Wayne McGahee III

No. 9 FSU Defeats No. 22 Texas Tech 10-1

Florida State started off a tough six game stretch with a dominating win.

No. 9 Florida State defeated No. 22 Texas Tech 10-1 at home on Tuesday. The Red Raiders were added to the schedule after the rainouts against NC State.

Florida State got on the board early after a sacrifice fly by Nick Graganella scored Ben DeLuzio. DeLuzio has stolen third during the at bat.

Texas Tech got on the board with an RBI single in the fourth, and starter Drew Carlton was pulled for Jim Voyles. He went 3.2 innings and gave up 1 run on 2 hits and 1 HBP with 4 strikeouts. He did not pitch long enough to get the win.

The Seminoles responded in the bottom half of the inning, and took the lead right back after more heads up base running by DeLuzio. DeLuzio advanced to third on a dropped third strike, and then came home as the throw to third went into left field to make it 2-1 Florida State.

The lead was extended to 4-1 in the fifth after Quincy Neiporte hit his first home run of the season over the left field wall scoring Cal Raleigh. Raleigh had singled on the prior at bat, and both hits came with two outs in the inning.

Alex Byrd came in for Voyles in the sixth and got the Seminoles out of the inning with a double play. 

The Seminoles picked up right where they left off in the sixth inning plating two more runs. Taylor Walls walked with the bases loaded, and John Sansone hit a sacrifice fly. Florida State would pick up another run in the seventh on another bases loaded walk by Matt Henderson.

Cobi Johnson came in and pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the Seminoles. Matthew Kinney came in for him in the eighth, and pitched a scoreless frame as well.

The Seminoles kept piling it on in the eighth plating three more runs to make it 10-1. Two wild pitches and a Hank Truluck sacrifice fly put the game out of reach for good.

Will Zirzow came in to pitch the ninth inning. Zirzow got into a jam with runners on the corners and one out, but back to back strikeouts ends the game. Jim Voyles gets the win and improves to 3-0 on the season.

Florida State improves to 20-6 overall, and remains 7-1 in the ACC. They will finish out the midweek series against Texas Tech at 6 PM Wednesday. 

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