TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Drew Parrish struck out a career-high 13 batters in eight innings pitched, and junior Cal Raleigh hit a two-run home run in the first inning, as FSU held on for a 2-0 win over the Miami Hurricanes Friday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. Jonah Scolaro earned his fifth save of the season, striking out the two batters he faced with the bases loaded in the ninth inning.
“It seems that every game we’ve played against the University of Miami in my career has gone down to the ninth inning,” head coach Mike Martin said. “It was a game I’m sure our fans enjoyed and it was a well-played game. I was very pleased with Drew Parrish – he pitched so well.”
Making his first career appearance against the Hurricanes, Parrish (3-0) earned his first win since March 17, allowing just four hits and three walks while striking out 13. The 13 strikeouts are the most for a Seminole this season and one more than his previous high of 12 in 2017.
Against Parrish, Miami reached third base just once – after a sacrifice bunt moved two runners into scoring position with two outs in the eighth inning. On the bunt from Willy Escala, Parrish got off the mound quick and threw to Rhett Aplin at first base, beating Escala by a step. Parrish forced a Romy Gonzalez fly out to center field to end the inning.
The only other runner to reach second base for Miami was Freddy Zamora on a two-out double in the third inning.
Miami’s Jeb Bargfeldt (2-4) walked Aplin in the first inning before Raleigh’s seventh home run of the season gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead. Bargfeldt allowed just two more hits in the game, pitching an eight-inning complete game and allowing three hits while striking out nine.
Raleigh and Drew Mendoza singled and doubled, respectively, in the seventh inning, putting runners on second and third with one out. Bargfeldt struck out Nick Derr and forced a pop up to Cooper Swanson to end the threat.
Conor Grady took the mound for FSU in the ninth inning, allowing a single, a walk and a hit by pitch to load the bases with one out before giving way to Scolaro. Gabe Rivera worked a 3-1 count before striking out swinging, and pinch hitter Michael Amditis struck out looking to cap FSU’s first shutout against Miami since a 2-0 win in 2011.
Cal Raleigh’s first of two hits in the game was a two-run home run in the first inning that scored Rhett Aplin. The home run was Raleigh’s seventh of the season and 26th of his career.
FSU’s win was head coach Mike Martin’s 1,974th of his career. He needs just 2 more to become the winningest coach in college baseball history. He currently only trails the late Augie Garrido (1,975 wins) and has beaten Miami 98 times.
FSU and Miami will host Saturday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The game will stream on the ACC Network Extra with Shawn Davison (play-by-play) and Chip Baker (color).
Eric Luallen will call the games on the radio on 106.1 FM in Tallahassee and nationwide on the FSU Gameday App.
Florida State will recognize 40 years of the Animals of Section B prior to the game.
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