May 8, 2006
Greensboro, NC – For the third time this season a Seminole pitcher has received ACC Pitcher of the Week honors as senior Barret Browning picked up the award for the second time in his career Monday. The Jessup, GA native was the winning pitcher in the longest game in ACC history as he came out of the bullpen to lead FSU to a 4-3 win over No. 21 Wake Forest in a 20 inning marathon.
Browning may not have started the longest game in the history of the ACC but he was the winning pitcher in the longest game ever played by FSU. The senior threw 89 pitches in six innings of relief. He gave up just four hits and did not allow a run in picking up his seventh win. Browning came in to the marathon game in the 14th inning and held down the Demon Deacon offense scattering four hits and setting the stage for FSU’s dramatic win in the 20th. When he entered the game Wake had the winning run in scoring position but Browning go the next two hitters preserving the tie. For six straight innings Wake was able to put the potential winning run on base but Browning did not allow that run to come home.
Florida State continues ACC play this weekend when the team travels to Clemson, SC for a three-game series. It is the last road series of the year for the Seminoles and two of he first three games will be shown live. Friday’s 7:15 p.m. game will be carried by SUN Sports and Saturday’s game scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. will be live on CSS. All three games will be broadcast live on the Internet at Seminoles.com and in Tallahassee on 1270 WFLA.