Game Notes on Florida State-North Carolina from Wednesday night at NewBridge Bank Park with Brian Kuppelweiser

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GAME 5WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
NO. 2 FLORIDA STATE (42-14) 7
NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA (33-24) 1

2014 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
MAY 20-25 • GREENSBORO, N.C. • NEWBRIDGE BANK PARK

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E 
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 = 1 6 1
Florida State  0 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 =   7 9 2

Attendance: 4,738
WP: Billy Strode, Florida State (2-1)
LP: Taylore Cherry, North Carolina (2-3)
HR: Justin Gonzalez, Florida State (3)
John Nogowski, Florida State (5)

Billy Strode pitched six scoreless innings and Justin Gonzalez and John Nogowski homered as Florida State snaps a seven-game ACC Tournament losing streak with a 7-1 win over North Carolina.

Atlantic Division champion Florida State entered the ACC Tournament as the No. 2 seed for the seventh time in school history … North Carolina opened Pool B play as the No. 7 seed.

Wednesday’s game marked the 96th meeting between the two teams … Florida State leads the overall series 66-30, including an 9-1 mark in ACC Tournament play.

Florida State’s Mike Martin (1,812) and North Carolina’s Mike Fox (1,266) have combined for 3,078 career wins … Martin is second among active NCAA wins leaders while Fox is seventh.

Justin Gonzalez’s sixth-inning home run was his third of the season, 24th of his career and the second in as many games for the Florida State shortstop, having homered in the regular season finale against Duke … three of Gonzalez’s home runs have come in 11 ACC Tournament games.
Florida State first baseman John Nogowski’s seventh-inning home run was his fifth of the season, the ninth of his career and the first since he went deep in his first two at bats in the first game of a March 6 doubleheader with Notre Dame.

Florida State’s Jameis Winston became the first Heisman Trophy winner to pitch in an ACC Tournament when he hurled a scoreless 14-pitch ninth inning.

Tournament Home Runs
1-Skye Bolt, UNC (3)
2-Ryan Deitrich, Duke (8)
3-Dale Carey, Miami (7)
4-Justin Gonzalez, FSU (3)
5-John Nogowski, FSU (5)

Results & Attendance
Tuesday (8,036)
North Carolina 4, NC State 3 5,822
Georgia Tech 5, Wake Forest 3 2,214

Wednesday (10,699/18,735)
Clemson 5, Duke 3 3,492
Georgia Tech 6, Miami 3 2,469
Florida State 7, North Carolina 1 4,738

Pool A Pool B
Clemson………….1-0 Florida State…..1-0
Georgia Tech….1-0 Virginia…………..0-0
Miami………………0-1 Maryland………..0-0
Duke………………..0-1 No. Carolina…..0-1

By the Numbers
1.58 – ERA by 24 relievers in the first six ACC Tournament games … in 34 innings, relievers have allowed six earned runs on 24 hits while striking out

28.4 – Double plays turned by Georgia Tech in its first two tourney games … the Jackets lead the ACC having turned 68 double plays on the season.

5 – Five of the eight coaches remaining in ACC Tournament pool play have 1,000 or more career victories.

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