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Noles defeated No. 20 NC State 8-1

TALHAASSEE – After a cancellation of game two, No. 7 Florida State (35-10, 14-9 ACC) closed the weekend with a series split against No. 20 NC State (26-18,13-10 ACC) and won the game 8 from Sunday afternoon. -1 at Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU sent eight batters to the plate in a first inning with a Cam Smith home run of two runs and one Alex Lodise double, giving the Noles an early 4-0 lead.

With a 5-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, FSU turned around Connor Hults in relief of Connor Dorsey to get out of a two-out bases jam. The Noles emerged from the inning unscathed thanks to a spectacular catch in the outfield DeAmez Rossone of a handful of great defensive plays by the Seminole defense.

FSU scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, extending the lead to 8-1.

After NC State scored a run in the second inning, Dorsey and Hults combined to keep the Wolfpack off the board for the remainder of the game.

Lodise had a day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.

In his fifth start, Dorsey pitched 5.2 innings, allowing just one run and improving his record to 4-2 on the season. Hults finished the remainder of the game from the bullpen, throwing 3.1 innings and striking out four in the win.

SCORING SUMMARY:

B1 | NCST 0, FSU 2 Smith home run (10e428 ft), M. Williams home run
B1 | NCST 0, FSU 3 Cantu reached on fielder’s choice, Dinges scored
B1 | NCST 0, FSU 4 Lodise doubled, Ferrer scored
T2 | NCST 1, FSU 4 C. Nixon sacrifice fly, L. Nixon scored
B4 | NCST 1, FSU 5 Fisher home run (5e120 meters)
B6 | NCST 1, FSU 6 Smith reached on fielder’s choice, Lodise scored
B6 | NCST 1, FSU 7 Tibbs walked, Fisher scored
B6 | NCST 1, FSU 8 Dinges sacrifice fly, Ross scored

OF INTEREST:

  • Third baseman Cam Smith needed just one pitch to extend two of FSU’s longest streaks – he hit a 450-foot home run in the first inning, his 10e of the year, to extend his on-base streak to 55 games, tied with Tyler Holt (2008) for 7e-the longest in FSU history.
  • Smith’s home run was also the 20e consecutive game FSU has hit a home run, extending the longest streak in school history. FSU has hit a home run in 41 of 45 games in 2024.
  • Florida State improved to 5-0 Carson Dorseys begins. Dorsey pitched 5.2 innings and allowed just one earned run, matching his career low in a start.
  • Freshman Cal Visser hit his fifth home run of the season; he is the only Seminole freshman with a home run this year. Fisher also walked three times and scored two runs, both career highs.
  • Fisher entered Sunday with a season-high five walks; the three walks are tied for the team high this year (Ferrer, Ross, Tibbs 2x).
  • Alex Lodise hit his 9e and 10e doubles of the year, the fifth Seminole with double-digit doubles. It was Lodise’s first match as a Seminole with two doubles. Lodise also stole his fourth base of the year.
  • James Tibbs walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, his 70e RBI on the season, most in the ACC.
  • Marco Dinges doubled and hit a sacrifice fly; Dinges has nine doubles on the year and eight sacrifice flies, most on the team and a top-10 total nationally.

NEXT ONE:

No. 7 Florida State will host Jacksonville for the final $2 Tuesday promotion of the season. Fans can purchase tickets and select concessions for two dollars.

The first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM on ACCNX. The Noles are 2-0 against the Dolphins this season, winning 7-4 in Jacksonville and 5-3 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 at X and Facebook (@FSUBaseball) & Instagram (@NoleBaseball).