TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 24 Florida State (18-14) could not cap the sweep of Boston College (15-18) Sunday, falling 5-3 at Dick Howser Stadium in a rainy Sunday finale. Outfielder Robby Martin hit his seventh home run of the year in the loss.
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Initially delayed 2.5 hours for lightning and rain, the game was also delayed after the fifth inning for 53 minutes.
Dante Baldelli led off the third inning with his first triple of the season and scored on a Peter Burns groundball error. After Cameron Leary sacrificed Burns to third base, Sal Frelick reached on a fielder’s choice that doubled the Eagles lead to 2-0.
Robby Martin tied the game with a two-run home run in the fourth inning off Boston College starter Alex Stiegler. Following Mat Nelson’s leadoff double, Martin took a 2-0 pitch opposite field off the left field scoreboard to knot the score 2-2.
With two outs in the fifth, Frelick doubled and Brian Dempsey singled to chase Conor Grady (4-2) and give the Eagles a 3-2 lead. Jonah Scolaro made his 18th appearance of the year and forced a groundout to second base to end the inning.
After the sixth-inning rain delay, the Eagles added a run on Baldelli’s sacrifice fly. The Noles got a run back on Nelson’s RBI single in the seventh against reliever Joey Walsh (2-3), but a strikeout ended the Seminole threat.
Lucas Stalman’s first home run of the year in the eighth inning pushed Boston College’s lead to 5-3.
FSU is back in action Friday at Georgia Tech. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
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