Derr               2B        2  2  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Matt Henderson        2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  3  1
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  2   2  0  2  1  2
Tyler Daughtry          DH-SS     5  1  1   2  0  1  1  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Hank Truluck          CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tyler Holton            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 12 11  10  2  6 27  9
Opp                              33  1  5   1  2 16 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Nick Derr (2)
2B - FSU-Rhett Aplin (3), Dylan Busby (3)
3B - FSU-Taylor Walls (1)
HBP - FSU-Jackson Lueck 2 (3), Quincy Nieporte (3), Bryan Bussey (1), Nick Derr (1), J.C. Flowers (2)
SB - FSU-Dylan Busby (4), Tyler Daughtry (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (3-0)    6.0  2  0  0  0 13
Grant Stewart                   1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Brandon Reitz                   1.0  2  1  1  1  0
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  2 16
Opp                  L          8.0 11 12 10  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE 14, OAKLAND 6
03/05/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Busby, Daughtry Help Noles Sweep Oakland, 14-6.
Noles score 44 runs in the three-game series.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Freshman Tyler Daughtry was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs, and Florida State (9-2) beat Oakland (1-10) 14-6 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles outscored the Golden Grizzlies 44-17 on the weekend, scoring 10 or more runs in all three games of a weekend series for the first time since 2010.

"There's a lot to like about the way we played," head coach Mike Martin said. "Also a lot to improve on. Our pitching was good, and I tip my hat to (Oakland). I was really pleased that we kept battling."

Jim Voyles (1-0) earned the win in relief of Drew Parrish, going 3.0 innings while allowing just two hits and striking out five Oakland batters, one shy of his career high.

Both offenses came out intent on putting crooked numbers on the scoreboard as Florida State led 8-5 through three innings. In the first two games of the series, FSU did not score before the fourth inning.

The Noles struck first on Quincy Nieporte's sacrifice fly, scoring Taylor Walls. Walls reached on his 18th walk of the season, extending his streak of reaching base to 25 straight games.

Oakland took the lead in the second with three runs off Parrish. Tyler Janish had an RBI single, and Zach Sterry had a two-RBI single in the inning. Parrish would go four innings on the mound, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out five.

The Oakland lead did not last long, as FSU scored five in the bottom of the second. Second baseman Nick Derr was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, the 11th time a Nole batter was hit on the weekend. After Dylan Busby's single, Derr scored on Daughtry's RBI single. Busby would score on J.C. Flowers sacrifice fly, one of three sac hits (one sac fly, two sac bunts) for Flowers on the day.

Walls' second walk of the day was followed by a bunt single from Jackson Lueck and the ensuing fielding error on the first baseman allowed Daughtry to score. Cal Raleigh hit a sacrifice fly (one of four on the day for FSU), and Nieporte's RBI single made the score 7-2 FSU.

After both teams scored a pair in the third, the bullpen came into play. Behind Voyles' effort in relief of Parrish, the Noles threw Alec Byrd and Drew Carlton for one inning each. In total, the FSU bullpen went five innings, allowing three hits and one unearned run while striking out seven.

For the Grizzlies, Nick Parr (1-2) went 3.2 innings in his third start of the year, allowing seven earned runs and seven walks to just one strikeout. The OU bullpen of Nate Schweers and T.J. Shook combined for 4.1 innings pitched, allowing six runs on seven hits and recording three walks and three strikeouts.

The Noles capped the scoring with four runs in the sixth and two more in the eighth inning. Nieporte had his third RBI of the day on home run No. 4 this season. Nieporte finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored. For the weekend, Nieporte led FSU with a 1.429 slugging percentage, with two of his four hits going for home runs. He hit .571 with eight RBI, three walks, was hit by three pitches and struck out just once.

As a team, the Noles scored 44 runs on the weekend after scoring 37 in three games against Samford February 24-26. It is the first time since 2010 against Hofstra that FSU scored 10 or more runs in every game of a three-game weekend series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  2  1   2  2  0  1  4
Jackson Lueck           LF        6  1  1   0  0  4  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         2  0  0   1  2  0  9  3
  Hank Truluck          CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        3  1  2   3  1  0 11  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Nick Derr               2B        2  3  1   0  2  0  1  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  4  3   0  1  0  1  1
Tyler Daughtry          DH        3  3  3   3  2  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        1  0  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  1
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 14 13  12 10  4 27 11
Opp                              38  6 10   4  3 12 24  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Cal Raleigh (3), Dylan Busby 2 (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Daughtry 2 (2)
HR - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (4)
HBP - FSU-Nick Derr (2)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers 2 (2)
SF - FSU-Cal Raleigh (1), Quincy Nieporte (2), J.C. Flowers (1), Bryan Bussey (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (2), Cal Raleigh (1), Dylan Busby (5), Tyler Daughtry (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish                    4.0  7  5  4  2  5
Jim Voyles           W (1-0)    3.0  2  1  0  1  5
Alec Byrd                       1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Drew Carlton                    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  6  4  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 13 14 13 10  4


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FLORIDA STATE 5, CENTRAL FLORIDA 2
03/07/2017, ORLANDO, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bullpen Shines in 5-2 Win Over UCF.
Byrd, Haney & Carlton allow one baserunner in five innings pitched.

ORLANDO, FL - Behind an outstanding effort from the bullpen, third-ranked Florida State (10-2) beat UCF (11-2) 5-2 Tuesday evening at the UCF Baseball Complex, extending its winning streak to eight games. Alec Byrd (1-1) picked up his first win of the year, and Quincy Nieporte tallied three more RBI's to pace the offense.

Starter Andrew Karp left the game after four innings, giving way to Byrd, Chase Haney, and closer Drew Carlton. The trio combined to allow no hits and just one baserunner (a four-pitch walk from Byrd) and strike out six over the final five innings.

FSU took advantage of a pair of UCF errors in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Taylor Walls led off and reached on a fielding error by the shortstop, and reached third on Rhett Aplin's bunt single that was thrown into centerfield by the third baseman. Walls would score on Nieporte's groundout, his first RBI of the game and 20th of the season.

The Noles added a run in the fourth on Aplin's leadoff double and Cal Raleigh's RBI single. Aplin finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a hit by pitch on the day, raising his season average to .387 and his on-base percentage to .500.

UCF scored its only two runs of the game in the bottom of the fourth on Logan Heiser's first home run of the season. It was just the third home run FSU has allowed this season, and the first against Karp. Karp would leave the game after the fourth, allowing two hits and two runs, walking two and striking out six.

The Seminoles answered with the final three runs of the game in the fifth inning against UCF starter Chris Williams (0-2). After the first two batters went down, second baseman Matt Henderson dropped down a bunt single that began the big inning. Following Henderson, Walls (single), Dylan Busby (game-winning RBI single), Aplin (hit by pitch) and Nieporte (2-RBI single) reached base to make the score 5-2. Nieporte has a team-high 22 RBI's on the season.

With Jackson Lueck missing his first game of the year, Henderson was a late addition to the lineup. Head coach Mike Martin moved freshman Nick Derr to right field and freshman Tyler Daughtry got his first start in left field. With J.C. Flowers in center, all three outfield spots were taken by true freshmen.

With a 5-2 lead, Byrd entered in the fifth and struck out the side. He finished with four strikeouts in two innings, allowing just one walk.

Haney pitched a perfect seventh, while Carlton pitched a perfect eighth and ninth innings. In two save opportunities this year (also at Jacksonville last week), Carlton has gone 12-up, 12-down in earning the first two saves of his career.

The win moved the Seminoles to 10-2 on the year and eight wins in a row, the longest streak since winning 11 consecutive early in the 2015 season. It was UCF's first loss at home on the season. Last week, the Knights beat No. 2 Florida 11-2 in Orlando.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  2  1   0  0  0  1  3
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Rhett Aplin             DH        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  0  1   3  0  1  5  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  1   1  0  2 10  2
Nick Derr               RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Tyler Daughtry          LF        4  0  0   0  0  3  2  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  0   0  2  1  6  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  1
Andrew Karp             P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  5  9   5  3  9 27  6
Opp                              29  2  2   2  3 12 27  5

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Rhett Aplin 2 (5)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Rhett Aplin (2)
SH - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (1)
SB - FSU-Nick Derr 2 (2), J.C. Flowers (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     4.0  2  2  2  2  6
Alec Byrd            W (1-1)    2.0  0  0  0  1  4
Chase Haney                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Drew Carlton         Sv(2)      2.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  2  2  3 12
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FLORIDA STATE 5, CENTRAL FLORIDA 0
03/08/2017, ORLANDO, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Zirzow's Career Day Leads Noles to 5-0 Win Over UCF.
The Fleming Island, Fla., native had seven strikeouts in five innings.

ORLANDO, FL - Will Zirzow set career-highs with seven strikeouts and five innings pitched as Florida State (11-2) beat UCF (11-3) 5-0 Wednesday afternoon at the UCF Baseball Complex in Orlando. Pitching in relief of starter Ed Voyles, Zirzow (1-0) anchored a bullpen that did not allow a run in 12 innings in two wins against the Knights.

"I thought (Zirzow) pitched very, very well," head coach Mike Martin said. "I thought his composure was excellent. He never got out of himself. He was in total control of his emotions, and certainly gave us a big lift."

Expecting to use a number of arms playing their first Wednesday game of the year, the Seminoles started Voyles and the senior went two innings, allowing three hits and striking out one. Zirzow entered with runners on first and second and no outs, escaping the jam in the third en route to the best outing of his career, allowing just one hit and striking out seven. Two batters reached base - the first on a single that was erased on catcher Cal Raleigh's third pickoff of the year, and the second on a throwing error on Raleigh that was erased on a double play to end the sixth inning.

"We were hoping to go three with Zirzow," Martin said. "But as he got to 50 pitches, we said, 'Ah, heck with it.'"

Zirzow finished with 67 pitches thrown.

Jim Voyles relieved Zirzow, throwing a scoreless eighth inning. Jim Voyles allowed a pair of runners to reach to open the inning, but the eighth ended on a line drive to third baseman Dylan Busby, who stepped on third to get FSU out of the jam.

Drew Carlton pitched the ninth, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Offensively, the Seminoles scored three runs in the third and added two more in the fifth.

Like Tuesday, Busby again had the game-winning RBI as his double scored J.C. Flowers to open the scoring. Junior Rhett Aplin followed with a two-run single to give the FSU pitching staff all the help it would need.

In the fifth, UCF pitching walked five batters, and FSU scored two runs without recording a hit.

For the Knights, Chris Sheridan (0-2) pitched four innings, allowing three runs and five hits while walking three and striking out five.

The win was FSU's ninth straight and FSU entered the day with the sixth-longest active winning streak in the country. It is the Noles longest since an 11-game winning streak early in the 2015 season.

It is also FSU's second shutout of the year, having previously blanked Samford 8-0 in Tallahassee on February 25.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  0   0  1  1  1  1
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   1  1  2  2  2
Rhett Aplin             DH        3  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  1  1   0  1  0 11  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  0   0  0  2  9  1
Nick Derr               RF        4  0  0   0  1  3  0  0
Tyler Daughtry          LF        4  0  1   1  0  2  3  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  0   0  2  2  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  2   1  2  1  0  3
Ed Voyles               P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  2
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5  6   5  9 13 27  9
Opp                              32  0  7   0  1 10 27  6

E - Opp-3, FSU-Cal Raleigh (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (4), Tyler Daughtry (3)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Rhett Aplin (3)
SF - FSU-Tyler Daughtry (1)
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls (3), Nick Derr (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ed Voyles                       2.0  3  0  0  0  1
Will Zirzow          W (1-0)    5.0  1  0  0  0  7
Jim Voyles                      1.0  2  0  0  1  1
Drew Carlton                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  0  0  1 10
Opp                  L          9.0  6  5  5  9 13


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BOSTON COLLEGE 8, FLORIDA STATE 5
03/10/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Drop ACC Opener to Boston College, 8-5.
Home runs from Taylor Walls and Dylan Busby not enough for FSU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State dropped its Atlantic Coast Conference opener 8-5 to Boston College Friday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (11-3, 0-1 ACC) got home runs from Taylor Walls and Dylan Busby, but the Eagles (6-6, 1-0 ACC) were able to use the momentum from a five-run third inning to beat FSU for the first time since 2012.

"Things are not going to go your way every night," head coach Mike Martin said. "All you expect out of your team is that they go out there and compete, and we did that."

Florida State starter Cole Sands (2-1) worked six innings, allowing five runs, all in the third inning. The Eagles used six hits and an FSU error to plate all five runs. In his five other innings, Sands allowed just three baserunners - two singles and a walked batter.

The Seminoles responded in the bottom of the third on Busby's second home run of the season and 25th of his career, which scored Walls. After Quincy Nieporte walked on five pitches, Cal Raleigh grounded into the first of four double plays the Noles would hit in the game. Boston College starter Jacob Stevens (2-0) allowed just four hits in six innings.

The score remained 5-2 until the seventh inning, when the Eagles scored a pair of unearned runs. With a runner on second, a line drive to second baseman Matt Henderson put FSU in position to possibly double up the runner, but the ball split the webbing on Henderson's glove and flew into right field. After an intentional walk to load the bases, an RBI single from Donovan Casey made it 6-2. Jim Voyles entered and allowed a sacrifice fly before retiring Michael Strem to end the inning.

"It broke the rawhide and went through," Martin said of Henderson's play. "It happens a lot in our game, and ended up being a big inning for them."

Down 7-2, FSU scored its final three runs of the game in the seventh inning on extra-base hits from Walls and Raleigh. After a one-out walk to Henderson, Walls took a 2-2 pitch over the right field wall, his first of the season. After a pair of runs on Friday, Walls has scored 21 times in 14 games in 2017.

Busby was subsequently hit by a pitch, and a two-out single from Nieporte brought Raleigh to the plate. His RBI double scored Busby and moved Nieporte to third, but the two were stranded when pinch-hitter Kyle Cavanaugh struck out looking to end the seventh.

The Eagles added an insurance run in the ninth on Strem's double. With two runners on and no outs, freshman pitcher Grant Stewart replaced Voyles and struck out the next three Boston College batters. On the season, Stewart has pitched 3.0 innings and has seven strikeouts.

