DICK HOWSER STADIUM
The Tasting Room
|FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY|
#5 FSU continued to play stellar ball with a 10-4 win over North Carolina State on Saturday night in front of 3,295 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. For the fifth time in six games, the Seminoles did not make an error but were able to turn three double plays.
Marc LaMacchia (8-1) picked up the win with 5.1 innings and Daniel Hodges earned his seventh save of the season, pitching the final 3.2 frames.
After a scoreless first inning, the Wolfpack scored first when LaMacchia hit Justin Riley with a pitch before Mike Prochaska doubled down the leftfield line to put the Pack ahead 1-0. FSU answered back in the bottom of the inning when Nick Rogers drew a walk and Bryan Zech singled to center before Stephen Drew singled to left to score Rogers. Tony McQuade then blasted his fourth homerun of the year to put the Noles up 4-1.
In the fourth inning, Zech led off with a double to left-center, Drew reached on a bunt single, and McQuade walked to load the bases. Zech scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Ryan Barthelemy and Drew scored on a wild pitch that gave FSU a 6-1 lead.
NCSU plated two runs in the top of the sixth inning when a double by Riley scored Brian Wright and Jeremy Dutton that cut the lead to 6-3 and chased LaMacchia from the game.
An inning later, the Seminoles got those runs back when Richie Smith doubled and scored on a singly by Rogers. Zech then singled in Rogers to put FSU ahead 8-3.
North Carolina State picked up another run in the top of the eighth when Dutton singled to centerfield and eventually scored on a single by Prochaska. In the bottom of the inning, FSU answered back with a couple of runs when McQuade doubled down the rightfield line and scored on a single by Barthelemy. Jerrod Brown's fourth double of the year brought home Barthelemy and extended the Florida State lead to 10-4.
Florida State improved 40-12 and 8-6 in the ACC while NCSU fell to 29-16 and 4-13 in conference play. The Seminoles go for their second ACC sweep ina row on Sunday at 1:00 with Robby Read (6-1, 4.61) on the mound against Mike Prochaska (4-1, 3.12) for the Pack.
Section B Online Player of the Game: Tony McQuade (2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI)