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The Daily Nole — March 6, 2021: FSU Baseball Picks Up First ACC Win Behind Messick’s Gem

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Lead Story

For the first time in ACC play this season, Florida State baseball is in the win column.

The Seminoles picked up their first ACC win on Friday night by topping ranked Virginia, 2-0. The star of the show for FSU was starting pitcher Parker Messick, who worked eight shutout innings.

Over his eight innings, the FSU lefty yielded just three hits and no walks while striking out 11 at Dick Howser Stadium. The game’s lone runs came in the third inning as Robby Martin singled home a run before a misplay in the outfield allowed a second to score. That was all Messick needed.

With the win, FSU improved to 3-4 on the season and 1-3 in ACC play. The Seminoles will try to clinch the series with Virginia when the teams play at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. The contest cane be seen on ACC Network Extra.

Between the Lines

In addition to FSU’s baseball victory on Friday, FSU beach volleyball knocked off both Louisiana Monroe and Tulane by 5-0 scores at the Bayou Beach Duals. Indoors, FSU volleyball beat Duke, 3-0. FSU women’s basketball dropped a heartbreaker at the ACC Tournament, 68-67, to Syracuse. FSU softball fell at rival Florida, 5-0. In its final event before the NCAA Championships, FSU cross country finished third at the FSU XC Last Chance.

On the Agenda

In addition to FSU’s baseball contest with Virginia, FSU men’s hoops will play for the ACC regular season crown when it visits Notre Dame. That contest begins at 12 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN2. FSU softball hosts Florida in a contest that begins at 6 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra. FSU volleyball will play at Duke for the second day in a row. Florida State women’s tennis will also be at Duke. FSU beach volleyball will take on both Houston Baptist and LSU at the LSU Tiger Beach Challenge.

News and Notes

FSU hoops is listed as a 7.5-point favorite at Notre Dame. The Seminoles would clinch the ACC regular season title with a win or a Virginia loss at Louisville.

FSU cross country’s Adriaan Wildschutt won the FSU XC Last Chance meet on Friday.

Helpful Links

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NoleGameday: Game Preview: at Notre Dame
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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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