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


2016-17 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


2016-17 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)

2016-17 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 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tyler Holton             D1Baseball.com - 1st Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 2nd Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 3rd Team All-American

Drew Mendoza             Collegiate Baseball - Freshman All-American
                         Baseball America - Freshman 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

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
Luke Weaver              62      P                  St. Louis Cardinals

Noles in the Pros -  8

2016-17 Schedules 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
1
6
2
3
8
5
5
1
1
1
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
1
12
12
10
11
8
9
1
1
1
03/31
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 1-3
 
12
12
10
7
7
7
17
11
13
04/01
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 2-5
 
12
12
10
7
7
7
17
11
13
04/02
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 7-9
 
12
12
10
7
7
7
17
11
13
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
1
 
 
25
18
16
10
1
1
1
04/15
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 10-12
 
 
 
25
4
5
4
25
23
22
04/16
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 7-3
 
 
 
25
4
5
4
25
23
22
04/17
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 7-6
 
 
 
 
5
5
4
25
23
22
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
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 6-4
 
 
 
 
12
12
10
21
21
21
04/29
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 0-8
 
 
 
 
12
12
10
21
21
21
04/30
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
L 5-7
 
 
 
 
12
12
10
21
21
21
05/05
Ref
H
PACIFIC
W 9-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
Ref
H
PACIFIC
W 18-5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
Ref
H
PACIFIC
W 5-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/07
Ref
H
PACIFIC
W 5-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
Called after 8 innings by mutual agreement between the coaches
W 21-2
 
 
 
25
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/13
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
First 4.5 innings played on May 12.
L 3-4
 
 
 
25
23
16
20
12
13
11
05/13
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 4-0
 
 
 
25
23
16
20
12
13
11
05/14
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
L 9-10
 
 
 
25
23
16
20
12
13
11
05/18
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
W 12-9
5
 
 
 
2
2
2
5
5
5
05/19
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
W 8-2
5
 
 
 
2
2
2
5
5
5
05/24
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME
ACC, Louisville, Ky
W 5-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/26
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
ACC
W 6-2
5
 
 
 
4
5
5
5
5
5
05/27
Ref
N
DUKE
ACC, Louisville, Ky
W 5-1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/28
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC Championship, Louisville, Ky
W 7-3
 
 
 
 
5
2
2
17
11
13
06/02
Ref
H
TENNESSEE TECH
NCAA
L 1-3
 
18
15
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/03
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA
NCAA
W 6-1
 
18
15
17
 
22
24
 
 
 
06/04
Ref
H
TENNESSEE TECH
NCAA
W 5-3
 
18
15
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/04
Ref
H
AUBURN
NCAA
W 8-7
 
18
15
17
 
23
 
 
25
 
06/05
Ref
H
AUBURN
NCAA Championship
W 6-0
 
18
15
17
 
23
 
 
25
 
06/10
Ref
H
SAM HOUSTON STATE
NCAA Super Regional
W 7-6
 
10
15
17
13
 
 
14
20
19
06/11
Ref
H
SAM HOUSTON STATE
NCAA Super Regional Championship
W 19-0
 
10
15
17
13
 
 
14
20
19
06/17
Ref
N
LOUISIANA STATE
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 4-5
2
6
15
17
2
4
3
2
2
2
06/19
Ref
N
CAL ST-FULLERTON
CWS, Omaha, Ne
W 6-4
7
6
15
17
7
17
19
7
7
7
06/21
Ref
N
LOUISIANA STATE
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 4-7
2
6
15
17
2
4
3
2
2
2
EOY Stats Ref

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

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home     Away    Neutral
--------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   46-23    29-13    13- 7     4- 3
VS ACC          14-14     6- 9     8- 5     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25  16-14    11- 9     3- 2     2- 3

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL -  6
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    -  6
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   -  6
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES  - 5

2017 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  LOUISVILLE           23- 6    53-12 
 2  WAKE FOREST          19-11    43-19 
 3  CLEMSON              17-13    42-21 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 16-14    36-25 
 5  FLORIDA STATE        14-14    46-23 
 6  BOSTON COLLEGE       11-19    25-28 
 7  NOTRE DAME           10-20    26-32 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       23- 7    49-14 
 2  VIRGINIA             18-12    43-16 
 3  MIAMI                16-13    31-27 
 4  DUKE                 12-18    30-28 
 5  GEORGIA TECH         11-19    27-28 
 6t PITTSBURGH            9-21    23-30 
 6t VIRGINIA TECH         9-21    23-32 

2017 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Louisville, Ky
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/23/2017  (6)MIAMI 6, (10)GEORGIA TECH 5                      Round 1
05/23/2017  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6, (11)BOSTON COLLEGE 1     Round 1
05/23/2017  (9)DUKE 6, (5)CLEMSON 3                             Round 1
05/24/2017  (8)FLORIDA STATE 5, (12)NOTRE DAME 3                Round 1
05/25/2017  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 10, (11)BOSTON COLLEGE 0          Round 1
05/25/2017  (3)WAKE FOREST 5, (10)GEORGIA TECH 4                Round 1
05/25/2017  (9)DUKE 4, (4)VIRGINIA 3                            Round 1
05/25/2017  (1)LOUISVILLE 10, (12)NOTRE DAME 3                  Round 1
05/26/2017  (6)MIAMI 5, (3)WAKE FOREST 2                        Round 1
05/26/2017  (4)VIRGINIA 10, (5)CLEMSON 2                        Round 1
05/26/2017  (8)FLORIDA STATE 6, (1)LOUISVILLE 2                 Round 1
05/26/2017  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 12, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4     Round 1
05/27/2017  (8)FLORIDA STATE 5, (9)DUKE 1                       Round 2
05/27/2017  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 12, (6)MIAMI 4                    Round 2
05/28/2017  (8)FLORIDA STATE 7, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 3             Round 3

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
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Nick
Derr
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
04/29/2017
VIRGINIA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Rhett
Aplin
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
04/30/2017
VIRGINIA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Cal
Raleigh
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Rhett
Aplin
Matt
Henderson
Steven
Wells
J.C.
Flowers
05/05/2017
PACIFIC
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Rhett
Aplin
Quincy
Nieporte
Jackson
Lueck
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Holton
Matt
Henderson
05/06/2017
PACIFIC
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
Hank
Truluck
05/06/2017
PACIFIC
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/07/2017
PACIFIC
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
Matt
Henderson
05/09/2017
JACKSONVILLE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/13/2017
WAKE FOREST
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/13/2017
WAKE FOREST
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/14/2017
WAKE FOREST
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Drew
Mendoza
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/18/2017
LOUISVILLE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Tyler
Holton
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
05/19/2017
LOUISVILLE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Nick
Derr
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/24/2017
NOTRE DAME
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
Matt
Henderson
05/26/2017
LOUISVILLE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
05/27/2017
DUKE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Hank
Truluck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
05/28/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Tyler
Holton
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
06/02/2017
TENNESSEE TECH
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Tyler
Holton
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
06/03/2017
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
06/04/2017
TENNESSEE TECH
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
06/04/2017
AUBURN
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
06/05/2017
AUBURN
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Tyler
Holton
J.C.
Flowers
06/10/2017
SAM HOUSTON STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Steven
Wells
J.C.
Flowers
06/11/2017
SAM HOUSTON STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Steven
Wells
J.C.
Flowers
06/17/2017
LOUISIANA STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Steven
Wells
J.C.
Flowers
06/19/2017
CAL ST-FULLERTON
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Steven
Wells
J.C.
Flowers
06/21/2017
LOUISIANA STATE
Taylor
Walls
Dylan
Busby
Jackson
Lueck
Quincy
Nieporte
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Steven
Wells
Tyler
Holton

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
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
04/29/2017
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
04/30/2017
VIRGINIA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Rhett
Aplin
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
05/05/2017
PACIFIC
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Tyler
Holton
Rhett
Aplin
05/06/2017
PACIFIC
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Hank
Truluck
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Rhett
Aplin
05/06/2017
PACIFIC
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
05/07/2017
PACIFIC
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
05/09/2017
JACKSONVILLE
Will
Zirzow
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
05/13/2017
WAKE FOREST
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
05/13/2017
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
05/14/2017
WAKE FOREST
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
05/18/2017
LOUISVILLE
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
05/19/2017
LOUISVILLE
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Nick
Derr
05/24/2017
NOTRE DAME
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
05/26/2017
LOUISVILLE
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
05/27/2017
DUKE
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Hank
Truluck
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
05/28/2017
NORTH CAROLINA
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
06/02/2017
TENNESSEE TECH
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
06/03/2017
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
06/04/2017
TENNESSEE TECH
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
06/04/2017
AUBURN
Andrew
Karp
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
06/05/2017
AUBURN
Will
Zirzow
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Tyler
Holton
06/10/2017
SAM HOUSTON STATE
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
06/11/2017
SAM HOUSTON STATE
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
06/17/2017
LOUISIANA STATE
Tyler
Holton
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
06/19/2017
CAL ST-FULLERTON
Drew
Parrish
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
J.C.
Flowers
Steven
Wells
06/21/2017
LOUISIANA STATE
Cole
Sands
Cal
Raleigh
Drew
Mendoza
Matt
Henderson
Dylan
Busby
Taylor
Walls
Jackson
Lueck
Steven
Wells
Tyler
Holton

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 =========================================================================================================== Will Zirzow 1.000 21 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 Ryan Mejia .333 10 0 9 1 3 0 0 0 4 3 .333 1 0 0 0 .400 0 0 0 0 Rhett Aplin .322 47 40 143 34 46 9 1 6 24 75 .524 25 5 30 3 .434 2 3 4 6 Jackson Lueck .318 56 54 211 41 67 11 1 9 54 107 .507 27 6 51 5 .405 3 1 6 8 Dylan Busby .315 63 62 248 58 78 21 2 15 65 148 .597 24 13 64 5 .399 3 3 10 13 Quincy Nieporte .302 68 68 255 41 77 20 0 11 82 130 .510 26 10 36 1 .378 8 2 0 0 Matt Henderson .279 68 63 179 35 50 7 0 0 22 57 .318 44 13 42 4 .448 3 9 8 10 Taylor Walls .273 68 68 260 82 71 9 3 8 47 110 .423 67 1 45 6 .421 2 2 10 12 Drew Mendoza .270 43 43 148 33 40 9 0 10 33 79 .534 30 4 49 4 .400 3 2 3 4 Bryan Bussey .267 21 0 15 4 4 1 0 0 1 5 .333 2 2 0 0 .400 1 0 0 0 Tyler Holton .244 34 31 45 8 11 0 0 2 9 17 .378 4 0 14 0 .300 1 0 0 0 J.C. Flowers .235 68 67 213 44 50 4 2 2 32 64 .300 30 13 58 7 .359 3 10 7 7 Cal Raleigh .227 69 69 264 51 60 16 1 9 39 105 .398 39 3 39 9 .330 3 0 1 1 Nick Derr .225 50 32 120 31 27 2 1 1 17 34 .283 29 9 38 1 .401 4 1 6 6 Hank Truluck .222 41 5 27 8 6 2 0 1 2 11 .407 4 5 12 1 .417 0 1 1 3 Steven Wells .216 40 10 51 7 11 1 0 1 8 15 .294 7 2 13 3 .328 1 0 0 1 Tyler Daughtry .209 32 24 86 19 18 6 0 1 13 27 .314 29 2 23 2 .412 2 0 3 3 Kyle Cavanaugh .190 18 2 21 3 4 0 0 1 1 7 .333 2 1 9 0 .292 0 0 0 0 Donovan Petrey .158 22 1 19 2 3 0 0 0 4 3 .158 6 1 4 1 .385 0 0 0 0 Drew Carlton .000 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Clayton Kwiatkowski .000 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Alec Byrd .000 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Chase Haney .000 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jim Voyles .000 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Drew Parrish .000 19 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Andrew Karp .000 18 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Cole Sands .000 18 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Grant Stewart .000 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Ed Voyles .000 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brandon Reitz .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .271 69 69 2317 502 627 118 11 77 457 998 .431 396 90 527 52 .392 39 34 59 74 Opp .242 69 69 2343 311 566 123 7 45 288 838 .358 211 65 640 39 .319 20 40 37 52

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 ======================================================================================================================== Drew Carlton 2.17 5 4 36 1 0 0 2 7 62.1 65 22 15 15 58 13 1 4 246 .264 2 9 0 4 4 Tyler Holton 2.34 10 3 18 18 2 1 1 0 119.1 77 43 31 31 144 10 0 8 432 .178 8 10 0 0 9 Clayton Kwiatkowski 2.45 1 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 17 6 6 12 22 6 2 1 78 .218 2 2 1 2 0 Will Zirzow 2.58 3 1 20 4 1 1 1 0 45.1 31 17 13 19 52 7 1 1 163 .190 10 7 0 0 5 Steven Wells 2.70 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 3 1 1 3 2 0 0 17 .471 1 1 0 1 1 Alec Byrd 4.05 4 2 36 0 0 0 1 1 33.1 33 18 15 18 37 5 0 2 129 .256 3 3 0 0 3 Chase Haney 4.26 3 2 33 0 0 0 1 0 31.2 31 15 15 8 26 8 0 1 118 .263 1 4 1 4 1 Jim Voyles 4.46 4 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 36.1 40 23 18 21 39 11 1 3 147 .272 6 1 0 1 0 Andrew Karp 4.48 2 3 18 12 0 0 1 0 66.1 65 36 33 18 70 13 0 6 252 .258 3 7 0 1 5 Drew Parrish 4.52 6 3 19 15 1 0 2 0 91.2 80 52 46 29 93 13 1 8 343 .233 3 8 0 5 4 Grant Stewart 4.91 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 13 6 6 7 14 5 0 1 41 .317 2 3 0 0 2 Cole Sands 5.40 6 4 18 17 0 0 1 0 83.1 87 58 50 29 72 23 0 9 321 .271 3 9 2 1 3 Brandon Reitz 6.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 12 .250 2 0 0 0 0 Ed Voyles 6.10 1 1 8 2 0 0 2 1 10.1 16 10 7 1 7 7 1 0 44 .364 0 1 0 1 3 ==================================================================================================== FSU 3.75 46 23 269 69 4 6 4 9 619.1 566 311 258 211 640 123 7 45 2343 .242 46 65 4 20 40 Opp 6.58 23 46 69 69 1 4 4 16 602.0 627 502 440 396 527 118 11 77 2317 .271 45 90 5 39 34

2017 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Jackson Lueck 75 2 0 1.000 0 Rhett Aplin 49 4 0 1.000 0 Bryan Bussey 32 5 0 1.000 1 Kyle Cavanaugh 20 2 0 1.000 1 Andrew Karp 3 15 0 1.000 1 Hank Truluck 8 8 0 1.000 0 Cole Sands 5 10 0 1.000 0 Drew Carlton 4 7 0 1.000 0 Grant Stewart 0 5 0 1.000 0 Chase Haney 1 4 0 1.000 1 Alec Byrd 0 4 0 1.000 0 Jim Voyles 1 1 0 1.000 0 Ryan Mejia 2 0 0 1.000 0 Ed Voyles 0 1 0 1.000 0 J.C. Flowers 152 3 1 .994 1 Cal Raleigh 587 70 11 .984 3 Quincy Nieporte 150 9 3 .981 10 Drew Mendoza 335 19 9 .975 23 Matt Henderson 97 135 10 .959 32 Dylan Busby 109 109 11 .952 13 Steven Wells 36 4 2 .952 2 Taylor Walls 103 169 14 .951 31 Tyler Holton 24 24 3 .941 2 Will Zirzow 4 10 1 .933 0 Tyler Daughtry 19 30 4 .925 4 Nick Derr 32 18 5 .909 2 Drew Parrish 2 8 1 .909 1 Donovan Petrey 7 0 2 .778 0 Clayton Kwiatkowski 1 2 1 .750 0 Brandon Reitz 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1858 678 78 .970 46 Opp 1806 601 84 .966 59
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
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Attendance: 5,071

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
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
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
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  3  1  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12 12 11  9  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,520

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
                               ===================
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
                               ===================
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
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
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
                                 ========================
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
============================== ==== == == == == ==
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
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Tyler Holton         W (2-0)    7.0  2  0  0  3 11
Jim Voyles                      2.0  3  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  5  0  0  3 13
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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
                               ===================
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
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
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
Opp                  L          9.0  9  5  4  3  9


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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
                               ===================
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
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
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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Attendance: 5,806

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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Attendance: 3,489

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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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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Attendance: 4,462

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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Attendance: 701

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 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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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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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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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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FLORIDA STATE
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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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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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Attendance: 3,624

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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10
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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4
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7
9
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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
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Attendance: 2,975

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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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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13
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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
  Chase 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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12
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Attendance: 5,944

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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CLEMSON
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FLORIDA STATE
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15
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Attendance: 5,753

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
  Chase 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
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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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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
                                 ========================
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
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  5  5  1  5
Opp                  L          9.0 11 11 11  9  9


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STETSON
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Attendance: 1,798

FLORIDA STATE 6, VIRGINIA 4
04/28/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win Three Events, Load Up On Top Marks At Florida.
GAINESVILLE, FL - Sophomore Peta-Gay Williams obliterated her career-best 100-meter hurdle time en route to Friday's victory at the Tom Jones Memorial. Williams sailed to victory in 13.09, smashing her previous best of 13.24 for the first of three wins by Seminoles at Percy Beard Stadium.

