March 10, 2022 - by

⚾: Noles Begin ACC Play at Wake Forest

TALLAHASSEE – No. 8 Florida State (8-4) will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to face Wake Forest (12-1) in the first ACC series of the season. FSU leads the all-time series with the Demon Deacons 92-33 and are 29-13 in Winston-Salem.

Due to weather in the area, Friday’s game has been bumped up to a 3:00 p.m. start.

Friday’s game can be viewed on ACC Network while Saturday and Sunday’s games will be streamed on regional sports networks. All three matchups will be available via radio on 100.7 FM in Tallahassee or the FSU Gameday app nationwide.

FRIDAY, March 11, 2022
3:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Parker Messick (2-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. WF: RHP Rhett Lowder (3-0, 1.56 ERA)
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SATURDAY, March 12, 2022
1:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Bryce Hubbart (3-0, 0.96 ERA) vs. WF: LHP Josh Hartle (3-0, 1.02 ERA)
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SUNDAY, March 13, 2022
1:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Ross Dunn (0-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. WF: TBD
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Florida State snapped FGCU’s 10-game winning streak with a 10-4 win on Tuesday night. Freshman James Tibbs hit the first grand slam of his career alongside home runs from Logan Lacey and Jaime Ferrer to solidify the win.

The Seminoles rose in three of the major polls after the Cal series, peaking at No. 8 in D1Baseball (from 10) and No. 10 in Baseball America (from 12). The first RPI rankings were also announced Monday, with FSU at No. 10.

Wake Forest opened their season 11-0 before falling to Coastal Carolina on Tuesday. The Demon Deacons have scored 151 runs this year and rank second in the country for batting average and on-base percentage.

All three starting pitchers for FSU set a new season high for innings pitched last weekend, with Bryce Hubbart and Ross Dunn also setting career highs. It was the second longest outing of Parker Messick’s career.

Messick, from Plant City, Florida, struck out nine against Cal including the final five batters he faced to allow the Noles to earn a walk-off win.

The reigning NCBWA Pitcher of the Month for February, Hubbart notched 12 strikeouts against Cal, just one shy of his career strikeout record set opening weekend against James Madison.

In his third start this season, Dunn struck out 11 of 22 batters faced for a new career high. He also surrendered only one hit and three walks against the Golden Bears.

FSU’s offense in the sixth against FGCU was the highlight of the week as six runs in an inning were the most in a frame for the Noles this year. Three home runs as a team were also a season-high.

The streaks continue for the Seminoles as Brett Roberts holds the longest hitting streak on the team with eight including a hit in 11 of 12 games this season. Alex Toral and Tibbs have both reached base in every game this season.

Florida State last won a series at Wake Forest in 2014 and has not faced the Demon Deacons on the road since 2018. FSU’s most recent series win over Wake Forest was in 2019 in Tallahassee.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, and keep up with the team on social media through Twitter and Facebook (@FSUBaseball) & Instagram and TikTok (@NoleBaseball).

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