Casey moved from right field to the pitcher's mound and pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the year.

Nieporte and Raleigh both finished 2-for-4, while Walls and Busby had identical 1-for-4 games with two runs and two RBI's. Tyler Daughtry and Henderson each drew three of FSU's seven walks, while six of FSU's nine strikeouts were called. Five of Boston College's seven strikeouts were of the looking variety.

Friday's game is the first time since 2010 that the Noles have dropped an ACC opener, and the first time since 2012 that FSU has fallen to the Eagles, snapping a 10-game FSU win streak. It also snapped a nine-game winning streak overall, the fifth-longest in the country.

"The way it is is this - Boston College did not make an error and had 13 hits. They deserved to win. Tip your hat and be ready to go tomorrow."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        4  2  1   2  0  0  1  3
Dylan Busby             3B        4  2  1   2  0  1  2  3
Rhett Aplin             DH        5  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  0  2   0  1  1  8  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  2   1  0  0  7  1
Tyler Daughtry          LF        0  0  0   0  3  0  3  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Nick Derr               RF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  4  0
Matt Henderson          2B        1  1  0   0  3  0  0  1
Cole Sands              P                            0  1
  Steven Wells          P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  5  8   5  7  9 27  9
Opp                              39  8 13   7  3  7 27 12

E - FSU-Taylor Walls (1), Matt Henderson (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Cal Raleigh (4)
HR - FSU-Taylor Walls (1), Dylan Busby (2)
HBP - FSU-Taylor Walls (1), Dylan Busby (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           L (2-1)    6.0  8  5  5  1  2
Steven Wells                    0.0  2  2  0  1  0
Jim Voyles                      2.0  3  1  1  1  2
Grant Stewart                   1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  8  6  3  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  8  5  5  7  9


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FLORIDA STATE 11, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/11/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Outscore Boston College 24-1 in Sweeping Doubleheader.
Game two's 13-0 final is FSU's largest shutout in ACC play since 2003.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State bounced back from losing the opening game of its series with Boston College to sweep a doubleheader Saturday on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium to win the opening conference series. The Seminoles (13-3, 2-1 ACC) took game one over the Eagles (6-8, 1-2) 11-1 behind home runs from Taylor Walls and J.C. Flowers, and won game two 13-0 with six scoreless innings from starting pitcher Drew Parrish.

Combined in the two games, Florida State hitters walked 19 times and were hit by six pitches, tallied 23 hits (including eight extra base hits) and scored 24 runs. On the mound, the Noles struck out 21 hitters, allowed just nine hits and one run while walking seven.

"When you play the way we played, it makes us, as a staff, very proud," head coach Mike Martin said. "The games were very important, as all conference games are. Our guys came out and got it done."

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us."

Game one starter Tyler Holton (4-0) ran into trouble just once, allowing the only run of the game in the second inning on a single, two walks and a fielding error that made the run unearned. With the bases loaded, and just one out, Holton struck out the final two batters of the inning. He would go on to retire the next 10 before Michael Strem's single in the sixth inning - the final Boston College hit of the game.

On the season, Holton has now allowed just one earned run in 25 innings pitched, good for a 0.36 earned run average. He finished with eight strikeouts on the day and now has 40 on the season in four starts.

Offensively, FSU struck early and often in giving Holton the runs he needed. Walls walked each of his first four plate appearances, and in his fifth, hit a solo home run over the left field scoreboard. His four walks tie a career high, and it was his second home run of the season after hitting one in the series opener Friday evening.

Catcher Cal Raleigh added three hits and a pair of runs scored, while left fielder Tyler Daughtry had three hits, two RBI's and a run scored. Nick Derr did not record an official at-bat with three walks and a sacrifice fly, and Matt Henderson walked each of his first three trips to the plate. He walked in his final three plate appearances in Friday's game.

Flowers hit a towering three-run home run in the sixth inning, his second of the season.

Freshman pitchers Clayton Kwiatkowski (two innings) and Brandon Reitz (one) combined to close out the win for FSU. Kwiatkowski had three strikeouts, and Reitz had one before forcing a pair of line drive outs to end the game.

Boston College starter Matt Gill (1-3) allowed four earned runs in just one inning of work.

In the second game, Parrish (2-0) threw six scoreless innings, allowing just six hits while striking out five. Four pitchers combined to sustain the shutout, FSU's third of the season, with Chase Haney, Ed Voyles and Drew Carlton each pitching one inning. The outing dropped Parrish's ERA to 3.12, while Carlton and Haney have ERA's under two.

The offense stayed hot in the second game, leading just 1-0 into the fourth before scoring multiple runs in each of the next four innings.

Walls led off the game with a single, reaching base safely for the 30th consecutive game. He scored on a bases-loaded hit by pitch for Derr. Derr was hit with a pitch three times in the game, tying an FSU single-game record done three times prior - by Karl Jernigan in 2001, Justin Gonzalez in 2014 and Hayden Kelly in 2015.

In the fourth, FSU effectively ended the game, scoring six runs on three hits, three walks and a pair of hit by pitches. Walls had a two-run single and Raleigh had a two-run double, finishing the day with three doubles. He has a team-high seven on the season.

Daughtry tied his season-high and matched Walls' game one total with four walks, while Henderson had a pair of RBI's without recording a hit - a bases loaded walk in the fourth and a sacrifice bunt in the fifth.

After homering in game one, Flowers added a two-run triple in the second game and finished with five RBI on the day. His replacement, Ryan Mejia, laced a two-run single to centerfield in his only plate appearance of the game that capped the scoring for the Noles.

Game two's 13-0 win is Florida State's largest shutout victory since an identical 13-0 win over Niagara in 2014. It is also the largest shutout victory over an ACC opponent since beating Duke 13-0 in the 2003 ACC Tournament. It is the fifth straight season FSU has shut out the Eagles, and FSU now leads the all-time series 30-5.

In the fifth inning of game one, first baseman Quincy Nieporte came up lame trying to leg out a grounder to third base. He was replaced in the field the next inning by Kyle Cavanaugh and Nieporte did not play in game two. Afterwards, Martin said Nieporte was having hamstring issues but hopes he can play in Tuesday's game against No. 2 Florida.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        1  3  1   1  4  0  0  3
  Steven Wells          PF-CF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Dylan Busby             3B        6  0  2   1  0  1  0  1
Rhett Aplin             DH        5  1  1   0  0  2  0   
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  1  1   1  0  0  6  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  2  3   0  0  0  7  2
  Bryan Bussey          C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Tyler Daughtry          LF-SS     4  1  3   2  1  0  0  0
Nick Derr               RF        0  1  0   2  3  0  1  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          CF-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        1  1  0   0  3  0  3  2
  Ryan Mejia            CF-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  1
  Brandon Reitz         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 12  10 11  4 27 10
Opp                              30  1  2   1  3 12 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Matt Henderson (2)
2B - FSU-Dylan Busby (5), Cal Raleigh 2 (6), Tyler Daughtry (4)
HR - FSU-Taylor Walls (2), J.C. Flowers (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Nick Derr (2)
SB - FSU-Nick Derr (4), Matt Henderson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (4-0)    6.0  2  1  0  2  8
Clayton Kwiatkowski             2.0  0  0  0  1  3
Brandon Reitz                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  1  0  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 12 11 11 11  4


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FLORIDA STATE 13, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/11/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Outscore Boston College 24-1 in Sweeping Doubleheader.
Game two's 13-0 final is FSU's largest shutout in ACC play since 2003.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State bounced back from losing the opening game of its series with Boston College to sweep a doubleheader Saturday on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium to win the opening conference series. The Seminoles (13-3, 2-1 ACC) took game one over the Eagles (6-8, 1-2) 11-1 behind home runs from Taylor Walls and J.C. Flowers, and won game two 13-0 with six scoreless innings from starting pitcher Drew Parrish.

Combined in the two games, Florida State hitters walked 19 times and were hit by six pitches, tallied 23 hits (including eight extra base hits) and scored 24 runs. On the mound, the Noles struck out 21 hitters, allowed just nine hits and one run while walking seven.

"When you play the way we played, it makes us, as a staff, very proud," head coach Mike Martin said. "The games were very important, as all conference games are. Our guys came out and got it done."

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us."

Game one starter Tyler Holton (4-0) ran into trouble just once, allowing the only run of the game in the second inning on a single, two walks and a fielding error that made the run unearned. With the bases loaded, and just one out, Holton struck out the final two batters of the inning. He would go on to retire the next 10 before Michael Strem's single in the sixth inning - the final Boston College hit of the game.

On the season, Holton has now allowed just one earned run in 25 innings pitched, good for a 0.36 earned run average. He finished with eight strikeouts on the day and now has 40 on the season in four starts.

Offensively, FSU struck early and often in giving Holton the runs he needed. Walls walked each of his first four plate appearances, and in his fifth, hit a solo home run over the left field scoreboard. His four walks tie a career high, and it was his second home run of the season after hitting one in the series opener Friday evening.

Catcher Cal Raleigh added three hits and a pair of runs scored, while left fielder Tyler Daughtry had three hits, two RBI's and a run scored. Nick Derr did not record an official at-bat with three walks and a sacrifice fly, and Matt Henderson walked each of his first three trips to the plate. He walked in his final three plate appearances in Friday's game.

Flowers hit a towering three-run home run in the sixth inning, his second of the season.

Freshman pitchers Clayton Kwiatkowski (two innings) and Brandon Reitz (one) combined to close out the win for FSU. Kwiatkowski had three strikeouts, and Reitz had one before forcing a pair of line drive outs to end the game.

Boston College starter Matt Gill (1-3) allowed four earned runs in just one inning of work.

In the second game, Parrish (2-0) threw six scoreless innings, allowing just six hits while striking out five. Four pitchers combined to sustain the shutout, FSU's third of the season, with Chase Haney, Ed Voyles and Drew Carlton each pitching one inning. The outing dropped Parrish's ERA to 3.12, while Carlton and Haney have ERA's under two.

The offense stayed hot in the second game, leading just 1-0 into the fourth before scoring multiple runs in each of the next four innings.

Walls led off the game with a single, reaching base safely for the 30th consecutive game. He scored on a bases-loaded hit by pitch for Derr. Derr was hit with a pitch three times in the game, tying an FSU single-game record done three times prior - by Karl Jernigan in 2001, Justin Gonzalez in 2014 and Hayden Kelly in 2015.

In the fourth, FSU effectively ended the game, scoring six runs on three hits, three walks and a pair of hit by pitches. Walls had a two-run single and Raleigh had a two-run double, finishing the day with three doubles. He has a team-high seven on the season.

Daughtry tied his season-high and matched Walls' game one total with four walks, while Henderson had a pair of RBI's without recording a hit - a bases loaded walk in the fourth and a sacrifice bunt in the fifth.

After homering in game one, Flowers added a two-run triple in the second game and finished with five RBI on the day. His replacement, Ryan Mejia, laced a two-run single to centerfield in his only plate appearance of the game that capped the scoring for the Noles.

Game two's 13-0 win is Florida State's largest shutout victory since an identical 13-0 win over Niagara in 2014. It is also the largest shutout victory over an ACC opponent since beating Duke 13-0 in the 2003 ACC Tournament. It is the fifth straight season FSU has shut out the Eagles, and FSU now leads the all-time series 30-5.

In the fifth inning of game one, first baseman Quincy Nieporte came up lame trying to leg out a grounder to third base. He was replaced in the field the next inning by Kyle Cavanaugh and Nieporte did not play in game two. Afterwards, Martin said Nieporte was having hamstring issues but hopes he can play in Tuesday's game against No. 2 Florida.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        6  2  3   3  0  1  4  3
Dylan Busby             1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        5  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   2  0  0  5  2
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     1  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        1  2  0   0  4  1  1  2
Nick Derr               DH        2  2  1   1  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  2   2  0  1  2  0
  Ryan Mejia            PH-CF     1  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Steven Wells            LF        2  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PH-2B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Matt Henderson          2B        1  1  0   2  1  1  2  2
  Donovan Petrey        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Ed Voyles             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 13 11  13  8  7 27 11
Opp                              33  0  7   0  4  9 24  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Drew Parrish (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Cal Raleigh (7)
3B - FSU-J.C. Flowers (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Nick Derr 3 (5), Steven Wells (1), Hank Truluck 2 (3)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers (3), Matt Henderson (2)
SF - FSU-Rhett Aplin (2)
SB - FSU-J.C. Flowers (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         W (2-0)    6.0  6  0  0  2  5
Alec Byrd                       0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Chase Haney                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Ed Voyles                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  0  0  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0 11 13 12  8  7


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Attendance: 4,452

FLORIDA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/14/2017, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Karp K's 11, But Noles Fall in Gainesville.
FSU drops a 1-0 game for the first time since 1994.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Andrew Karp pitched seven strong innings, but No. 1 Florida State dropped a close 1-0 decision to Florida on Tuesday night.

In front of 5,800 fans at McKethan Stadium, Karp was brilliant as he gave up just one run in his seven innings of work. The redshirt sophomore from Winter Park, Fla. walked none and struck out a career-high 11 batters.

"We got beat by a team that played very well and they beat a good team that played very well," head coach Mike Martin said after the game.

Karp's earned run average lowered to 2.10 on the season and the right-handed hurler has now struck out 34 batters in 2017 (second on the team behind Tyler Holton) to just three walks.

"Andrew's stock has gone off the chart, what a beautifully pitched baseball game," Martin said on Karp. "He was in total check of his emotions, he was really, really impressive."

"I felt good with everything. Fastball command, the slider and changeup were working," Karp said. "It's one of those games where everything is working and it just clicks."

Karp's fourth straight quality appearance has given his team confidence every time he takes the mound. For Karp, he's just happy to be out there again, playing the game he loves.

"It's crazy to think two and a half years ago I was right down the street at Shands (Hospital) for surgery on my broken leg," Karp said. "Every time I go out there I just feel extremely thankful and blessed that I even get to play the game. It's more just having fun for me and giving my team a chance to win."

