ATLANTA, Ga. – No. 25 Florida State (20-14, 15-11 ACC) clinched its third Atlantic Coast Conference series away from home Saturday with a 13-10 win at Mac Nease Ballpark against Georgia Tech (18-16, 14-12). Logan Lacey led FSU with a career-high five RBI, while Mat Nelson extended his nation-leading home run total to 17 and Tyler Martin scored four runs.
Bryce Hubbart (5-2) won his second straight start, throwing five innings, allowing three hits, one run, a walk and five strikeouts to lower his season earned run average to 3.74.
The game was suspended in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night with FSU leading 11-7. On Sunday, FSU scored two runs on infield singles in the eighth inning and Georgia Tech hit two home runs to provide the final margin.
Just before a 30-minute rain delay, Lacey hit a three-run home run in the second inning that gave FSU a 4-0 lead. After play resumed, Lacey tacked on a two-run single and the junior finished 2-for-4 with two runs and a walk on the day.
Nelson followed Lacey’s two-run single with his 17th home run. Nelson has a home run in six of his past seven ACC games and, with three RBI Saturday, now leads the ACC with 52 on the year.
Right fielder Robby Martin opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The sophomore is third in the ACC with 39 RBI this year.
Tyler Martin scored on each of his first four plate appearances, tying a career high and pushing his season total to 37, tied with Nelson for the team lead. Andy Archer (4-4) walked six and gave up four hits and six runs in 3.0 innings for the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech scored its first run of the weekend on a solo home run by John Anderson to start the third inning. The Yellow Jackets had leadoff doubles in the fourth and fifth innings, but Hubbart settled in and kept Georgia Tech off the board both times.
After Anderson’s home run, Florida State responded with four runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth for an 11-1 lead.
After a slew of substitutions from both sides, Georgia Tech plated six runs in the seventh inning against the Seminole bullpen to cut the lead to 11-7. Carson Montgomery needed just three pitches to record the first two outs, but he and Chase Haney allowed two walks, a hit by pitch, a double and four singles for a six-run inning. The inning ended with Stephen Reid trying to advance to second after his RBI single and getting thrown out 9-2-4.
When the game restarted Sunday, Jack Anderson was on the mound for the Noles and allowed two home runs and three runs total. With two runners on base, Jonah Scolaro and Davis Hare, who earned his third save, combined to get the final two batters out.
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