Florida State captured their sixth ACC Championship with a 6-2 victory over NC State. The Seminoles completed the four game sweep of the ACC Tournament and are right back in the running for a Top-8 national seed.
Neither team was able to break through for the first two innings, but John Sansone blasted a 3-run homer over the 32-feet tall Blue Monster in left to put the Seminoles on top in the third.
Starter Bryant Holtmann got into trouble in the top of the fourth loading the bases with one out. Florida State ace Boomer Biegalski came in to replace him. It looked like Biegalski was going to be able to get out of the jam with a pop up in the infield, but no one could find the ball. It fell in between three Florida State fielders, but they got the force at home, or so it seemed.
The umpires came together and ruled that the pop up was an infield fly and that De La Calle would have had to tag the runner to get him out. The first base umpire had raised his arm, but did not make it known to the fielders or the runners. Despite that the umpires ruled that the run scored. A wild pitch would score a second run before Biegalski would get out of the inning.
Florida State got both runs back in the bottom half of the inning on a Danny De La Calle single up the middle to put Florida State up 5-2.
Quincy Neiporte would provide an insurance run in the seventh with an RBI double to right center to make it 6-2 Seminoles.
Boomer Biegalski cruised through the next four innings giving up just 1 hit while striking out 5. Billy Strode came on to close out the ninth. NC State would put a runner on, but Strode would work around that easily to end the game.
Florida State improves to 41-19 on the season.