Florida State improved to 16-4 on the season and 4-1 in the ACC with the 12-2 win over Wake Forest Saturday. Starting pitcher Boomer Biegalski improves to 2-1 on the season with a dominating eight-inning performance. Biegalski had eight strikeouts while allowing just five hits, no walks, and two earned runs. It was his longest outing of the season
“I felt good overall,” Biegalski said. “I had a shaky third and fourth, but I settled in there and the team was hitting the ball real well so that helped out tremendously. That was that.”
Biegalski said that they tried something new in the bullpen to help him get into the game faster.
“I think to begin with I was tinkering while getting prepared in the bullpen,” Biegalski said. “Tonight we did something a little different to help me get out of the gates faster instead of struggling in the first. I faced a couple batters in the bullpen.”
The Florida State offense got it started early with two runs in the first inning thanks to a Wake Forest error. The Demon Deacon defense made a few spectacular plays on defense, but had quite a bit of trouble throwing the baseball. Wake had four throwing errors on the day that cost them three runs.
Wake was able to battle back to tie the game in the fourth, but Florida State added a run in the fifth to take a lead they would not relinquish. The Seminoles pushed the lead to 5-2 in the sixth thanks to a Truluck double and a Wake error.
The Florida State offense exploded in the seventh inning with seven runs highlighted by D.J. Stewart’s two run homerun over the right center wall. Another Wake error kept the inning alive and the Seminole offense took advantage scoring four more runs before the end of the inning.
Head coach Mike Martin noted how Stewart’s homerun sparked the team.
“We had a lot of key hits in the game,” Martin said. “None bigger than DJ Stewart’s homerun. When DJ hit it out of the ball park I think the entire team was happy because he has been struggling a bit.”
Derek Vail came into close things out in the ninth. One day after mounting just four hits the Seminole offense found their rhythm to the tune of 16 hits, 5 for extra bases. Florida State will finish the series with Wake Sunday afternoon at 1PM. Freshman Cobi Johnson will take the mound for the Noles.