Graduate student Ed'Ricus Williams made amends for a poor performance in his last trip to Gainesville by winning the high jump with a lifetime-best mark of 2.22 meters (7-3.5), which moved him to No. 3 in the nation and No. 5 all-time among Seminoles.

Jake Burton lowered his season-best in the 800 to 1:49.21, which was good enough for the win.

In addition to the victories several Noles posted major breakthroughs, led by the 400-meter men, where Kyle Fearrington (46.79), Kenny Lane (47.23) and Steven Simpkins (47.60) started the day by posting personal-best in the open race. Burton joined the trio on the 4x400 relay team which sealed a trip to the NCAA East Preliminary meet by running a season-best 3:07.91 to finish second. The Noles quartet currently ranks 11th in the East.

"This group could punch a ticket to nationals if they keep improving at this rate," Braman said of the relay squad.

Senior James Rhoden dipped under 51 seconds for the first time in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing third in 50.83. Shauna Helps ran a slightly windy 11.44 in the 100-meter dash against a stout field, finishing 12th overall but second among collegians.

"Overall I'm extremely pleased with the performances we had at the Tom Jones Memorial meet," Braman said. "Peta-Gay, Shauna, James, Kyle, Ed'Ricus and Jake all had big-time performances. And we had many other really strong efforts from many others.

"If we can keep this momentum going through the Seminole Twilight, then we'll be a tough team to beat at the ACC's."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        1  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Steven Wells          PF-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rhett Aplin           PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   0  0  0  6  2
Drew Mendoza            1B        2  1  2   2  2  0 13  1
Nick Derr               RF        4  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  5
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  1
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6  7   6  4  6 27 14
Opp                              33  4  7   4  4  5 24 13

E - FSU-Taylor Walls (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (7), Cal Raleigh (11)
HR - FSU-Dylan Busby (9), Jackson Lueck (5), Drew Mendoza (2)
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      4.1  4  4  3  3  3
Clayton Kwiatkowski             0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Chase Haney          W (2-2)    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Alec Byrd                       1.2  1  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton         Sv(4)      1.1  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  3  4  5
Opp                  L          8.0  7  6  6  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,021

VIRGINIA 8, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/29/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall to No. 14 Virginia, Prepare for Rubber Match.
Cavaliers hold FSU to two hits, even series at one game apiece.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (27-17, 11-11 ACC) managed just two hits against No. 14 Virginia, dropping the second game of the series 8-0 Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Cavaliers (34-11, 13-10) scored five runs in the sixth inning, while starting pitcher Noah Murdock (3-1) went six innings without allowing a run.

"There are day's things don't go your way because the other team did everything better than you," head coach Mike Martin said. "We got it handed to us. We got two hits and shutout. Virginia is a very good baseball team, and certainly they proved it today."

Both teams were scoreless until the fifth inning, when Virginia's No. 9 hitter Jake McCarthy hit a two-run home run to right field, his second homer of the season. After an error by second baseman Matt Henderson, FSU starter Tyler Holton (5-2) was pulled in favor of Clayton Kwiatkowski. The freshman allowed an infield single, but forced a double play to Pavin Smith to limit the damage.

Virginia added five runs in the sixth inning against three FSU pitchers. In the eighth, Virginia provided the final margin with an RBI single by Robbie Coman.

Holton went 4.1 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs on McCarthy's home run. He ran into trouble in the first two innings, but recovered to retire seven straight hitters before Justin Novak doubled to open the fifth.

A day after keeping the vaunted Virginia offense scoreless for the final 4.2 innings, the Florida State bullpen allowed 11 hits and six earned runs in the same time span on Saturday.

FSU's best chance to score came in the third inning. Henderson led off with a double down the left field line. With one game left in the month, the senior is hitting 14-for-41 in April. J.C. Flowers followed and was hit by a pitch, and Taylor Walls dropped down his first sacrifice bunt since 2015 to advance the runners to second and third.

Murdock answered by striking out Dylan Busby and Jackson Lueck looking to end the threat.

In the fourth, FSU loaded the bases with two outs on a hit by pitch and two walks, but Flowers flied out to right field to end the inning.

Murdock went six innings and allowed just two hits while striking out four. Alec Bettinger entered in relief, pitching the final 3.0 innings to earn his first save of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  6
Dylan Busby             3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
  Hank Truluck          3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Donovan Petrey        RF-LF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
  Ed Voyles             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        2  0  0   0  0  0 11  0
  Steven Wells          PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rhett Aplin             RF-LF     1  0  0   0  2  1  3  0
  Ryan Mejia            RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  1
  Nick Derr             2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  0  2   0  5  7 27 12
Opp                              42  8 16   8  4  1 27  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Donovan Petrey (2), Matt Henderson (7)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Matt Henderson (3)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Drew Mendoza (3), J.C. Flowers (8)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         L (5-2)    4.1  5  2  2  1  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             0.2  1  0  0  0  0
Jim Voyles                      0.2  3  4  4  1  0
Alec Byrd                       0.0  3  1  1  0  0
Will Zirzow                     1.1  1  0  0  1  0
Grant Stewart                   1.0  3  1  1  1  0
Ed Voyles                       1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 16  8  8  4  1
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  2  0  0  5  7


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Attendance: 4,171

VIRGINIA 7, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/30/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rally Falls Short as Baseball Falls to No. 14 Virginia.
FSU scored all five runs via home run in the 7-5 loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A 6-0 deficit through three innings proved too much to overcome as Florida State (27-18, 11-12 ACC) fell to No. 14 Virginia (35-11, 14-10) 7-5 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. All five runs came via the long ball, as Dylan Busby hit a solo home run and Drew Mendoza and Quincy Nieporte connected for two-run home runs to close the deficit.

"I was proud of our ball club," head coach Mike Martin said. "We could have folded the tent and felt sorry for ourselves. We got out there and battled. We're down 6-0 after three and there was no quit.

"Credit Virginia. They are a legit Top 10-team."

Florida State starter Andrew Karp (0-3) struggled out of the gate, allowing four hits and a walk to the first five batters he faced before being replaced by Drew Parrish. Virginia scored four runs in the opening frame and added one each in the second and third off Parrish to take a 6-0 lead. Parrish threw 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out three.

In the bottom of the fourth, Busby's tenth home run of the year put FSU on the board, and three batters later, Mendoza's third home run cut the gap to 6-3. Busby and Mendoza both homered in Friday's series opener as well.

Virginia earned its final run in the sixth inning off Alec Byrd. Byrd threw 1.1 innings in relief of Parrish before giving way to Drew Carlton. Carlton kept Florida State in the game, allowing just three hits and no runs over the final 3.2 innings. In the eighth, he struck out the side, his only three strikeouts of the game.

Virginia starter Adam Haseley (7-1) went 5.0 innings, allowing four runs on four hits. After hitting Dylan Busby to open the sixth inning, he gave way to closer Tommy Doyle. With one out, Nieporte's ninth home run of the season made the score 7-5 as FSU inched closer.

With two outs in the inning, Rhett Aplin singled and Matt Henderson walked, and both players advanced on a passed ball. Steven Wells, starting in the outfield for Jackson Lueck (illness), struck out swinging to end the last real threat the Seminoles had.

Doyle settled down after that, allowing only one baserunner (a ninth-inning walk to Aplin) over the next three innings to earn his 12th save of the year.

For the Cavaliers, they pounded out 13 hits a day after tallying 16 hits. Five players had at least two hits, and Caleb Knight, who entered hitting .417, was the only player not to have at least one.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Dylan Busby             3B        3  1  1   1  0  1  0  3
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  0   0  0  0  7  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  2  1   2  1  1  0  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  1  1   2  1  1  8  1
Rhett Aplin             LF        3  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Steven Wells            RF        2  0  1   0  1  1  3  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Tyler Holton          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Andrew Karp             P                            0  0
  Drew Parrish          P                            1  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  6   5  5  7 27 10
Opp                              35  7 13   7  5  6 27 11

2B - Opp-3, FSU-Steven Wells (1)
HR - FSU-Dylan Busby (10), Quincy Nieporte (9), Drew Mendoza (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dylan Busby (7)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp          L (0-3)    0.0  4  4  4  1  0
Drew Parrish                    4.0  4  2  2  3  3
Alec Byrd                       1.1  2  1  1  1  0
Drew Carlton                    3.2  3  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  7  7  5  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  5  5  5  7


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Attendance: 4,133

FLORIDA STATE 9, PACIFIC 8
05/05/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Busby’s Eighth-Inning Homer Leads FSU Over Pacific.
The Sarasota native has 11 HR on the season, 7 in the past 11 games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State led 8-1 after two innings, but Dylan Busby’s eighth-inning home run proved to be the game-winner as the Seminoles (28-18) held off Pacific (15-27) 9-8 Friday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Busby’s home run was his 11th of the season and seventh in his past 11 games.

Busby’s home run came with two outs in the eighth inning against Tigers reliever Vince Arobio (3-4). It was the only hit Arobio allowed in two relief innings.

The Seminoles scored six runs in the first inning, including a three-run home run off the bat of Tyler Holton. FSU’s Saturday starting pitcher, Holton made his first start in the field this year and first career start in center field. His home run gave FSU a 6-0 lead after Quincy Nieporte had a two-RBI single and Cal Raleigh hit a sacrifice fly earlier in the frame.

On an unseasonably cool day, with game-time temperatures in the upper-60s, starting pitcher Cole Sands tied his career-high with 6.0 innings and seven strikeouts. He allowed a run in the second inning and two in the fourth before being pulled in the seventh inning.

Florida State scored two more in the bottom of the second, building an 8-1 lead against Pacific starter Justin Giovannoni.

Trailing 8-3 entering the seventh inning, Pacific scored five runs on four hits and left the bases loaded to tie the game. Sands allowed the first two runners to reach base before being pulled for Chase Haney. Haney allowed three hits, including a three-run double to James Free, and gave way to Clayton Kwiatkowski.

Kwiatkowski allowed a walk and an RBI single to Danny Mayer, which tied the game at 8-8. Jim Voyles came in and walked Lucas Halstead to load the bases before striking out Blake Barry to end the inning.

Drew Carlton (3-3) pitched the eighth and ninth innings, earning the win after Busby’s solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Carlton allowed a pair of singles in the eighth, including a fluke single to Matt Tarantino that second baseman Matt Henderson lost in the lights before recovering to force Free to pop out to Busby in foul territory to end the inning.

In the ninth, Carlton pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning, including getting Halstead looking to end the game, FSU’s tenth strikeout of the night.

Busby, Holton and Rhett Aplin were the only Seminoles with multiple hits, and all seven Seminoles that recorded a hit did so in the first two innings. Busby and Drew Mendoza each had two of FSU’s seven walks, and the Seminoles struck out just four times.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  1
Dylan Busby             3B        3  3  2   1  2  0  1  3
Rhett Aplin             RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        2  1  1   1  2  0  7  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   1  0  1 10  0
Tyler Holton            CF        4  1  2   3  0  1  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  4
  Nick Derr             2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  9 10   9  7  4 27  8
Opp                              36  8 10   8  4 10 24  8

2B - Opp-3
HR - FSU-Dylan Busby (11), Tyler Holton (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Rhett Aplin (3)
SF - FSU-Cal Raleigh (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      6.0  4  5  5  2  7
Chase Haney                     0.2  3  3  3  0  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             0.0  1  0  0  1  0
Jim Voyles                      0.1  0  0  0  1  1
Drew Carlton         W (3-3)    2.0  2  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  8  8  4 10
Opp                  L          8.0 10  9  9  7  4


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Attendance: 3,647

FLORIDA STATE 18, PACIFIC 5
05/06/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sweep Pacific in Doubleheader, Reach 30 Wins.
Andrew Karp and Tyler Holton both earned wins on the day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (30-18) beat Pacific (15-29) twice Saturday, topping the Tigers 18-5 in game one and 5-3 in the nightcap on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU accounted for a season-high 18 runs and 17 hits in game one, and Tyler Holton earned his team-high sixth win of the season while racking up 10 strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

Andrew Karp won his first game of the year in the second game, tying his career high with seven innings pitched with eight strikeouts and just one run allowed. FSU got three runs in the eighth inning which proved vital when Pacific hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth.

"Our guys really showed a lot of resolve, a lot of competitiveness," head coach Mike Martin said of the doubleheader. "The first game was one that we did a lot of things right. You go into the nightcap knowing it's going to be close. That Pacific team is competitive. Their record does not speak to how good they are. We had to really play well to get both games."

FSU 18, Pacific 5
Florida State scored early and often against the Tigers, leading 7-0 after four innings and exploding for eight runs in the sixth to cement the 18-5 win. The 18 runs tied a season-high for the Noles (Oakland, March 3), while the 17 hits set a season-high. Jackson Lueck's sixth home run of the season came on the first pitch of the sixth inning after the Tigers scored four in the top of the frame to make the game 7-4.

Starting pitcher Tyler Holton (6-2) was again stellar for the Seminoles. He went 5.1 innings, allowed four runs (two earned), three hits and two walks while striking out 10 Pacific batters. It was Holton's third game this season with double-digit strikeouts, the most for a Seminole pitcher since Sean Gilmartin had four in 2011.

Offensively, Cal Raleigh and Rhett Aplin each had two of FSU's season-high six doubles. Raleigh finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI, while Aplin, Taylor Walls, Lueck, Quincy Nieporte, J.C. Flowers and Matt Henderson recorded multiple hits. Flowers tied his career high with three RBI.

Hank Truluck started at third base in place of Dylan Busby, finishing 1-for-4 with an RBI double.

Chase Haney closed out the sixth inning on the mound after Holton was pulled. Ed Voyles threw the final three innings, allowing a run and striking out three, to earn his first save of the season and second of his career.

Pacific's James Free was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and both of Danny Mayer's hits were doubles. Starting pitcher Ryan Shreve (1-5) allowed six earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched.

FSU 5, Pacific 3
Florida State swept a doubleheader for the third time this season, beating the Tigers 5-3 in the second game of the day. FSU's Andrew Karp (1-3) and Pacific's Cooper Casad (2-3) each went 7.0 innings, but three FSU runs in the eighth inning provided the insurance needed to earn Florida State a 30th win for the 53rd consecutive season.

