Justin Gonzalez helped FSU at the plate with another homerun.
After being forced to postpone their matchup on Tuesday, Florida State and Jacksonville finally made their way out to Dick Howser to face off on Wednesday afternoon. The Seminoles road a strong start from sophomore Luke Weaver to down the Dolphins, 9-7.
"He was obviously beautiful," Mike Martin said of Weaver after the game. "He went out there and just totally dominated with his fastball and the slider -- Mike Bell has done a great job in coming up with that slider for him."
Weaver ended up completing six innings for FSU, allowing no runs, no walks and just one hit, while striking out nine Dolphins in the process. Prior to Wednesday afternoon, Weaver’s career high for strikeouts in a game was five.
"It felt good, everything was locked in," Weaver said. "It felt good going out there every inning and just pounding the strike zone, not trying to do too much."
The bats may have been quiet for the first couple of innings for the Seminoles, but that all changed in the third inning, when senior Justin Gonzalez took one deep over the left field wall for a solo shot to increase the lead to 2-0.
From there, the floodgates were open, as FSU would go onto score seven more runs over the next two innings.
Designated hitter Marcus Davis capped off the Seminoles’ barrage of runs, taking a two run shot deep beyond the right field fence to make FSU’s lead 9-0 in the fourth.
FSU's bullpen would manage to make things interesting, after allowing seven runs in the eight and ninth innings, five of which came in the final inning and were all unearned. However, junior Robby Coles finally dug the Seminoles out of the hole, earning his first save of the season.
The Seminoles now turn their attention to South Florida, as the Bulls make their way to Tallahassee for a three game series that opens up on Friday at 4 p.m.
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