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Florida State Baseball defeats Stetson

With the help of another great pitching performance by Bryant Holtmann, the Noles were able to defeat the Hatters.

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Florida State took care of Stetson 6-1, as the Seminoles faced the Hatters in a mid-week showdown.

The bats were relatively quiet for the Noles early on, scoring one run through the first six innings. The game was tied up in the bottom of the seventh inning, but from the help of two Stetson errors, the Seminoles were able to cross the plate three times, taking the lead for good. Ben DeLuzio added two more insurance runs in the eighth on his double, the fifth time he reached base this game. DJ Stewart and Quincy Nieporte both contributed two hits in the victory.

"Most of the season has been a struggle," Ben DeLuzio said after the game, "But I think I've finally found rhythm to my swing now like the past week, week and a half. I'm seeing the ball great and hopefully I can just keep it going right now and hopefully in the postseason."

Starter Byrant Holtmann was specular tonight, and kept the Noles in the game throughout his time on the mound. The senior from Illinois pitched six innings, allowing one run and one walk, while striking out three in his time on the mound. Dylan Silva followed Holtmann, pitching two innings, not allowing a single hit or run. Jim Voyles then pitched a scoreless ninth, wrapping up the game.

"I think the big thing you look at tonight is the outstanding job that Bryant Holtmann and Dylan Silva and of course Jim Voyles came in a pitched a very nice ninth inning."

Florida State will now enter what head coach Mike Martin calls "the stretch," beginning with a weekend series at the University of Miami starting on Friday.