The Seminoles got two runs in the first inning on an RBI single from Quincy Nieporte and a bases loaded walk to Cal Raleigh. Karp allowed just one run on the mound, a sixth-inning home run off the bat of James Free that made the score 2-1. Karp tied his career high with seven innings pitched and finished with eight strikeouts. He earned his first win of the season and second of his career.

Casad settled down after the first inning, allowing seven hits and three walks and just the two runs. Both teams went to the bullpen in the eighth - Alec Byrd had a perfect 1-2-3 inning for the Seminoles, while Ryan Schalch moved from first base to the pitcher's mound for the Tigers and allowed three earned runs on two hits and four walks.

Nieporte's RBI double made it 3-1 and scored Jackson Lueck. Tyler Holton, starting in right field for Rhett Aplin, hit a sacrifice fly that scored Hank Truluck (running for Nieporte), and J.C. Flowers hit a 1-0 pitch up the middle that scored Cal Raleigh and gave FSU a 5-1 cushion.

Those runs proved important when Drew Carlton, who entered in a non-save situation, allowed a single to Schlach and a two-run home run to Danny Mayer that closed the lead to 5-3 with no outs. Carlton responded well, though, striking out Blake Barry and Ryan Robards looking before getting Preston Moebius swinging to end the game.

FSU had nine hits in the nightcap, with two each from Lueck, Nieporte, Flowers, and Matt Henderson.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        6  2  2   1  1  1  0  1
Rhett Aplin             RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Nick Derr             PH-RF-2B  3  0  0   1  0  0  1  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  2  2   1  1  2  3  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-LF     1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        1  3  0   0  3  1  5  0
  Ryan Mejia            PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  3  3   2  1  0  8  1
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        5  3  2   3  0  0  1  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  2  2   3  1  0  1  0
  Steven Wells          RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Hank Truluck            3B        4  1  1   1  0  1  2  2
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Ed Voyles             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 18 17  15  8  5 27  7
Opp                              34  5  7   4  2 13 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Matt Henderson (8)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Rhett Aplin 2 (9), Cal Raleigh 2 (13), Matt Henderson (4), Hank Truluck (2)
HR - FSU-Jackson Lueck (6)
HBP - FSU-Drew Mendoza (4), Hank Truluck 2 (5)
SF - Opp-3, FSU-J.C. Flowers (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jackson Lueck (3), Matt Henderson 2 (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (6-2)    5.1  3  4  2  2 10
Chase Haney                     0.2  1  0  0  0  0
Ed Voyles            Sv(1)      3.0  3  1  1  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  5  3  2 13
Opp                  L          8.0 17 18 15  8  5


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17
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Attendance: 3,994

FLORIDA STATE 5, PACIFIC 3
05/06/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sweep Pacific in Doubleheader, Reach 30 Wins.
Andrew Karp and Tyler Holton both earned wins on the day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (30-18) beat Pacific (15-29) twice Saturday, topping the Tigers 18-5 in game one and 5-3 in the nightcap on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU accounted for a season-high 18 runs and 17 hits in game one, and Tyler Holton earned his team-high sixth win of the season while racking up 10 strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

Andrew Karp won his first game of the year in the second game, tying his career high with seven innings pitched with eight strikeouts and just one run allowed. FSU got three runs in the eighth inning which proved vital when Pacific hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth.

"Our guys really showed a lot of resolve, a lot of competitiveness," head coach Mike Martin said of the doubleheader. "The first game was one that we did a lot of things right. You go into the nightcap knowing it's going to be close. That Pacific team is competitive. Their record does not speak to how good they are. We had to really play well to get both games."

FSU 18, Pacific 5
Florida State scored early and often against the Tigers, leading 7-0 after four innings and exploding for eight runs in the sixth to cement the 18-5 win. The 18 runs tied a season-high for the Noles (Oakland, March 3), while the 17 hits set a season-high. Jackson Lueck's sixth home run of the season came on the first pitch of the sixth inning after the Tigers scored four in the top of the frame to make the game 7-4.

Starting pitcher Tyler Holton (6-2) was again stellar for the Seminoles. He went 5.1 innings, allowed four runs (two earned), three hits and two walks while striking out 10 Pacific batters. It was Holton's third game this season with double-digit strikeouts, the most for a Seminole pitcher since Sean Gilmartin had four in 2011.

Offensively, Cal Raleigh and Rhett Aplin each had two of FSU's season-high six doubles. Raleigh finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI, while Aplin, Taylor Walls, Lueck, Quincy Nieporte, J.C. Flowers and Matt Henderson recorded multiple hits. Flowers tied his career high with three RBI.

Hank Truluck started at third base in place of Dylan Busby, finishing 1-for-4 with an RBI double.

Chase Haney closed out the sixth inning on the mound after Holton was pulled. Ed Voyles threw the final three innings, allowing a run and striking out three, to earn his first save of the season and second of his career.

Pacific's James Free was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and both of Danny Mayer's hits were doubles. Starting pitcher Ryan Shreve (1-5) allowed six earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched.

FSU 5, Pacific 3
Florida State swept a doubleheader for the third time this season, beating the Tigers 5-3 in the second game of the day. FSU's Andrew Karp (1-3) and Pacific's Cooper Casad (2-3) each went 7.0 innings, but three FSU runs in the eighth inning provided the insurance needed to earn Florida State a 30th win for the 53rd consecutive season.

The Seminoles got two runs in the first inning on an RBI single from Quincy Nieporte and a bases loaded walk to Cal Raleigh. Karp allowed just one run on the mound, a sixth-inning home run off the bat of James Free that made the score 2-1. Karp tied his career high with seven innings pitched and finished with eight strikeouts. He earned his first win of the season and second of his career.

Casad settled down after the first inning, allowing seven hits and three walks and just the two runs. Both teams went to the bullpen in the eighth - Alec Byrd had a perfect 1-2-3 inning for the Seminoles, while Ryan Schalch moved from first base to the pitcher's mound for the Tigers and allowed three earned runs on two hits and four walks.

Nieporte's RBI double made it 3-1 and scored Jackson Lueck. Tyler Holton, starting in right field for Rhett Aplin, hit a sacrifice fly that scored Hank Truluck (running for Nieporte), and J.C. Flowers hit a 1-0 pitch up the middle that scored Cal Raleigh and gave FSU a 5-1 cushion.

Those runs proved important when Drew Carlton, who entered in a non-save situation, allowed a single to Schlach and a two-run home run to Danny Mayer that closed the lead to 5-3 with no outs. Carlton responded well, though, striking out Blake Barry and Ryan Robards looking before getting Preston Moebius swinging to end the game.

FSU had nine hits in the nightcap, with two each from Lueck, Nieporte, Flowers, and Matt Henderson.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  0  0   0  1  0  2  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  0   0  1  2  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  2  2   0  1  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  7  1
Cal Raleigh             C         2  1  0   1  2  0 12  0
Tyler Holton            RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  2   1  0  0  3  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  2   0  1  0  2  2
Andrew Karp             P                            1  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  9   5  7  3 27  9
Opp                              35  3  8   3  0 12 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (10)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (11)
HR - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Tyler Holton (1)
SB - FSU-Jackson Lueck (4), Matt Henderson (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp          W (1-3)    7.0  6  1  1  0  8
Alec Byrd                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton                    1.0  2  2  2  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  0 12
Opp                  L          8.0  9  5  5  7  3


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FLORIDA STATE 5, PACIFIC 3
05/07/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four-Run 7th Leads Seminoles to Sweep of Pacific.
Drew Parrish pitches 7.2 innings; Noles season-high 13 games over .500.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (31-18) capped a four-game sweep of Pacific (15-30) with a 5-3 win Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Drew Parrish threw 7.2 innings in the win, and the Seminole offense scored four runs in the seventh inning to go a season-high 13 games over .500.

"This was a win that easily could have gone the other way," head coach Mike Martin, "and our guys did not let it. We don't make an error and score five runs, you expect to win. Winning the way we did was a true credit to our baseball team."

Parrish (5-2) retired the first 14 batters he faced before walking Lucas Halstead with two outs in the fifth. The Tigers got their first hit on a one-out single in the sixth inning from Kevin Sandri, and three more hits that inning gave Pacific its first lead of the series at 2-0.

In the bottom of the inning, Dylan Busby doubled and scored on Jackson Lueck's RBI single to cut the deficit in half.

In the seventh, Parrish answered with a perfect top of the inning before the Seminoles chased Pacific starter Ricky Reynoso (4-6) in the bottom half. Drew Mendoza hit the first pitch of the inning off the wall in right-centerfield for a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on J.C. Flowers' RBI single to tie the score. Reynoso was replaced by Vince Arobio after Nick Derr singled.

Matt Henderson's team-high seventh sacrifice bunt of the season moved the runners up a base, and Taylor Walls' two-run single scored both runners and proved to be the game-winner. Walls would come around to score on an Arobio wild pitch to make the score 5-2.

Reynoso allowed just four baserunners in the first five innings - a four-pitch walk to lead off the game to Walls, third- and fifth-inning singles to Henderson and a fourth-inning single to Lueck. Reynoso finished with four earned runs allowed in six innings, striking out six.

The Tigers got a third run on James Free's 12th home run of the year in the eighth inning. Jim Voyles entered in relief of Parrish with two outs in the eighth and retired Halstead on a line out to centerfield to keep the score 5-3.

Drew Carlton allowed a hit, a walk and hit a batter without recording an out in the ninth inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, Alec Byrd earned his first save of the season by forcing an infield pop-up and a game-ending double play.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   2  1  1  2  0
Dylan Busby             3B        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  6
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  2   1  0  1  3  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  2   0  0  2  9  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  5  0
Nick Derr               RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Steven Wells          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  0  2   0  1  0  3  2
Drew Parrish            P                            0  2
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5 11   4  3  6 27 10
Opp                              33  3  7   3  3  4 24 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (14), Drew Mendoza (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Matt Henderson (7)
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls 2 (7)
CS - FSU-Matt Henderson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         W (5-2)    7.2  6  3  3  2  4
Jim Voyles                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Drew Carlton                    0.0  1  0  0  1  0
Alec Byrd            Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  3  4
Opp                  L          8.0 11  5  5  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE 21, JACKSONVILLE 2
05/09/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Called after 8 innings by mutual agreement between the coaches
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Mendoza's 2 HR, 6 RBI Lead FSU Rout of Jacksonville.
FSU posted a season-high in runs (21) and hits (17) against the Dolphins.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Freshman Drew Mendoza had a pair of home runs and six RBI Tuesday night, leading a Florida State offense that totaled 17 hits and 11 walks in a 21-2 win over Jacksonville on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (32-18) extended its winning streak to five games as 12 players recorded at least one hit. Starting pitcher Will Zirzow (2-1) earned the win in his third career start in front of 3,716 fans.

"I was pleased with the approach," head coach Mike Martin said. "We didn't go through the motions, and you saw that in the last inning with bases loaded and getting out of it…It was a long night, but a good night."

After a nine-run FSU seventh inning provided the final margin, both coaches agreed that that top of the eighth would be the end of the game. Florida State tied the largest margin-of-victory in the 166-game history of the series (25-6, 1985), scoring in six of the seven innings they batted.

Mendoza's two home runs were the fourth and fifth of his career, and the six RBI are a career-high and tie for the most by a Seminole this season (Quincy Nieporte at Virginia Tech). Mendoza's two-run home run in the fifth inning made the score 6-1, while his grand slam in the eighth inning put FSU over the 20-run threshold, and is the fifth grand slam of the season for the Seminoles - Nieporte has the other four.

On the mound, Zirzow pitched four innings in a controlled start, allowing a run on three hits while striking out three. Freshman lefthanders Clayton Kwiatkowski and Grant Stewart pitched three combined innings, while Chase Haney pitched the eighth and worked out of a bases loaded, no out situation to avoid giving up a run.

In total, 12 Seminoles recorded at least one hit, including eight of nine starters; 15 of FSU's 17 hits were singles (Mendoza's home runs were the only extra base hits); and Dylan Busby reached base all five times he batted (3-for-3, two walks, RBI, two runs). Busby also stole home as part of a double steal with Jackson Lueck, his second steal of home this season.

After a pair of one-run victories earlier this season against the Dolphins, FSU scored 20 or more runs for the first time since beating Rhode Island 23-4 in the opening weekend in 2016.

For the Dolphins, Mike Cassala (0-3) lost for the third time this season against Florida State. He allowed just three runs in three innings, while five relief pitchers allowed 12 hits and 18 runs in the final four innings.

The JU offense mustered seven hits on the day, with two each coming from Evan Fernandez, Jacob Southern and Ruben Someillan.

Florida State's five-game winning streak is the second-longest this season, trailing a nine-game streak from February 24-March 8. FSU also swept a season series of at least three games against Jacksonville for the first time since 2006 (five games).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  2  2   3  2  1  2  0
Dylan Busby             3B        3  2  3   1  2  0  0  1
  Hank Truluck          PH-3B     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  1   2  0  1  3  0
  Donovan Petrey        PH-LF     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH-1B     2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        5  3  2   6  1  0  5  0
  Chase Haney           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Cal Raleigh             C         2  2  1   0  1  0  7  1
  Bryan Bussey          PH-C      1  1  1   0  1  0  1  1
Tyler Holton            RF        2  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
  Nick Derr             PR-RF-2B  1  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  2  2   1  0  0  2  1
  Ryan Mejia            PH-CF     2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  1  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Steven Wells          PH-RF     1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Will Zirzow             P                            0  1
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Grant Stewart         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 21 17  17 11  4 24  7
Opp                              28  2  7   2  8  7 21 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Drew Mendoza 2 (5)
HBP - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (7), Cal Raleigh (3), Nick Derr (8), Matt Henderson (8)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers (6), Matt Henderson (8)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Dylan Busby (7), Jackson Lueck (5), J.C. Flowers (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Will Zirzow          W (2-1)    4.0  3  1  1  3  3
Clayton Kwiatkowski             2.0  1  1  1  4  2
Grant Stewart                   1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Chase Haney                     1.0  2  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  7  2  2  8  7
Opp                  L          7.0 17 21 16 11  4


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WAKE FOREST 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/13/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, First 4.5 innings played on May 12.
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Game 1 Against Wake Forest Postponed to Saturday.
Wake leads Florida State 4-2 entering the bottom of the fifth.

May 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A 58-minute rain and lightning delay forced a fifth-inning postponement in Game One between No. 21 Wake Forest and Florida State Friday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. The Demon Deacons lead 4-2.

Game One will resume Saturday, May 13, at 3:00 p.m. Reliever Chase Haney threw six strikes on six pitches to retire Wake Forest in the top of the fifth before the tarp was rolled on the field, and Matt Henderson is scheduled to lead off the fifth for the Noles.

Fans should retain their ticket stubs from Game One for re-entry on Saturday. Game Two is still scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. start, but there will be at least a one-hour break between games. The graduation ceremony will begin 20 minutes prior to Game Two.

What was supposed to be an offensive shootout started with both pitchers dominating. Florida State starter Cole Sands allowed just one baserunner through the first three innings, a second-inning walk to Gavin Sheets. Wake Forest starter Parker Dunshee allowed one hit, to Taylor Walls in the third inning, and walked two without allowing a run.

The Wake Forest bats came to life in the fourth inning, tallying three runs on four hits off Sands. After a hit batter put a runner on base, Sheets launched his 18th home run of the year over the right field wall to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. Sheets entered the weekend ranked sixth in the country in home runs and led the nation with 70 runs batted in.

Bruce Steel's one-out double in the fourth made it 3-0 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons left the bases loaded as Sands limited the damage with a fly out to J.C. Flowers to end the inning.

