With Florida State trailing Wake Forest 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning of Friday’s series opener, the skies opened up, prompting FSU officials to delay the resumption of the opener until Saturday at 3 PM after nearly an hour of delay.
Heavy rain mixed with scattered lightning prevented the game from resuming. FSU starting pitcher Cole Sands was pulled after 4.1 innings and surrendered 4 runs, all earned, on five hits. His big miscues were a pair of home runs he allowed to Wake Forest’s Gavin Sheets and Stuart Fairchild.
Chase Haney was the most recent FSU reliever used, but he will likely be available when the game resumes Saturday afternoon as he only threw six pitches.
For the Seminoles, the break was a bit fortuitous on the other end. WF’s starting pitcher, Parker Dunshee, had allowed just three hits and two runs over four innings of work. With 83 pitches thrown, he will not be able to return once Saturday’s game resumes, perhaps the break FSU needs to put together a rally.
Ahead of the second game of the series beginning at 6 PM on Saturday, the opener will resume at 3 PM on Saturday with Matt Henderson batting for Florida State to lead off the bottom of the fifth.