WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Seminoles.com) — Florida State (10-5, 2-1) swept a frigid doubleheader Sunday at Wake Forest (14-3, 1-2) behind stellar pitching. Ross Dunn (1-0) set a career-high with 14 strikeouts in the nightcap, while Bryce Hubbart (4-0) allowed one run and struck out nine hitters to start the day.
Game 1: FSU 5, WF 1
LHP Bryce Hubbart gave Florida State 5.2 strong innings in game one, striking out nine batters and allowing just one hit, to improve to 4-0 on the season. The FSU offense had 13 hits, including four by freshman Jaime Ferrer. Ferrer had three doubles, and his four-hit game was the first for a Seminole this season.
Jackson Greene hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, his first of the year.
FSU loaded the bases in the fourth inning and took a 1-0 lead against Josh Hartle (3-1) on Jordan Carrion’s groundout. Wake Forest led off the bottom of the inning with a walk and had runners at the corners on Adam Cecere’s single. A sacrifice fly tied the game.
Ferrer doubled to lead off the fifth inning, moved to third on a failed pick off attempt and scored on a Logan Lacey groundout. Greene’s two-run home run in the sixth extended the lead to 4-1, before Ferrer’s third double of the game that scored Isaiah Perry from first base.
Jackson Baumeister relieved Hubbart with two outs and two runners on base and walked the only batter he faced. With a 2-0 count, Jonah Scolaro relieved Baumeister and struck out Tommy Hawke to leave the tying run at the plate.
Scolaro closed out the game with 3.1 innings pitched for his second save of the season. It was the redshirt senior’s 100th career appearance.
T4 | FSU 1, Wake 0 Carrion ground out, Roberts scored
B4 | FSU 1, Wake 1 Tinsman sacrifice fly, Turconi scored
T5 | FSU 2, Wake 1 Lacey ground out, Ferrer scored
T6 | FSU 4, Wake 1 Greene home run, Mathis scored
T6 | FSU 5, Wake 1 Ferrer doubled, Perry scored
OF NOTE (Game 1):
- Bryce Hubbart allowed just one hit and struck out nine batters in 5.2 innings pitched. Hubbart has pitched 24.1 innings, and has at least one strikeout in 24 of 25 innings this year.
- Hubbart is the first Seminole since Cole Sands in 2018 to win his first four starts of the season.
- Ferrer finished with a career-high four hits, the most for a Seminole this season. He hit three doubles and now leads FSU with seven on the season.
- Brett Roberts doubled in the second inning to push his hitting streak to 10 games, tied with Ferrer for the longest this season. His hitting streak ended in the second game Sunday.
- Jackson Greene hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, his first of the season and fourth as a Seminole.
- Catcher Brock Mathis threw out his first runner of the season (and the first attempted steal). At the plate, he matched his FSU high with two hits.
- Jonah Scolaro made his 100th career appearance and 99th out of the bullpen, striking out Tommy Hawke with the bases loaded to end the sixth inning. FSU pitchers struck out 12 batters. For the season, FSU has reached double-digit strikeouts in 14 of 15 games.
- Scolaro’s 3.1 innings pitched were a season high and his most since April 27, 2019, also against Wake Forest.
Game 2: FSU 3, WF 2
A week after striking out 11 California batters in six innings, Dunn topped that with 14 strikeouts over seven innings Sunday evening. Dunn allowed a pair of first-inning hits, including a Brock Wilken home run, but did not give up a hit over the next five innings.
Dunn’s 14 strikeouts are the most for a Seminole since Drew Parrish had 14 in the 2018 ACC Tournament against NC State.
Wilken’s home run gave the Demon Deacons an early 2-0 lead in the first inning.
The Seminoles immediately responded with three runs in the second inning. Alex Toral led off with his third home run of the season to cut the lead in half. Brock Mathis followed with a double, Jordan Carrion singled and Mathis scored on Jackson Greene’s sacrifice fly to tie the game.
Jaime Ferrer, who had four hits in the first game of the doubleheader, singled to right field to score Carrion and give FSU the lead.
In the seventh inning, Wake Forest got a pair of hits, but Dunn recorded his 14th strikeout and forced two pop-ups to get out the inning.
Davis Hare entered in relief for the eighth inning and gave up a leadoff single and a wild pitch, but a line drive to Carrion at shortstop was followed by back-to-back strikeouts. Hare ended the game with a perfect ninth inning and two more strikeouts for his first save of the season.
B1 | FSU 0, Wake 2 Wilken home run, Turconi scored
T2 | FSU 1, Wake 2 Toral home run
T2 | FSU 2, Wake 2 Greene sacrifice fly, Mathis scored
T2 | FSU 3, Wake 2 Ferrer single, Carrion scored
OF NOTE (Game 2):
- For the second consecutive game, Ross Dunn set career-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts. Last weekend vs. Cal, Dunn struck out 11 batters in 6.0 innings. Sunday, Dunn struck out 14 batters over 7.0 innings.
- Dunn’s 14 strikeouts are the most for a Seminole since Drew Parrish also had 14 vs. NC State in the 2018 ACC Tournament.
- Alex Toral hit his third home run of the season and 40th of his career…he has reached safely in all 15 games this season…for his career, Toral is now hitting 12-for-25 with three home runs (entering game 3)
- Logan Lacey had a hit in both games Sunday and has a team-high nine-game hitting streak.
Florida State travels to Gainesville to play No. 11 Florida for the first of three times this season. RHP Carson Montgomery will throw for the Seminoles after earning his first career win last week against FGCU.