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Tallahassee, Fla. — Down a run inside the ninth, Kennie Taylor tripled and scored to tie the sport then homered inside the eleventh to help No. 14 Duke defeat No. 12 Florida State, 6-5, to say the collection Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.
Duke (30-7, 12-five ACC) not best earned its first collection victory over Florida State (24-12, eight-9 ACC) in Tallahassee for the reason that 1994 but also reached 30 wins for the 5th straight 12 months, joining No. 1 Florida as the first two teams in Division I to reach that mark this season.
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“Really pleased with our guys for the extremely good poise they showed on this atmosphere these days,” said head teach Chris Pollard. “Never backed down from the instant.”
Eight of the game’s 11 runs got here courtesy of the longball as the groups blended to pressure 5 balls out of the park. Florida State’s only two hits over the first six innings each left the yard. Jackson Lueck’s 8th longball of the season positioned FSU on top 2-zero after 3 before Steven Wells’ solo shot knotted the score 3-three within the 5th.
Trailing by means of a pair in the pinnacle of the fourth, senior Max Miller overlooked a double through inches, then drove his first domestic run out of the season to deep left center. The Miller domestic run plated Zack Kone and Joey Loperfido who reached thru a double and a stroll, respectively.
Jimmy Herron’s second homer of the season gave, a solo 7th-inning shot, gave Duke a one-run lead entering the lowest half of earlier than Florida State plated a pair thanks to a pair thanks to uncharacteristic loose offense supplied by means of the Blue Devil bullpen. One single, successful batter, three walks and wild pitches accredited the Seminoles to stake a five-four gain past due.
Freshman Bryce Jarvis got Duke off the sector with the bases loaded in the seventh then pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to maintain the game in take a look at.
“We put [Jarvis] in a difficult spot,” Pollard said. “[Florida State is] one swing of the bat away from perhaps putting the sport out of attain proper there. To get us off the field, [Jarvis] executes with Cal Raleigh, one of the excellent players in university baseball, at the plate. The sincerely crucial component became to go out and put a zero up within the eighth and maintain that sport within hanging distance. Very, very mature approach. He just went out and kept making pitches.”
Jarvis’ effort allowed Taylor to knock a one-out, ninth-inning triple off the fencing in proper center then scamper home on Michael Smiciklas’ RBI unmarried up the center.
“Super proud of Kennie,” Pollard brought. “First off, not only is it a terrific activity of riding that ball there to offer us a baserunner within the ninth, but virtually aggressive baserunning to push the envelope there. It is hard to hit a ball off the wall on this ballpark to proper and earn a triple. Shows you what sort of athlete he is and shows you the kind of aggressive he had getting out of the box. That’s the most effective manner you can get to 1/3 base.”
Senior Jack Labosky (2-zero) picked up the win after tossing three shutout frames, extending his streak to 18.0 scoreless innings this season.
FSU reliever Conor Grady (3-2) suffered the loss after yielding Taylor’s towering solo domestic run inside the 11th. Taylor smashed a 1-1 pitch high off the scoreboard in left to break the extra-inning stalemate.
Duke and Florida State conclude the weekend series Sunday, April 15 on ACC Network Extra. FSU sends Andrew Karp to the mound while Duke’s starter is to be announced.