March 24, 2019
⚾: Noles Toss One-Hitter, Win Series at Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Ind. – No. 19 Florida State (17-6, 5-4) threw a one-hitter at Notre Dame (9-12, 5-4) Sunday, topping the Fighting Irish 3-1 in 10 innings at Frank Eck Stadium. Shane Drohan, Conor Grady (4-1) and J.C. Flowers combined to give up just one sixth-inning double and struck out 11 batters.

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Box Score

Drohan pitched a career-high 5.1 innings with six strikeouts. Eric Gilgenbach’s double was the last batter Drohan faced and Grady entered after 100 pitches. A sacrifice fly tied the game, but Grady did not allow a runner to reach base in his outing. Grady finished with 3.2 innings pitched, a career high, and tied a career high with five strikeouts.

After FSU scored a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning, Flowers walked the first two batters but forced a sacrifice bunt and two straight groundouts to end the game and notch his fifth save of the season.

Elijah Cabell knocked a triple to left-centerfield in the sixth inning and gave FSU a 1-0 lead when he scored on a wild pitch.

FSU improved to 2-0 in extra innings in 2019. With two outs, Reese Albert singled off Joe Boyle (1-1) before Drew Mendoza and Cabell reached on throwing errors by shortstop Jared Miller to give FSU a 3-1 lead.

OF NOTE

  • Florida State has won the season series against Notre Dame four consecutive seasons. The teams split a doubleheader on Saturday.
  • Sunday’s game began at 11:00 a.m. with expected rain coming later in the afternoon.
  • Shane Drohan set a career high with 5.1 innings pitched. It is his second consecutive outing reaching five innings pitched.
  • Conor Grady set a career high with 3.2 innings pitched out of the bullpen. He tied a career high with five strikeouts.
  • C. Flowers stole his fourth base of the year in the second inning. Robby Martin stole his first career base in the sixth inning.
  • Elijah Cabell hit his first career triple in the sixth inning and scored FSU’s first run on a wild pitch. As a team, FSU has five triples, one shy of the team’s mark from 2018.
  • Flowers earned his fifth save of the season.
  • Sunday was the second time this season the Seminoles’ allowed one or fewer hits; FSU combined for a no-hitter on Opening Day against Maine.

Up Next

Florida State will play its second game against Florida Tuesday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Neither team has named a starting pitcher at this time.

The game will not be available for fans to watch. Fans in Tallahassee can listen on the radio on 106.1 FM and nationwide on the FSU Gameday App.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSUBaseball), Facebook (/FSUBaseball), and Instagram (@NoleBaseball).

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