FSU baseball: Max Williams carries offense against Wake Forest, Noles Finals bound!

Finals Bound!
Florida State v Wake Forest
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No. 4 seed FSU baseball (42-14) defeated No. 8 seed Wake Forest 9-6 Saturday afternoon to move to the ACC Championship Finals. They will take on the winner of Miami/Duke on Sunday afternoon. It was the Max Williams show offensively, as he went 3-4 with four RBI, including a huge two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that proved to be the game-winning hit. Daniel Cantu and Drew Faurot had two hits and scored two runs. FSU pounded 10 hits and had four walks and three hit batters. The FSU offense has been on fire, scoring 33 runs in three games in the ACC Championship Tournament. They will need that to continue in the launching pad of Truist Field in Charlotte, NC.

Andrew Armstrong got the start on the mound after Carson Dorsey pitched in Friday's game. Armstrong got into trouble early and exited after 1.2 innings, allowing three hits, three earned runs, and three walks. It was the Johnny Wholestaff approach afterward, with FSU using four more pitchers. The bullpen was solid, only allowing three earned runs on three hits. Conner Whittaker pitched the final 2.2 innings, throwing 49 pitches as he continues to build himself back after missing several weeks with an injury. The bullpen issued six walks and had six strikeouts. It was sweet revenge after the FSU bullpen blew two late leads against Wake Forest in their regular-season series. FSU will likely turn to Connor Dorsey in the ACC Championship Finals. Dorsey was lights out against Duke and struggled in his start against Miami. FSU seems to be playing with a lot of confidence and didn't get flustered when Wake Forest took an early 3-0 lead. FSU won two of three against Duke on the road and swept Miami in a three-game series in Tallahassee. 

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