While the Seminoles' offense aimed to ignite, Karp's control of the Florida attack kept FSU in the game throughout the evening. The Gators rarely threatened the Noles' throughout the night, thanks to Karp's steadiness on the mound and some great defensive plays by the defense.

On the very first play of the game, UF's Blake Reese sent a ball into foul territory that Rhett Aplin laid out for a diving catch. It was Aplin's first time playing left field this season. In the third inning, Tyler Daughtry and Matt Henderson turned a clean 5-4-3 double play to stall the UF threat.

FSU had opportunities during the game, most notably in the fifth inning when Nick Derr singled and J.C. Flowers laid down a perfect bunt for a hit, placing runners at first and second. However, with two outs Matt Henderson flew out to center field to end the Seminole threat.

The Noles had another threat going in the sixth after Taylor Walls singled to center field to start the inning and worked his way to third base in the frame. But the Gators got Cal Raleigh to ground out to end the last real Seminole chance.

Florida scratched the lone run of the game in the seventh inning as Mark Kolozsvary's, check-swing, bloop single with two outs fell in left field to bring home Jonathan India from second base.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Dylan Busby             1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Rhett Aplin             LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  0  1 11  2
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
Nick Derr               RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Andrew Karp             P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  0  4   0  0 10 24  8
Opp                              29  1  6   1  0 12 27  7

2B - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (4)
SH - FSU-Dylan Busby (2)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp          L (0-1)    7.0  5  1  1  0 11
Chase Haney                     1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  1  1  0 12
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  4  0  0  0 10


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FLORIDA GULF COAST 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/15/2017, FORT MYERS, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall 5-2 at No. 22 FGCU.
Cal Raleigh delivers FSU's only runs in the first inning.

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida State lost consecutive games for the first time this season after Wednesday's 5-2 loss at No. 22 Florida Gulf Coast. Sophomore Cal Raleigh had a pair of RBI's in the first inning, but the Seminoles (13-5) left 15 runners on base, all in the first seven innings, while FGCU (15-3) scored three in the first inning and never relinquished the lead. The game was played in front of 3,397 fans at JetBlue Park, the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox.

"A couple of plays early gave them momentum, and we've got to cut that out," head coach Mike Martin said. "We've got some things we need to work on as a team."

FSU struck first with a pair of two-out runs in the first inning. After Taylor Walls and Dylan Busby struck out, Rhett Aplin and Quincy Nieporte drew the first of FSU's nine walks in the game. Both came around to score on Raleigh's single.

In the bottom of the inning, FSU starter Ed Voyles (1-1) allowed four of the five batters he faced to reach base in earning the loss. The first two batters singled, and both scored on Eli Lovell's two-run double off the Green Monster in left field. After Will Zirzow replaced Voyles, Lovell scored on a wild pitch that turned out to be the game-winner.

The Seminoles left at least one runner on in each of the first seven innings. In the first, fourth, and seventh innings, FSU left the bases loaded. After not registering a walk in Tuesday night's 1-0 loss at Florida, the Noles registered nine against the Eagles, and were hit by three pitches, but only Aplin and Nieporte came around to score.

FSU's best chance to make noise came in the seventh inning, when freshmen Tyler Daughtry (walk) and Nick Derr (hit by pitch) reached to open the frame, and advanced on a successful sacrifice bunt by J.C. Flowers. Sensing a need to score, Martin pinch hit for starting second baseman Matt Henderson, bringing in Jackson Lueck, who had missed each of the past six games due to shin splints.

After Lueck walked on a full count, he was replaced on the base paths with Hank Truluck. Walls and Busby struck out to end the inning, and FSU did not have another baserunner.

The Eagles added runs in the third inning on a groundout from Spencer Levine, and in the eighth on a sacrifice fly from Richie Garcia. Starting pitcher Mario Leon allowed four hits in four innings, and reliever Kenton Hering (3-1) recorded the final two outs of the seventh and pitched a perfect eighth inning. Sterling Koerner picked up his fifth save with a perfect ninth.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  0  0   0  1  3  0  2
Dylan Busby             1B        5  0  1   0  0  3  9  0
Rhett Aplin             LF        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  1   2  0  2  5  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  2
Nick Derr               RF        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  4  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  2
  Jackson Lueck         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR-2B     0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Ed Voyles               P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            1  1
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  1
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  2  5   2  9 11 24 10
Opp                              26  5  5   4  8  4 27 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Taylor Walls (2), Cal Raleigh (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Daughtry (5)
3B - FSU-Dylan Busby (1)
HBP - FSU-Rhett Aplin (4), Tyler Daughtry (1), Nick Derr (6)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-J.C. Flowers (4)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls (4), Rhett Aplin 2 (2), Matt Henderson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ed Voyles            L (1-1)    0.1  3  3  2  1  0
Will Zirzow                     3.2  1  1  1  2  1
Jim Voyles                      2.0  0  0  0  1  2
Alec Byrd                       1.0  0  0  0  3  1
Grant Stewart                   0.1  1  1  1  1  0
Chase Haney                     0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  5  5  4  8  4
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  2  2  9 11


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA TECH 2
03/17/2017, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Bats, Sands Pitching Lead 9-2 Win at Virginia Tech.
Nieporte's third grand slam of the year highlights five Seminole extra base hits.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Playing outside the state of Florida for the first time this season, top-ranked Florida State beat Virginia Tech 9-2 Friday afternoon at English Field. The Seminoles (14-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) used five extra base hits in the win and hit for the cycle as a team for the first time this season.

On the mound, starting pitcher Cole Sands shook off a pair of rough outings to allow just one run in 5.2 innings against a Virginia Tech (11-9, 1-3) offense that entered the game hitting .300 as a team.

"Anytime you see a zero in the [error] column, you have to be pleased," head coach Mike Martin said. "We played an outstanding game, highlighted by six innings from Cole Sands, who got better as the game went along."

On top of allowing just one run, Sands (3-1) struck out a career-high seven batters, including his final batter of the game, Sam Fragale, who was hitting .408 with eight home runs when Sands got him swinging in the sixth inning. Sands allowed three hits and walked a pair in his third win this season.

"Competitiveness," Martin said of Sands' outing. "He got out there and didn't try to pitch perfect. He just trusted his stuff. It was a good outing for him."

At the plate, catcher Cal Raleigh led the way with a fourth inning home run that got the Seminoles on the board. He added a double in the sixth and also walked twice, and leads the team with eight doubles on the year.

In the sixth inning, Nick Derr walked before Raleigh's double, and Quincy Nieporte followed with a first-pitch RBI single to score Derr and make the game 2-0. Dylan Busby had a sacrifice bunt RBI to score Raleigh that proved to be the game-winner. After Tyler Daughtry recorded his second of three walks, J.C. Flowers had his second triple of the season to clear the bases and give FSU a 5-0 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, Sands left the game after striking out Fragale with runners on first and second. Reliever Alec Byrd walked the only batter he faced, and Chase Haney hit the first batter he faced to score Virginia Tech's first run. He rallied to force a pop out to second baseman Matt Henderson to avoid more damage.

Virginia Tech starting pitcher Packy Naughton (1-3) did not return for the seventh inning, and the Seminoles pounced on shaky Hokie relief pitching. Graham Seitz relieved Naughton and allowed an infield single to Taylor Walls and walked Derr. Kit Scheetz took over for Seitz and walked Raleigh before Nieporte hit his fifth home run, and third grand slam, of the season, pushing the FSU lead to 9-1.

Nieporte is the first FSU player with three grand slams in a season since Seth Miller also had three in 2012.

"There were a number of key hits, none bigger than the grand slam by Quincy, but there was a lot that led up to him having an opportunity," Martin said. "That was an inning that was pieced together leading up to the grand slam.

"The triple by J.C. was just as big as Quincy's grand slam because there were two outs. That was huge."

Steven Wells pitched a scoreless seventh inning, and Clayton Kwiatkowski allowed a run on two hits in finishing out the game in the eighth and ninth innings.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  1  1   0  0  3  1  2
Nick Derr               RF        3  2  1   0  2  1  2  0
Cal Raleigh             C         2  3  2   1  2  0  8  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  1  2   5  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Rhett Aplin             LF        3  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             1B        3  0  0   1  0  2  5  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        2  1  0   0  3  1  0  2
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  1   2  0  2  4  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Steven Wells          P-RF                         0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  9  8   9  8 10 27  6
Opp                              31  2  6   2  3 10 27  8

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Cal Raleigh (8), Hank Truluck (1)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-J.C. Flowers (2)
HR - FSU-Cal Raleigh (2), Quincy Nieporte (5)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Kyle Cavanaugh (1)
SH - FSU-Dylan Busby (3)
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           W (3-1)    5.2  3  1  1  2  7
Alec Byrd                       0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Chase Haney                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Steven Wells                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             2.0  2  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  3 10
Opp                  L          9.0  8  9  9  8 10


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VIRGINIA TECH 13, FLORIDA STATE 12
03/18/2017, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nieporte's Fourth Grand Slam Not Enough for Noles.
The senior from Atlanta, Ga., set the school record for grand slams in a season.

BLACKSBURG, VA - In a lightning-delayed game that lasted nearly five hours, top-ranked Florida State fell 13-12 at Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon despite home runs from Dylan Busby, Quincy Nieporte and Rhett Aplin. The Seminoles allowed the Hokies to score 11 consecutive runs to even the series at a game apiece.

"One of the windiest games I've ever played in," head coach Mike Martin said. "Balls that were hit 260 feet were going 360 feet. It was one of the games in which you think you have everything under control with an eight-run lead, but it's baseball, and anything can happen…and it did."

Nieporte's home run in the fourth inning was his second grand slam of the weekend and fourth of the season, setting a new Florida State record for grand slams in a season. Those four runs followed a six-run third inning, highlighted by Dylan Busby's third home run of the season.

Virginia Tech opened the game by getting a pair of runs off FSU starter Tyler Holton in the first inning. Holton settled down and pitched until the lightning delay with two outs in the fourth inning. Entering the day with a 0.36 earned run average, the sophomore allowed six runs in 3.2 innings, with three strikeouts and three walks.

After the rain delay, Holton was relieved by Jim Voyles, who walked Tufts (credited to Holton) and allowed a three-run home run that cut the deficit to 10-7.

The Hokies took the lead for good in the seventh inning, scoring four runs against Will Zirzow (1-1) in just two-thirds of an inning.

Leading 11-10 in the bottom of the eighth, Drew Carlton entered and allowed a two-out, two-run triple to Joe Freiday that ultimately proved to be the game-winner.

For Virginia Tech, Connor Coward (4-0) relieved Joey Sullivan after the rain delay and allowed one hit, three walks and no runs in four innings of work.

In picking up his fourth save of the year, Aaron McGarity allowed a two-run home run to Aplin that closed the gap to 13-12, and Tyler Daughtry walked and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches, but J.C. Flowers popped out to center field on the ninth pitch he saw to end the game.

Aplin finished 3-for-4 with three RBI's and a pair of runs, while Nieporte added a two-run double along with his grand slam. His six RBI's are the most for a Seminole this season, and one shy of his career-high seven against UCF two seasons ago.

Matt Henderson and Busby also had two hits, while Daughtry walked three times and Nick Derr had an RBI single, two runs scored and two walks.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  0   0  1  0  0  5
Nick Derr               RF        3  2  1   1  2  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  0   0  1  1  6  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  2  2   6  0  2  0  0
Rhett Aplin             LF        4  2  3   3  1  0  4  0
Dylan Busby             1B        5  1  2   2  0  2  6  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        2  0  0   0  3  0  1  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  2  1   0  1  2  4  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  1  2   0  0  0  2  2
  Jackson Lueck         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Holton            P                            1  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 12 11  12  9  8 24  8
Opp                              37 13 13  13  6  6 27  8

E - FSU-Taylor Walls (3)
2B - Opp-6, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (1)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (6), Rhett Aplin (3), Dylan Busby (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Nick Derr (5)
CS - FSU-Rhett Aplin (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton                    3.2  6  6  6  3  3
Jim Voyles                      1.1  1  1  1  1  1
Will Zirzow          L (1-1)    0.2  3  4  2  1  1
Chase Haney                     1.1  1  0  0  1  1
Drew Carlton                    1.0  2  2  2  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 13 13 11  6  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 11 12 12  9  8


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Attendance: 645

VIRGINIA TECH 17, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/19/2017, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Drop Series Finale at Virginia Tech.
10-run sixth inning dooms Noles.

BLACKSBURG, VA - For the first time this season, Florida State lost on Sunday as Virginia Tech topped the Seminoles, 17-0, at English Field in Blacksburg. FSU (14-7, 3-3 ACC) trailed 1-0 entering the sixth inning, but the Hokies (13-9, 3-3 ACC) scored 10 in the sixth and six more in the seventh to secure the victory.

Florida State starter Drew Parrish (2-1) was strong through five innings, allowing just one run, but ran into trouble in the sixth. He finished allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out a career-high seven.

Virginia Tech's Nick Anderson (4-1) pitched eight scoreless innings before giving way to Kit Scheetz.

Junior outfielder Rhett Aplin led the way for the Seminoles, accounting for three of the Seminoles five hits. He is hitting a team-high .348 on the season.

The Hokies scored what amounted to the winning run on Tom Stoffel's RBI single in the third inning.

In the sixth, Virginia Tech sent 16 batters to the plate, scoring 10 runs on seven hits. After chasing Parrish, Grant Stewart and Will Zirzow also pitched in the inning.

The next inning, Alec Byrd and Steven Wells were on the mound when the Hokies scored six runs, sending 12 batters to the plate.

