DeLAND, Fla. – Jack Anderson, Tyler Ahearn and Chase Haney combined to allow just five hits Wednesday, but a third-inning run was all Stetson needed to top Florida State 1-0 at Melching Field in DeLand. Anderson threw 2.1 innings in his first career start, while Ahearn pitched 4.2 innings in relief, also a career high. Haney pitched a perfect eighth inning.
The Hatters loaded the bases in the second inning on a walk and two singles, but Anderson (0-1) struck out Kyle Ball and forced a double play from Austin Bogart to keep Stetson off the board.
Anderson couldn’t work out of trouble in the third, leaving after an RBI single off the bat of Jorge Arenas. With one out and runners on the corners, Ahearn came in and got Eric Foggo to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to get out of further trouble.
Ahearn pitched a career high 4.2 innings in relief, giving up just one hit, two walks and striking out two.
Stetson starter Robbie Peto (1-8) faced the minimum in the first four innings, with FSU’s only baserunner getting thrown out attempting to steal in the first inning.
Daniel Paret started the fifth in relief of Peto, throwing 3.0 innings without allowing a hit. He was replaced by Vlad Nunez after hitting Mat Nelson and walking J.C. Flowers on four pitches to start the eighth inning. Nunez stranded both runners in scoring position, forcing a one-out pop up and striking out Jonathan Foster.
In the ninth, Drew Mendoza drew his third walk of the game, but Nunez struck out Robby Martin to secure the win.
Florida State closes its home schedule with three games against Richmond beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. All three games will stream on ACC Network Extra.
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