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For the third straight weekend, Florida State baseball will take a home series. The 12th-ranked Seminoles accomplished the feat on Saturday with a 7-4 victory over California.
FSU starting pitcher Bryce Hubbart didn’t allow a run in either of his first two starts and was again stellar on Saturday. The Golden Bears did push across two runs against the FSU lefty, but Hubbart allowed just five hits and a walk while striking out 12 in 7.2 innings of work.
After coming alive late on Friday night, the FSU bats woke up early on Saturday, scoring three runs over the first two innings and doing all their damage in the first six. Logan Lacey and Brock Mathis each homered and each scored two runs for FSU in the victory. Friday night’s hero, James Tibbs, also scored two runs for FSU. Freshman outfielder Jaime Ferrer was 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the victory.
California broke up the shutout in the sixth with a solo home run from Dylan Beavers. Cal added a run in the eighth and two in the ninth on a blast by Rodney Green Jr. FSU reliever Dylan Simmons was able to get the final two batters to fly out to end the contest.
With the win, FSU moves to 7-3 on the year. All seven wins have come in weekend series. The Seminoles will go for the 3-game sweep of Cal on Sunday.
Between the Lines for March 5, 2022
Beach volleyball: (3) FSU 4, (18) South Carolina 1 (TCU Horned Frog Challenge)
Softball: Pittsburgh 0, (3) FSU 10 (five innings)
Men’s basketball: NC State 76, FSU 89
Baseball: California 4, (12) FSU 7
Beach volleyball: (3) FSU 2, (5) TCU 3 (TCU Horned Frog Challenge)
On the Agenda for March 6, 2022
Softball vs. Pittsburgh, 12 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)
Baseball vs. California, 12 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)
Women’s tennis at No. 15 Wake Forest, 12 p.m. ET
Men’s tennis vs. No. 7 Wake Forest, 1 p.m. ET
Swimming and diving at NCAA Zone B Diving
Rolling News and Notes
With FSU basketball’s 89-73 win over NC State on Saturday, the Seminoles will be the No. 8 seed in the ACC Tournament. They’ll open against No. 9 seed Syracuse on Wednesday.
Defensive line prospect Will Norman recapped his visit to FSU this weekend with DFNS’ Dane Draper.
FSU football also added the commitment of 4-star defensive line prospect Keith “KJ” Sampson. The addition gives the Seminoles the top recruiting class in the ACC and the No. 9 class nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.