Drew Mendoza hit a one-out double off Dunshee in the fourth, and Tyler Holton hit a two-out home run over the right field wall to cut the Deacs lead to 3-2. It was Holton's second home run in just his 13th at-bat of the season.

Wake Forest got one run back in the fifth on Stuart Fairchild's 13th home run of the year. Sands left after that, allowing four runs in 4.1 innings. Clayton Kwiatkowski allowed a walk and a single, and Chase Haney entered and retired two batters to limit the damage before the weather delay halted the game Friday night.


Game 1 - Wake Forest 4, Florida State 3

May 13, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The first game Saturday started in the bottom of the fifth inning after a 58-minute weather delay Friday eventually led to a postponement and halted action with Wake Forest leading 4-2. The Seminoles added a run in the fifth on Jackson Lueck's RBI double, but both teams went scoreless the rest of the way as Wake won 4-3.

What was supposed to be an offensive shootout started with both pitchers dominating. Florida State starter Cole Sands allowed just one baserunner through the first three innings, a second-inning walk to Gavin Sheets. Wake Forest starter Parker Dunshee allowed one hit, to Taylor Walls in the third inning, and walked two without allowing a run.

The Wake Forest bats came to life in the fourth inning, tallying three runs on four hits off Sands. After a hit batter put a runner on base, Sheets launched his 18th home run of the year over the right field wall to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. Sheets entered the weekend ranked sixth in the country in home runs and led the nation with 70 runs batted in.

Bruce Steel's one-out double in the fourth made it 3-0 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons left the bases loaded as Sands limited the damage with a fly out to J.C. Flowers to end the inning.

Drew Mendoza hit a one-out double off Dunshee in the fourth, and Tyler Holton hit a two-out home run over the right field wall to cut the Deacs lead to 3-2. It was Holton's second home run in just his 13th at-bat of the season.

Wake Forest got one run back in the fifth on Stuart Fairchild's 13th home run of the year. Sands left after that, allowing four runs in 4.1 innings. Clayton Kwiatkowski allowed a walk and a single, and Chase Haney entered and retired two batters to limit the damage before the weather delay halted the game Friday night.

Wake Forest used pitcher Colin Peluse (3-1) on Saturday. After Lueck's RBI double, Peluse finished with three innings of work and just the one hit allowed. For the Seminoles, Andrew Karp went 3.1 innings Saturday, allowing just one hit and no runs.

Griffin Roberts earned his sixth save of the season, allowing two ninth-inning baserunners but no runs in keeping FSU off the board and securing the win. Holton was the only Seminole with two hits, adding a single in the ninth, but was erased on a game-ending double play off the bat of Flowers.

"We've played pretty good baseball the last four weeks," Martin said. "We've had some losses that have stung. You just have to take it one day at a time. No expectations."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  3
Dylan Busby             3B        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  1   0  0  3 10  1
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  1  1  5  1
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Holton            RF        4  1  2   2  0  1  2  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Cole Sands              P                            1  2
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Andrew Karp           P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  5   3  4  9 27 13
Opp                              31  4  7   4  6  4 27  6

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jackson Lueck (7), Drew Mendoza (7)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holton (2)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           L (5-3)    4.1  5  4  4  2  1
Clayton Kwiatkowski             0.0  1  0  0  1  0
Chase Haney                     0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Andrew Karp                     3.1  1  0  0  3  2
Alec Byrd                       0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  4  6  4
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  3  3  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 4, WAKE FOREST 0
05/13/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holton Astounds in Complete-Game Shutout vs. No. 21 Wake Forest.
The sophomore allowed just four hits and struck out nine in his seventh win of the year.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sophomore pitcher Tyler Holton allowed just four hits, all singles, and did not allow a runner to reach second base in a dominating 4-0 complete game shutout of No. 21 Wake Forest Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles did not allow a run in 13 innings on Saturday after the teams finished off a postponed game from Friday night earlier in the day, a 4-3 Wake Forest win.

"That first game was a tough loss," head coach Mike Martin said. "I was impressed with how we got after it game two, and let's face it, the guy on the mound set the tone for everything."

Florida State (33-19, 12-13 ACC) forced a split on the day against Wake Forest (34-16, 16-10 ACC) behind four first-inning runs and Holton's masterpiece on the mound. After a 1-2-3 first inning for the Demon Deacons, the Seminoles led 3-0 before recording an out after Taylor Walls and Dylan Busby walked, followed by doubles from Jackson Lueck and Quincy Nieporte. Drew Mendoza's RBI single later in the frame proved to be the final run of the game.

Holton allowed just four hits in the game - all singles - and no Wake Forest batters touched second base. The sophomore from Tallahassee threw 124 pitches on the night, 86 for strikes, and struck out nine batters, including Gavin Sheets, the nation's leader in RBI's, to end the game.

"When you're playing a team as good as Wake Forest, four [runs] is not enough," Martin said. "We just happened to have a big inning and ironically, that was all we needed."

Holton had five perfect innings on the night, including striking out the side in the eighth inning. Wake Forest entered the weekend series ranked in the top 10 nationally in home runs, hits, runs and slugging percentage, but Holton held Wake to .129 hitting on Saturday (4-for-31), and 0-for-6 with runners on base.

The Florida State defense was flawless behind Holton, running its errorless streak to 40 innings. Holton, a three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week, recorded the first shutout and complete game of his career. His previous high was eight innings pitched against No. 4 Clemson on April 16 of this year.

"Tyler Holton can mess with your timing as a hitter," Martin said. "He's a guy that enjoys matching wits with hitters, being a hitter himself…he's a baseball player, and thank God he's on my team."

For the Demon Deacons, Donnie Sellers (3-5) picked up the loss but allowed just two hits after the four-run first. Morgan McSweeney allowed a hit over the final two innings, and Jake Mueller had two of Wake Forest's four hits.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
Dylan Busby             3B        3  1  0   0  1  2  0  4
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  1  1   1  2  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  0  0  9  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  0  2   1  1  1 12  0
Nick Derr               RF        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  6   4  5  6 27 11
Opp                              31  0  4   0  0  9 24  6

2B - FSU-Jackson Lueck (8), Quincy Nieporte (12)
HBP - FSU-Matt Henderson (9)
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls (9)
CS - FSU-Drew Mendoza (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (7-2)    9.0  4  0  0  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          8.0  6  4  4  5  6


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WAKE FOREST 10, FLORIDA STATE 9
05/14/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nieporte's Five Hits Not Enough as Noles Fall 10-9.
Taylor Walls adds three RBI's; Raleigh hits seventh home run of season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior Quincy Nieporte had a career-high five hits Sunday against Wake Forest, but the Demon Deacons (35-16, 17-10 ACC) walked away with a 10-9 win and a series victory over the Seminoles (33-20, 12-14 ACC) on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Florida State scored three runs in the second, fourth, and seventh innings, but FSU never led after the third inning.

"This one could have been really, really great for the resume," head coach Mike Martin said after the game. "We need to win. To heck with playing well and losing. We didn't make an error, we just had a couple mistakes."

Nieporte's five hits were all singles, and he is the first Seminole since Josh Delph went 5-for-7 at Miami in 2015 (in 17 innings) that a Florida State player had five hits. Nieporte's previous high this season was two hits, done 13 times, while he had four hits in a game in both 2015 and 2016.

The Seminoles answered Wake Forest runs in the first with three in the bottom of the second, all unearned against Connor Johnstone. Tyler Holton hit a single to centerfield, his seventh in 16 at-bats, and J.C. Flowers reached on a dropped fly ball by rightfielder Patrick Frick. With two outs, Taylor Walls hit his third triple of the season to tie the score, and Dylan Busby followed with a perfect bunt down the third base line to give FSU a 3-2 lead.

The Demon Deacons responded quickly, however, on Bruce Steel's three-run home run in the third to retake the lead.

Florida State used four pitchers in the fourth inning as Wake Forest extended its lead to 8-3. Drew Parrish (5-3) was pulled after walking the first batter fourth inning, finishing with six earned runs in 3.0 innings; Chase Haney allowed two hits and both runners scored; Alec Byrd allowed a walk and a hit while forcing a double play; and Jim Voyles closed out the frame with a 10-pitch strikeout to Steel.

Voyles would throw 1.2 innings, allowing just one hit.

In the fourth, FSU chased Johnstone after allowing a single and three walks to trim the lead to 8-4. Chris Farish entered with the bases loaded and allowed a two-out, two-run single to Nieporte to make it 8-6.

John McCarren (5-3) took over for Farish in the fifth inning, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing three runs.

After both teams were scoreless in the fifth and sixth, Wake Forest added two runs in the seventh inning off reliever Drew Carlton. Steel's second home run of the day made it 9-6 and an RBI single from Jonathan Pryor added another run. Jake Mueller grounded into a double play to end the inning.

FSU again answered in the bottom of the inning. Nieporte's fourth hit of the game led off the inning, and he scored on Cal Raleigh's seventh home run of the season. Holton singled, Nick Derr walked and Matt Henderson was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Walls grounded out to score Holton to make it 10-9 Wake Forest through seven innings.

Nieporte was replaced by Hank Truluck in the eighth inning after his career-high fifth hit of the game, an infield single to shortstop. Walking off the field, Nieporte, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., tipped his cap to the Seminole faithful.

Truluck was caught stealing on the next pitch, and Drew Mendoza struck out to end the threat. Griffin Roberts earned his seventh save of the year, and second of the weekend, throwing 2.2 innings in relief, including a perfect ninth inning to secure the win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        4  2  2   3  1  0  2  3
Dylan Busby             3B        4  0  1   2  1  2  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  1  5   2  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  0   0  0  2  8  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  1  1   2  0  1 11  1
Tyler Holton            RF-CF     4  3  2   0  1  0  2  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Nick Derr             RF        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  3
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Clayton Kwiatkowski   P                               0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  9 13   9  4  9 27  8
Opp                              37 10 14   9  6 11 27  9

E - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Taylor Walls (3)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Cal Raleigh (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Matt Henderson (10)
SH - FSU-Drew Mendoza (2)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (2), Hank Truluck (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Drew Parrish         L (5-3)    3.0  5  6  6  4  6
Chase Haney                     0.0  2  2  2  0  0
Alec Byrd                       0.2  1  0  0  1  0
Jim Voyles                      1.2  1  0  0  0  2
Clayton Kwiatkowski             0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton                    3.0  5  2  2  1  2
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FSU                             9.0 14 10 10  6 11
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FLORIDA STATE 12, LOUISVILLE 9
05/18/2017, LOUISVILLE, KY
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bats Explode in 12-9 Win at No. 2 Louisville.
Quincy Nieporte went 3-for-4 with 3 doubles, 5 RBI; Dylan Busby 4-for-5, HR.

LOUISVILLE, KY - Playing its highest-ranked opponent of the season, Florida State (34-20, 13-14 ACC) beat No. 2 Louisville (46-8, 23-5) 12-9 Thursday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium. Quincy Nieporte and Dylan Busby stayed hot, finishing a combined 7-for-9 with three doubles, a home run and seven runs batted in, while the FSU bullpen pitched the final five innings, allowing just one earned run.

"Any win in the league is important, and that's a good win for us," head coach Mike Martin said. "You're in an environment like this, it's quite a challenge, but our guys lived up to it."

The Seminole offense pounded out 14 hits and 12 runs in the game, the most the Cardinals have allowed since FSU scored 16 against Louisville last season. Louisville starter Brendan McKay, one of the top arms in the country, allowed seven runs (five earned) over five innings, the most of his career.

Jim Voyles (4-0) earned the win for the Seminoles, going 1.2 innings and allowing just one hit and no runs. Voyles entered in relief of Cole Sands as Florida State moved to 5-0 in the first game of a road series this season.

Nieporte improved to 8-for-9 over the past two games after going 5-for-5 in the home finale against Wake Forest on Sunday. The senior's batting average has jumped to .303. Nieporte's three doubles are the most for a Seminole this season, and he recorded all five RBI's in the first four innings.

FSU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Louisville answered in the bottom of the second with the first of two three-run home runs. Josh Stowers' fifth home run of the season gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead through two innings.

The Seminoles tied the score at 3-3 on Nieporte's first double of the game, scoring Busby and Jackson Lueck with two outs. Drew Ellis, hitting .393 on the season, connected for Louisville's second home run as the Cards retook the lead, 6-3. The home team added a run in the fourth on Colby Fitch's double.

FSU would score four in the fifth to once again tie the game. Nieporte doubled to score Taylor Walls and J.C. Flowers, again with two outs. Cal Raleigh reached on an error that scored Nieporte, and Tyler Holton's single up the middle scored Raleigh and tied the score. With the game tied, Voyles replaced Sands, who allowed seven runs in four innings, and pitched a perfect fifth inning against Louisville's 4-5-6 hitters.

The Noles took the lead for good on Lueck's RBI single off Jake Sparger (4-1) to score Busby in the sixth, and extended the lead to 9-7 on Raleigh's eighth home run of the year over the right field wall.

In the eighth, FSU scored three runs on four hits to put the game away. Busby's team-high 12th home run of the season made it 11-8, and after Nieporte's third double of the game, Raleigh singled him home for his second RBI.

Drew Carlton pitched the final three innings, allowing a run in the ninth inning, to earn his fifth save of the year.

The top five hitters in the FSU lineup (Walls, Busby, Lueck, Nieporte, Raleigh) combined to go 12-for-22 with 10 RBI's and 11 runs scored.

For the Cardinals, the loss was the first for the bullpen as they fell to 20-1 on the season.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  4  2   0  2  0  1  2
Dylan Busby             3B        5  2  4   2  0  1  2  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  1  1   1  1  1  4  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  2  3   5  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  2  2   2  0  1  5  1
Tyler Holton            RF        5  0  1   1  0  3  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        5  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Matt Henderson          2B        5  0  0   0  0  3  1  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  1  1   0  1  2  6  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 12 14  11  4 12 27  6
Opp                              40  9 12   9  3  5 27  2

E - Opp-2, FSU-Drew Mendoza (6)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Quincy Nieporte 3 (15), J.C. Flowers (4)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Dylan Busby (12), Cal Raleigh (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (7)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      4.0  6  7  7  2  1
Jim Voyles           W (4-0)    1.2  1  0  0  1  1
Alec Byrd                       0.1  1  1  0  0  1
Drew Carlton         Sv(5)      3.0  4  1  1  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 12  9  8  3  5
Opp                  L          9.0 14 12 10  4 12


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FLORIDA STATE 8, LOUISVILLE 2
05/19/2017, LOUISVILLE, KY
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Take Series at No. 2 Louisville on Another Holton Gem.
Holton had 11 strikeouts and allowed just one run; Noles score 7 in final 3 innings.

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sophomore Tyler Holton won his third straight start, allowing just one run while striking out 11 over eight innings, as Florida State beat No. 2 Louisville 8-2 Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium. Paired with Thursday night’s 12-9 victory, FSU is the first team since the Cardinals joined the ACC in 2015 to win a series at Louisville.

“It was a definite challenge,” head coach Mike Martin said. “This is undoubtedly one of the toughest places to play in our league. With the success Louisville has had, for us to come in and win the first series they have lost all year, is quite an accomplishment.

“But we’re not satisfied. We want to play well tomorrow and get it done.”

Holton (8-2), a four-time ACC Pitcher of the Week, had another outstanding performance for the Seminoles (35-20, 14-14 ACC). After a two-hour lightning delay held up the start of the game, Holton walked the first batter of the game before retiring the next 10. The Cardinals got their first hit in the fourth on a single from Devin Hairston, and broke Holton’s streak of 15.2 innings without allowing a run in the seventh inning.

“I’m approaching every game like it’s the last,” Holton said. “This is when it gets fun. You’ve got to win and move on, and that’s how we’re approaching these games.”

