The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles powered past the Boston College Eagles 10-1 on Saturday, securing a sweep of the three-game series. Bryant Holtmann got his first weekend start of the season and capitalized on early run support to pitch the ‘Noles to the victory.
Leadoff hitter Josh Delph got Holtmann a lead in the top of the first, scoring when Brett Knief grounded out. John Sansone added a two-out two-RBI single, and FSU led 3-0. Holtmann surrendered his lone run in the bottom of the inning, but the Seminoles plated two more in the third when Knief and John Nogowski singled. The former would score on a base hit by Casey Smit, the latter on a sacrifice fly by Sansone, who had three RBIs for Florida State.
FSU’s biggest offensive inning was the seventh, when ‘Nole third baseman Jose Brizuela tripled with the bases loaded. He was driven in on a Smit single, and the Seminole margin was 9-1. Brandon Johnson then took the hill for FSU and worked three hitless innings. Delph scored again in the eighth, courtesy of a Nick Graganella pinch-hit single, making it 10-1.
This game wrapped up an eight-game road trip for the ‘Noles. They went 5-3 on the trip and are now 22-5 overall and 10-2 in the ACC. FSU’s next five games are at home, starting with a Tuesday night tilt against Florida Gulf Coast University.