FSU's best chance to score came in the second inning. Aplin's first single of the day was followed by a perfect bunt single from Dylan Busby and a walk to Tyler Daughtry. All three were stranded when J.C. Flowers popped out and Matt Henderson grounded out to second base.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  4
  Hank Truluck          PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Nick Derr               RF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Rhett Aplin             LF        3  0  3   0  0  0  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  4
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B-SS     3  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Steven Wells          P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  0  5   0  3  7 24 10
Opp                              41 17 17  16  7 10 27 10

2B - Opp-5
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         L (2-1)    5.1  8  7  7  2  7
Grant Stewart                   0.0  1  2  2  1  0
Will Zirzow                     0.2  2  2  2  2  1
Alec Byrd                       0.2  5  6  6  2  0
Steven Wells                    0.1  1  0  0  0  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 17 17 17  7 10
Opp                  W          9.0  5  0  0  3  7


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Attendance: 441

FLORIDA STATE 10, JACKSONVILLE 9
03/21/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Flowers' Walk-Off Single Caps Seven-Run Comeback vs. JU.
For the second time this month, FSU rallies from a 7-0 hole to win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Freshman J.C. Flowers drove a 1-2 pitch from Mike Cassala into left field, scoring Hank Truluck and Jackson Lueck in the bottom of the ninth to cap Florida State's 10-9 win over Jacksonville (11-12) Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (15-7) trailed 7-0 before having an at-bat, but clawed back by scoring in seven of nine innings, including three in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the win.

"Falling behind like we did is a clear indication of what kind of club we have," head coach Mike Martin said. "That was an important game - a midweek of real importance. We had just lost four out of five on a road trip, come home to these fans, and entertain them to a seven-spot deficit.

"And yet, to hear that roar when J.C. singled to win the ballgame, was Florida State baseball. That's all I can say."

After last week's road trip which included losses at Florida, Florida Gulf Coast and two at Virginia Tech, the Seminoles quickly fell behind 7-0 after the Dolphins sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning. Starter Andrew Karp, the team leader with a 2.10 ERA entering the game, allowed six earned runs in recording just two outs.

Behind him, the Florida State bullpen, which struggled for the final two games at Virginia Tech last week, were stellar on Tuesday night. Jim Voyles allowed a run in the first inning, but held Jacksonville scoreless for the next three. His brother, Ed Voyles, allowed two unearned runs in the fifth, and Alec Byrd, Chase Haney, Will Zirzow and Drew Carlton (1-1) allowed just two hits and struck out five in the final 4.1 innings.

At the plate, the Seminoles were led by junior Taylor Walls, sophomore Cal Raleigh and Flowers. Walls opened the game with hits in his first four plate appearances, including a sixth-inning home run to straight-away centerfield that closed the FSU gap to 9-6.

Raleigh tied his season high with three hits, including a home run to open the ninth inning to make the score 9-8. Flowers also had three hits, the game-winning RBI and a run scored.

After falling behind 7-0, Walls opened the game with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly foul out by Tyler Daughtry. The Seminoles got a run in the second on freshman Nick Derr's first home run of his career, making the score 7-2. The Seminoles also got a pair of unearned runs in the fourth after Lueck, who had not started a game since March 5 due to shin splints, reached on a fielding error and scored on a wild pitch, and Walls' third hit of the game scored Flowers, who had singled.

In the fifth, Jacksonville extended the lead to 9-4 on a passed ball and RBI single. The Noles got one back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single from Rhett Aplin that scored Raleigh.

The Noles got a single run in the sixth on Walls' third home run of the season and in the seventh on Lueck's RBI single up the middle.

In the JU seventh, Haney worked out of trouble as the Dolphins had runners on first and third with one out. Connor Stephens and Dakota Julylia both proceeded to pop out to Walls at shortstop to end the frame and keep the score 9-6.

Both teams struck out the side in the eighth inning, and Carlton entered in the ninth and threw a perfect inning.

Down to the last three outs, the Seminoles used Raleigh's home run to make it 9-8. Quincy Nieporte was hit by the next pitch and pinch run for by Hank Truluck. After Aplin flied out, Lueck's single advanced Truluck to third and the bases were loaded when Dylan Busby was hit.

Matt Henderson, hitting for Derr after replacing him at second base in the top of the inning, struck out, setting the stage for Flowers' heroics and FSU's first walk-off win since Busby did so against Miami in last year's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

"I approach every at-bat the same," Flowers said. "You feel like you have to do something, but you want to put you team in the best situation to win."

Cassala (0-2) was also on the losing end of Florida State's 6-5 win at Jacksonville last month. Carlton picked up the first save of his career in that game.

The win snaps a two-game skid for the Seminoles.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  2  4   2  0  1  3  2
Tyler Daughtry          3B        4  0  0   1  0  1  0  3
Cal Raleigh             C         4  3  3   1  1  0  7  3
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        5  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  2  2   1  0  0  2  0
Dylan Busby             1B        4  0  1   0  0  0 13  0
Nick Derr               2B        4  1  1   1  0  3  0  2
  Matt Henderson        2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        5  1  3   2  0  2  0  0
Andrew Karp             P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  1
  Ed Voyles             P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 10 16   9  1  8 27 12
Opp                              36  9 11   8  2  8 26  5

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Daughtry (2), J.C. Flowers (1)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Taylor Walls (4)
HR - FSU-Taylor Walls (3), Cal Raleigh (3), Nick Derr (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (4), Dylan Busby (5)
SH - Opp-3
SF - FSU-Tyler Daughtry (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     0.2  3  6  6  2  0
Jim Voyles                      3.1  4  1  1  0  3
Ed Voyles                       0.2  2  2  0  0  0
Alec Byrd                       1.1  0  0  0  0  1
Chase Haney                     1.0  2  0  0  0  0
Will Zirzow                     1.0  0  0  0  0  3
Drew Carlton         W (1-1)    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  9  7  2  8
Opp                  L          8.2 16 10  6  1  8


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FLORIDA STATE 8, NOTRE DAME 2
03/24/2017, SOUTH BEND, IN
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

22 Innings Later, Noles Sweep Doubleheader vs. Irish.
Tyler Daughtry's home run sealed the 8-3, 13-inning win in Game 2.

NOTRE DAME, IN - No. 13 Florida State swept a doubleheader at Notre Dame Friday, winning game one 8-2 and game two 8-3 in 13 innings in Frank Eck Stadium. Cole Sands (4-1) won game one, throwing seven strikeouts in six innings, while Jim Voyles (2-0) got the win in game two, throwing the final three innings, allowing just two hits.

"That's a class program (Notre Dame), and we're fortunate to win that second game," head coach Mike Martin said. "I'm just proud to be part of a series like this. Every at-bat was important, and our pitching was good in both games."

Friday's doubleheader was finalized earlier in the morning, with inclement weather looming over the remainder of the weekend.

Florida State had to overcome a deficit in each game, trailing 1-0 through three innings in the opener and 2-0 through six innings in the night cap. Dylan Busby's fourth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning, gave FSU all the runs it would need in game one. In the second, FSU scored a pair of seventh inning runs on a passed ball and walk to close the early deficit.

Game One: FSU 8, Notre Dame 2

Florida State (16-7, 4-3 ACC) got a career-high six innings and seven strikeouts from starter Cole Sands (4-1), allowing just one run on five hits. The sophomore was replaced by Alec Byrd, who allowed a hit in an inning, and Chase Haney, who pitched the final two innings, allowing a run in the ninth.

Offensively, FSU got a pair of doubles from Quincy Nieporte, three hits and four RBI's from Busby and two hits, including his first triple, from Nick Derr. J.C. Flowers was hit by a pair of pitches and added his second double of the season.

Game Two: FSU 8, Notre Dame 3 (13 innings)

The Seminoles (17-7, 5-3 ACC) used just three pitchers over 13 innings, with Tyler Holton (6.1 innings, two earned runs) paving the way for Drew Carlton (3.2 innings, two hits, seven strikeouts) and Jim Voyles (three innings, one earned run, two hits).

FSU trailed 2-0 in the seventh, but tied the game on a single, four walks, a hit by pitch and a wild pitch.

After both teams went scoreless the next four innings, the Noles took a 3-2 lead in the 12th on a wild pitch, but Notre Dame hit a pair of doubles in the bottom of the frame to extend the game.

In the 13th, Jackson Lueck hit a high pop fly that shifted back into fair territory and dropped in left field, scoring Dylan Busby. After J.C. Flowers' single, Tyler Daughtry, who hit for Matt Henderson in the ninth, blasted the first home run of his career, giving FSU a 7-3 lead. The Noles added a run in the frame to cap the scoring.

Postgame Notes - Game One:

Postgame Notes - Game Two:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Tyler Daughtry          3B        5  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  1  1   0  0  0  9  2
  Bryan Bussey          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        3  2  1   0  0  1  1  1
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Dylan Busby             1B        5  1  3   4  0  1  5  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  1  1   2  0  1  4  0
Nick Derr               2B        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  4
  Matt Henderson        2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Cole Sands              P                            1  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  8 11   7  1  8 27 10
Opp                              31  2  8   2  3 10 27  4

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Quincy Nieporte 2 (3), Dylan Busby (6), J.C. Flowers (2)
3B - FSU-Nick Derr (1)
HR - FSU-Dylan Busby (4), Jackson Lueck (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-J.C. Flowers 2 (4)
SH - FSU-Rhett Aplin (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-J.C. Flowers (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           W (4-1)    6.0  5  1  1  2  7
Alec Byrd                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Chase Haney                     2.0  2  1  1  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  3 10
Opp                  L          9.0 11  8  7  1  8


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FLORIDA STATE 8, NOTRE DAME 3
03/24/2017, SOUTH BEND, IN
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

22 Innings Later, Noles Sweep Doubleheader vs. Irish.
Tyler Daughtry's home run sealed the 8-3, 13-inning win in Game 2.

NOTRE DAME, IN - No. 13 Florida State swept a doubleheader at Notre Dame Friday, winning game one 8-2 and game two 8-3 in 13 innings in Frank Eck Stadium. Cole Sands (4-1) won game one, throwing seven strikeouts in six innings, while Jim Voyles (2-0) got the win in game two, throwing the final three innings, allowing just two hits.

"That's a class program (Notre Dame), and we're fortunate to win that second game," head coach Mike Martin said. "I'm just proud to be part of a series like this. Every at-bat was important, and our pitching was good in both games."

Friday's doubleheader was finalized earlier in the morning, with inclement weather looming over the remainder of the weekend.

Florida State had to overcome a deficit in each game, trailing 1-0 through three innings in the opener and 2-0 through six innings in the night cap. Dylan Busby's fourth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning, gave FSU all the runs it would need in game one. In the second, FSU scored a pair of seventh inning runs on a passed ball and walk to close the early deficit.

Game One: FSU 8, Notre Dame 2

Florida State (16-7, 4-3 ACC) got a career-high six innings and seven strikeouts from starter Cole Sands (4-1), allowing just one run on five hits. The sophomore was replaced by Alec Byrd, who allowed a hit in an inning, and Chase Haney, who pitched the final two innings, allowing a run in the ninth.

Offensively, FSU got a pair of doubles from Quincy Nieporte, three hits and four RBI's from Busby and two hits, including his first triple, from Nick Derr. J.C. Flowers was hit by a pair of pitches and added his second double of the season.

Game Two: FSU 8, Notre Dame 3 (13 innings)

The Seminoles (17-7, 5-3 ACC) used just three pitchers over 13 innings, with Tyler Holton (6.1 innings, two earned runs) paving the way for Drew Carlton (3.2 innings, two hits, seven strikeouts) and Jim Voyles (three innings, one earned run, two hits).

FSU trailed 2-0 in the seventh, but tied the game on a single, four walks, a hit by pitch and a wild pitch.

After both teams went scoreless the next four innings, the Noles took a 3-2 lead in the 12th on a wild pitch, but Notre Dame hit a pair of doubles in the bottom of the frame to extend the game.

In the 13th, Jackson Lueck hit a high pop fly that shifted back into fair territory and dropped in left field, scoring Dylan Busby. After J.C. Flowers' single, Tyler Daughtry, who hit for Matt Henderson in the ninth, blasted the first home run of his career, giving FSU a 7-3 lead. The Noles added a run in the frame to cap the scoring.

Postgame Notes - Game One:

Postgame Notes - Game Two:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  1  1   0  4  0  3  6
Nick Derr               3B-2B     5  1  0   1  2  2  0  3
Cal Raleigh             C         7  0  1   1  0  0 16  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             1B        7  2  3   0  0  2 12  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  2  1   1  0  2  3  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        5  1  4   0  0  0  3  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Tyler Daughtry        PH-3B     3  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Tyler Holton            P                            0  2
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              46  8 13   6  9  9 39 12
Opp                              46  3  9   4  4 16 39 14

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Dylan Busby 2 (8), Jackson Lueck (4), J.C. Flowers (3)
HR - FSU-Tyler Daughtry (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-J.C. Flowers (5)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Rhett Aplin (2), Matt Henderson (3)
SF - FSU-Jackson Lueck (3)
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls (5)
CS - FSU-Taylor Walls (1), Hank Truluck (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton                    6.1  5  2  2  1  7
Drew Carlton                    3.2  2  0  0  2  7
Jim Voyles           W (2-0)    3.0  2  1  1  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                            13.0  9  3  3  4 16
Opp                  L         13.0 13  8  6  9  9


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FLORIDA STATE 5, NOTRE DAME 1
03/25/2017, SOUTH BEND, IN
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Parrish's Career Day Leads FSU to Sweep of Irish.
The freshman threw the first complete game for FSU this season.

NOTRE DAME, IN - Freshman Drew Parrish threw the first complete game of his young career, and Jackson Lueck and Quincy Nieporte each had two runs batted in as Florida State (18-7, 6-3 ACC) completed a three-game sweep of Notre Dame (7-15, 2-7 ACC) with Saturday's 5-1 win at Frank Eck Stadium. Parrish (3-1) allowed just one unearned run, and Lueck's two-run home run in the first inning was all the support he would need.

"Parrish gave us a huge lift because we used so many arms yesterday," head coach Mike Martin said of using six pitchers in Friday's doubleheader. "That was a big lift. His emotions were under control. A good lift for him after last weekend.

"We were looking for anywhere between 90-100 pitches and six innings. He kept pitching very well and his pitch count was a little more than we anticipated, but not too much that we're the least bit concerned."

Parrish allowed three hits in nine innings while striking a career-high seven and walking just one. Notre Dame's only run against the Rockledge, Fla., native came in the fourth inning on an error by second baseman Nick Derr. With two runners on and one out, Parrish forced a ground out and Cal Raleigh started a 2-4-3 pick off that ended the inning.