Holton’s 11 strikeouts are the fourth time this season he has reached double-digit strikeouts, becoming the first Seminole since Sean Gilmartin in 2011 to do so four times in one season. In five games against ranked opponents this season (#8 North Carolina, #4 Clemson, #14 Virginia, #20 Wake Forest and #2 Louisville), Holton has allowed just six earned runs in 36.1 innings, with 38 strikeouts, eight walks and a 1.49 earned run average.

For Louisville (46-9, 23-6 ACC), starting pitcher Kade McClure (7-2) matched Holton for much of the game, allowing three unearned runs over seven innings. Taylor Walls opened the game with a single, but FSU did not get another hit until J.C. Flowers’ single in the seventh inning.

The Seminoles struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a pair of walks, an error and a sacrifice fly. Jackson Lueck drew a walk and Quincy Nieporte reached on an error by Louisville shortstop Hairston, just his second in over 200 chances this season. After Cal Raleigh walked to load the bases, Drew Mendoza’s third sacrifice fly of the year gave FSU the lead.

In the seventh, FSU added two more unearned runs against McClure. Mendoza reached on an error by second baseman Devin Mann, followed by Nick Derr getting hit by a pitch and Flowers’ single to load the bases. With two outs, Walls laced a two-run single down the line to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

Louisville got one back in the bottom half of the inning, but the damage was limited after Lueck’s first outfield assist of the season. Drew Ellis walked, stole second base and scored on Colin Lyman’s single. Josh Stowers, who hit a three-run home run in Thursday’s opener, hit a double to left field, but Lueck relayed to Walls, who threw to Raleigh at the plate to get Lyman trying to score.

In the eighth, Logan Taylor walked, but Holton’s 11th strikeout of the game, on his 104th pitch, was coupled with a caught stealing from Raleigh to retire Taylor and end the frame.

FSU added five runs in the top of the ninth off Adam Elliott to secure the victory. Matt Henderson hit a bases loaded single to score Mendoza; Lueck singled in a run and another scored on the Cardinals fourth error of the game; and Nieporte knocked his fourth double of the weekend, a two-run shot that put FSU’s final runs on the board.

Andrew Karp took over for Holton in the ninth, allowing a run on Brendan McKay’s double, but Lueck’s second assist of the game retired McKay reaching for a triple. Karp struck out Lyman swinging to end the game.

With the win, FSU improved its ACC record to 14-14. The Seminoles improved to 6-3 against the Cardinals since Louisville joined the league in 2015.

Walls was the only Seminole with multiple hits, and he and Nieporte each tallied two RBI.

Holton’s earned run average dipped to 2.55. Over the past two games, Holton has allowed nine hits and one run in 17.0 innings, with 20 strikeouts, against No. 20 Wake Forest and Louisville.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        5  0  2   2  0  2  2  6
Dylan Busby             3B        5  0  0   0  0  3  1  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  2  1   1  1  1  1  2
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  0   0  1  0 11  3
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  2  1   1  0  1 10  0
Nick Derr               RF        2  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  1
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
  Andrew Karp           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  8  7   7  3  8 27 15
Opp                              31  2  8   2  3 12 27  9

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (16)
HBP - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (8), Nick Derr (9), J.C. Flowers (9)
SF - FSU-Drew Mendoza (3)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (8-2)    8.0  5  1  1  3 11
Andrew Karp                     1.0  3  1  1  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  3 12
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FLORIDA STATE 5, NOTRE DAME 3
05/24/2017, ACC, Louisville, Ky
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lueck's Walk-Off Home Run Lifts FSU in #ACCBase Opener.
The sophomore from Orlando finished 3-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI, and three walks.

LOUISVILLE, KY - Florida State sophomore Jackson Lueck picked the perfect time for his first career multi-home run game, finishing 3-for-3 with four RBI's in FSU's 5-3, 12-inning win over Notre Dame (26-31) in the ACC Championship Wednesday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field. Lueck also added three walks, but his second two-run home run of the game in the bottom of the 12th inning provided the fireworks and kept FSU's (36-20) chances for a semifinal appearance alive.

"I've been blessed to be involved in a number of baseball games at Florida State," head coach Mike Martin said. "I've been on the other end, and I've been on the end that we were on tonight. That one was, you might say, one for the ages, with the conditions what they were."

"Any time you come out with a W, it's nice," Lueck said. "But for a game like this it was back and forth, back and forth, and to come out on top is huge. Feels good."

Inclement weather in the area twice delayed Wednesday's game - pushing the start back three hours to 2:00 p.m., and a 40-minute delay in the top of the eighth inning. When the game did begin, both starting pitchers were dominating. Drew Parrish allowed just one run in six innings for the Seminoles, his second superb outing against the Irish this season. In March, the Rockledge, Fla., native allowed just one unearned run in nine innings of FSU's 5-1 win.

Brad Bass allowed just two hits and three walks in four innings, while striking out three, before being replaced by Brandon Bielak. Nick Podkul's first of two home runs on the day, in the sixth inning, opened the scoring and gave the Fighting Irish a 1-0 lead. Lueck immediately answered for the Seminoles, however, hitting his first two-run home run of the game after Dylan Busby walked on four pitches in the bottom of the sixth.

With a 2-1 lead, Busby's two-out double scored Matt Henderson, who also reached on a walk. Busby and Lueck combined for five of FSU's eight hits on the afternoon.

In the eighth, with rain starting to fall, the Seminoles turned to Jim Voyles. Podkul opened the inning with his second solo home run of the day to shrink the FSU lead to 3-2, and Jake Johnson followed with a single to right field. Closer Drew Carlton took over from Voyles and allowed a one-out double to Ryan Lidge, allowing Johnson to score from first and tie the score at 3-3.

After a ball to the next batter, the field was cleared for a 40-minute rain delay. After the break, Carlton returned to the mound and struck out Daniel Jung looking as Notre Dame left two of its 14 runners on base.

Nick Derr pinch hit for Tyler Holton in the eighth inning, and Steven Wells took over in rightfield in the top of the ninth. In the 11th inning, Wells had perhaps FSU's biggest defensive play of the season - a perfect throw to catcher Cal Raleigh on a Matt Vierling fly out to nab Jake Shepski at the plate and end the inning with the score still tied at 3-3.

The FSU pitching staff continually worked out of trouble late in the game as the Fighting Irish left at least one runner on base for the final seven innings. Andrew Karp (2-3) took over for Carlton in the 11th and allowed four hits, but three of the runners were stranded in addition to Shepski's out at the plate on Wells' assist.

Sean Guenther (2-6) was great for Notre Dame in relief of Bielak, allowing just three hits in 5.0 innings. In the 12th, Guenther recorded two quick strikeouts before Busby singled to center field and Lueck hit his second-career walk-off home run.

"Our young men were battling. Notre Dame was battling," Martin said. "I can't say enough about just the atmosphere in the dugouts, and sometimes you're a little disappointed that there weren't a lot of people here to see it. But there were people watching it on TV, and they got their money's worth."

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        6  0  0   0  0  3  3  4
Dylan Busby             3B        5  2  2   1  1  1  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  2  3   4  3  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   0  1  0 10  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  0   0  1  4 11  0
Tyler Holton            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Nick Derr             PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        5  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  1  1   0  1  2  1  4
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  1
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  1
  Andrew Karp           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  5  8   5  7 14 36 13
Opp                              48  3 14   3  3  9 35  9

2B - Opp-4, FSU-Dylan Busby (15)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jackson Lueck 2 (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Jackson Lueck (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish                    6.0  4  1  1  1  3
Chase Haney                     0.1  1  0  0  0  1
Alec Byrd                       0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Jim Voyles                      0.0  2  2  2  0  0
Drew Carlton                    3.0  3  0  0  2  3
Andrew Karp          W (2-3)    2.0  4  0  0  0  2
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FSU                            12.0 14  3  3  3  9
Opp                  L         11.2  8  5  5  8 14


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FLORIDA STATE 6, LOUISVILLE 2
05/26/2017, LOUISVILLE, KY, ACC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Reach ACC Semis Behind Holton's 10-K Masterpiece.
The Tallahassee sophomore allowed four hits and a pair of runs Friday afternoon. LOUISVILLE, KY - For the second time in a week, sophomore Tyler Holton and the Seminoles shut down a powerful Louisville lineup, defeating the Cardinals 6-2 Friday afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Championship at Louisville Slugger Field. Holton (9-2) struck out 10 batters, his fifth game this season reaching double-digits, and has 21 strikeouts in the past week against No. 4 Louisville.

"It was a ballgame that we knew was going to be very tough because we're playing a very good, tough team," head coach Mike Martin said of Louisville. "It just happened that a couple of things went our way early. We took advantage of it."

After finishing the regular season with a three-game series against the Cardinals, the Seminoles extended its 10-day trip in Derby City at least one more day with Friday's win. Florida State won both games at Jim Patterson Stadium last Thursday and Friday before Saturday's finale was rained out. In the ACC Championship, Louisville earned the top-seed while the Seminoles were seeded eighth, meaning FSU had to beat both Notre Dame and the Cardinals to advance to Saturday's semifinals.

In two games against the Cardinals over the past week, Holton has thrown 16 innings, allowing just nine hits and four walks, while striking out 21. His two earned runs in that span give him a 1.13 earned run average and Holton is now 2-0 against a team that entered the final series of the year 46-7.

Facing a good team like that, they can hit a lot of good pitches in and out of the zone," Holton said. "I did kind of change up tendencies [from last week], throwing more fastballs in, seemed to help this game. But definitely, I was throwing whatever was working and trying to keep them off balance."

In a rematch of last Friday's matchup between Holton and Louisville's Kade McClure (7-3), Florida State (37-20) scored a pair of runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead before the Cardinals (47-10) got an at-bat. Taylor Walls led off the game with a five-pitch walk, and Dylan Busby lined a double to right field off the glove of a diving Colin Lyman to give FSU runners at second and third.

Walls raced home after a McClure wild pitch, and after review, the Seminoles led 1-0. Quincy Nieporte followed with his team-high 17th double, scoring Busby from second to double the FSU lead.

Louisville answered with an unearned run in the third. The Cardinals eight- and nine-hole hitters reached on singles, and both runners advanced on a passed ball from catcher Cal Raleigh. Josh Stowers' RBI groundout made it 2-1 FSU, but Holton answered with his third strikeout of the game to end the frame.

The Seminoles immediately responded with two runs in the top of the fourth. Raleigh walked and Drew Mendoza singled, paving the way for Matt Henderson's two-run single to give FSU a 4-1 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, J.C. Flowers and Henderson made outstanding defensive catches, though only one of them counted. Devin Mann reached on a fielding error by Walls at shortstop, but Henderson laid out for a diving catch off the bat of Ryan Summers that appeared to end the inning. Summers was ruled safe at first after catcher's interference on Raleigh, giving the Cardinals two runners on with two outs.

Pat Rumoro, Louisville's third-string catcher starting for the injured Colby Fitch, lined what appeared to be a two-run double to center field, but Flowers laid out for an outstanding catch that kept FSU's lead at 4-1 through four innings.

McClure exited in the fifth after loading the bases with two outs, but reliever Sam Bordner retired Henderson swinging to prevent any damage.

ACC Player of the Year Brendan McKay closed the gap to 4-2 with his 17th home run of the season to lead off the sixth inning. It was the final run the Cardinals would score.

Holton would pitch two more innings, exiting after recording two strikeouts, his ninth and tenth of the game, in the eighth inning. Holton allowed four hits and one earned run, lowering his season ERA to 2.43.

After the Seminoles added a pair of runs in the top of the ninth on Jackson Lueck's two-run double that scored Walls and Busby, Drew Carlton entered in a non-save situation and retired the Cardinals in order.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  2  2   0  1  0  0  0
Dylan Busby             3B        4  2  2   0  0  0  1  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  2   2  0  1  3  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  1   0  1  0 10  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  1   2  1  1  3  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
Steven Wells            RF        4  0  0   0  0  3  4  0
Tyler Holton            P                            0  1
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  6 10   5  4  9 27  4
Opp                              33  2  4   2  1 10 27  5

E - FSU-Taylor Walls (11), Dylan Busby (10), Cal Raleigh (9)
2B - FSU-Dylan Busby (16), Jackson Lueck (9), Quincy Nieporte (17), Cal Raleigh (14)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Dylan Busby (8)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (9-2)    8.0  4  2  1  1 10
Drew Carlton                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  2  1  1 10
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  6  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 5, DUKE 1
05/27/2017, ACC, Louisville, Ky
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sands, Busby Lead Noles Past Duke, into #ACCBase Final.
Sands moves to 6-3 after career-high 6.2 innings, eight strikeouts.

LOUISVILLE, KY - For the third straight season, Florida State (38-20) will play in the ACC Baseball Championship Game after defeating Duke 5-1 Saturday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field. Cole Sands (6-3) set career-highs for innings pitched (6.2) and strikeouts (8), while tallying season-lows in hits allowed (2) and walks (0) and sat down 15 consecutive Duke (30-28) hitters from the first to sixth innings.

"No question that the key to the ballgame was the outstanding pitching Cole Sands gave us," head coach Mike Martin said. "It was unfortunate that the weather came like it did and he wasn't able to finish the seventh, but got a good relief group that did an outstanding job."

A 90-minute rain delay halted the game in the seventh inning, with FSU leading 5-0. Sands was one of four FSU pitchers that combined to allow just five hits and strikeout 11 without giving up a walk.

Offensively, FSU's top three hitters were 7-for-11 with five runs scored, four RBI, three doubles, a triple and a home run, as well as drawing three walks. Taylor Walls had a pair of hits and two walks; Dylan Busby had two doubles and his team-high 13th home run of the season; and Jackson Lueck hit a triple and added a seventh-inning single.

For the second consecutive game, eight-seed Florida State scored a pair of first-inning runs to take a 2-0 lead on the ninth-seeded Blue Devils. Busby hit his third double of the tournament off the right field wall, and scored on Lueck's first triple of the season and third of his career. Lueck scored on Quincy Nieporte's team-high 70th RBI of the year.

In the third inning, Walls doubled off the left field wall and Busby launched his 13th home run of the season to double FSU's lead to 4-0. Busby's home run was his fifth in the ACC Championship over the past two seasons after hitting four as a sophomore in 2016.

Busby added his third RBI of the game in the fourth with his second double of the game, scoring Walls. Saturday was Busby's first career game with three extra-base hits.

On the mound, Sands was dominant from the very beginning. The sophomore from Tallahassee set career-highs with 6.2 innings pitched and eight strikeouts before being pulled after the rain delay. Sands also did not allow a walk for the first time in 15 starts this season, while the two hits allowed were also his fewest this year.

"I think fastball command, and just tried getting ahead on all the hitters," Sands said of what was working for him Saturday. "That opened up to throwing some off-speed for strikes, and then just commanding the fastball really helped me."

After allowing a first-inning single to Michael Smiciklas, Sands retired 15 consecutive hitters before allowing a one-out single in the sixth to Chris Proctor. Smiciklas was hit by a pitch to advance Proctor to second, but Sands forced a Griffin Conine groundout to get out of the frame unscathed.

Sands was pulled after striking out Jack Labosky and getting Kennie Taylor to groundout before the rain delay. Chase Haney recorded two outs, Alec Byrd recorded three, and Jim Voyles entered to retire the final two hitters. Duke pushed its only run across in the ninth inning on three consecutive singles, but Voyles forced Zack Kone to fly out to center field to end the game.

"That was his best outing...and it's encouraging," Martin said of Sands. "There is another classic example of what I was alluding to - a young man that's gotten stronger, he's maturing, and he had the best outing of the year.

"Now, let's carry that forward. Hopefully when he pitches again, he'll be a different guy. Meaning, even better. He had a good outing obviously."

