Wayne McGahee III

FSU Walls Off Against UCF 5-4

Florida State used a walk off win to take game two of the midweek series against UCF.

Florida State defeated Central Florida 5-4 in 11 innings after a Taylor Walls walk off single. Chase Haney was the beneficiary, and moved to 3-0 on the season.

Florida State got on the board first with a run in the second on a Nick Graganella RBI double. Graganella was making his first start at right field of the season.

UCF tied the game 1-1 in the fourth with a solo home run to left field.

The Seminoles took the lead back in the seventh with a solo home run to left field by Dylan Busby, his fourth of the season, to make it 2-1. Florida State would add one more in the inning with a UCF error allowing Ben DeLuzio to score to make it 3-1.

Starter Ed Voyles went 4 innings and gave up 1 run on 5 hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Alec Byrd threw two innings of shut out baseball.

Cobi Johnson threw a scoreless seventh inning, but struggled in the eighth, and was pulled for Matthew Kinney with one out and runners on the corners. Kinney got one out, but was pulled for closer Tyler Warmoth. The Knights turned the game upside down with a 3-run home run to the first batter that Warmoth faced to make it 4-3 UCF.

The Seminoles got it right back, and tied the game on a Quincy Neiporte RBI single to make it 4-4. Neither team would score in the ninth or the tenth inning.

Warmoth followed up that home run with three scoreless innings before being pulled with 2 outs in the eleventh after UCF loaded the bases. Chase Haney came in and got one batter to strike out to end the inning.

The Seminoles took advantage, and, unlike the Knights, were able to take advantage of their men is scoring position. With runners on first and second Walls slapped a single through the left side scoring Matt Henderson, and gave the Seminoles a 5-4 win.

Florida State improves to 17-5 on the season, and remains 5-0 in the ACC. The Seminoles will host No. 13 NC State at 6 PM on Friday, March 25th.

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