BRIGHTON, MASS. (Seminoles.com) — Florida State (28-17, 13-11) won its second road series of the year with an 8-1 win over Boston College (19-30, 5-22) Sunday afternoon at Harrington Athletics Village. The Noles have won all nine road series against the Eagles since BC joined the ACC for the 2006 season.
Bryce Hubbart (7-1) allowed just one hit and hit a batter in 7.0 innings, with 11 strikeouts. Both of Boston College’s runners against Hubbart came in the second inning, on a leadoff double and a hit batter. Hubbart rallied to force a fly out and struck out Sam McNulty looking to keep BC off the board.
After the hit batter, Hubbart retired the final 17 batters he faced before Dylan Simmons worked a perfect eighth inning and ran that streak to 20 batters.
The Seminoles scored all eight runs in the first three innings, highlighted a six-run third. FSU sent 11 batters to the plate, with six hits, a walk and a hit batter in the frame.
Florida State had eight consecutive batters reach base in the third – James Tibbs was hit by a pitch, followed by singles from Jaime Ferrer, Reese Albert, Brett Roberts, Alex Toral and Jackson Greene. After Colton Vincent walked, Tyler Martin singled to make the score 7-0. Jordan Carrion followed with a sacrifice fly for what proved to be FSU’s final run of the game.
Roberts led the Seminoles at the plate, tying a season high with three hits.
Boston College hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to avoid the shutout.
T1 | FSU 1, BC 0 Tibbs reached on a fielder’s choice, Carrion scored
T2 | FSU 2, BC 0 Vincent grounded into double play, Roberts scored
T3 | FSU 3, BC 0 Roberts singled, Tibbs scored
T3 | FSU 5, BC 0 Toral singled, Ferrer and Albert scored
T3 | FSU 6, BC 0 Greene singled, Roberts scored
T3 | FSU 7, BC 0 Martin singled, Toral scored
T3 | FSU 8, BC 0 Carrion sacrifice fly, Greene scored
B9 | FSU 8, BC 1 Jimenez home run
Florida State plays a doubleheader Tuesday against Jacksonville beginning at 4:00 p.m. Both games will be 7-innings, with a 45-minute break between games. Both games will stream on ACC Network Extra.
- Florida State has won all nine series at Boston College since the Eagles joined the league in 2006.
- Starting pitcher Bryce Hubbart struck out 11 batters and allowed just one hit in 7.0 innings. It was Hubbart’s most strikeouts in a road game (previous high was nine at Wake Forest) and matches his strikeout total over his last four starts combined.
- Sunday was the fourth start in Hubbart’s career he has allowed just one hit. It is the most innings he has pitched in a one-hit outing.
- James Tibbs was hit by a pitch in the third inning. He has reached safely in 33 of 34 starts and 18 consecutive games, the longest streak for a Nole this season.
- Jaime Ferrer singled in the third inning and leads FSU with 52 hits on the season. He was also hit by a pitch for the 19th time, fifth in FSU single-season history.
- Reese Albert has a hit in seven of his last eight games and leads FSU with a .319 batting average.
- A day after tying his season high for RBI with three, Brett Roberts tied a season high with three hits.
- FSU’s six runs were its most in a third inning this season.