This is Florida State's 13th appearance in the Championship Game since joining the ACC in 1992. FSU has won six, most recently in 2015 in Durham, N.C. The Seminoles have never played Miami or North Carolina in an ACC Championship Game. FSU is 2-2 all-time against the Hurricanes, and 10-1 against the Tar Heels.

Postgame Notes:

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  2  2   0  2  0  0  1
Dylan Busby             3B        5  2  3   3  0  0  2  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  1  2   1  1  1  3  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         2  0  0   0  2  1 11  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Hank Truluck            2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Matt Henderson        2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  0   0  0  3  5  0
Steven Wells            RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5 11   5  5  6 27  2
Opp                              32  1  5   1  0 11 24 12

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Taylor Walls (8), Dylan Busby 2 (18), Matt Henderson (5)
3B - FSU-Jackson Lueck (1)
HR - FSU-Dylan Busby (13)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Dylan Busby (8), Hank Truluck (1)
CS - FSU-Dylan Busby (3), Steven Wells (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands           W (6-3)    6.2  2  0  0  0  8
Chase Haney                     0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Alec Byrd                       1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Jim Voyles                      0.2  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  0 11
Opp                  L          8.0 11  5  5  5  6


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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA 3
05/28/2017, ACC Championship, Louisville, Ky
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Rally To Claim ACC Championship.
Mendoza homers twice; 8th inning rally stuns Tar Heels.

LOUISVILLE, KY - The tide turned in Florida State's favor late, but in ample time for the Seminoles to claim their second Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship in three years.

Drew Mendoza hit two home runs, including a three-run shot that capped a five-run eighth-inning, and No. 8 seed FSU rallied to derail the second-seeded and second-ranked Tar Heels, 7-3, in Sunday's title game at Louisville Slugger Field.

The Seminoles (39-20) also received a solid group pitching effort, as starter Andrew Karp and three relievers combined to hold a vaunted UNC offense that had averaged nearly 13 runs in its first three tournament games scoreless through the final seven innings.

The ACC baseball title is FSU's seventh, all of which have come under veteran head coach Mike Martin. The Seminoles completed a 6-0 stretch in the city of Louisville over the past 10 days. FSU closed the regular season with two road wins at the University of Louisville on May 18 and 19 before winning four games this week en route to claiming the ACC Championship trophy.

FSU became just the second No. 8 seed in the 44-year history of the ACC Baseball Championship to win the title, joining the 2011 Georgia Tech squad.

UNC (47-12) lost for just the fourth time in its last 22 games.

Florida State trailed 3-2 entering the top of the eighth inning and had mustered only three hits off three UNC pitchers. But Taylor Walls led off with a single and Dylan Busby was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second. Tar Heel freshman Josh Hiatt then threw two consecutive wild pitches, allowing Walls to score the tying run and moving Busby to third.

After Jackson Lueck struck out and Quincy Nieporte drew an intentional walk, Cal Raleigh singled to left field to plate Busby and make it 4-3. Mendoza followed with a towering, 366-foot blast to right field for his second home run of the day and a 7-3 Seminole lead.

Alec Byrd (3-2) picked up the win on the mound for FSU, while Hiatt (4-2) took the loss for UNC.

Tyler Lynn's one-out homer jump-started UNC in the bottom of the second. Zack Gahagan followed with a single up the middle and scored on Michael Busch's RBI double. Two errors by Mendoza at first on Brian Miller's hard-hit grounder allowed Busch to score and put the Tar Heels up 3-0. But UNC would not get another hit until the eighth inning.

The Seminoles forced UNC starter Tyler Baum from the game in the top of the first, loading the bases on a pair of walks and a single by Matt Henderson. Busby's RBI grounder put FSU on the board, but reliever Taylor Sugg retired Lueck on a high chopper back to the mound to leave the score at 3-1.

The Tar Heels loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth on two walks and a hit batter. But left-hander Drew Parrish came on in relief to strike out Cody Roberts, Miller and Logan Warmoth to douse the threat. UNC left 10 total runners on base during the course of Sunday's game, and FSU left nine stranded.

Mendoza led off the seventh inning by sending a 1-2 pitch from Hiatt to deep right for his sixth home run of the season to bring the Seminoles within 3-2 and set the stage for the dramatic eighth inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   0  1  0  5  3
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR-DH     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  1  2   1  0  1 11  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  2  2   4  2  0  7  1
Tyler Holton            RF        3  1  1   0  1  2  1  0
  Steven Wells          PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  0  2   0  0  1  2  2
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Andrew Karp             P                            0  0
  Drew Parrish          P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7  9   6  6  9 27  8
Opp                              33  3  7   2  6 11 27  6

E - FSU-Drew Mendoza 2 (8)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Drew Mendoza 2 (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (9)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers (7)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Henderson (8)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     3.0  4  3  2  2  4
Drew Parrish                    2.2  0  0  0  2  5
Alec Byrd            W (3-2)    1.1  0  0  0  2  1
Drew Carlton                    2.0  3  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  2  6 11
Opp                  L          9.0  9  7  7  8  9


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TENNESSEE TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
06/02/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Drop NCAA Tournament Opener to Tennessee Tech.
Starting pitcher Drew Parrish records career-high 12 strikeouts in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming off a six-game winning streak in Louisville to win the ACC Championship last week, top-seed Florida State (39-21) fell 3-1 to four-seed Tennessee Tech (41-19) Friday night on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium to open the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Freshman pitcher Drew Parrish allowed just two hits and struck out 12 in 7.1 innings, but the FSU bullpen allowed five hits and a pair of runs in the loss.

Parrish was outstanding for the Seminoles, matching his previous career-high of seven strikeouts in the third inning en route to 12 in 7.1 innings. The 12 strikeouts are the most for a Florida State pitcher in the postseason since Luke Weaver had 14 against Troy in 2013.

Both teams entered the game with dynamic offenses, but the game turned into a pitching matchup from the very beginning. Parrish struck out the side in the first inning to work around his only walk allowed. The Golden Eagles got their first hit in the fourth inning, a single from Kevin Strohschein, but he was erased on a groundout from Ryan Flick.

FSU first threatened against Tech starter Michael Wood in the bottom of the fourth, when Dylan Busby was hit by a pitch and Jackson Lueck followed with a walk. With two on and no outs, Busby was picked off second base and Quincy Nieporte struck out to end the threat, and Cal Raleigh grounded out to end the inning.

The Seminoles did tag Wood for the first run of the game in the sixth. J.C. Flowers walked and Taylor Walls singled through the right side. After a pair of fly outs from Busby and Lueck, Nieporte singled to score Flowers. The inning ended, however, with Nieporte getting caught in a rundown rounding first base.

The Golden Eagles scored three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to pick up its first win all-time against the Seminoles (1-3). After a single and a sacrifice bunt to open the eighth, Parrish was pulled after 97 pitches in favor of Drew Carlton (3-4). Nick Osborne quickly hit his fifth double of the season to tie the score and close the book on Parrish - 7.1 innings, two hits, one earned run, 12 strikeouts.

After Tennessee Tech tied the score, Carlton notched two more outs to get FSU out of the inning.

In the ninth, Carlton allowed a single and double before being pulled in favor Alec Byrd. Flick, the first batter Byrd faced, hit a game-winning, two-run double down the right field line to give the Golden Eagles a 3-1 lead. Flick's double was his 24th of the season and the two runs batted in give him 74 on the year.

On the mound, Travis Moths (5-1) relieved Wood to open the seventh inning and did not allow a Seminole to reach base. Down two in the bottom of the ninth, Moths forced groundouts from Busby and Lueck before Nieporte struck out swinging to end the game.

Walls, Lueck, Nieporte and Matt Henderson each had one hit for the Seminoles.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  3
Dylan Busby             3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         3  0  0   0  0  0 14  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Tyler Holton            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Steven Wells          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  1
Drew Parrish            P                            0  1
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  1  4   1  2  6 27 10
Opp                              31  3  7   3  1 14 27 11

2B - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (10)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Jackson Lueck (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish                    7.1  2  1  1  1 12
Drew Carlton         L (3-4)    0.2  3  2  2  0  1
Alec Byrd                       0.1  1  0  0  0  1
Chase Haney                     0.2  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  1 14
Opp                  W          9.0  4  1  1  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE 6, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1
06/03/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Holton Dazzles as Noles Stave Off Elimination.
The Tallahassee sophomore struck out a career-high 13 in second complete game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tyler Holton struck out 13 batters Saturday against UCF (40-22), helping Florida State (40-21) to a 6-1 win over the Knights in an elimination game at the Tallahassee Regional. Holton improved to 10-2 on the afternoon, allowing one unearned run and just six hits, while his 13 strikeouts tied a career high and he did not walk a batter.

Holton hit double-digit strikeouts for the third consecutive game and the sixth time this season, the first Seminole with six games of 10 or more strikeouts in a season since Jonathan Johnson in 1995. Over the past four games, all against ranked opponents, Holton has allowed just two earned runs over 34 innings (0.53 ERA), striking out 43 and walking just four. In two complete games against Wake Forest (5/13) and UCF, Holton combined for 22 strikeouts and no walks.

Holton's 13 strikeouts Saturday tie his career high (Oakland, 3/4) and give him 132 on the season, the most for a Seminole since 2000 and the 13th most in a single season in school history. He is FSU's first 10-game winner since Scott Sitz and Brandon Leibrandt in 2013.

Offensively, FSU used a pair of home runs to take a 4-0 lead through five innings. Jackson Lueck, the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship MVP last week, hit a three-run home run off UCF starter Chris Williams (5-4). Lueck missed both games against the Knights earlier this season due to shin splints. It was Lueck's ninth home run of the season, more than doubling his total of four as a freshman in 2016.

Jason Bahr entered for Williams in the fifth, and Taylor Walls led off with his sixth home run of the season. Bahr would go on to pitch three innings, retiring all nine outs via strikeout, but allowed a pair of runs as FSU built its lead to 5-0 in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Steven Wells.

UCF broke through offensively with an unearned run in the seventh inning, aided by a pair of throwing errors from FSU infielders. Rylan Thomas reached on an error by Walls and Logan Heiser reached on an error by Dylan Busby. Matthew Mika's two-out single made the score 5-1, but Holton responded with a strike out of Luke Hamblin to end the inning.

FSU tacked on an insurance run in the top of the ninth. Busby singled and Quincy Nieporte walked, followed by a single from Cal Raleigh that diving centerfielder Hamblin could not corral. With two outs, Matt Henderson reached on a fielding error that allowed Busby to score, but Hank Truluck, running for Nieporte, was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

In the ninth, Holton threw 10 pitches and recorded his 13th strikeout. Mika flied out to Lueck in left field to end the game on Holton's 129th pitch of the afternoon.

Walls, Nieporte and Henderson each had two hits for the Seminoles on the afternoon.

The win extends FSU's season to at least Sunday against the loser of the Tennessee Tech-Auburn game. The win also gives Florida State 40 wins for an unprecedented 40-consecutive seasons. The next longest active streak is six years by Louisville and LSU.

After the game, head coach Mike Martin announced that right-hander Cole Sands (6-3, 5.30 ERA) will start for the Seminoles on Sunday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        5  2  2   1  0  2  0  1
Dylan Busby             3B        3  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  1  1   3  0  1  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  2   0  1  2  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  1   0  0  2 11  2
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  1   0  1  3  6  1
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  2   0  1  0  0  1
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Steven Wells            RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  4  0
Tyler Holton            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6 11   5  4 13 27  6
Opp                              36  1  6   1  0 13 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Taylor Walls (12), Dylan Busby (11)
HR - FSU-Taylor Walls (6), Jackson Lueck (9)
HBP - FSU-Dylan Busby (11), Jackson Lueck (6), Matt Henderson (11)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers (8)
CS - FSU-Matt Henderson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         W (10-2)   9.0  6  1  0  0 13
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  0  0 13
Opp                  L          9.0 11  6  5  4 13


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FLORIDA STATE 5, TENNESSEE TECH 3
06/04/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Top Tennessee Tech to Extend Season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State (41-21) won its second elimination game of the Tallahassee Regional, beating Tennessee Tech 5-3 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU got six of its 11 hits from the 6-9 slots in the lineup, and Alec Byrd improved to 4-2 after allowing one run in 2.2 innings of relief.

Tennessee Tech (41-21) twice took one run leads and FSU immediately answered to tie the game. In the second inning, after a two-hour, 25-minute rain delay, FSU starter Cole Sands walked Ryan Flick, Chris Brown singled off the right field wall, and Matt Jones was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A bases loaded walk to Collin Harris, the nine-hole hitter, gave the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead. Sands answered with a strike out of Alex Junior.

Florida State, the away team by virtue of a coin toss Saturday evening, tied the game in the top of the third inning. Dylan Busby walked, moved to second on a balk by Tech's Ethan Roberts (1-4), and scored on Jackson Lueck's RBI single. Evan Fraliex, the Tennessee Tech starting pitcher, allowed three hits in two innings and did not return after the rain delay.

Sands was pulled with one out in the fifth inning after a pair of singles gave Tech runners on first and second. Byrd allowed an RBI single to Flick, but settled down to retire the next two batters to get out of the inning.

Mendoza's eighth home run of the season tied the score in the sixth inning, and J.C. Flowers' RBI single to left field scored Matt Henderson. Henderson finished 2-for-2 and is hitting .279 on the season after hitting just .190 over the season's first two months.

Byrd allowed just one baserunner over the sixth and seventh innings en route to a season-high five strikeouts. In the seventh, Tech left a runner on second as Byrd struck out the side.

FSU added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning on an RBI single from Steven Wells and a sacrifice fly from Flowers. In the bottom of the inning, Tech put the first two runners on base against Byrd and FSU brought Drew Carlton in for a six-out save. Harris singled with two outs to score one, but Carlton induced a pop up to Junior to get out of trouble.

The Golden Eagles did bring the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth after a pair of singles, but Carlton caught Brown looking to end the game and send FSU to the night cap against Auburn.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        5  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  2   1  1  2  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        5  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  1   0  0  1 15  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  2   1  0  1  6  0
Matt Henderson          2B        2  2  2   0  2  0  1  4
Tyler Holton            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Steven Wells          RF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5 11   5  4  8 27  7
Opp                              37  3 11   3  4 15 27  7

2B - FSU-Matt Henderson (6)
HR - FSU-Drew Mendoza (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-J.C. Flowers (10)
SF - FSU-J.C. Flowers (3)
SB - FSU-Dylan Busby (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Cole Sands                      4.1  5  2  2  3  6
Alec Byrd            W (4-2)    2.2  3  1  1  1  5
Drew Carlton         Sv(6)      2.0  3  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  3  3  4 15
Opp                  L          9.0 11  5  5  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 2,872

FLORIDA STATE 8, AUBURN 7
06/04/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off HBP Leads FSU Past Auburn, Forces Monday Rematch.
Busby's triple tied game in bottom nine; Karp goes 6.2 innings on the mound.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the third time in two days, Florida State (42-21) won an elimination game, this time an 8-7, 10-inning win over Auburn (37-25) on a walk-off hit by pitch of J.C. Flowers on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles and Tigers will play the final game of the regional Monday at 7:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to next weekend's Super Regional.

The game appeared destined for a slugfest, with FSU leading 6-3 through three innings. But Auburn's run in the eighth inning was the only other run scored before a wild ninth inning that saw Auburn score three runs to take a 7-6 lead and Florida State answer on Dylan Busby's second triple of the season to score Taylor Walls. In the 10th, Auburn stranded a pair of runners, and Florida State loaded the bases on two walks and an infield single before Flowers was plunked to score Drew Mendoza.

