April 29, 2022

⚾: Messick, Albert Lead Noles Past No. 7 TCU

TALLAHASSEE – Parker Messick extended his scoreless innings streak at Dick Howser Stadium to 28.2 innings – and Reese Albert added five RBI – in FSU’s 10-0 win against No. 7 TCU. The Seminoles (25-15) led 6-0 after two innings and held the Horned Frogs (27-15) to two hits in the contest.

Messick (6-2) tied a career high with 14 strikeouts, the third time this season he has reached that mark. The left-hander took a perfect game into the fifth inning and a no-hitter into the sixth.

Over his 28.2 inning scoreless streak – which includes games against Duke, No. 16 Notre Dame, No. 9 Louisville and No. 7 TCU – Messick has allowed just 13 hits and two walks while striking out 53 batters. His 14-strikeout games came against the Blue Devils, Cardinals and Horned Frogs and he had 11 against the Fighting Irish.

At the plate, FSU got off to a hot start with three doubles and four runs in the first inning against Riley Cornelio (3-4). The TCU righty did not record an out against five batters.

Albert came through at the biggest times Friday night – with an RBI double in the first, a two-run single in the second and a two-run double in the sixth that provided the final margin.

Jordan Carrion continued to swing a hot bat, with three more hits Friday. Over his past 11 games, Carrion is hitting .500 (20-for-40) and has raised his batting average nearly 90 points in that span (.209 to .298).

All 12 of TCU’s batters struck out at least once. Reed Spenrath was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning and immediately retired on a double play. In the sixth, Luke Boyers doubled to start the inning before Messick struck out the next three batters.

Tommy Sacco led off the seventh with a single before Messick got a lineout and two more strikeouts to strand the runner.

Ross Dunn, making his first relief appearance of the year, struck out five of the six batters he faced. Messick and Dunn combined for 19 strikeouts, setting a school record for the most strikeouts in a game without a walk.


B1 | TCU 0, FSU 1    Tibbs doubled, Carrion scored
B1 | TCU 0, FSU 2    Roberts scored on a balk
B1 | TCU 0, FSU 3    Albert doubled, Tibbs scored
B1 | TCU 0, FSU 4    Rank grounded out, Ferrer scored
B2 | TCU 0, FSU 6    Albert singled, Vincent & Carrion scored
🍁 | TCU 0, FSU 8    Toral home run, Lacey scored
B6 | TCU 0, FSU 10   Albert doubled, Perry & Ferrer scored


Game two between the Horned Frogs and Seminoles is set for Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The game will air nationally on ACC Network, with LHP Bryce Hubbart (6-1) looking for his team-best seventh win of the season. TCU counters with RHP Marcelo Perez (4-1).


  • Starting pitcher Parker Messick ran his scoreless innings streak at Howser to 28.2 innings over his past four starts. He tied a career high with 14 strikeouts, his third game this season reaching that mark. Messick has three of the four 14-strikeout games in the ACC this season, with Ross Dunn – who struck out five in 2.0 innings of relief Friday – having the fourth.
  • Over his current scoreless streak, Messick has allowed just 13 hits and two walks with 53 strikeouts. He leads the country with 116 K’s on the season. Messick has 12 career double-digit strikeout games and seven this season.
  • Messick and Dunn combined for 19 strikeouts, setting a school record for the most strikeouts in a game without a walk.
  • Reese Albert tied a season high with three hits and tied a career high with five RBI. His last five-RBI game came in his freshman season against NC State. He leads FSU with a .325 batting average.
  • Jordan Carrion added three more hits and is now 20-for-40 (.500) with 13 runs, 9 RBI, 4 doubles, a home run, 9 walks and two stolen bases in the past 11 games. His average for the season has jumped from .209 to .298 in that span.
  • Carrion extended his career-high nine-game hitting streak.
  • Brett Roberts singled and scored in the first inning. He leads FSU with 26 runs scored. He scored on a TCU balk, the first against the Seminoles this season.
  • Alex Toral hit his team-best 12th home run of the year. He also leads FSU with 36 RBI.
  • James Tibbs doubled, walked and was hit by a pitch. He has reached base safely in 28 of his 29 starts.
  • Jaime Ferrer drew three walks, a career high.
  • Friday was the first regular-season meeting between Florida State and TCU.

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