TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — No. 3 Texas Tech (11-1) completed its two-game sweep of No. 14 Florida State (8-3) Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 win in front of 4,279 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Red Raiders scored a run in the seventh and eighth innings after Elijah Cabell gave the Noles a 3-2 lead in the fifth on a home run.
Despite having just two hits in the game, the Noles had at least one runner on base in each of the first eight innings. Both hits came in the fifth inning when Tyler Martin singled, Mat Nelson was hit by a pitch and Cabell hit his fourth home run of the season to give FSU a 3-2 lead.
Cole Stilwell hit a solo home run in the second inning off Conor Grady to get the scoring started for the Red Raiders. Tech added a second run in the inning when Cody Masters scored on a groundout by Cal Conley.
Florida State used six pitchers out of the bullpen – Antonio Velez (2.2 IP), Davis Hare (1.2 IP), Jonah Scolaro (0.1 IP), Chase Haney (0.1 IP), Clayton Kwiatkowski (0.2 IP) and Doug Kirkland (0.1 IP).
Conley tied the game for the Red Raiders in the seventh on a solo home run off Hare (0-1), his third of the season. Texas Tech took the lead in the eighth inning when Brian Klein doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly from Masters.
Austin Becker allowed two hits and three runs in 4.1 innings, leaving the game after Cabell’s home run. Relievers Jakob Brustoski, Ryan Sublette (1-0) and Andrew Devine (save) combined to allow just two walks in 4.2 innings pitched to close out the game.
Florida State heads to Mercer (11-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the first road game of the season. FSU is 63-8 all-time against the Bears, including a three-game sweep in Tallahassee in 2019. FSU is 11-4 at Mercer but has not played in Macon since the 1997 season.