Florida State used a late inning outburst to demolish Pittsburgh 15-2. Starter Boomer Biegalski got the win after he threw six innings of two hit baseball while giving up just two runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Biegalski got a lot of help from the offense with twelve runs in the last three innings. The three, four, and five hitters were key tonight combining to go 8-12 with 11 RBIs. Chris Marconcini went 3-5 on the night including two homeruns, one of which was a grand slam.
D.J. Stewart, who leads the country in walks with 45 walks, was extremely pleased with the way the hitters behind him produced.
“It’s awesome,” Stewart said. “If I’m a pitcher I don’t want to throw to any of us honesty. Especially the way we are hitting right now. We’re really starting to click it seems like offensively. The 3-4-5 guys. If those guys are swinging the bat like that I don’t mind getting walked. If they want to walk me and pitch to them go ahead.”
Stewart reaped the rewards of those guys having big days, and the top of the lineup getting on in front of him going 3-3 with a grand slam as well.
Every Florida State starter except center fielder Ben DeLuzio reached base tonight. DeLuzio was pulled during the top of the second inning after throwing home instead of hitting his cut off man.
Head coach Mike Martin wasn’t pleased with the sophomore.
“We’ve had some discussions in the past,” Martin said. “He just forgot. So we made a move.”
As happy as coach Martin was to see the 15 runs on the board at the end of the game he was happier to see the 0 in the error column.
“First thing I said to the team,” Martin said. “The zero is what it’s all about. We like fifteen, but the zero is the one we point to every single game that we play and it was the first thing I said to the guys. The zero is what we’re after. “
Florida State will look to keep that momentum going as they take on Pitt in a double header starting at 1 PM tomorrow. Redshirt senior Mike Compton will start the first game with freshman Drew Carlton starting the second.