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FSU forced to cancel two contest because of weather

Halli Allen, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State baseball team was forced to cancel its last ACC games of the weekend against NC State due to thunderstorms and rain.

FSU’s Ben DeLuzio was hit by a slippery ball thrown by NC State Pitcher Joe O’Donnell in the first inning of the Noles 8-5 win in game one of the scheduled three-game series.

It was announced that the teams would play a double­header March 26 due to weather predictions for next day’s game.

“I would say Im hoping for sunshine, but I hope we play two ball games. Amazing we were able to get the field the way we got it. Its like nothing happened. We had at least two inches of rain on that field,” FSU head coach Mike Martin said.

The matchup was scheduled to start at noon but was pushed back early within the hour to 1 p.m. as the field was still covered by the tarp and rain still coming down. By 1:53 p.m. there was .17 inches of rain that had fallen per weather.gov.

Officials announced that the game would be further delayed to 6:05 p.m. The rain did not let up. It was later announced that the game would be pushed back another 30 minutes because of the non-stop rain. At 6:50 p.m, the game was officially cancelled and Game 3 of the series was scheduled for noon on March 27.

The Seminoles look to defeat the top­-ranked Florida Gators on Tuesday in Jacksonville and will travel to Boston College for another ACC series this weekend.

Seminoles rally to upset Wolfpack

Halli Allen, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –Moments after the first pitch was thrown, rain fell at Dick Howser Stadium. The slippery game ended in an 8-5 Noles victory.

FSU took a big lead early rocking in six runs in the first inning.

“When you go up six to nothing you better not relax, you better not think you have this thing all figured out,” FSU coach Mike Martin said.  “They are going to come back at you,  and that’s exactly what they did. They really battled.”

Seminoles Senior Mike Compton dashed through the first two innings only to give up one run in the third. NC State came back in the fourth and scored three runs, bringing the score to 6-3 at the end of the inning. Junior Jim Voyles came to the mound to replace Compton at the bottom of the fourth, only for the Wolf Pack to come back a score a run bringing the score to 6-4.

FSU redshirt senior Matthew Kinney started the sixth strong. He threw 24 pitches and gave up one run bringing the Wolf Pack within one run of the Noles. By the bottom of the sixth, FSU had changed pitchers three times.

“Our bullpen has been used a lot this year, and i think the best part about it is that we’ve all been used in different situations. Tonight was the first time I was expected this long,” Kinney said.

NC State Sam Adler steps up at the mound to strike out Taylor Walls to close the sixth. In the seventh, FSU freshman Cal Raleigh hit his third home run of the season.  This bomb also brought in an RBI, bringing the score to 8-5.

“I didn’t think it was gone. I hit it good though, it was a nice surprise,” Raleigh said.

Taylor Warmoth  came in 9th and struck out 2 batters to seal the victory.

FSU improved its record to 18-5 overall and looks to continue its winning streak the March 26 at noon in a doubleheader against NC State.

Noles Knock Off The Knights

Andrew Miller, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Seminoles survived extra innings against the UCF Knights, giving the team its second straight series win against the Knights and outscoring them 16-5 in the two-game series.

Taylor Walls batted in Matt Henderson in the bottom of the 11th to beat out a close throw at home, ultimately giving the surging Seminoles a 5-4 comeback win.

“It’s a win you remember because you had a chance to see a team kind of feel sorry for themselves,” FSU coach Mike Martin said. FSU took a 3-1 lead after a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh, but the Noles got themselves in some trouble in the top of the eighth.

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Early Hits Doom Noles Chances

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State gave up runs early and had a hard time coming back, dropping their  second game of the season to Jacksonville University 7-3.

Jacksonville scored four runs in the second inning and stayed ahead the rest of game. Dolphins starting pitcher Michael Baumann struck out six Seminole batters, and allowed only one run on four hits, pitching 6.1 innings.

“Starting pitcher [Baumann] was very impressive,” said Florida State head Coach Mike Martin. “Six strikeouts in a little over five innings. He was dynamite.”

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Errors Give Noles The Advantage Over College of Charleston

Andrew Small, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles (5-1) take the series against the College of Charleston Cougars (3-3) 2-1 with their 11-2 victory on Sunday.

The Seminoles were able to capitalize off of the Cougars’ six errors and great pitching by freshman starter Cole Sands (2-0).

“I was very pleased to see a zero in that final column [for my ball club]” said Head Coach Mike Martin after the game. “It’s those errors that allowed us to break away with the lead.”

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Noles Cruise Thanks To Key Hits

Bryan Uzbay, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Noles got back on track after Friday’s loss as they defeated the College of Charleston Cougars 8-3 with a big third inning on Saturday afternoon.

Florida State (4-1) broke the game open with four runs coming in the third inning. It started with a leadoff walk by Jackson Lueck (0-1, three walks), a single by Taylor Walls (3-5, two doubles), and a walk by Matt Henderson (0-4, one walk) that loaded the bases for John Sansone (3-5, two RBI).

Sansone ripped a single into right field that scored Lueck from third while Cal Raleigh (2-4, two RBI) followed with a looping single over the shortstop’s head that scored Walls and Henderson. One out later, Dylan Busby (3-5, two RBI) singled on a ball that split the third baseman and short stop that scored Sansone.

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College of Charleston Hands FSU First Loss of Year

Bryan Uzbay, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles were held to one run by the College of Charleston Cougars after an almost record breaking 50-run outburst in their season opening series last weekend, falling to College of Charleston 2-1.

Florida State (3-1) swept the University of Rhode Island to start the season, outscoring the Rams 50-6, tied for second most runs for a season opening series in school history.

John Sansone led the offense, contributing two homeruns, a two run homerun and a grand slam, while also racking up nine RBIs. Starting pitchers Compton, Carlton, and Sands were dominant on the mound pitching a combined 15 innings while only giving up three runs.

The series opener against the Cougars (3-1) went very different for the Noles. Florida State didn’t collect their first hit until the bottom of the fifth inning in the form of a single to shallow left field off the bat of Darren Miller (1-for-2). Later in inning, already down two, the Seminoles stranded runners on first and second. They went on to strand eight total in the game.

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