Auburn's first batter of the game, Jonah Todd, reached on a fielding error by Walls at shortstop and scored on Jay Estes' sacrifice fly. FSU answered with an unearned run of its own in the bottom of the inning when Walls reached on a single, took second on an error by shortstop Will Holland and scored on Quincy Nieporte's 72nd RBI of the season.

Nieporte finished with three hits on the day, including his 18th double of the season in the eighth inning before being replaced on the base path by Hank Truluck.

Auburn retook the lead in the second inning on Blake Logan's RBI single, and FSU seemed to take control in the bottom of the inning with five runs, including three on Busby's team-high 14th home of the year that gave FSU a 6-2 lead. Earlier in the inning, Tyler Holton had a two-run single that gave FSU the lead.

Back-to-back doubles in the third inning, the second by Estes, closed the lead to 6-3. Andrew Karp, FSU's starting pitcher, settled down after the third inning, finishing with 6.2 innings pitched and three earned runs allowed. Auburn starter Davis Daniel lasted just one inning, giving up five hits and four runs.

Cole Lipscomb entered in the second inning and allowed Busby's home run, but gave up just three more hits in 7.2 innings to keep the Tigers in the game. After walking Mendoza to open the third inning, Lipscomb retired 15 straight hitters before Nieporte's double to start the eighth.

After an RBI single from Daniel Robert made it 6-4 in the seventh inning, Jim Voyles relieved Karp with a runner on second base. Voyles struck out Estes to end the inning, and needed just nine pitches in the eighth inning to keep FSU's lead at 6-4 heading into the ninth inning.

The wild ninth inning started with three consecutive Auburn hits off Voyles, the third of which was an RBI single from Todd that made the score 6-5. Drew Carlton (4-4), who earned his sixth save of the year in the first game of the day against Tennessee Tech, came in and forced a dribbler back to the mound that appeared to catch Holland in a run down at the plate, but Cal Raleigh was called for catcher's interference, loading the bases with no outs.

Carlton struck out the next two hitters. With a 1-2 count and all of Dick Howser Stadium on its feet, Josh Anthony hit a 1-2 pitch into center field to score Holland and Todd and give Auburn its first lead since the second inning.

Leading 7-6, Auburn recorded two quick outs and Florida State was twice down to its last strike. Walls drew a full count walk, and Busby tripled off the center field wall on a full count, scoring Walls and sending the remaining Howser fans into a frenzy. Busby was the last hitter Lipscomb would face, giving way to Andrew Mitchell (5-4), who stranded Busby at third when he struck out Jackson Lueck to end the inning.

Lipscomb finished with a season-high 7.2 innings pitched and a career-high 10 strikeouts.

Auburn left a pair of runners on in the tenth as Carlton worked around a second error from Walls' and an intentional walk.

In the home half, Nick Derr (hitting for Truluck) struck out and Raleigh grounded out. But Mendoza and Matt Henderson each walked on nine total pitches, ending Mitchell's day. Calvin Coker came in and gave up an infield single to Steven Wells that hit off Coker. On an 0-2 pitch, after a foul ball extended the at-bat, Flowers was hit for the 10th time this season, sending Mendoza and the Howser faithful home happy.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  2  1   0  1  1  3  5
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  2   4  0  1  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  3   1  0  1  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Nick Derr             PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         5  0  1   0  0  1  9  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  2  1   0  2  1  8  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  1  0   0  2  2  2  2
Tyler Holton            RF        3  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Steven Wells          RF        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        3  1  0   1  0  1  5  0
Andrew Karp             P                            0  1
  Jim Voyles            P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  8 10   8  5 12 30 12
Opp                              42  7 12   7  3  9 29  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Taylor Walls 2 (14), Cal Raleigh (10)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (18)
3B - FSU-Dylan Busby (2)
HR - FSU-Dylan Busby (14)
HBP - FSU-J.C. Flowers (11)
SH - FSU-Taylor Walls (2), J.C. Flowers (9)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Andrew Karp                     6.2  8  4  3  2  4
Jim Voyles                      1.1  3  3  2  0  3
Drew Carlton         W (4-4)    2.0  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0 12  7  5  3  9
Opp                  L          9.2 10  8  7  5 12


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AUBURN
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Attendance: 2,895

FLORIDA STATE 6, AUBURN 0
06/05/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Zirzow Pitches Complete-Game Shutout to Send FSU to Supers.
Zirzow's two-hitter, FSU's 10 hits set up Super Regional with Sam Houston State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Redshirt junior Will Zirzow went the distance, allowing just two hits and facing just two batters over the minimum, and Florida State (43-21) reached its third-consecutive Super Regional with a 6-0 win over Auburn (37-26) on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium Monday evening. Zirzow, making his first appearance in 26 days, also struck out 11 Tigers and did not walk any, while the FSU offense produced 10 hits on the evening.

Zirzow (3-1) last pitched for the Seminoles on May 9 when he started against Jacksonville. The Fleming Island, Fla., native made his fourth career start Monday night and set career-highs for innings pitched (previous was five) and strikeouts (previous was seven) while allowing a hit to just one Auburn player (Blake Logan was 2-for-3).

Florida State jumped on Auburn starter Gabe Klobosits (0-1) early, and the Tiger senior was pulled after just 15 pitches. Taylor Walls drew his 57th walk of the season to start the game and Dylan Busby, Sunday night's hero, hit his team-high 19th double of the season to give FSU a 1-0 lead. Jackson Lueck drew a walk before Klobosits was pulled for Calvin Coker.

Quincy Nieporte bunted the runners up a base, and Cal Raleigh's groundout single made the score 2-0 FSU.

Busby added his 20th double in the sixth inning.

Meanwhile, Zirzow did not allow an Auburn baserunner until hitting Dylan Ingram with a pitch to start the fifth inning. Josh Anthony reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second on Jay Estes' sacrifice bunt, the only time Auburn had a runner in scoring position. Zirzow answered by striking out Sam Gillikin for the first of two times on the night.

Logan's first hit of the night came in the sixth inning, but he was erased on a double play off the bat of Will Holland. After a perfect seventh and eighth inning, Logan again singled in the ninth before Zirzow retired the next three to end the game.

After two runs in the first, Florida State was stalled offensively by Calvin Coker, who went five innings and allowed just three hits. The Seminoles did score in each of the final three innings on a throwing error from pitcher Ryan Watson; two in the eighth on RBI doubles from Nieporte and Drew Mendoza; and one in the ninth on Steven Wells' first home run of the season and third of his career.

Zirzow's complete game is FSU's second this postseason (Tyler Holton vs. UCF), while his 11 strikeouts are the third-most in FSU's five games in the regional (Holton 13, Drew Parrish 12 vs. Tennessee Tech).

Florida State advanced to its third-consecutive Super Regional, ninth in 10 years and 16th in 19 seasons since the Super Regional format was instituted. FSU's 16 appearances are the most in the country in that span. The Seminoles will play Sam Houston State, winners of the Lubbock Regional after knocking off Texas Tech in the Regional Final on Monday afternoon.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  3
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  2
Jackson Lueck           LF        3  1  2   0  1  0  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   1  0  0 10  2
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  0  1   1  1  0  9  0
Matt Henderson          2B        4  1  0   0  0  1  3  3
Tyler Holton            RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Steven Wells          RF        2  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Will Zirzow             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  6 10   5  4  4 27 12
Opp                              27  0  2   0  0 11 27 12

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Dylan Busby 2 (20), Jackson Lueck (10), Quincy Nieporte (19), Drew Mendoza (8)
HR - FSU-Steven Wells (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Jackson Lueck (1), Quincy Nieporte (2)
SB - FSU-Taylor Walls (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Will Zirzow          W (3-1)    9.0  2  0  0  0 11
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  0  0  0 11
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  5  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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AUBURN
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Attendance: 4,211

FLORIDA STATE 7, SAM HOUSTON STATE 6
06/10/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Ride Lueck's Four RBI to Game One Victory.
FSU overcomes slow start, sit just one game from the College World Series.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore Jackson Lueck was 4-for-5 with four runs batted in, none bigger than his walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, as FSU beat Sam Houston State 7-6 in the first game of the Tallahassee Super Regional Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles outslugged the Bearkats, 13-7, and all 20 hits in the game were singles.

Lueck continued an impressive run through the NCAA Tournament, now hitting 10-for-24 with a double, home run, and eight RBI. Lueck's walk-off was the fifth of his career and third this season, and his four hits were a career high.

Sam Houston State, under third-year head coach Matt Deggs, was playing in its first Super Regional ever, and quickly took a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Florida State ace Tyler Holton. The first three hitters of the game reached on a walk, single, and fielding error from Holton that loaded the bases. Holton retired the next two via strikeout, but Jaxxon Grisham was hit by a pitch, and Hunter Hearn's two-run single pushed the lead to three.

In the second, Sam Houston State added another unearned run on Andrew Fregia's groundout, scoring Riley McKnight. Holton's second error of the game, on a failed pickoff attempt that sailed into center field, advanced two runners into scoring position before Fregia's RBI.

Bearkat starting pitcher Kyle Backhus went just two innings, allowing a run in the second inning on Steven Wells single to score Cal Raleigh.

Both teams scored a run in the third but could have had more. With the bases loaded and one out, Taylor Beene dropped a sacrifice bunt down that scored Grisham from third, but Hearn also tried to score from second and was easily thrown out at the plate. In the bottom half, Taylor Walls walked, Dylan Busby singled and Lueck singled to make the score 5-2. With two runners on base and no outs, Quincy Nieporte grounded to third for the start of a 5-4-3 double play that halted the FSU momentum.

After a rocky first few innings, Holton faced the minimum in the middle innings, finishing with seven strikeouts and two earned runs (six total runs) allowed in 6.2 innings. The Bearkats added a run in the seventh on a bases loaded walk that ended Holton's day.

Trailing 6-3, Florida State tied the game in the seventh inning, starting with a two-out bunt single from Walls to extend the inning. After Busby walked, Lueck, Nieporte and Raleigh each had RBI singles. Nieporte was picked off second base to end the inning.

Chase Haney relieved Holton in the seventh, retiring all three batters he faced. Closer Drew Carlton (5-4) allowed a two-out single in the eighth, but retired the next four batters in his team-high 33rd appearance of the season.

The Bearkats also went to their closer in the eighth, bringing in Nick Mikolajchak with one out in the inning. Working out of trouble in the eighth, Mikolajchak allowed a single from Walls and hit Busby with a pitch before Lueck's walk-off single.

The win was FSU's first walk-off win in the Super Regional since Mike McGee's walk-off home run in game one against Vanderbilt in 2010. FSU has won game one of a Super Regional five times in 16 opportunities, and have advanced to Omaha on four of those occasions.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  3  2   0  2  0  3  4
Dylan Busby             3B        3  1  1   0  1  2  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        5  1  4   4  0  1  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  2   1  0  1  9  0
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Matt Henderson          2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Steven Wells            RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Tyler Holton            P                            0  4
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  7 13   7  4  7 27 13
Opp                              33  6  7   6  4  9 24 10

E - FSU-Tyler Holton 2 (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dylan Busby (12)
SH - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton                    6.2  6  6  2  4  7
Chase Haney                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Drew Carlton         W (5-4)    1.1  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  6  2  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0 13  7  7  4  7


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SAM HOUSTON STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,253

FLORIDA STATE 19, SAM HOUSTON STATE 0
06/11/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Omaha Bound! Noles Pound SHSU to Reach College World Series.
FSU clinches 22nd trip to CWS; offense explodes in 19-0 win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the 22nd time in school history, Florida State is going to Omaha for the College World Series after beating Sam Houston State 19-0 Sunday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. In front of 4,391 fans that braved a seven-and-a-half-hour rain delay, the Seminoles scored in each of the first six innings, while three pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout.

Sunday's game was originally scheduled for a noon start, but rain and lightning delays moved first pitch back to 7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State starting pitcher Heath Donica (9-3) entered the game with a 1.91 earned-runs average, but allowed four runs in each of the first two innings, including a lead-off home run from Taylor Walls, his third to lead off a game this season.

Donica ran into more trouble by walking Jackson Lueck and hitting Quincy Nieporte with a pitch before Cal Raleigh doubled one run home and Matt Henderson's two-run double made the score 4-0 Florida State before Sam Houston, the designated home team, came to bat in the first inning.

After recording 13 hits in Saturday's 7-6 win, the Seminoles had three extra-base hits in the first inning Sunday evening, and seven of its first eight were doubles or home runs.

On the mound, Parrish (6-3) picked up where he left off last week in the regional against Tennessee Tech by striking out the side in the first. Parrish set a career-high with 12 strikeouts against the Golden Eagles and allowed just one run on two hits in 7.1 innings. On Sunday, the Rockledge, Fla., native allowed just two hits, a walk and notched nine more strikeouts in five scoreless innings.

The Seminoles doubled the lead in the second inning on an RBI single from Lueck and a three-run home run from Nieporte, his 10th of the season. Donica's day ended after the second inning, allowing a career-high eight runs.

Walls' second home run of the game came on the second pitch of the third inning against reliever Seth Ballew. It was Walls' second career multi-home run game after hitting two against Florida Gulf Coast in 2016.

In the fourth, FSU scored six runs without a hit, utilizing one hit-by-pitch, three walks, and three Sam Houston State errors to build a 15-0 lead.

FSU added a run in the fifth after Walls and Dylan Busby singled, Lueck walked and Nieporte was hit by a pitch for the second time in the game to score Walls. Walls scored a run in each of the first five innings. It was the first five-run game for a Seminole since Jayce Boyd scored five times against Texas A&M in the 2011 Super Regionals, and one shy of tying the school record.

Walls and Nieporte each had four RBIs on the afternoon, the second time this year FSU had a pair of players with four runs batted in in a game (Nieporte & Lueck, Oakland, March 3).

Cole Sands relieved Parrish in the bottom of the sixth inning with FSU leading 18-0. Sands finished with two hits allowed in three innings of relief, striking out four.

Kyle Cavanaugh hit his first home run as a Seminole to start the eighth inning off Sam Houston State's sixth pitcher of the game, Brad Demco. FSU's 19 runs scored are the most in a postseason game since a 23-9 win over Texas A&M in the 2011 Super Regionals, and the largest run differential in FSU's 37-game Super Regional history.

Andrew Karp pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out Lance Miles to end the game as his teammates dogpiled at midfield to celebrate the Seminoles first World Series berth since 2012.

The Bearkats, playing in their first Super Regional, allowed a season high 19 runs and played 22 players.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Taylor Walls            SS        3  5  3   4  4  0  3  0
Dylan Busby             3B        5  2  1   2  0  1  2  1
Jackson Lueck           LF        2  3  1   1  3  0  0  0
  Hank Truluck          PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  2  2   4  1  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         6  1  1   2  1  1 14  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  1   1  1  2  2  1
  Bryan Bussey          PH-1B     1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Matt Henderson          2B        5  1  1   2  0  1  0  1
Steven Wells            RF-CF     3  2  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Holton          CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Nick Derr             PH-RF     2  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Drew Parrish            P                            1  0
  Cole Sands            P                            0  1
  Andrew Karp           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 19 13  17 12  8 27  5
Opp                              31  0  4   0  1 15 27  7

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (20), Cal Raleigh (15), Drew Mendoza (9), Matt Henderson (7)
HR - FSU-Taylor Walls 2 (8), Quincy Nieporte (10), Kyle Cavanaugh (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dylan Busby (13), Quincy Nieporte 2 (10), Bryan Bussey (2), Matt Henderson 2 (13), Steven Wells (2)
SH - FSU-J.C. Flowers (10)
SF - FSU-Dylan Busby (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish         W (6-3)    5.0  2  0  0  1  9
Cole Sands                      3.0  2  0  0  0  4
Andrew Karp                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  1 15
Opp                  L          9.0 13 19 14 12  8


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FLORIDA STATE
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SAM HOUSTON STATE
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Attendance: 4,391

LOUISIANA STATE 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
06/17/2017, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miscues Trip Up Seminoles in College World Series Opener.
Dylan Busby had three of FSU's four RBI's, including a two-run home run in the first inning.

