April 25, 2019

⚾: Noles Host Wake Forest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Coming off a midweek sweep of Stetson Tuesday and Wednesday, Florida State (26-14, 12-9 ACC) is a season-high 12 games over .500 and will host Wake Forest (25-17, 11-10 ACC) in a three-game series this weekend at Dick Howser Stadium.

All three games against the Demon Deacons will stream live on ACC Network Extra, with Ariya Massoudi (play by play) and Chip Baker (color) on the call. In Tallahassee, the game can be heard on the radio on 106.1 FM. Nationally, the game can be found on the FSU Gameday App.

Game Notes

GAME 41 – Wake Forest at Florida State
Friday, April 26, 2019
LHP Drew Parrish (FSU: 5-3, 4.53 ERA) vs. RHP Colin Peluse (WF: 3-5, 5.37 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

GAME 42 – Wake Forest at Florida State
Saturday, April 27, 2019
RHP CJ Van Eyk (5-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. LHP Jared Shuster (WF: 4-2, 6.18 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 2:00 p.m.

GAME 43 – Wake Forest at Florida State
Sunday, April 28, 2019
RHP Conor Grady (FSU: 6-3, 3.12 ERA) vs. RHP Ryan Cusick (WF: 5-2, 6.90 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 1:00 p.m.

Wake Forest has won the season series against Florida State three years in a row, including taking both games of a doubleheader last season in Winston-Salem, N.C. When the teams last met in Tallahassee, in 2017, the Demon Deacons won a pair of one-run games, sandwiched between a 4-0 Seminole win.

Against Stetson this week, Florida State’s offense came to life, scoring 19 runs in two games. Reese Albert hit two of FSU’s three triples Wednesday, tying a school record, while Drew Mendoza had a pair of home runs, his fourth career multi-home run game. Shane Drohan, a staple in the weekend rotation for much of the season, threw three scoreless innings Wednesday, striking out a career-high eight batters.

Antonio Velez also set a career-high with six strikeouts Wednesday, while Clayton Kwiatkowski struck out a season-high five batters in Tuesday’s win.

Junior J.C. Flowers earned his 10th save of the season in Tuesday’s 9-8 win. Flowers ranks seventh nationally in saves and leads the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange Park, Fla., native missed Wednesday’s game after being hit by a pitch Tuesday and is expected to return this weekend.

FSU’s six home runs against Stetson came from five different players. Mendoza hit two, while Elijah Cabell hit his seventh of the year and first since March 23 at Notre Dame; Reese Albert hit a solo home run Tuesday, his third of the year and first since returning from injury last week; Mat Nelson hit his second of the year, and Nico Baldor hit the first of his career.

Wake Forest has won three straight ACC series, taking two-of-three games against Virginia Tech, Pitt and NC State.

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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