Raleigh loaded the bases for FSU with a walk and Nieporte drove a single to left field, scoring Sansone for a 3-2 contest. Busby brought home the final run of the inning by plating Lueck on a sacrifice fly to deadlock the game 3-3.
Clemson used three runs in the bottom of the fifth to retake the lead. The key hit was a single to left field by Chris Okey that scored both Adam Renwick and K.J. Bryant as the Tigers assumed the 6-3 advantage. Following a rain delay that lasted just under two hours, the Tigers added one run in the seventh and used a three-run home run in the eighth, off the bat of Okey, to make for the 10-3 final score.
Sophomore Drew Carlton (4-2, 4.57 ERA) will make his 11th start of the season for the Seminoles on Sunday at 1 p.m. Carlton, who shares the team lead in strikeouts (43) with Tyler Holton, is in search of his first win in April after a recent series of no decisions against Wake Forest (April 16) and Notre Dame (April 24).
Sunday’s contest will be featured on ESPN3 with commentary provided by Pete Yanity and Marty Clary.
Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).