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The Daily Nole — March 27, 2021: Cabell’s 2-Run Single Lifts FSU Baseball Past Wake

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Lead Story

A pinch hit in the seventh inning was the difference for Florida State baseball on Friday night as the Seminoles beat Wake Forest at Dick Howser Stadium for their seventh straight win, 2-1.

Trailing 1-0 with two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh, Elijah Cabell came to the plate to pinch hit. Matched up with Hunter Furtado, Cabell ripped one into left field for a 2-run single. The hit gave FSU its only runs of the night.

Throughout the night, the story was pitching. FSU starter Parker Messick allowed just a run on three hits and three walks while striking out 11. Wake Forest starter Ryan Cusick allowed just two hits and five walks while striking out 12 in five shutout innings.

Wyatt Crowell had two of the five FSU hits in the victory. Michael Turconi plated the lone run for Wake Forest. Chase Haney worked 1.1 scoreless innings to pick up the win for the Seminoles.

FSU will try to win its eighth straight game and clinch the series when the teams meet on Saturday afternoon. The contest begins at 2 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra.

Between the Lines

In addition to the FSU baseball victory, FSU softball swept a doubleheader against Boston College on Friday, winning by 3-2 and 5-0 scores. FSU track and field wrapped up the FSU Relays with four victories. FSU volleyball fell to Pittsburgh 3-1 while FSU men’s tennis upset Notre Dame, 6-1. The FSU men took part in the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

On the Agenda

Aside from the FSU baseball contest with Wake Forest, FSU beach volleyball will take on Georgia State and Stetson at the Gamecock Grand-Slam on Saturday. FSU volleyball will be in Pittsburgh to take on North Carolina. That match begins at 1 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra. For the second straight day, FSU softball will be at Boston College for a doubleheader. That begins at 2 p.m. ET on ACC Network Extra. FSU swimming and diving wraps up the NCAA Championships.

News and Notes

Michigan remains a 2.5-point favorite over Florida State for Sunday’s Sweet 16 match-up.

Helpful Links

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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