Noles Top Ontario Blue Jays, 6-0

Posted at 11:48 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 23:48:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State baseball wrapped its three-game fall schedule with a 6-0 win over the Ontario Blue Jays Monday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU sent nine pitchers to the mound to complete the four-hit shutout, while Cal Raleigh and Jared Herron hit home runs to propel the offense.

Left-handed hurler Tyler Holton opened Monday’s exhibition game and Seminole pitching impressed through nine shutout innings, recording 13 strikeouts.

Nine pitchers were sent to the mound for Florida State, with each throwing one inning, and no pitcher allowed more than one hit. Newcomers Austin Pollock, C.J. Van Eyk, and Jonah Scolaro all pitched a hitless inning with two recorded strikeouts.

Raleigh continued his hot streak this fall when he sent a ball over the fence in right field to score Drew Mendoza and put the Seminoles up 2-0 over the Blue Jays.

With one out in the fifth inning, Herron homered to left field, bringing the Seminoles to a 3-0 lead.

The Florida State offense remained quiet until the eighth inning, when a pair of singles from Kyle Cavanaugh and Mike Salvatore opened the inning. An error, along with Nick Derr’s two-RBI single brought home three more runs for the Seminoles, capping off the 6-0 victory.

Monday’s game followed a pair of Garnet & Gold scrimmages last Thursday and Friday. Florida State’s season opener is scheduled for February 16, 2018, and the full schedule will be released next month.

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