TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Drew Parrish struck out 11 batters over seven innings, allowing one earned run, and No. 13 Florida State (34-16) beat Mount St. Mary’s (20-26) 12-2 Friday evening in front of 3,747 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Nine of FSU’s 11 hits went for extra bases, highlighted by eight doubles and Jackson Lueck’s 12th home run of the season.
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Parrish (4-0) struck out seven batters in the first three innings and 11 total. Parrish allowed five hits and one earned run over seven innings. It was Parrish’s third career game, and second this season, with more than 10 strikeouts.
Lueck and Rhett Aplin each had two extra base hits, while those two, Mike Salvatore and Kyle Cavanaugh had multiple RBI.
Lueck gave FSU an early 1-0 lead with his 12th home run of the season in the first inning. After Myles Nicholson doubled and tied the game on a double steal, Lueck and Aplin hit back-to-back doubles off Michael Collins (3-7) for another FSU lead. Drew Mendoza walked to put runners on first and second, but Steven Wells grounded into a double play to end the inning.
The Mountaineers answered in the top of the fourth on a deep triple off the glove of J.C. Flowers in center field by Randall Minogue. Minogue scored on an errant throw from Flowers that tied the game at 2-2. Flowers was making his first appearance since March 25 at North Carolina, when he broke his jaw sliding into second base.
After Aplin’s second RBI double scored Rafael Bournigal in the fifth inning, and a walk to Cal Raleigh, Jesse Archambault entered and forced another double play to end the frame with FSU up 3-2.
The Seminoles broke the game open in the sixth inning, scoring four runs on three hits. Salvatore hit a two-run double, Lueck hit a sacrifice fly and Raleigh had an RBI double, his team-high 41st RBI of the season.
In the seventh, Lueck walked with the bases loaded before Kyle Cavanaugh’s two-run single gave FSU a 10-2 lead through seven innings.
Conor Grady and Gage Hutchinson each pitched a scoreless inning out of the FSU bullpen.
Rhett Aplin’s second RBI double of the game scored Jackson Lueck and broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning.
Florida State hosts Mount St. Mary’s for a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Sunday’s finale scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
Ariya Massoudi and Chip Baker will call both games for ACC Network Extra. Eric Luallen will provide play-by-play on the radio in Tallahassee on 106.1 FM and nationally on the FSU Gameday App.
The first game of Saturday’s doubleheader is FSU’s annual Military Appreciation Game. Active duty military and veterans get free admission with military ID and the first 1,000 fans will receive a military day t-shirt.
Saturday’s second game is a fan appreciation game with free attendance for all fans.
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