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3 Up, 3 Down: FSU takes series against Richmond

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Senior Mike Salvatore had a spectacular senior Saturday

FSU Seminoles Baseball vs the Clemson Tigers
FSU Seminoles Baseball vs the Clemson Tigers
Courteney Korosec

The No. 25 Florida State Seminoles (33-18, 16-11 ACC) took the series on Saturday with a, 11-1 victory over the Richmond Spiders (25-21-1, 11-7 A10)

Three Up

  • Starting pitcher C.J. Van Eyk improved to 7-3 after a phenomenal showing on the mound where he didn’t allow a single run. The sophomore struck out eight Spiders allowing just three hits and two walks in five innings.

In relief, Shane Drohan pitched three innings surrendering two hits, walking three and striking out three. Senior Gage Hutchinson finished off the ninth inning with two strikeouts.

  • Mike Salvatore tied a career high with four hits, including two doubles, and finished a home run shy of the cycle. The senior hit his fourth triple of the year, the most since Dylan Busby had five in 2016.
  • Salvatore wasn’t the only one behind a powerful offensive showing. While the Seminoles struck out eleven times, Florida State paired that with eight walks and fifteen hits. FSU scored nine runs through the first four innings allowing the pitchers to play at ease.

Three Down

  • Even when Florida State is dominating, the Seminoles still can’t seem to get its errors under control. Both of the ’Noles errors on Saturday occurred during in the sixth inning and resulted in the Spiders’ sole run of the game. After a catcher’s interference call on Jonathan Foster put a runner on base, two batters later a fielding error by Tim Becker allowed Richmond to score.
  • Once again, saying goodbye is bittersweet and Florida State honored it’s 2019 senior class before today’s game:
  • The last game of the series will most likely be Mike Martin’s final home game as Florida State’s head coach. Due to inclement weather, it’s only fitting that Sunday’s finale will start at 11 a.m. for the legendary “Eleven.”

Game Thread

Box Score

Florida State and Richmond wrap the series Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The game will stream on ACC Network Extra.

Before the game, FSU will recognize head coach Mike Martin and his 40-year career before the final home game of his career.