"I was getting ahead and staying ahead early in counts," Parrish said. "I knew they weren't going to chase out of the zone, so I had to attack it and I did that well today."

Only twice, in the fourth inning and again in the ninth, when he pitched through increasing thunderstorms, did Parrish face more than three batters. The only time the Fighting Irish reached third base was in the fourth inning.

Lueck opened the scoring in the first inning with a home run off Notre Dame starter Brad Bass (1-3), an opposite field shot that scored Taylor Walls and put the Seminoles ahead 2-0 just two batters into the game.

Lueck scored a second run in the third inning on Nieporte's team-high 35th RBI of the season. After Walls walked for a second time, Lueck legged out a grounder and advanced to second on Cal Raleigh's walk. Lueck was safe at home on Nieporte's single when catcher Ryan Lidge could not secure the throw from right fielder Jake Shepski.

"Jackson has changed the complexion of our lineup," Martin said of Lueck's return from shin splints. "When you stick a guy who can do what he does from both sides of the plate back in our lineup, it gives the opposing team something to think about."

Nieporte added another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, scoring Walls from third base. Walls and Lueck each scored a pair of runs in the game.

Rhett Aplin capped the scoring with a ninth-inning home run, his fourth of the season.

The win caps a perfect 4-0 week for the 13th-ranked Seminoles, after beating Jacksonville on Tuesday and sweeping a doubleheader with Notre Dame on Friday.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        2  2  0   0  3  0  2  8
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  2  2   2  0  1  2  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  1  0  7  1
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Nick Derr               2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
  Matt Henderson        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Tyler Daughtry          3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  5  7   5  4  6 27 13
Opp                              29  1  3   0  1  7 27  9

E - FSU-Nick Derr (3)
HR - FSU-Jackson Lueck (2), Rhett Aplin (4)
SH - FSU-Matt Henderson (4)
SF - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         W (3-1)    9.0  3  1  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  1  0  1  7
Opp                  L          9.0  7  5  5  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/28/2017, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Noles Fall to No. 9 Florida in Jacksonville.
The Seminole pitching staff held the Gators the final eight innings.

By Ariya Massoudi, Seminoles.com Contributor

JACKSONVILLE, FL - In a pitcher's duel, No. 12 Florida State dropped a 4-1 contest to No. 9 Florida.

In front of 8,924 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, the Gators (17-9) received a strong pitching performance from Garrett Milchin to defeat the Seminoles. The freshman tossed 4.1 innings of shutout baseball giving up just two hits in his outing.

For the Noles (18-8), Andrew Karp received the start and after a tough first inning, pitched exceptionally well for FSU. The redshirt junior, out of Winter Park, Fla., lasted four innings, giving up five hits and four earned runs.

The righty struck out five UF batters on the evening.

"To have been through what he's been through (with the car accident), he's a warrior," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "It can definitely help him (getting back on track), he'll be ready to go for his next start."

The Gators scored four runs in the first inning after an RBI single from J.J. Schwarz and a three-run home run to left field from Mike Rivera.

"I thought we were going to get out of it, but we just happened to make a mistake pitch," Martin said. "It happens every night in the big leagues."

In the sixth inning, the Seminoles scratched the scoreboard after Quincy Nieporte doubled down the left field line and Rhett Aplin drove him in with an RBI single up the middle, giving FSU its only run of the contest.

Over the final eight innings, the Seminoles' pitchers held the Gators scoreless giving up just two hits, while striking out eight in the process.

At the plate, Jacksonville native J.C. Flowers led the way for FSU going 2 for 4 with a pair of singles.

"This is a proud ball club, they're not happy," Martin said of his team's knack to bounce back after tough losses.

"We're about to have a very challenging stretch of games. We'll see what comes of it."

Post game notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  6  2
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  2   0  0  0  4  0
Tyler Daughtry          3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Nick Derr               DH        2  0  0   0  2  2  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Andrew Karp             P                            1  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            2  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  1  5   1  4  5 27  9
Opp                              32  4  6   4  3  9 27 11

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (4)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp          L (0-2)    5.0  5  4  4  2  5
Will Zirzow                     2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Chase Haney                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Drew Carlton                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  4  4  3  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  1  1  4  5


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 8,924

NORTH CAROLINA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/31/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Pitching Duel Tips in No. 8 UNC's Favor.
Cole Sands allowed a pair of runs, struck out six in 6.0 innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore pitcher Cole Sands allowed just two runs and struck out six for Florida State (18-9, 6-4 ACC), but No. 8 North Carolina (20-6, 7-3) left Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium with a 3-1 win Friday evening in front of 4,730 fans. Sands (4-2) allowed a pair of third inning runs, and Tar Heel starter J.B. Bukauskas (5-0) allowed a run in seven innings and struck out 10 batters.

"We need to continue to compete, continue to work hard," head coach Mike Martin said. "There's a lot of good things on the horizon for this club.

"You tip your hat to Bukauskas. That was beautiful pitching on his part. He was masterful the way he pitched."

Freshman Drew Mendoza, one of the top prospects entering college baseball this season, saw his first action after being sidelined with multiple injuries in the preseason. Hitting in the six hole, the Minneola, Fla., native was 0-for-4 and started at third base.

In what was expected to be a pitcher's duel between Sands and Bukauskas, both teams left a pair of runners on base in the first inning. Brian Miller roped the second pitch of the game into right field for a double and Ashton McGee drew a one-out walk. Sands responded with his first of six strikeouts and forced a ground ball to shortstop Taylor Walls to end the inning.

In the bottom of the frame, Jackson Lueck singled and Quincy Nieporte doubled, but both were stranded on Cal Raleigh's strikeout.

Miller got North Carolina on the board when he opened the third inning with his third home run of the season. Logan Warmoth was hit by a pitch, and eventually came around to score on Brandon Riley's RBI-groundout.

North Carolina held a two run advantage until the seventh inning, when Raleigh was hit by a pitch to open the frame, moved to second on J.C. Flowers' single and took third on Nick Derr's fly out to right field. After Tyler Daughtry, pinch hitting for Matt Henderson, was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Raleigh hurried home on Bukauskas's wild pitch.

The Tar Heels immediately regained a two-run advantage when McGee homered off reliever Alec Byrd to start the eighth inning. Carolina closer Josh Hiatt recorded his tenth save of the season, throwing a perfect eighth and working around a pair of walks in the ninth.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  7  2
Cal Raleigh             C         2  1  0   0  1  2 10  2
Drew Mendoza            3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  3
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Nick Derr               DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  3
  Tyler Daughtry        PH-2B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cole Sands              P                            1  1
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  1  3   0  4 11 27 14
Opp                              31  3  8   3  4  9 27 13

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (5)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Cal Raleigh (2), Matt Henderson (3), Tyler Daughtry (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           L (4-2)    6.0  7  2  2  2  6
Jim Voyles                      0.1  0  0  0  2  0
Chase Haney                     0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Alec Byrd                       1.0  1  1  1  0  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  4  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  3  1  1  4 11


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,730

NORTH CAROLINA 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/01/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Lose No-Hitter in Ninth, Game in 11th.
Sophomore Tyler Holton lowered his ERA to 1.65 with seven no-hit, scoreless innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore left-hander Tyler Holton tallied eight strikeouts and did not allow a hit in seven innings against No. 8 North Carolina, but Florida State fell to the Tar Heels 5-2 in 11 innings Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (18-10, 6-5 ACC) were hurt by six errors, and the Tar Heels (21-6, 8-3 ACC) scored two runs in the ninth and three in the 11th to secure the win.

"We need a win," head coach Mike Martin said. "This stuff, if you let it, can take it out of you. That wasn't the type of game you expect us to play. We made six errors, but we have to be mentally tough enough to move on to the next day."

Holton was again superb for the Noles, lowering his earned run average from 2.31 to 1.65 after allowing a walk and no hits in seven innings. Holton struck out eight more batters and his lone walk came on the final batter he faced to begin the eighth inning.

Florida State had to work around shaky infield defense that allowed six errors, including one each in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh innings while Holton was pitching. Each time, North Carolina stranded the runner.

In the eighth, after Holton walked Cody Roberts to open the frame, Drew Carlton (1-2) took over and hit Tyler Lynn before striking out leadoff hitter Brian Miller. Lynn was picked off at first by catcher Cal Raleigh, and Carlton forced Logan Warmoth to fly out to center field to preserve the shutout and no-hitter.

The Seminoles took a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning after scoring in the third and seventh innings. Jackson Lueck's second hit of the game, a single in the third, scored Nick Derr to give FSU its first lead of the series.

In the seventh, Rhett Aplin led off with his first career triple and scored on Drew Mendoza's sacrifice fly. FSU had a chance for more in the inning with the bases loaded and two outs, but Lueck struck out to end the threat.

In the ninth, FSU's defensive struggles would finally lead to a pair of runs for the Tar Heels. Ashton McGee led off with a walk, and Kyle Datres hit a ball to Tyler Daughtry at shortstop that the freshman bobbled, allowing McGee to move to third. With runners on the corners, Brandon Riley flew out to center field, scoring McGee and making the score 2-1.

After a groundout from Zack Gahagan put FSU one out away from a second combined no-hitter in as many seasons, pinch hitter Michael Busch took the first pitch he saw and singled to right field, scoring Datres and forcing extra innings.

In the 11th, with Carlton still on the mound, a second error on Daughtry led to three unearned runs. For the game, all five of North Carolina's runs were unearned.

Josh Hiatt (1-1) walked Mendoza to open the bottom of the 11th, but retired Flowers, Daughtry and Henderson in order as the Tar Heels won the series.

Postgame Notes

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Derr             2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
  Drew Carlton          P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  2   1  0  1  5  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Quincy Nieporte         1B        5  0  0   0  0  2 10  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        3  1  1   0  2  1  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Drew Mendoza            3B        3  0  0   1  1  2  1  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  0   0  1  2  5  0
Tyler Daughtry          DH-SS     5  0  2   0  0  2  0  1
Matt Henderson          2B-SS     1  0  0   0  3  0  3  3
Tyler Holton            P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  2  5   2  8 11 33 13
Opp                              41  5  6   5  3 10 33 14

E - FSU-Nick Derr (4), Drew Mendoza (1), Tyler Daughtry 2 (4), Matt Henderson 2 (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Daughtry (6)
3B - FSU-Rhett Aplin (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Matt Henderson (5)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Drew Mendoza (1)
SB - FSU-Drew Mendoza (1), J.C. Flowers (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton                    7.0  0  0  0  1  8
Drew Carlton         L (1-2)    4.0  6  5  0  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  6  5  0  3 10
Opp                  W         11.0  5  2  2  8 11


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NORTH CAROLINA
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 5,603

NORTH CAROLINA 9, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/02/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ninth-Inning Home Run Dooms No. 12 Noles.
Cal Raleigh had a pair of hits and Rhett Aplin hit a three-run home run for FSU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A ninth-inning home run from North Carolina's Michael Busch proved to be the difference in Sunday's 9-7 Tar Heel victory over Florida State on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Cal Raleigh had two RBI and Rhett Aplin hit his fifth home run of the season, but five errors led to four unearned runs for UNC.

"North Carolina was impressive," head coach Mike Martin said. "They're the best team we've played this year. They just battled and battled and there are no easy outs in that lineup."

Florida State starter Drew Parrish allowed a two-run home run to Ashton McGee in the first inning, but the Seminoles responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. With runners on first and second, Raleigh doubled to left field to score leadoff hitter J.C. Flowers, and Quincy Nieporte followed with an RBI groundout that scored Jackson Lueck.

After a perfect second inning from Parrish, Nick Derr scored on a passed ball, and Aplin's three-run home run scored Matt Henderson and Lueck to give FSU a 6-2 lead.

The Tar Heels clawed back with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one each in the sixth and seventh. During that stretch, only North Carolina's run in the sixth inning, an RBI single by McGee, was earned as FSU racked up five errors on the afternoon.

With North Carolina leading 7-6, Raleigh again came through for the Noles with an RBI single that scored Flowers and tied the score.

Pitching behind Parrish, Will Zirzow allowed two runs (one earned) before giving way to Chase Haney (1-1) in the seventh. With two outs, Haney struck out Busch looking.

In the ninth inning, Busch, who had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday to tie the game and break up FSU's no-hitter, again came through for North Carolina. The Tar Heel was a seventh-inning replacement and hit a two-run, two-out home run that scored Cody Roberts.

Florida State went down in order in the ninth. UNC's Tyler Baum (4-0) did not allow any of the four runners he faced to reach base in earning the win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  2  0   0  2  1  2  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  2  1   0  2  0  2  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        5  1  1   3  0  0  5  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  2   2  0  0 10  1
Quincy Nieporte         1B        4  0  1   1  1  1  6  0
Drew Mendoza            3B        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tyler Daughtry          SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
Nick Derr               DH        2  1  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  1   0  2  0  1  2
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  7  6   6  8  4 27  7
Opp                              44  9 15   8  1 10 27 11

E - FSU-Will Zirzow (1), Quincy Nieporte (3), Drew Mendoza 2 (3), Matt Henderson (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Cal Raleigh (9)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Rhett Aplin (5)
HBP - FSU-Jackson Lueck (4), Nick Derr (7)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish                    4.0  7  5  2  1  4
Will Zirzow                     2.2  4  2  1  0  4
Chase Haney          L (1-1)    2.1  4  2  2  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 15  9  5  1 10
Opp                  W          9.0  6  7  7  8  4


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NORTH CAROLINA
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15
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FLORIDA STATE
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7
6
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Attendance: 4,480

FLORIDA STATE 7, FLORIDA GULF COAST 6
04/04/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lueck's Walk-Off Double Leads FSU Over No. 20 FGCU.
The win snaps a three-game losing streak against the Eagles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 22 Florida State snapped a four-game losing streak in Tuesday evening's 7-6 win over No. 20 Florida Gulf Coast on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Sophomore Jackson Lueck was 3-for-5 in the game, including the game-winning, walk-off double that scored Taylor Walls in the ninth inning.

