Noles Win Game 1

The 6th ranked Florida State baseball team easily won the first of a three game series against Brown 11-0 on Friday night. The 12-1 Seminoles took only one inning to get their bats warmed up before going on to score 12 runs off of 15 hits.

Pitcher Bryan Henry had another solid outing and improved his record to 4-0 by allowing no runs and no walks while striking out seven batters in six innings. This increased his streak of not allowing a run to 21 consecutive innings.

"We had a great team effort tonight," Henry said. "I got a lot of run support and that makes it a lot easier to just go out and throw strikes and just let my defense work. We had zero errors again. You cannot ask for much more than that. I just worked on throwing hard and we got good results out of it tonight."

The star of the game offensively for Florida State was first baseman Dennis Guinn who went 1 for 1 along with scoring two runs and hitting three RBI's. Prior to this game, Guinn was hitting .364 and slugging .705. In the bottom of the third, Guinn helped extend the lead to 2-0 after scoring off of an RBI single hit by Josh Spivey.

Guinn's day was not finished though and launched an RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth to bring home two additional runners. A few pitches later he scored off of a Josh Spivey double to right field. This was Guinn's ninth straight game with an RBI. That score officially ended the day of Brown starting pitcher Bryan Tews after giving up 8 runs off 7 hits through only three and one third innings.

Before the rough inning could come to a close for the bears, Ryan Strauss was able to get his first career hit which brought Spivey home to bring the score to 8-0. Along with the next inning came two more sacrifices for Florida State including one by Guinn which increased his RBI total for the season to 16 which leads the team.

"What makes me proud is the way that our guys really played the game right," Coach Mike Martin said. "We did not go out there and take anybody lightly. We did the things that were necessary to win. We got a chance to play everybody and I was just pleased with the way we approached the game."

The end of the game brought even more joy to the Seminoles lineup, as Senior pitcher Matt DiBlasi got to step in the batter's box for only the second time in his career. His first at bat came in 2003 but this time the difference was that he hit an RBI single for his first ever career hit.

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