Originally Published for WMUC Sports (March 7, 2014)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 2 Florida State beat Maryland 15-3 Friday night at Dick Howser Stadium.
“Anybody who sees the score of tonight’s game would think it was a laugher. It was far from that,” legendary Seminole head coach Mike Martin said.
The game was tied in the seventh inning before FSU scored 13 runs in their final two offensive innings. The six-run seventh began with back-to-back singles from Danny De La Calle and Josh Delph. The big blow in the inning came when freshman outfielder Ben DeLuzio cracked a bases-clearing triple to left-center, making the score 8-2.
“It was a well played baseball game and then a couple things happened and we took advantage of it,” Martin said.
Martin went on to compare DeLuzio’s speed to well-known NFL star Deion Sanders and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson. Martin coached both of them at Florida State.
Luke Weaver earned the win, going seven innings for the Noles. He struck out eight and allowed just two runs on four hits.
“Luke Weaver pitched extremely well,” Martin said. “He was very dominating early. That was big time stuff.”
Game two of the three-game set begins at 2 p.m. Saturday. Coverage begins at 1:45 here on WMUC Sports. Mike Shawaryn will start for Maryland, with lefty Brandon Leibrandt pitching for Florida State.