"I feel a lot better than I've been feeling," head coach Mike Martin said. "We did a lot of things right. We struggled in some areas on the mound, but overall, our defense was excellent."

Lueck led a Seminole offense that tallied 11 hits, while Drew Carlton (2-2) evened his record by pitching the ninth inning and striking out a pair of Eagles.

Florida State struck first with a pair of runs in the second inning. Cal Raleigh hit his fourth home run of the season to give FSU a 1-0 lead, followed by infield singles from Dylan Busby and Drew Mendoza. For Mendoza, the hit was the first of his career. Both runners advanced on a double steal, and Busby scored on a passed ball by catcher Spencer Levine from pitcher Mario Leon.

FSU added a run in the third on Rhett Aplin's single. Aplin reached third on Leon's failed pick off at first base before scoring on Quincy Nieporte's sixth double of the year.

The Eagles got a pair back in the fourth on Nick Rivera's sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot off Florida State starter Andrew Karp. Karp allowed a solo home run to Jake Smith to start the fourth inning that tied the score before being pulled in favor of Jim Voyles.

Karp went 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits.

FGCU took its first lead when Julio Gonzalez tripled off Voyles and scored on a throwing error from Walls.

FSU retook the lead with two runs in the fifth to make the score 5-4. Lueck's RBI single scored Matt Henderson and was followed by a single from Aplin that chased Leon. Relieving Leon, Christian Townsend hit Nieporte and walked Busby with the bases loaded to score Lueck.

The Eagles scored two more runs in the top of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Chase Haney replaced Voyles on the mound, and allowed a two-run double to Smith. Smith finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored on the day, while Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with a walk and a run in the leadoff spot for the Eagles.

FSU evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Henderson hit his first double of the season, and scored on Lueck's RBI double off Kenton Hering (4-2).

In the seventh, freshman left-hander Clayton Kwiatkowski entered with a runner on second base and one out before retiring Eli Lovell on strikes and Corey Fehribach on a pop up to Raleigh. Kwiatkowski had three strikeouts in 1.2 innings before giving way to Carlton.

Hering did not record an out in the ninth, as Walls picked up his first hit of the game on a single up the middle and scored on Lueck's double.

For the Seminoles, it is the second walk-off win this season after scoring three runs in the ninth against Jacksonville for a 10-9 win on March 21. J.C. Flowers had the walk-off single in that game.

The win snaps a three-game losing streak against the Eagles and improves FSU to 1-1 against FGCU this season. The Eagles won 5-2 in Ft. Myers on March 15.

The win is the first this season against a ranked team, and it is the fifth of six consecutive games against ranked foes.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  1  1   0  0  1  4  4
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  1  3   3  0  0  1  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  1  2   0  0  1  0  1
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  1   1  0  1  9  0
Dylan Busby             3B        2  1  1   1  1  0  0  3
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  1   0  0  1 10  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  2  2
Andrew Karp             P                            0  2
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  7 11   6  2  8 27 13
Opp                              33  6 11   5  3  8 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jackson Lueck 2 (6), Quincy Nieporte (6), Matt Henderson (1)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Cal Raleigh (4)
HBP - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (5), Dylan Busby (6)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Dylan Busby (6), Drew Mendoza (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     4.0  6  3  3  0  1
Jim Voyles                      1.0  1  1  0  1  1
Chase Haney                     1.0  2  2  2  1  1
Alec Byrd                       0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.2  1  0  0  0  3
Drew Carlton         W (2-2)    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  6  5  3  8
Opp                  L          8.0 11  7  6  2  8


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11
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FLORIDA STATE
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11
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Attendance: 4,038

FLORIDA STATE 3, FLORIDA GULF COAST 2
04/05/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Two-Run Fourth Inning Seals FSU's 3-2 Win.
Zirzow, Stewart strike out nine in five inning, rain-shortened contest.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 22 Florida State (20-11) defeated No. 20 FGCU (24-7) 3-2 in a rain-shortened affair on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Dylan Busby hit the go-ahead single in the bottom of the fourth to give the Noles a 3-2 lead, and Grant Stewart (1-0) struck out the side in the fifth to make the game official and record his first career win.

"Glad to see Grant Stewart get a chance," head coach Mike Martin said. "Thought he did a very good job. Zirzow gave us quality innings.

"We had some good at-bats. Their pitching is impressive. I see why they've beaten good teams and why their RPI is so high."

FSU pitcher Will Zirzow made the first start of his career, going 3.0 innings and allowing four hits and two runs while striking out five. Stewart pitched a perfect fourth inning and struck out the side in the fifth as FGCU left the bases loaded before the delay.

Cal Raleigh hit his first triple of the season, and second of his career, in the fourth inning before scoring the winning run on Busby's single.

FGCU took a 2-0 lead in the third on three singles, the second from Julio Gonzalez and the third off the bat of Nick Rivera that scored two. Including Tuesday's 7-6 FSU win, Gonzalez and Rivera combined to go 8-for-12 with four extra base hits in Tallahassee.

The Seminoles answered with a run in the bottom of the third. Freshman Drew Mendoza singled and was followed by a J.C. Flowers hit by pitch. Matt Henderson was able to drop a two-strike bunt single down the third base line to advance the runners, and Mendoza scored when third baseman Richie Garcia sailed an errant throw to first base.

FGCU starter Peyton Gray (3-1) pitched the entire game, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out a pair.

After Stewart left the bases loaded in the FGCU top of the fifth, Florida State officials were forced halt the game due to lightning and rain in the area. After a 34-minute rain delay, the game was called when the playing surface was deemed unplayable.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         2  1  1   1  0  0  9  0
Dylan Busby             3B        2  0  1   1  0  1  0  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        2  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Will Zirzow             P                            0  1
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              15  3  6   2  1  2 15  2
Opp                              19  2  5   2  1  9 12  3

E - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (5)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Cal Raleigh (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-J.C. Flowers (6)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Jackson Lueck (1), Dylan Busby (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Will Zirzow                     3.0  4  2  2  0  5
Grant Stewart        W (1-0)    2.0  1  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  5  2  2  1  9
Opp                  L          4.0  6  3  2  1  2


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FLORIDA STATE 16, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7
04/07/2017, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Use 10-Run 7th to Knock Off NC State, 16-7.
FSU's 16 runs are the most for the Noles against the Wolfpack since 2003.

RALEIGH, NC - No. 22 Florida State tied a season high with 16 hits in Friday evening's 16-7 win over NC State at Doak Field in Raleigh. The Seminoles (21-11, 7-6 ACC) scored a season-high 10 runs in the seventh inning, and starting pitcher Cole Sands (5-2) became the first FSU pitcher with five wins on the year.

"Outstanding outing by Cole Sands," head coach Mike Martin said. "He was dominating at times but I'm pleased with the way he's getting his changeup better the last four or five outings."

FSU's 10 runs in the seventh inning were the most in an inning this season. Entering the frame leading just 4-3, the Seminoles sent 15 batters to the plate with six hits, four walks, one hit by pitch and J.C. Flowers reached on an error. NC State used four pitchers in a half-inning that lasted nearly 30 minutes, and FSU had six runs on the board before the Wolfpack recorded an out.

The Seminoles were led offensively by three hits each from junior Taylor Walls and freshman Drew Mendoza. Walls hit his second triple of the season and had three RBI, while Mendoza had a pair of doubles, a single and was hit by a pitch in just his sixth collegiate game. He also recorded a career-high four RBI.

"People forget we've got three freshmen in our lineup most nights," Martin said. "I'm pleased with the progress that [Nick] Derr, [J.C.] Flowers and [Drew] Mendoza are showing on a nightly basis."

On the mound, Sands pitched a career-high six innings for the third consecutive game, allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out three. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven of eight appearances this season.

Hank Truluck made his second start of the season in place of Jackson Lueck, and Nick Derr started in right field against NC State left-hander Sean Adler (3-4).

FSU took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on Walls' triple that scored Matt Henderson and Dylan Busby's sacrifice fly. NC State responded with two of their own in the bottom of the inning. Brett Kinneman hit the first of his two home runs, and Stephen Pitarra's single up the middle tied the game.

NC State took a 3-2 lead in the fourth, but Mendoza's two-run single in the sixth scored Quincy Nieporte and Derr to give FSU a 4-3 lead before the 10-run seventh inning.

Sands allowed a hit and a walk in the sixth inning, but an inning-ending double play got him out of trouble and helped secure his fifth win of the year.

In the ninth inning, FSU added a pair of runs on the first hits of the year for Bryan Bussey and Donovan Petrey.

In relief of Sands, Jim Voyles and Alec Byrd pitched the final three innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out six.

"One game does not a series make," Martin mused. "We've got to just keep battling."

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        6  2  3   3  0  1  2  3
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C-DH      4  2  1   1  1  1  6  1
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Nick Derr               RF        4  3  2   1  1  0  2  0
  Donovan Petrey        RF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        5  1  3   4  0  2  7  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        5  1  2   1  1  0  3  0
Hank Truluck            LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Rhett Aplin           PH-LF     2  1  0   1  2  1  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  2  0   1  2  1  3  2
  Tyler Daughtry        PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42 16 16  15  8  8 27  7
Opp                              34  7  9   4  6  9 27  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Cal Raleigh (6)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Dylan Busby (9), Quincy Nieporte (7), Bryan Bussey (1), Nick Derr (2), Drew Mendoza 2 (2)
3B - FSU-Taylor Walls (2)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Drew Mendoza (1)
SF - FSU-Dylan Busby (1), Cal Raleigh (2), Quincy Nieporte (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           W (5-2)    6.0  7  3  3  1  3
Jim Voyles                      1.1  2  4  2  3  3
Alec Byrd                       1.2  0  0  0  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  7  5  6  9
Opp                  L          9.0 16 16 16  8  8


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Attendance: 2,853

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/08/2017, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Home Runs Push NC State Past Noles, 4-3.
FSU's Rhett Aplin hit his team-high sixth home run of the season.

RALEIGH, NC - A pair of home runs from NC State pushed the Wolfpack past No. 22 Florida State 4-3 Saturday evening at Doak Field in Raleigh. The Seminoles (21-12, 7-7 ACC) got a seventh-inning home run from junior Rhett Aplin, but NC State (17-15, 6-8) closed the game on a game-ending double play to secure the victory.

"It was a good ball game," head coach Mike Martin said. "Obviously a disappointing loss, but at the same time, you have to be ready to go tomorrow. Always tough on the road and every mistake we made, they took advantage of."

Florida State starter Tyler Holton (4-1) was tabbed with the loss after allowing four runs on a pair of home runs - a three-run shot in the first off the bat of Evan Mendoza, and a solo home run that proved to be the game winner to lead off the fourth inning from Brad Debo.

Holton added six strikeouts and had just one walk in the game.

Trailing 4-0, FSU got one run back in the fifth. Drew Mendoza extended his hitting streak to four games with a leadoff single, followed by a J.C. Flowers single. After Hank Truluck advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt, Matt Henderson's sacrifice fly got the Seminoles on the board.

In the seventh, Flowers walked and the Seminoles chased NC State starter Brian Brown (1-0). With Tommy DeJuneas on the mound, Martin had Aplin pinch hit for Truluck. Aplin hit an opposite field home run that scored Flowers and shrunk the Wolfpack lead to 4-3.

Behind Holton, relievers Clayton Kwiatkowski and Chase Haney each pitched 1.1 innings and had one strikeout without allowing a run.

In the ninth, Nick Derr and Mendoza each walked, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Flowers popped up in foul territory, and Aplin grounded out to second base to start the game-ending double play.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  1  0  8  1
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Nick Derr               RF        2  0  0   0  2  1  3  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  1  1   0  1  1  8  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Hank Truluck            LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rhett Aplin           PH-LF     2  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  0  0   1  0  1  0  1
Tyler Holton            P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3  5   3  6  6 24  7
Opp                              28  4  7   4  2  8 27  7

E - FSU-Drew Mendoza (4)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Rhett Aplin (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Hank Truluck (1)
SF - FSU-Matt Henderson (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         L (4-1)    5.1  6  4  4  1  6
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.1  1  0  0  1  1
Chase Haney                     1.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  7  4  4  2  8
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  3  3  6  6


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/09/2017, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Mendoza Hits First Career Home Run, But Wolfpack Take Series.
The Minneola, Fla., native finished the weekend 6-for-12 with 6 RBI.

RALEIGH, NC - NC State's five runs scored with two outs proved to be enough for the Wolfpack in beating No. 22 Florida State, 8-4, Sunday afternoon on Doak Field. Florida State (21-13, 7-8 ACC) freshman Drew Mendoza hit his first career home run and had a pair of hits on the day, but NC State (18-15, 7-8 ACC) racked up 13 hits to win the series.

"It's a credit to NC State," head coach Mike Martin said. "They did a good job of battling and got the hits when they needed. They took advantage of our mistakes."

Drew Parrish (3-2) allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3.1 innings pitched. NC State scored four runs in the first inning after Parrish retired the first two batters, and tacked on a two-out run in the third to make the score 5-0.

Mendoza's home run in the fourth was a blast that hit halfway up the scoreboard in right center field, 380 feet from home, and trimmed NC State's lead to 5-2. The freshman had three extra base hits and six RBI on the weekend.

The Seminoles could not maintain the momentum of Mendoza's home run, however, allowing two runs in the bottom of the fourth and another in the sixth.

Quincy Nieporte added his team-high 40th and 41st RBI in the eighth and ninth innings to provide the final margin. In the eighth, Nieporte singled to score Tyler Daughtry, and in the ninth drew a bases loaded walk to score J.C. Flowers. After Nieporte walked, FSU had the tying run at the plate in Cal Raleigh, but the sophomore catcher grounded out to end the game.

NC State starter Michael Bienlien (2-1) went six innings, allowing just the two runs off Mendoza's homer. Dalton Feeney got his first save of the year, forcing Raleigh's grounder on the only batter he faced.

In relief of Parrish, Grant Stewart, Will Zirzow, Jim Voyles and Drew Carlton combined to allow one run on five hits while striking out three.

