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UNC rips FSU bullpen to take series win

North Carolina clinched the season-ending series against Florida State (32-21) Friday night, winning 10-4 in front of 2,777 fans at Boshamer Stadium.

Parker Messick (6-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) in six innings. He struck out four batters and now ranks 13th in FSU single-season history with 136.

Isaiah Perry earned the start in left field and had two singles, including one on the second pitch of the game. After Jaime Ferrer singled, Brett Roberts plated both runners with a two-run double against Brandon Schaeffer (6-2).

Schaeffer posted five shutout innings before Brock Mathis’ sixth home run of the season to start the seventh.

The Tar Heels (33-19) tied the game in the bottom of the first on Vance Honeycutt’s two-run home run. UNC took the lead on a sacrifice fly in the second before Alberto Osuna made the score 4-2 with his third home run of the series and 19th of the season in the fifth inning.

North Carolina scored six runs against the Seminole bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings.

Jaime Ferrer now has 62 hits, a team high, and the most for an FSU freshman since Cal Raleigh had 69 in 2016. Tyler Martin drew a pinch-hit walk in the ninth inning and has reached safely in 20 of his 21 appearances this season.

Box score: UNC 10, FSU 4

The FSU-UNC box score can be viewed here.

Up next

FSU wraps up the regular season Saturday at 2 p.m. (live stream on ACC Network Extra) against the Tar Heels. LHP Bryce Hubbart (8-1, 2.62 ERA) will pitch for the Seminoles.