Florida State finished off the series win early Sunday afternoon. But the Seminoles used eight pitchers in game 3 and saw two key players leave the game due to injury.
First, the good news: FSU wrapped up a sixth ACC series victory with a 13-10 win over Georgia Tech in the resumption of a weather-delayed game from Saturday night. Logan Lacey had a career-high five RBI, hitting a three-run home run and a two-run single. Lacey had just one RBI in April coming into Saturday’s game.
Mat Nelson extended hit his 17th home run. Tyler Martin scored four runs.
It was plenty of run support for Bryce Hubbart (5-2). The FSU freshman left-hander tossed five innings, allowing just a run on three hits and striking out five. GT scored six runs in the seventh inning late Saturday, but FSU’s bullpen was able to hold off the Yellow Jackets’ bats when the game resumed.
FSU now has won six ACC series: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Boston College and Georgia Tech.
In the third game, the concerning news: FSU saw veteran left-hander Clayton Kwiatkowski leave after throwing just a few pitches. And Nelson left the game with a left hand injury.
FSU used eight pitchers in the 9-8 loss to Georgia Tech. Conor Grady went just an inning, allowing three runs in the second inning. Tyler Ahearn gave up three runs in the fifth on four hits, one to each batter he faced.
Nander de Sedas smashed a three-run homer, Elijah Cabell had a home run and Nelson hit his 18th home run — the most for a Seminole in the BBCOR bat (new bat) era, which is since 2011. De Sedas had four RBI, including a ground ball off the pitcher’s foot in the ninth inning to close the FSU deficit to 9-8. But Jackson Greene grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.
Wyatt Crowell scored two runs for FSU (20-15, 15-12 ACC).
GT coach Danny Hall won his 1,300th game on Sunday.
Via an FSU spokesperson, Nelson will have an X-ray on Monday and Kwiatkowski will have an MRI on Monday.
FSU will play host to Stetson on Tuesday at 5 p.m. (ACC Network Extra live stream)