OMAHA, NE - A pair of unearned runs in the eighth inning led LSU (49-17) over Florida State (45-22) in Saturday's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in front of 25,305 fans. Each of FSU's top seven hitters had at least one hit, led by Dylan Busby's two hits and Taylor Walls' three runs scored.

Tyler Holton (10-3) was the hard-luck loser for the Seminoles, allowing five runs (three earned) and striking out five in 7.1 innings pitched.

Jared Poche' (11-3) earned the win in his first relief appearance of the season, allowing just two hits in 2.2 innings in relief of starter Alex Lange. Lange, a first round selection in the MLB Draft earlier this week, allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking four.

Florida State struck first, scoring two in the top of the first inning on Busby's 15th home run of the season. Busby's home run was one of the longest in TD Ameritrade Park history, clearing the '408' sign at the top of the centerfield wall. Busby's 15 home runs are the most of his career, while his 38 career home runs are the most among active players in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

LSU cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the inning. After getting Robertson and Cole Freeman out to start the inning, Antoine Duplantis walked and scored from first when Greg Deichmann struck out and reached on a wild pitch. Holton responded by forcing Zach Watson to pop up and end the inning.

In the third, Walls and Busby again combined to extend FSU's lead. Walls doubled to lead off the inning and Busby's second hit of the game, an RBI single up the middle, scored Walls and gave FSU a 3-1 lead. Busby stole second and reached third on a wild pitch on Quincy Nieporte's walk, but both runners were stranded when Cal Raleigh and Drew Mendoza struck out swinging.

LSU again answered in the bottom of the inning on a pair of singles. Beau Jordan singled to right field and was replaced at first base on Freeman's fielder's choice groundout. Freeman stole second base and scored on Duplantis's single to centerfield.

Walls was the catalyst of FSU's run in the fifth inning as well, reaching on a walk and scoring on Quincy Nieporte's 79th RBI of the year. Dating back to game one of the Super Regional against Sam Houston State, Walls reached base successfully in 14 consecutive plate appearances, breaking Paul Sorrento's school-record of 13 from 1985.

Walls also took over the national lead in walks in the game, adding three and pushing his season total to 66. He entered the College World Series trailing Seth Beer of Clemson by one. Walls' three runs scored in the game give him 81 on the year, second-most in the country and two behind LSU's Kramer Robertson.

Nieporte's 79 runs batted in this year are the most for a Seminole since Buster Posey had 93 in 2008.

The Tigers got its run back on the first pitch in the bottom of the inning, when Michael Papierski hit his ninth home run of the season. Holton retired the next six hitters, and worked around a walk and single in the seventh when Jordan grounded into an inning-ending 5-4-3 double play. Both teams combined to hit into five double plays on the evening.

FSU took a 4-3 lead to the eighth inning with Holton back on the mound to start the inning. A one-out single off Holton's glove from Freeman was followed by a single to right field from Duplantis. Steven Wells had two errors on the play, one by letting the ball roll past him in right field and a second on the throw to the infield that allowed Freeman to score.

Busby picked up the loose ball and threw to get Freeman at the plate, but Raleigh dropped the throw and Duplantis scooted to third base with the score tied 4-4.

After the play, Holton was pulled for Alec Byrd, who allowed a Greg Deichmann single through the right side that gave its first lead of the game at 5-4. Drew Carlton came in and retired both hitters he faced to limit the inning.

In the ninth, Matt Henderson had his second of two hits on the day to lead off the inning, but Nick Derr struck out looking as a pinch hitter for Wells and Kyle Cavanaugh struck out swinging as a pinch hitter for Flowers before Zack Hess entered and earned his second save of the year.

Hess walked Walls to put two runners on base, but Busby struck out looking to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        2  3  1   0  3  0  3  0
Dylan Busby             3B        5  1  2   3  0  1  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  0  1   0  0  1  5  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  0  1   0  0  2  3  1
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  2   0  1  1  4  3
Steven Wells            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Nick Derr             PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
  Kyle Cavanaugh        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tyler Holton            P                            1  1
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  9   4  5 11 24  9
Opp                              31  5  9   3  2  6 27 11

E - FSU-Cal Raleigh (11), Steven Wells 2 (2)
2B - FSU-Taylor Walls (9)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (15)
HBP - FSU-J.C. Flowers (12)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Dylan Busby (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Holton         L (10-3)   7.1  8  5  3  2  5
Alec Byrd                       0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Drew Carlton                    0.2  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0  9  5  3  2  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  9  4  4  5 11


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FLORIDA STATE 6, CAL ST-FULLERTON 4
06/19/2017, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three-run Seventh Leads FSU Comeback vs. Cal State Fullerton in CWS.
FSU drew 8 walks in the game, including two with the bases loaded to take the lead in the seventh inning.

OMAHA, NE - Playing in the 1,000th game in College World Series history, head coach Mike Martin and Florida State outlasted Cal State Fullerton, 6-4, Monday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park to stave off elimination for the fifth time in the NCAA Tournament. Drew Mendoza hit a home run to lead off the sixth inning, and three FSU relievers combined to allow just one hit, one walk and no runs over the final 3.1 innings.

"It was a heck of a ballgame," Martin said after the game. "It was a game in which Drew [Parrish] pitched very well. I thought the composure and tenacity was right there. He showed that he was not intimidated by the surroundings or the excitement."

Florida State (46-22) scored a run in the second, fourth and sixth innings to build a 3-1 lead, but Cal State Fullerton (39-24) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, the last two on Timmy Richards' two-run home run that ended the day for FSU starter Drew Parrish. FSU answered with a three-run inning of its own, aided by three consecutive walks from Titan pitching, as Chase Haney (3-2) won his first game since April 28 against Virginia.

Steven Wells gave FSU a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single. Drew Mendoza earned his first of two walks on the day and reached second on a failed pick-off attempt from Titans catcher Chris Hudgins. Matt Henderson moved Mendoza to third base on his ninth sacrifice bunt of the year before Wells singled to left field.

"I'm just excited to be here," Henderson said. "Throughout the season, we've all had our adversities and challenges and we persevered through it, and that's been our mentality."

In the bottom of the third, Fullerton loaded the bases with no outs on two walks and a bunt single. The Titans tied the score on Scott Hurst's sacrifice fly, but Sahid Valenzuela grounded into a 5-4-3 double play that ended the inning.

The Seminoles were in a similar situation in the top of the fourth, loading the bases with no outs on Cal Raleigh's double, Mendoza's second walk and Henderson's single to left field. Wells tallied his second RBI on a sacrifice fly to center field that allowed Raleigh to score just before Valenzuela applied the tag. Wells had two runs batted in during the regular season, and has six in nine postseason games.

Fullerton head coach Rick Vanderhook pulled starter John Gavin after Wells' at-bat, bringing in Gavin Velasquez. Velasquez sandwiched a walk to Taylor Walls between strikeouts to J.C. Flowers and Dylan Busby to limit the damage to just one run.

Gavin finished with 3.1 innings pitched, three hits and one earned run (two total), walking four and striking out one.

Mendoza took the third pitch of the six inning off Velasquez into the FSU bullpen in right field for his ninth home run of the season, pushing FSU's lead to 3-1. In five games in the College World Series, teams have combined to hit just five home runs, with two coming from FSU: Mendoza's sixth-inning shot and Busby's home run to center field Saturday against LSU. Richards' has two for Cal State Fullerton as well.

"I got just enough of it," Mendoza said of his home run that cleared the right field wall. "I thought I was going to get a double or triple; I was running hard out of the box. I thought he (rightfielder Hunter Cullen) caught it. But I was glad I got enough of it, and it was a really good feeling."

After retiring 10 straight hitters, Parrish ran into problems in the sixth inning as the Titans scored three runs off the freshman left-hander. Dillon Persinger hit a two-out RBI double that fell just short of a diving Flowers, and Richards hit his sixth home run of the year that gave Cal State Fullerton its first lead of the game at 4-3.

Parrish was pulled after 5.2 innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits, walking three and striking out four.

Haney entered and forced a Taylor Bryant fly out to end the inning.

Jack Pabich allowed an infield single to Walls and a double off left fielder Chris Prescott's glove from Dylan Busby that put two runners on with no outs for Jackson Lueck. Blake Workman entered out of the Titan bullpen and intentionally walked Lueck to load the bases, followed by back-to-back walks on 3-2 counts to Quincy Nieporte and Raleigh that gave FSU a 5-4 lead.

With the bases loaded and still no outs, Fullerton called its closer, Brett Conine, into the game. Conine got Mendoza swinging, but Henderson legged out an infield single that scored Lueck and made the score 6-4 FSU.

After FSU regained its two-run lead, Wells grounded into an inning-ending double play. Pabich (1-3) finished with two earned runs allowed on two hits without recording an out.

Haney struck out Hudgins to open the bottom of the seventh, retiring both batters faced and improving to 3-2 on the season.

Alec Byrd entered and got the first four hitters out before Valenzuela reached on a fielding error. Drew Carlton stepped in and forced a Persinger fly out to end the eighth inning. In the ninth, Carlton worked around a single and walk to strike out pinch hitter Hank LoForte looking to end the game and earn his seventh save of the year.

"You've just got to go in there and get outs as quick as you can," Carlton said. "Get your team back to the dugout. We have a great lineup, 1 through 9. Knowing them, they're going to do their job and I have to do mine and get outs for us."

"Drew is a great competitor," Martin said of Carlton. "He is a really great teammate. He's a guy that has the same demeanor every single time he goes out there. I had a coach come up to me, when Drew walked one in the ninth, and said, 'Who do you want to get loose?'

"I said, 'Nobody. This is his game.'"

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  2
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   0  1  2  1  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        4  0  0   1  1  1  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  1   1  1  0  6  2
Drew Mendoza            1B        3  2  1   1  2  1 11  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  4
Steven Wells            RF        3  0  1   2  0  0  3  0
J.C. Flowers            CF        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Drew Parrish            P                            0  0
  Chase Haney           P                            0  0
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  0
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  7   6  8  6 27 11
Opp                              30  4  5   4  4  7 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Henderson (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dylan Busby (21), Cal Raleigh (16)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Drew Mendoza (9)
HBP - FSU-J.C. Flowers (13)
SH - FSU-Matt Henderson (9)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Steven Wells (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Drew Parrish                    5.2  4  4  4  3  4
Chase Haney          W (3-2)    0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Alec Byrd                       1.1  0  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton         Sv(7)      1.1  1  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  4  4  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0  7  6  5  8  6


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LOUISIANA STATE 7, FLORIDA STATE 4
06/21/2017, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Season Ends in College World Series Loss to LSU.
Drew Mendoza was 2-for-4 with his second home run of the CWS.

OMAHA, NE - Florida State saw its 2017 season come to an end Wednesday evening in a 7-4 loss against No. 3 LSU in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. The Seminoles (46-23) hit three solo home runs, including back-to-back shots in the bottom of the ninth, but LSU (50-18) used five runs in the second inning to knock off FSU for the second time in five days.

"I don't know when I've ever been prouder of a baseball team," head coach Mike Martin said. "They did their job in the classroom. They did their job on the field. We had tremendous leadership. Guys wanted the top of the mountain very bad, but there's only one team that's going to leave here happy."

Cole Sands (6-4) allowed four earned runs (five total) in 1.1 innings after allowing a three-run home to LSU first baseman Jake Slaughter. Jared Poche' (12-3) beat FSU for the second time in the tournament, throwing eight innings, allowing seven hits, four runs and striking out four.

After a 1-2-3 first inning, Sands allowed a double and two singles to open the second as the Tigers took a 1-0 lead. LSU doubled its lead on Beau Jordan's sacrifice bunt, and after Michael Papierski reached on a fielding error, Slaughter's three-run home run pushed LSU's lead to 5-0 and chased Sands from the game.

Andrew Karp entered in relief of Sands and allowed just three hits, a walk and one hit batter over the next 5.1 scoreless innings. It was the longest relief appearance of Karp's career as the redshirt sophomore racked up seven strikeouts in his first College World Series appearance.

Mendoza's second home run of the College World Series came with two outs in the bottom of the second off Poche' and closed the FSU gap to 5-1. In the sixth inning, Dylan Busby reached on a throwing error from second baseman Cole Freeman and Jackson Lueck's double down the left field line put runners on second and third with one out. Quincy Nieporte, FSU's RBI leader, flied out to the left field warning track as Busby scored on the sacrifice fly.

Alec Byrd took over on the mound for Karp in the seventh inning, getting two outs. Drew Carlton entered with a runner on second in the eighth inning and allowed a walk to Jordan before striking out Papierski and getting Slaughter to ground out to end the inning.

LSU pushed its lead to five runs in the top of the ninth inning. Kramer Robertson singled off Carlton and stole second base with no outs. On the steal of second, Robertson collided with FSU second baseman Matt Henderson, forcing the senior Henderson from the game. Henderson's five hits over three games are tied for the most in the tournament so far.

Antoine Duplantis reached on a fielder's choice that scored Robertson when Mendoza's throw home was high and Cal Raleigh could not apply the tag in time. Duplantis scored on Zach Watson's RBI double to make the score 7-2.

Nieporte and Raleigh hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the ninth to chase Poche' from the game and make the score 7-4. It was the first time in TD Ameritrade Park history that a team has hit back-to-back home runs. The last time a team did it in the College World Series was in 2010, when FSU's Sherman Johnson and Mike McGee did it against TCU.

"Individually, it's nice to go out on top like that," Nieporte, a senior drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, said after the game. "But we're all still hurting a little bit right now just because we really believed that this was the team and we're kind of shocked that someone was able to knock us out because of how much fight we've shown."

LSU turned to Zack Hess to close out the game, and the freshman struck out Mendoza looking and Hank Truluck, who entered for Henderson, swinging for the first two outs. The Seminoles turned to Rhett Aplin, making his first appearance in six weeks, to extend its season, and Aplin walked and gave way to J.C. Flowers to pinch run.

Tyler Holton, FSU's starting pitcher against LSU on Saturday and the starting right fielder on Wednesday, struck out looking to end the game as Hess earned his third save of the year.

The Seminoles end the season 46-23 and reached the College World Series for the first time since 2012. FSU won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship for the seventh time in school history and won five NCAA Tournament elimination games before Wednesday night.

"We gave it everything we had and it wasn't meant to be," Martin said. "We gave it our best shot. We never felt sorry for ourselves. We kept battling."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Taylor Walls            SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Dylan Busby             3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  0  3
Jackson Lueck           LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Quincy Nieporte         DH        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
Cal Raleigh             C         4  1  1   1  0  0  8  1
Drew Mendoza            1B        4  1  2   1  0  1 15  0
Matt Henderson          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
  Hank Truluck          2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Steven Wells            CF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Rhett Aplin           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  J.C. Flowers          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Holton            RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Cole Sands              P                            0  0
  Andrew Karp           P                            0  4
  Alec Byrd             P                            0  1
  Drew Carlton          P                            0  1
  Will Zirzow           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  7   4  3  7 27 14
Opp                              36  7 10   7  2  9 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Drew Mendoza (9), Matt Henderson (10)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jackson Lueck (11)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Quincy Nieporte (11), Cal Raleigh (9), Drew Mendoza (10)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-3
SF - FSU-Quincy Nieporte (8)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Cole Sands           L (6-4)    1.1  4  5  4  0  0
Andrew Karp                     5.1  3  0  0  1  7
Alec Byrd                       0.2  1  0  0  0  1
Drew Carlton                    1.1  2  2  2  1  1
Will Zirzow                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 10  7  6  2  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  4  3  3  7


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