Florida State finished off the sweep of Boston College with an 8-4 over the Eagles on Sunday. Cobi Johnson struggled through the first two innings giving up two runs on two walks and two hits. After that however, he settled down very nicely giving up just one more run in the last 3.2 innings he pitched. Dylan Silva and Derek Vail came in and shut the game down the last few innings after Johnson was relieved.
Head coach Mike Martin was pleased with the way the freshman bounced back.
“Thought Cobi showed a lot of resolve,” Martin said. “He got out there and struggled early, bowed his neck, and fought back. You look at his numbers and it’s a very impressive day. Very pleased that he found it there in the middle part of the game and almost gave us six innings.”
The Florida State offense wasn’t able to get any thing going through the first couple innings of the game, but got it going in the fourth. A John Sansone double and Gage West single tied the game up at two before Danny De La Calle singled in the go ahead run later in the inning. Florida State would add one more on a Boston College passed ball.
The offense busted the game wide open in the fifth with a Gage West RBI single and then a three run homerun by freshman Dylan Busby off the scoreboard in left center. The Florida State offense struck out just five times this game, which is well below their season average.
The Florida State defense, which has struggled so far this season, was much better this weekend and on Sunday. They had just two errors in the three games. Coach Martin was happy with the progress they’ve made.
“We played very well today,” Martin said. “We did improve our defense this weekend. We didn’t give a lot of extra outs. We turned a couple of double plays today.”
Florida State improved to 13-3 on the season and 3-0 in the ACC. The Seminoles are now 11-0 at home on the season and will host No. 9 UCF in a two game midweek series starting Tuesday. Left hander Alec Byrd will get the start on Tuesday while the Thursday started is to be determined.