"We have to keep our head up and keep fighting," Martin said.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Dylan Busby             3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Daughtry        3B        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  4
Rhett Aplin             LF        3  1  1   0  2  0  3  1
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   2  1  2  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  2  0  6  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  2   2  0  1 10  1
Nick Derr               RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Steven Wells          PH-RF     3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  0   0  1  2  2  1
Matt Henderson          2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  2
Drew Parrish            P                            0  1
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  1
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  4  6   4  7  7 24 13
Opp                              33  8 13   7  2  6 27 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Nick Derr (5)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Rhett Aplin (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Drew Mendoza (1)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         L (3-2)    3.1  8  7  7  1  3
Grant Stewart                   2.0  3  1  1  1  0
Will Zirzow                     1.0  2  0  0  0  1
Jim Voyles                      0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 13  8  8  2  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  4  3  7  7


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Attendance: 2,858

FLORIDA 10, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/11/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Baseball Drops Series Finale vs. Gators, 10-7.
Walls, Mendoza and Raleigh combine for six hits and six RBI.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State dropped the series finale to Florida 10-7 Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Taylor Walls, Drew Mendoza and Cal Raleigh combined for six hits and six RBI for FSU (21-14), but Florida (22-11) used a four- and six-run inning to sweep the season series.

“I believe in those guys,” head coach Mike Martin said. “They’re down because we got beat by the University of Florida. For me to say it’s just another game, it’s not. We get a two-run lead, the stadium is rocking, everything is going our way – we turn around and give up four. You can’t do that.”

After a perfect first inning from starter Andrew Karp, Walls led off the Seminole first with his fourth home run of the season to give FSU a quick 1-0 lead. After a Tyler Daughtry walk, Mendoza’s first double of the game doubled the Seminole lead.

In the second, Karp struggled and allowed a hit by pitch, two walks and two hits as the Gators took a 4-2 lead. FSU answered with a run in the third on a pair of errors from the Florida infield, the second of which, a bobbled ball from pitcher Kirby McMullen off the bat of Daughtry, allowed J.C. Flowers to score after reaching base on a hit by pitch.

FSU tied the game in the third on an RBI single from Raleigh.

Florida took the lead for good in the fourth inning, scoring six runs on five hits and two walks against three FSU pitchers – Chase Haney (1-2), Will Zirzow and Jim Voyles.

FSU added another run in the bottom of the fourth by opening the inning with consecutive singles from Flowers, Matt Henderson and Walls. After a Daughtry walk loaded the bases with no outs, Florida brought in Nick Horvath (1-0) and the junior struck out Rhett Aplin, Nieporte and Mendoza to end any FSU threat.

Both teams remained scoreless until the ninth, when FSU tallied a pair of runs on Mendoza’s second double of the game. After starting the season 0-for-10 in the series against No. 7 North Carolina, the Minneola, Fla., native has seen his average rise to .313 with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBI in 32 at-bats.

Behind Karp, Haney and Zirzow allowed six earned runs in two innings. Voyles, Clayton Kwiatkowski, Drew Carlton and Alec Byrd allowed three hits, walked three and struck out four over the final 5.1 innings. FSU held the 1-through-5 slots in Florida’s lineup to 2-for-21 hitting with four strikeouts, but the bottom of the lineup recorded eight hits and eight RBI.

For the Gators, Tyler Dyson went 1.2 innings in his first start, allowing three runs. Horvath earned the win, throwing 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball.

After the game, Martin said Carlton, FSU’s opening day starter that has a 2-1 record and 0.79 ERA out of the bullpen, will be used in a different role moving forward.

“We’re going to do everything we can to get to postseason. With our schedule, it’s not going to be easy. But I assure you, we will continue to battle.”

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  1  2   2  0  0  1  5
Tyler Daughtry          3B        3  2  1   0  2  0  0  0
Rhett Aplin             LF        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  2   3  1  1 10  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  2   1  0  0  5  1
Donovan Petrey          RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Nick Derr             PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  2  1   0  0  1  4  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Andrew Karp             P                            0  0
  Mike Haney            P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  7 12   6  4  4 27  9
Opp                              38 10 10  10  8  6 27 14

E - Opp-2, FSU-Clayton Kwiatkowski (1), Taylor Walls (6), Donovan Petrey (1)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (8), Drew Mendoza 2 (4)
HR - FSU-Taylor Walls (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-J.C. Flowers (7)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-4

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     1.2  2  4  3  2  0
Chase Haney          L (1-2)    2.0  4  4  4  1  2
Will Zirzow                     0.0  1  2  2  2  0
Jim Voyles                      1.1  1  0  0  1  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.0  1  0  0  2  1
Drew Carlton                    2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Alec Byrd                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10 10  9  8  6
Opp                  W          9.0 12  7  6  4  4


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CLEMSON 12, FLORIDA STATE 10
04/15/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Baseball Comeback Falls Short vs. No. 4 Clemson.
Noles retire J.D. Drew's jersey prior to game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – After falling behind 9-0 and 10-1 against No. 4 Clemson, Florida State (21-15, 7-9 ACC) rallied to tie the game in the seventh inning before the Tigers 12-10 win Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Matt Henderson and Taylor Walls each had three hits, but a pair of unearned runs in the ninth inning gave Clemson (30-5, 14-2) the victory.

“I hurt for [our team] because of the fact they did not win,” head coach Mike Martin said. “We got after it, things didn’t go our way. There is a reason they are [14-2] in our league.”

The day opened with Florida State retiring the jersey of J.D. Drew (1995-97), a two-time All-American and College Baseball Hall of Famer. In front of a crowd of 5,753, the ceremony was attended by 70 of Drew’s family and friends, including a number of former players. Drew became just the second FSU player to have his jersey retired, joining Dick Howser (No. 34).

The excitement of Drew’s ceremony did not roll over onto the field for the Seminoles, however. FSU starter Cole Sands allowed six earned runs in just 1.2 innings pitched, walking two and striking out none. After scoring a run in the first, the Tigers hit six doubles and scored seven more in the second inning to take an 8-0 lead.

Both teams traded runs in the third, with FSU scoring on a sacrifice fly from Dylan Busby that scored Rhett Aplin. FSU would score in each of the next four innings to claw back into the game.

Clemson pushed its lead to 10-1 in the fourth on Seth Beer’s 10th home run of the season. The Noles responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame on Henderson’s three-run double to left field. The senior set a career high with four RBI and a season high with three hits.

After Beer’s home run in the fourth, the Seminole pitching staff did not allow another earned run. Will Zirzow, Jim Voyles and Drew Carlton allowed four hits over the final 4.1 innings.

FSU got another two runs in the fifth on Jackson Lueck’s third home run of the season. Lueck had missed the previous four games with shingles. In the sixth, three consecutive singles to open the inning made the score 10-7. Walls’ RBI single was his second of three hits on the day.

Clemson reliever Jeremy Beasley entered with two runners on and no outs in the sixth after Walls’ single and recorded three straight outs to end the FSU threat.

After Voyles pitched a perfect seventh inning, the Noles tied the game with three two-out RBI to tie the game at 10-10. A single by Cal Raleigh and a walk from Drew Mendoza ended Beasley’s day, giving way to Jacob Hennessy. Hennessy struck out Aplin and J.C. Flowers before Henderson’s RBI single, a single from Walls and a two-run single from Busby.

In the ninth, Clemson scored a pair of unearned runs after Grayson Byrd and Chase Pinder reached on FSU errors. With the bases loaded, Carlton (2-3) struck out Logan Davidson and Chris Williams before Beer’s bloop single fell just out of reach of Walls in shallow left-center field.

In the FSU ninth, Aplin singled to open the game, but Ryley Gilliam (2-0) struck out Flowers, Henderson and Walls to end the game.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        6  0  3   1  0  3  1  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  2   3  0  0  1  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  1  1   2  0  2  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  2  2   0  1  1  6  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  2  1   0  1  1 13  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        5  1  2   0  0  2  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  2  1   0  1  2  3  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  1  3   4  0  1  1  1
Cole Sands              P                            0  1
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  2
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  1
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 10 15  10  3 12 27 12
Opp                              41 12 15  11  8  6 27  7

E - FSU-Cal Raleigh (7), Drew Mendoza (5), Matt Henderson (6)
2B - Opp-7, FSU-Cal Raleigh (10), Matt Henderson (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jackson Lueck (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Henderson (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      1.2  6  6  6  2  0
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.1  3  3  3  2  1
Grant Stewart                   1.2  2  1  1  1  1
Will Zirzow                     0.1  1  0  0  1  0
Jim Voyles                      2.1  1  0  0  1  2
Drew Carlton         L (2-3)    1.2  2  2  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 15 12 10  8  6
Opp                  W          9.0 15 10 10  3 12


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FLORIDA STATE 7, CLEMSON 3
04/16/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holton's 8.0 innings, 9 K's Lead Noles Past No. 4 Clemson, 7-3.
Six of FSU's seven runs came via home run Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Behind another outstanding performance from sophomore Tyler Holton, Florida State (22-15, 8-9 ACC) knocked off No. 4 Clemson 7-3 Sunday afternoon to even the series. Holton pitched a career-high eight innings, allowing three runs and striking out nine. Offensively, FSU used home runs from Taylor Walls, Quincy Nieporte and Dylan Busby in beating the Tigers (30-6, 14-3).

“This game was obviously very important to us,” head coach Mike Martin said. “With our lineup, we have the ability to do what transpired today.

“It’s all about pitching and defense. You don’t make an error, the other team scores three – you have to be very pleased with Tyler Holton.”

Holton, a three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week this season, allowed a run in a shaky first inning, but with the bases loaded and one out, struck out Drew Wharton and forced a fly out from Andrew Cox.

Walls responded with his second leadoff home run of the week to tie the game. With two outs, Cal Raleigh singled home Rhett Aplin before Nieporte’s team-high seventh home run of the season gave FSU a 4-1 lead after one inning.

In the third, FSU got its final three runs off the bat of Busby. His three-run home run, also with two outs, scored Aplin and Raleigh and pushed FSU’s lead to 7-1.

With a six-run cushion, Holton allowed just two more runs – an RBI single to Logan Davidson in the fifth and a Seth Beer home run to open the sixth. Holton finished with nine strikeouts in eight innings on 123 pitches.

Senior Alec Byrd worked around a two-out single in the ninth, striking out Reed Rohlman to end the game.

Clemson starter Alex Eubanks (5-3) allowed a career-high seven earned runs in three innings. Alex Schnell and Owen Griffith held the Noles scoreless for the final five innings, allowing three hits and one walk.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   1  0  2  1  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        1  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Nick Derr             PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  0  0   0  1  2  7  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  2  1   1  1  0  9  2
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Steven Wells          CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  2   0  0  0  2  5
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  7  9   7  3  8 27  9
Opp                              34  3  8   3  3 11 24  7

E - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (5), Quincy Nieporte (7), Dylan Busby (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Rhett Aplin (3), Matt Henderson (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (5-1)    8.0  7  3  3  3  9
Alec Byrd                       1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  3 11
Opp                  L          8.0  9  7  7  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE 7, CLEMSON 6
04/17/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Byrd's Career Day Leads FSU Over No. 3 Clemson, 7-6.
Cal Raleigh homers as Noles take 2-of-3 from the Tigers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior Alec Byrd pitched the final three innings without allowing an earned run, and FSU scored two in the seventh inning to beat No. 3 Clemson, 7-6, Monday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Cal Raleigh launched his fifth home run of the season to break a 5-5 tie, and Byrd forced three ground ball outs in the ninth as FSU took 2-of-3 from the Tigers.

"I told our ball club that yes, we are proud of what we accomplished," head coach Mike Martin said. "To say that we are back - no. We have a lot of work to do…but we just kept battling."

For the third consecutive game, Clemson scored in the first inning on Seth Beer's third home run of the series. Drew Parrish, FSU's starting pitcher, settled in after allowing that home run, retiring 10 of the next 11 hitters without allowing another run.

Florida State took the lead with two runs in the third inning and three in the fourth. In the third, singles from Matt Henderson and J.C. Flowers at the bottom of the lineup paved the way for Jackson Lueck's fielder's choice. Lueck's ball hit back to the pitcher should have retired Henderson at home, but Clemson catcher Chris Williams' foot was never on the plate and Henderson was ruled safe.

With the extra out, Quincy Nieporte's sacrifice fly scored Flowers.

In the fourth, Dylan Busby hit a three-run double to right center field, scoring Taylor Walls, Flowers and Henderson. Busby hit a three-run home run on Sunday and also had three RBI on Saturday.

In the fifth, Drew Carlton took over for Parrish with runners on first and second and one out and got Logan Davidson swinging before Beer lined out to Henderson at second base.

Carlton did run into trouble in the sixth, however: he allowed a pair of solo home runs to Williams and pinch hitter Robert Jolly, the latter of which tied the game at 5-5. Entering the game, Carlton had not allowed a home run on the season.

Byrd (2-1) entered the game in the seventh inning with runners on first and second and no outs in relief of Carlton. Byrd allowed a single to Beer, Clemson's cleanup hitter, but a perfect throw from Rhett Aplin in right field retired Reed Rohlman at the plate to keep the Tigers off the board. Williams grounded out and Andrew Cox struck out swinging to keep the game tied.

After Byrd and the Seminole defense kept Clemson at bay in the seventh, Raleigh's solo home run in the bottom of the frame gave FSU a 6-5 lead. A Walls' walk later in the inning with the bases loaded gave FSU its final run of the game.

Clemson tacked on an unearned run in the eighth, but Byrd struck out Rohlman to end the inning.

In the ninth, Byrd sandwiched three groundouts around a Williams single to earn his second win of the year and give FSU its marquee series win of the season.

