The No. 1 Florida State Seminoles baseball team started its weekend in style, defeating the Boston College Eagles 6-0 in a series being played at the University of Rhode Island.
The Seminoles came in shorthanded, as Ben DeLuzio is still injured after his collision with the centerfield wall at Clemson, and D.J. Stewart is serving a four-game suspension for his part in the UF scuffle on Tuesday. Florida State ace Luke Weaver rendered these storylines moot, posting a one-hit complete game shutout.
The FSU offense, meanwhile, got started in the second inning, when John Nogowski and Jose Brizuela led off with walks against BC starter John Gorman. Nogowski scored on Casey Smit’s single, while Smit came around to make it 2-0 on a Danny De La Calle base hit.
The ‘Noles made it 4-0 in the third frame, as Justin Gonzalez walked and scored on a Brizuela double. Brizuela himself touched home on a wild pitch. Nogowski tallied another run in the sixth, doubling and scoring off the bat of Brett Knief, to bring the count to 5-0.
Boston College remained hitless through all of this, as Weaver was as good as he’s been all year. Chris Shaw finally delivered their first hit with two down in the seventh.
The margin became 6-0 when another run came across in the ninth. Knief walked, and Smit singled, and the former scored on pinch-hitter Hank Truluck’s groundout.
Weaver’s effort gives the ‘Noles a nice pitching advantage over the weekend: while Mike Martin didn’t need to go to his bullpen at all, four Eagles pitchers contributed.
FSU is now 20-5, with an ACC record of 7-2. First pitch for game two of today’s doubleheader is at 2:45 pm.
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