Noles' Complete Sweep of Wake Forest

No. 9 Florida State completed the three-game sweep of Wake Forest on Sunday with an 11-2 victory.

Florida State completed the three-game sweep over Atlantic division foe Wake Forest on Sunday with an 11-2 victory.

The win came on the shoulders of another magical pitching performance from right-hander Scott Sitz. Sitz improved to 8-1 on the year as he threw seven innings of scoreless ball highlighted by eight strikeouts.

The sweep moved the Seminoles to 35-9 on the season and 16-8 in the ACC, keeping them atop the standings in the Atlantic division.

After allowing four runners to reach base in just the first two innings, Sitz settled down and retired 14 straight batters for the Seminoles.

Then in the seventh inning, Sitz found himself in a bit of a jam after a two-out double put runners on first and third for the Demon Deacons. But as he's done all season, Sitz found a way to get out of it as he struck out Kevin Jordan to end the inning, keeping the shutout intact.

Sitz had one of his better outings of the season on Sunday as he had great command of every pitch in his arsenal.

"He had a good outing," said catcher Stephen McGee. "His fastball had a lot to do with it and then his slider was very consistent today; he had a good feel for both pitches. He was just getting ahead of the hitters, making his pitches when he needed to and throwing that pitch to each individual hitter (when he needed outs)."

The Seminoles were led offensively by Marcus Davis who had a career-high four RBI on three hits. Davis got the Noles' on the board in the third inning with a one-out single up the middle, which really sparked the offense. Brizuela followed suit with a single up the middle scoring two and giving FSU a 3-0 lead.

FSU finished with three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth after getting comfortable with Demon Deacon' starter Austin Stadler their second time through the order.

"Their lefty had us going," Martin said. "Had us chasing some pitches early. We kept our poise, got the big base hit from Brizuela to make it a three-run ballgame. Then of course things just seemed go our way. After that we got some good hitting and then all of the sudden it's basically over."

After Sitz got the Seminoles out of a jam in the seventh, FSU put an end to any doubt with a five-run seventh inning pushing the lead to 10-0.

The Noles' finished the game with 11 runs on 13 hits, highlighted by four doubles and three triples. The Noles' offensive performance was a big deal as the lineup has struggled against left-handed pitching much of the season.

"It means a lot," he said. "I think once it gets down to the postseason I think there's going to be a lot of teams that are like 'Hey we're going to throw this lefty at them to see if they can handle it.' I think our guys are ready to accept the challenge. Some of the lefties we've faced have been very good. It's not just an average lefty, we've faced some pretty good ones and I think the more and more we see them the more confident we'll get."

Right-hander Jameis Winston finished the game on the mound for the Seminoles and surrendered one unearned run on one hit, and one walk in the final inning and a third.

With it being exam week at Florida State, the team will play no midweek games and will return to action on Friday when they play host to Central Florida. First pitch will be at 6 p.m. ET.


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