March 23, 2019
⚾: Noles Split at Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Ind. – No. 19 Florida State (16-6, 4-4 ACC) split Saturday’s doubleheader at Notre Dame (9-11, 5-3), winning game one 7-1 and dropping the second game 12-3. Drew Mendoza and Elijah Cabell homered in game one, supporting a six inning, no runs allowed performance from Drew Parrish (3-1).

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Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

GAME 1 – FSU 7, Notre Dame 1
Drew Parrish pitched six shutout innings, and FSU pounded out 10 hits, to top Notre Dame 7-1 in the series opener. Elijah Cabell and Drew Mendoza each hit home runs, while Robby Martin added three RBI and had two of FSU’s four doubles.

Notre Dame stranded a pair of runners in the first and second innings as Parrish did a good job working out of trouble and not allowing the Fighting Irish to score. The junior southpaw finished allowing just two hits, two walks and nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings.

Parrish retired his final 13 batters faced, from the second to sixth innings, and his nine strikeouts were a season high. In four career appearances against the Irish, Parrish is 3-0 with a 1.27 earned run average over 28.1 innings.

FSU struck in the fourth inning when Nander De Sedas was hit by a pitch, followed by back-to-back doubles from J.C. Flowers and Robby Martin to give FSU a 2-0 lead. Mike Salvatore’s third single of the game scored Martin and extended FSU’s lead to 3-0.

Cabell’s sixth home run of the season scored Mendoza and gave FSU a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning.

Chase Haney threw two innings out of the bullpen, allowing a run on three hits and struck out three hitters. Gage Hutchinson pitched a perfect ninth inning with another two strikeouts.

Martin added an RBI double in the eighth inning and Mendoza hit his team-high eighth home run of the season in the ninth, already surpassing his 2018 total of seven.

OF NOTE

  • The Florida State series is Notre Dame’s first home games of 2019. Friday’s game was postponed to Saturday due to cold weather.
  • Drew Parrish set a season high with nine strikeouts, tied with CJ Van Eyk’s nine at NC State as the most for a Seminole in 2019. Parrish’s third win matched Van Eyk and Conor Grady for the team lead.
  • Second baseman Mike Salvatore singled in the first, third and fourth innings, his team-high ninth multi-hit game of the year. He had two hits in 13 at-bats (three games) against the Irish in 2018.
  • Robby Martin snapped an 11-game RBI-less streak with a two-run double in the fourth inning and another RBI double in the eighth. Despite the prolonged drought, Martin still leads FSU in doubles (10), RBI (24) and batting average (.373).
  • Drew Mendoza doubled and homered in game one, his team-high 13th and 14th extra-base hits of the season. He has safely reached base in all 21 games this year.
  • Elijah Cabell homered in the fifth inning, his sixth of the season. Entering the weekend, Florida State was the only school in the country with four players to hit five or more home runs (Mendoza 8, Cabell 6, Swanson & Flowers 5).
  • Catcher Mat Nelson was hit by two pitches; Nander De Sedas was hit once.

GAME 2 – Notre Dame 12, FSU 3
FSU could not maintain the momentum from game one, falling to the Irish 12-3 in the nightcap. Starting pitcher CJ Van Eyk (3-2) struggled through 3.2 innings, allowing seven runs (four earned) with six walks and three hits.

The defense did him no favors, with two errors that led to three unearned runs.

Notre Dame starter Cameron Brown (1-2) went the distance for the Irish, allowing three earned runs and seven hits. He struck out 12 Seminoles over 113 pitches.

FSU scored on a second inning double from Elijah Cabell, who came around to score on a wild pitch from Brown. The Noles added a run on Mike Salvatore’s second RBI single of the game to score Cooper Swanson.

Jonathan Foster had two hits, his first career multi-hit game, with an RBI single in the seventh inning.

Clayton Kwiatkowski, Cade Hungate and Gage Hutchinson appeared out of the FSU bullpen, combining to allow eight hits and five runs in 4.1 innings.

Up Next

Florida State and Notre Dame wrap the series Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at Frank Eck Stadium. LHP Shane Drohan (2-0) will get the start for the Seminoles.

The game will stream live on ACC Network Extra. 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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