CHARLOTTE – Florida State (33-23) dropped the second pool play game in the ACC Tournament 5-3 to 5-seed Notre Dame (34-13) Thursday, finishing the Seminoles’ run in the conference tournament.
Notre Dame scored all five runs via three home runs against starter Parker Messick (6-5).
Messick did strike out four batters and now has 140 for the year, 10th-most in a season for a Seminole.
After a solo home run gave the Irish the lead, FSU responded with a Colton Vincent single that plated Alex Toral in the third inning.
Down 3-1 in the fourth, FSU threated with the bases loaded and no outs, but John Michael Bertrand (8-2) struck out two batters and forced a flyout to keep FSU off the board.
Trailing 5-1 in the ninth, FSU loaded the bases on a Brett Roberts’ double and two hit batters before Brock Mathis pinch hit and lined a two-run single off the left field wall. Tyler Martin followed with a high fly ball that ended the game at the warning track.
T3 | ND 1, FSU 0 Prajzner home run
B3 | ND 1, FSU 1 Vincent singled, Toral scored
T4 | ND 3, FSU 1 Zyska home run, Putz scored
T5 | ND 5, FSU 1 Coetzee home run, Prajzner scored
B9 | ND 5, FSU 3 Mathis singled, Roberts & Albert scored
Florida State awaits its postseason fate. The NCAA Tournament selection show is scheduled for Monday at 12:00 p.m. on ESPN2.
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