TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 24 Boston College baseball took its series at No. 21 Florida State with an 8-2 victory on Sunday at Dick Howser Stadium. The Eagles are 14-3 for the first time in program history and 4-2 in the ACC for the first time since joining the league.
The series win was the second in BC’s last three trips to FSU, starting in 2019.
The Eagles overcame a brief deficit with the Seminoles plating the first run of the day in the bottom of the first on a passed ball with runners on the corners. BC answered immediately with two runs in the second and never looked back.
Junior right-hander John West (Shrewsbury, Mass.) went four innings in the start for Boston College. He allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in a no-decision. Graduate RHP Henry Leake (Burbank, Calif.) came on for four-shutout innings of relief. Leake (2-1) struck out seven and scattered five hits with no walks.
RHP Carson Montgomery (0-1) took the loss in a 2.2-inning start for the Seminoles. He gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
For BC, senior shortstop Vince Cimini (Scranton, Pa.) and junior right fielder Travis Honeyman (Massapequa, N.Y.) each collected two hits.
Score: No. 24 Boston College 8, No. 21 Florida State 2
Records: Boston College 14-3, 4-2; Florida State 12-8, 3-3
Stadium: Dick Howser Stadium
· The Eagles responded to a run in the bottom of the first with two in the second on a wild pitch and a two-base error at third.
· BC added to its lead with three runs in the fifth as Mercado drove in two on a two-out single and scored on an errant throw as he stole third base.
· The Eagles put together another three-run inning in the eighth with a run on a sacrifice fly, wild pitch, and Cimini RBI-single.
· BC last won back-to-back ACC series in 2019; defeating Virginia Tech and Notre Dame in the final two weekends of the season.
· BC last won its first two ACC series of the season in 2009 with wins over No. 4 Florida State and Maryland. However, BC’s series with No. 6 Georgia Tech the weekend between FSU and UMD was limited to just one game.
· BC claimed back-to-back series over ranked opponents for the first time since winning at No. 11 Duke and No. 25 Auburn in 2021.
· BC stole a season-high five bases.
· Cimini posted his third multi-hit game of the season and ninth of his career.
· Cimini stole a career-high two bases.
· Honeyman recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season and 25th of his career.
Boston College returns to Massachusetts for a five-game week beginning at Northeastern on Tuesday followed by its home opener Wednesday, March 22 against Sacred Heart at 4 p.m. from the Harrington Athletics Village.