By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
February 15, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State starting pitcher Drew Parrish and relievers Conor Grady and Chase Haney combined to allow just three base runners, all via walks, as the trio recorded a no-hitter in FSU's season-opening 11-0 win over the University of Maine.
Parrish's one batter that reached base came in the form of a two-out walk to Maine catcher Cody Pasic in the top of the fifth inning.
Kevin Doody was the only player to reach base against both Grady and Haney in the sixth and ninth innings, respectively. Doody ended the game left at third base after taking second on catcher's indifference and swiping third on a wild pitch.
Combined, Florida State pitching struck out 10 batters in the season's lid lifter.
It was a bright day for the FSU offense, as well.
The Seminoles scored early and often, plating multiple runs in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings but sent more than five men to the plate in just two of those frames.
FSU took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Drew Mendoza double that scored Mike Salvatore, who opened the game reaching on an error at second base by Caleb Kerbs, and added two more runs to make it 3-0 on Robby Martin's RBI single, scoring Reese Albert and Mendoza.
The Seminoles extended their lead to 5-0 in the third inning on a lead off home run from Albert and a Martin sacrifice fly that scored Mendoza.
Two more runs scored in the fourth on an RBI double from Salvatore, plating Nander De Sadas and a Reese Albert fielder's choice groundout to score Salvatore, making for a 7-0 game.
After scoring a run on the final play of the fifth inning to make it 8-0, the final runs came across for FSU in the sixth on JC Flowers' first home run since 2017 and on another two-run single from Martin, to score DeSadas and Salvatore.
In total, Martin went 3-for-4 with five RBI in his Seminoles debut.
Florida State continues their season-opening series against Maine on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Black Bears, starting at noon.