Florida State overcame a five-error day to take down NC State 3-2. Starter Boomer Biegalski was excellent in his 6.1 innings giving up two runs, one earned, on ten hits and one walk, while striking out five.
NC State starter Cory Wilder was very good as well giving up just one run on three hits in seven innings while striking out ten Seminole hitters. Florida State did get to him in the third when Quincy Neiporte drove in Danny De La Calle with a single up the middle.
Third baseman Dylan Busby injured his hand or wrist in the fourth inning and was replaced by Darren Miller. It is unclear what the injury is or how long he will be out for at this time.
NC State tied the game up in the sixth with a solo shot to left by Jack Armstrong. The Wolfpack looked like they were going to blow the game wide open after two errors and a single loaded the bases with no outs. Biegalski was able to induce two shallow flyouts and a lineout to center to get out of the inning without any more damage.
The Florida State defense would let Biegalski down again in the seventh when an error turned a single into a runner on second. Two batters later Armstrong came through with an RBI single to left to put NC State on top for the first time 2-1. Alec Byrd would come in to replace Biegalaski and got the Seminoles out of the inning.
Their lead was short lived when relief pitcher Joe O’Donnell hit three of the four batters he faced before NC State pulled him. Tommy Dejuneas came in and struck out Chris Marconcini, but Darren Miller, who had two of the five Seminole errors, came through with a 2-RBI single to right center to put Florida State back up 3-2.
Florida State head coach Mike Martin would turn to closer Billy Strode in the bottom of the eighth. Strode faced the minimum in the last two innings while striking out three of the batters.
Florida State improved to 24-7 overall and 10-3 in the ACC. Freshman Drew Carlton is expected to get the start for the Seminoles tomorrow as he continues to pitch in place of the injured Mike Compton. Tomorrow’s game will be at 6 PM.