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No. 4 FSU Shuts Out UNC, 7-0
Release: 05/09/2014

CHAPEL HILL --- D.J. Stewart had three doubles and drove in three runs, and Luke Weaver pitched 7.0 scoreless innings as No. 4 Florida State took game one of a three-game series against North Carolina 7-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. Parks Jordan and Landon Lassiter had two hits each for the Tar Heels, who fell to 29-20 and 13-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Carolina's best chance against Weaver (7-3) came in the first when Skye Bolt and Lassiter reached on back-to-back one-out singles. But the junior righty got Michael Russell to ground out before striking out Tom Zengel to end the threat.

FSU (38-11, 18-7 ACC) got to Trent Thornton in unorthodox fashion in the second. With runners on second and third and two away, Thornton (7-3) missed high on an 0-2 pitch to Danny De La Calle. The ball got away from catcher Korey Dunbar, and Ben DeLuzio and Jose Brizuela both scored on the play to make it 2-0.

The 'Noles added a third run in the fourth on a bloop single by Justin Gonzalez, and that proved to be more than enough support for Weaver.

Carolina didn't get another runner to second until the seventh, when Jordan reached on a leadoff single and moved to second on a groundout. Weaver and Billy Strode combined on a six-hit shutout to snap UNC's four-game conference winning streak that dated back to the win over No. 1 Virginia on April 20.

The win, combined with Clemson's loss at Notre Dame, clinched the Atlantic Division title for Florida State and with it one of the top two seeds in the ACC tournament.

The series continues Saturday afternoon at 1 with Benton Moss opposing sophomore right-hander Mike Compton. Saturday's game will be televised live by the ACC Regional Sports Networks.


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