Clemson starter Pat Krall did not factor in the decision, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing five unearned runs to remain a perfect 6-0. Jacob Hennessy (1-1) picked up the loss after allowing Raleigh's home run without recording an out.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  0   1  1  1  0  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  0  1   3  1  2  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  1   1  1  0  8  2
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  1   0  1  2 10  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  0  2   0  1  1  2  1
Matt Henderson          2B        3  2  1   0  0  1  2  3
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  2  2   0  2  0  3  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  7 10   6  7  7 27 12
Opp                              38  6 11   6  1  9 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dylan Busby 3 (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (10), Quincy Nieporte (9), Rhett Aplin (7)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Cal Raleigh (5)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Matt Henderson (5)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (5)
CS - FSU-Rhett Aplin (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish                    4.1  4  3  2  1  6
Drew Carlton                    1.2  4  2  2  0  1
Alec Byrd            W (2-1)    3.0  3  1  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  6  4  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0 10  7  2  7  7


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FLORIDA STATE 7, STETSON 3
04/19/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Busby’s Two Home Runs Lead Noles Over Stetson, 7-3.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Dylan Busby hit two home runs and had three RBI, Taylor Walls was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and Florida State (24-15) knocked off Stetson (16-23), 7-3, Wednesday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Clayton Kwiatkowski earned his first career win, pitching 3.2 innings in relief of Will Zirzow.

“The way we approached the game was very mature,” head coach Mike Martin said. “[Stetson’s] a good ball club…but I was very pleased with the way we went out and got after it. That last column had a zero, and that makes us excited.”

Walls and Busby both started 3-for-3 and accounted for each of FSU’s first six hits. Busby’s two home runs give him seven on the season, tied for the team lead, and he is the first FSU player this year with two in one game. He had three RBI for a fourth-consecutive game, and his average sits at .298.

“[Busby’s] seeing the ball well,” Martin said. “He has the ability to semi-carry a team, and he’s doing a good job of getting us off to a good start in the ball game.”

The Seminoles struck first with a bases loaded walk in the first inning. Walls and Busby singled off Austin Bogart, followed by walks to Quincy Nieporte and Rhett Aplin.

In the second, Matt Henderson was hit by a pitch for the sixth time this season, and third time in four games, before scoring on Walls’ fifth double of the year. After Walls was caught stealing third, Busby hit his sixth home run on a crushed ball over the left field wall to give FSU a 3-0 lead through two innings.

After Stetson tied the game with three runs in the top of the fifth inning, the last two of which came on a home run from Jack Gonzalez off reliever Clayton Kwiatkowski, FSU answered with four in the bottom of the inning.

Walls’ second double of the game, off reliever Mitchell Senger (0-2), paved the way for Busby’s second home run and gave FSU a 5-3 lead. With two outs, Cal Raleigh hit his sixth home run of the year and second in two games. Stetson’s Tyler Keller took over on the mound and hit Aplin and Drew Mendoza before walking Henderson with runners advancing on a wild pitch to give the Noles a 7-3 lead.

Will Zirzow, making his second career start after going three innings against FGCU earlier this month, allowed a pair of runs in 4.1 innings, striking out four. Kwiatkowski went a career-high 3.2 innings, allowing three hits and striking out three. The freshman left-hander is the 11th different player to earn a win for FSU this season.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  2  3   1  0  1  3  3
Dylan Busby             3B        4  2  3   3  1  0  0  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  0   0  0  4  0  0
  Hank Truluck          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  1  1   1  1  1  8  0
Rhett Aplin             RF        1  1  0   1  1  1  1  0
  Nick Derr             RF        0  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  5
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Will Zirzow             P                            0  1
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            1  0
  Mike Haney            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  7  7   6  6  8 27 11
Opp                              35  3  8   3  3  8 24  7

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls 2 (6)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby 2 (7), Cal Raleigh (6)
HBP - FSU-Rhett Aplin (5), Drew Mendoza (2), Matt Henderson (6)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers (5)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Rhett Aplin (4), Drew Mendoza (3)
CS - FSU-Taylor Walls (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Will Zirzow                     4.1  4  2  2  3  4
Clayton Kwiatkowski  W (1-0)    3.2  3  1  1  0  3
Chase Haney                     1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  3  8
Opp                  L          8.0  7  7  7  6  8


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FLORIDA STATE 6, MIAMI 3
04/21/2017, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Busby's 4 RBI Lead FSU Past Miami, 6-3.
Busby has three home runs in past two games; 16 RBI in last five games.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Junior Dylan Busby continued his hot streak at the plate, recording three hits and four more RBI in leading Florida State to a 6-3 win over rival Miami at Mark Light Field on Friday evening. Since missing last week's game against Florida, Busby is hitting .524 with 11 hits, four home runs, two doubles and 16 runs batted in.

"I'm pleased with the poise we showed," head coach Mike Martin said. "This is a tough place to play and we just did the things we needed to do to win."

Busby's three-run home run in the fifth inning gave FSU a 4-1 lead after Matt Henderson's sacrifice fly tied the game earlier in the frame. In the ninth, his two-out RBI double again gave FSU a three run cushion at 6-3. For Busby, it was his fifth straight game with at least three RBI, the first player in FSU history with a five-game streak.

"Missing the Florida game, it was almost a blessing in disguise not playing," Busby said. "I didn't get to work on my swing, I just got in there and hit the pitches that I can handle. Seeing those made me more selective and ultimately helped me out."

Miami took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Romy Gonzalez's seventh home run of the year. FSU starter Cole Sands settled down and retired the next nine hitters, leaving after throwing 4.1 innings and allowing two runs. His seven strikeouts tied a career high.

After Miami had three straight hits to open the fifth against Sands, scoring a run on Michael Burns' RBI single, Alec Byrd entered with one out. Byrd walked the first batter to load the bases before retiring James Davison swinging. Jim Voyles replaced Byrd and forced a groundout to limit any further damage.

Voyles (3-0) went three innings, allowing a run on two hits while striking out three.

"You don't minimize [our pitching] performance," Martin said. "Those guys did an outstanding job. We used four arms and gave up seven hits. Very pleased with all of them."

FSU got an insurance run in the seventh inning after Drew Mendoza hit a double, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Henderson and scored on Taylor Walls' second sacrifice fly of the season.

Miami earned its final run with a bases loaded walk in the eighth. Drew Carlton relieved Voyles with two on and walked two batters (the first of which was credited to Voyles) to close the Miami deficit. On a 1-0 count to Burns, Carlton forced a fielder's choice to Busby at third base, retiring the runner at second.

Carlton pitched a perfect ninth for his third save of the season and first in ACC play. Carlton threw 19 pitches and Byrd 11 after both threw Wednesday against Stetson.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  1  0   1  1  0  2  5
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  3   4  0  0  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   0  0  1 12  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  2   0  0  2  9  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  1   1  0  0  1  3
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  6 10   6  2  6 27 11
Opp                              32  3  7   3  5 12 27  8

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (11), Drew Mendoza (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (8)
HBP - FSU-Jackson Lueck (5), Quincy Nieporte (6)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Henderson (6)
SF - FSU-Taylor Walls (2), Matt Henderson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      4.1  5  2  2  1  7
Alec Byrd                       0.1  0  0  0  1  1
Jim Voyles           W (3-0)    3.0  2  1  1  2  3
Drew Carlton         Sv(3)      1.1  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  5 12
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  6  2  6


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MIAMI 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/22/2017, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall in Extras to Hurricanes, 5-4.
The game was FSU's first walk-off loss since 2013.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Quincy Nieporte and Jackson Lueck each had home runs Saturday, but Miami got a walk-off run in the 10th inning to beat Florida State, 5-4, Saturday evening at Mark Light Field. Each team had just five hits in the game, but a crucial error in the 10th snapped FSU's four-game win streak.

"Tyler Holton was good, our bullpen was good," head coach Mike Martin said. "We got some big hits from Quincy and Jackson…we're just ready to get after it tomorrow."

After being robbed of a home run in the second inning of Friday's game, Nieporte led off the second with a no-doubter off Miami starter Michael Mediavilla to give FSU a 1-0 lead. His eight home runs are tied with Dylan Busby for the team lead.

In the third inning, Nieporte netted two more RBI on a bases loaded single that pushed FSU's lead to 3-0. J.C. Flowers walked, Taylor Walls singled and Lueck walked before Nieporte's 46th and 47th RBI of the season.

Miami's Michael Burns gave the Hurricanes a lead in the bottom of the inning with a one-out grand slam. FSU starter Tyler Holton had retired the first seven Miami hitters, but a single, walk and hit by pitch loaded the bases for Burns' slam. It was the first grand slam allowed by the Seminoles this season.

Both pitchers settled in after that. Holton exited in the seventh inning after 6.1 innings, allowing three hits and four runs, walking three and striking out five. Mediavilla went a season-high 6.2 innings and struck out 10 batters.

After Burns' slam, neither team scored until Lueck's solo home run off Miami reliever Andrew Cabezas (1-2) to open the eighth inning, tying the game at 4-4. The opposite field home run was Lueck's fourth of the season.

Chase Haney entered with a runner on second and one out in the seventh before forcing a groundout and striking out Randy Batista. Haney allowed a double in the ninth before giving way to Alec Byrd.

Byrd struck out James Davison and Nico Baldor to end the ninth and force extra innings.

In the tenth, Busby dropped a bunt single down the third base line, but was stranded. In the bottom of the inning, Byrd (2-2) gave up an infield single to Brandon Gali before exiting in favor of Drew Carlton.

After Gali stole second base, Walls' errant throw on a grounder from Burns allowed Gali to score the winning run.

Cabezas went 3.1 innings in relief, allowing a run on two hits while striking out four.

The error was FSU's first of the series.

For the Seminoles, all five hits came from their first four hitters, with Nieporte the only Seminole with two. FSU batters struck out a season-high 14 times.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  3
Dylan Busby             3B        5  0  1   0  0  2  0  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  1  1   1  1  2  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  0  2  8  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Nick Derr             PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 11  2
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  1  0   0  2  2  4  0
Tyler Holton            P                            1  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  4  5   4  4 14 28 10
Opp                              33  5  5   4  3  9 30  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Taylor Walls (7)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jackson Lueck (4), Quincy Nieporte (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton                    6.1  3  4  4  3  5
Chase Haney                     2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Alec Byrd            L (2-2)    1.0  1  1  0  0  2
Drew Carlton                    0.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.1  5  5  4  3  9
Opp                  W         10.0  5  4  4  4 14


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Attendance: 4,999

FLORIDA STATE 11, STETSON 5
04/25/2017, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Baseball Dominates Stetson in 11-5 Win.
Florida State gets 11 hits and 9 walks Tuesday in DeLand.

DeLAND, FL - Florida State (26-16) beat Stetson (18-25) for the second time in a week after the Seminoles topped the Hatters 11-5 Tuesday evening at Melching Field in front of 1,798 fans. FSU's offense had 11 hits, nine walks, one hit by pitch and six sacrifice hits, while starter Drew Parrish (4-2) worked seven innings on the mound in his first midweek start.

"It was an important win for us as we go into the homestretch," head coach Mike Martin said. "Drew Parrish had a very good outing. He pitched a very good baseball game and it was nice to bring in Chaz [Chase Haney] and Clayton [Kwiatkowski] to finish. Good win for our team. We played well, made a couple errors, but all in all, a very successful night."

Taylor Walls, Quincy Nieporte and Dylan Busby each had multiple hits, while Nieporte, Nick Derr and J.C. Flowers each had more than one RBI. Cal Raleigh and Matt Henderson each had three of FSU's nine walks. Henderson did not record an official at-bat in four plate appearances, adding a hit by pitch before being replaced in the field by Hank Truluck in the bottom of the seventh.

Parrish, making his first midweek start after eight straight appearances as FSU's game three starter on the weekend, went 7.0 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits while walking just one.

Florida State struck first with a run in the second inning. Nieporte singled, followed by the first Raleigh walk. After Drew Mendoza's first sacrifice bunt of the season advanced the runners, Henderson walked to load the bases before Derr's sacrifice fly scored Nieporte.

In the third, Walls opened with a single before Busby doubled just inside the third base bag, scoring Walls. Busby was named the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week earlier in the day after going 8-for-18 with 10 RBI last week. When Jackson Lueck's ground out advanced Busby to third, Nieporte's sixth sacrifice fly of the season made the score 3-0.

Stetson got one back in the bottom of the frame after singles from Jacob Koos and Austin Hale and an RBI groundout from Mike Spooner. Parrish forced a fly out to get the Seminoles out of trouble.

FSU scored three runs in the fourth, chasing Stetson starter Ryan Stark (2-3). Stark allowed a single to Mendoza and hit Henderson with a pitch before Derr's sacrifice bunt was thrown to third, but not in time to get Mendoza. Josh Gonzalez relieved Stark, and Flowers' two-run single scored Henderson and Mendoza. Walls' flew out to left field, advancing Derr to third base and setting the stage for a double steal that made the score 6-1 Florida State.

Derr's second sacrifice fly of the game came in the fifth, scoring Raleigh and pushing FSU's lead to 7-1.

FSU scored for a fifth-consecutive inning with four runs in the sixth. Stetson got three back on Hale's third home run of the season in the seventh inning, trimming the lead to 11-5. Stetson's top two hitters, Koos and Hale, combined to go 6-for-7 with four RBI, all from Hale.

In relief of Parrish, Chase Haney worked a scoreless eighth inning, working out of a single and error that left two Hatters stranded. Clayton Kwiatkowski worked a perfect ninth in his 12th appearance of the year.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        6  2  3   0  0  0  2  1
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  2   1  1  1  0  5
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Tyler Holton          LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  2  2   2  0  2  0  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         2  2  0   0  3  0  4  0
  Bryan Bussey          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        2  1  1   1  1  0 11  1
Matt Henderson          2B        0  1  0   0  3  0  2  3
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Nick Derr               RF        2  1  1   3  0  1  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  1   3  1  1  2  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            1  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
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FSU                              33 11 11  10  9  9 27 12
Opp                              36  5  8   5  1  5 27  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Taylor Walls (8), Cal Raleigh (8)
2B - FSU-Dylan Busby 2 (13), Quincy Nieporte (10)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Henderson (7)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Drew Mendoza (1), Nick Derr (1)
SF - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (6), Drew Mendoza (2), Nick Derr 2 (4)
SB - FSU-Nick Derr (6), J.C. Flowers (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         W (4-2)    7.0  7  5  5  1  3
Chase Haney                     1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  5  5  1  5
Opp                  L          9.0 11 11 11  9  9


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Attendance: 1,798