TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Freshman Bryce Hubbart, making his first series-opening start of the year, threw 6.0 innings and allowed just one run in Florida State’s 8-3 win over Clemson Friday at Dick Howser Stadium. Logan Lacey led the Seminoles (27-18, 18-13 ACC) at the plate with two doubles and three RBI, while Hubbart shut down Clemson (23-22, 15-16) after the Tigers scored a first-inning run.
Hubbart improved to 6-4 on the year, striking out seven Clemson batters over six innings. The freshman hit Clemson’s first batter of the game and the Tigers took a 1-0 lead on a Caden Grice single.
After the first inning, Hubbart settled in and allowed just three more hits. He threw 104 pitches and left after striking out Davis Sharpe looking to end the sixth inning.
FSU took the lead in the third inning on Lacey’s first double of the game that scored Nander De Sedas. Jackson Greene also scored on the play when Kier Meredith bobbled the ball in left field.
Mack Anglin (2-4) allowed four runs in 6.0 innings for Clemson.
Sam Hall hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning that brought the Tigers within 4-3, but Clayton Kwiatkowski stranded a runner on third base to end the frame. Jack Anderson earned his fourth save of the year with two perfect innings.
The Noles tacked on four insurance runs in the eighth inning against the Tigers bullpen. Nico Baldor scored on a passed ball before back-to-back doubles from Lacey and Mat Nelson provided the final margin.
The Seminoles and Tigers will play game two of the series Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
T1 | CU 1, FSU 0 Grice RBI single, Hall scored; Parker advanced to second
B3 | CU 1, FSU 2 Lacey double, De Sedas scored; Greene scored on the error by Meredith
B3 | CU 1, FSU 3 R. Martin single, Lacey scored
B6 | CU 1, FSU 4 Baldor single, Cabell scored; Crowell advanced to third
T7 | CU 3, FSU 4 Hall home run, Hawkins scored
B8 | CU 3, FSU 5 Baldor scored on a passed ball; De Sedas advanced to third, T. Martin advanced to second
B8 | CU 3, FSU 7 Lacey double, De Sedas & T. Martin scored
B8 | CU 3, FSU 8 Nelson double, Lacey scored
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