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The Daily Nole — April 17, 2021: FSU Baseball Uses Two Grand Slams to Blast Boston College, 10-2

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Lead Story

Florida State baseball started its 3-game series with Boston College on the right foot at Dick Howser Stadium on Friday night. The Seminoles used a pair of grand slams to cruise to a 10-2 victory.

Catcher Matheu Nelson got the scoring started for FSU with a grand slam in the third inning. Tyler Martin essentially put the game away with one of his own in the seventh.

Nander De Sedas also hit a solo home run in the fourth to make it 5-0, but Boston College answered in the fifth. The Eagles scored a run and loaded the bases to bring the tying run to the plate before an out had been recorded, but FSU starting pitcher Parker Messick would get out of the jam, allowing just one more run.

Messick allowed just the two runs on six hits in five innings while striking out eight to pick up the win. Wyatt Crowell had three hits and a run scored in the win. Brian Dempsey was 4-for-4 for the Eagles in the loss.

The two teams will be back at it on Saturday in Tallahassee. The contest is set to begin at 12 p.m. ET and stream on ACC Network Extra.

Between the Lines

In addition to FSU baseball’s victory, FSU women’s golf finished the team portion of the ACC Championships in third place on Friday. The Seminoles will advance to the semifinals for match play. FSU track and field began the Virginia Invitational and Tom Jones Memorial. FSU softball’s contest with Syracuse was postponed. In tennis, the FSU women wrapped up the regular season with a 4-3 loss to UCF. The men fell at Duke, 4-2.

On the Agenda

In addition to the second game of FSU baseball’s series against Boston College, FSU softball will play a doubleheader at Syracuse on Saturday. FSU track and field will wrap up both the Virginia Invitational and Tom Jones Memorial. FSU women’s golf takes on Wake Forest in semifinal match play at the ACC Championships. In Gulf Shores, Ala., FSU beach volleyball will take on Southern Mississippi and TCU. FSU men’s tennis wraps up the regular season at North Carolina.

News and Notes

FSU softball’s doubleheader with Syracuse on Saturday is to account for Friday’s rainout.

2023 tight end Randy Pittman committed to FSU on Friday.

Helpful Links

Tomahawk Nation: Three up, three down: Pair of grand slams lead FSU baseball to blowout win over Boston College
Chop Chat: FSU football: Did Noles find a sleeper with 2022 commit Brian Courtney?
NoleGameday: 2023 tight end Randy Pittman discusses why he committed to Florida State

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

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