FSU Takes Series From UVA With 13-1 Win

Cobi Johnson and DJ Stewart lead Florida State to series win over Virginia

Florida State took the series against No. 13 Virginia with a 13-1 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday. Freshman Cobi Johnson got the start and made the most of it going seven innings while giving up just one run on just five hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Florida State got it started early with a Quincy Neiporte RBI single and a Dylan Busby 3-run homerun to left center in the top of the first. Virginia would get on the board in the bottom of the first with an RBI single by catcher Matt Thaiss to cut the Florida State lead to 4-1. Cobi Johnson would shut it down from that point not allowing a runner past first base until the seventh inning.

The Seminoles added another run on an RBI double by Neiporte in the fifth to push the lead to 5-1. Chris Marconcini singled to right, but Neiporte was gunned out at home by right fielder Adam Haseley to prevent any more runs. Both teams would go scoreless in the fifth and sixth.

Virginia pitcher Jack Roberts walked the first two batters of the inning before he was relieved by Alec Bettinger. Bettinger immediately issued a walk to Hank Truluck to load the bases. He was able to strikeout Danny De La Calle, but issued another walk to freshman Taylor Walls to bring in another Florida State run. John Sansone would strikeout, but D.J. Stewart would blow the game wide open with a grand slam to left field to make it 10-1 Seminoles.

Virginia would get a leadoff triple from Kevin Doherty, but Cobi Johnson was able to pitch around it not allowing a Virginia run. Taylor Folsom came in and posted a quick 1-2-3 eighth inning.

John Sansone would single to start the ninth and DJ Stewart would follow it up with his second homerun of the day to make it 12-1 Seminoles. Florida State would again load the bases with two walks and a HBP before Steven Wells Jr. would add to the Seminole lead with a RBI groundout. Gage West would strikeout to end the inning with Florida State leading 13-1 going to the bottom of the ninth.

Taylor Folsom would come back out for the bottom of the ninth and give up a couple of singles and a walk, but prevents the Cavaliers from getting anything else. Florida State improves to 19-6 on the season and 7-2 in the ACC. The Seminoles will head back home for a midweek game against Alabama State on Wednesday before hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies next weekend.

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