Ben Barrett’s Career Day Leads Noles

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Led by Ben Barrett’s 5-for-5 game – with two home runs and six RBI – No. 21 Florida State (12-6, 3-1 ACC) beat Boston College (12-3, 2-2) 19 – 8 Friday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles had a season-high 21 hits and 19 runs; four Seminoles had at least three hits, and every starter scored at least one run (eight had two).

After an RBI single in the first inning, Barrett broke a 5-5 tie with his first career home run in the third inning. He doubled in the fifth inning with a grand slam in the sixth to give FSU a 14-6 lead. It was the Seminoles’ first grand slam in over a year; Barrett followed with a single in the seventh inning to end his perfect day.

The teams traded runs through the first six innings, with FSU taking a 5-1 lead on James Tibbs III’s three-run home run in the second inning. The Eagles tied it with four runs in the top of the third inning before Barrett’s first home run.

Boston College tied the game on an RBI single in the sixth inning off Conner Whittaker (3-0) before FSU’s 10-run sixth inning. FSU’s first 10 batters of the inning scored, capped by a two-run home run by Titan Kamaka to make it 16-6. FSU had nine hits in the frame.

FSU added three runs in the seventh inning to end its scoring. BC hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.


B1 | BC 0, FSU 1 De Sedas triple, Ferrer scored
B1 | BC 0, FSU 2 B. Barrett singled, De Sedas scored
T2 | BC 1, FSU 2 Burns doubles, Leary scores
B2 | BC 1, FSU 5 Tibbs home run, Vincent & Trippel score
T3 | BC 3, FSU 5 Roche doubles, Walsh & Honeyman score
T3 | BC 5, FSU 5 Burns singled, Vetrano & Roche scored
B3 | BC 5, FSU 6 B. Barrett home run
T6 | BC 6, FSU 6 Honeyman singled, Mercado scored
B6 | BC 6, FSU 8 Carrion singled, Kamaka and Vincent scored
B6 | BC 6, FSU 9 Tibbs singled, Trippel scored
B6 | BC 6, FSU 10 Ferrer singled, Carrion scored
B6 | BC 6, FSU 14 B. Barrett homer, Tibbs, Ferrer & De Sedas score
B6 | BC 6, FSU 16 Kamaka home run, Rank scores
B7 | BC 6, FSU 17 Ferrer scored on a shooting error
B7 | BC 6, FSU 18 Vincent hit a pitch, B. Barrett scored
B7 | BC 6, FSU 19 Triple sacrifice fly, Rank scored
T8 | BC 7, FSU 19 Wolff home run
T9 | BC 8, FSU 19 Baruch walked, Guzman scored


The second game of the series will be on Saturday at 19:00 and the final on Sunday will start at 11:00.


  • Ben Barrett had a career game on Friday; He was 5-for-5 with his first two career home runs, including FSU’s first grand slam since March 8, 2022; his six RBIs were the most for a Seminole since Robby Martin in 2019 (also six). He finished a triple shy of the cycle and totaled 12 bases. He is the second FSU player with a multi-home run game this season (Jaime Ferrer at TCU). Barrett has had a hit in all seven games he’s started this year; the last Nole with five hits was Tyler Martin at Virginia Tech in 2021 (the last true freshman was Tyler Holt — BC’s third coach — in 2008).
  • Florida State’s first 10 batters of the sixth inning scored, FSU’s first 10-run inning since 2017 at NC State. In the game, nine FSU players had at least one hit and scored at least one run (eight had multiple hits). Titan Kamaka and Lance Trippel each had two hits in the inning; The last Nole with two hits in one inning was Elijah Cabell vs. Mercer in 2021.
  • Kamaka’s second hit was a two-run home run in the sixth inning, his second of the season. Trippel’s three hits tied a career high … James Tibbs and Treyton Rank each had three hits for the second straight game.
  • The Noles hit 10 games for the ninth time in 18 games; FSU reached double figures 10 times in 59 games last season.
  • Nander De Sedas made his first home run at third base with a diving stop and throw in the first inning. He has made 185 career starts.
  • De Sedas got FSU on the board with an RBI triple in the first inning. It was his first of the season and fourth of his career (third at FSU). As a team, FSU now has 10 triples, adding to the totals from 2021 (3) and 2022 (7). The Noles have a three-game hitting streak.
  • Tibbs hit a three-run home run in the second inning. Tibbs leads FSU with seven home runs this season and 17 in his career. It was FSU’s 21St home run of the season, but just a second triple blast. Tibbs leads FSU with a .409 average, 27 hits, 24 RBI, 30 runs, 7 home runs and 17 walks. He has a four-game hitting streak and a team-high 11 games on base; he tied his career-high four RBIs.
  • Treyton Rank singled and matched his career hitting streak at three… Ferrer extended his hitting streak to nine games, one shy of his career high (10 games, twice in 2022).
  • Reliever Conner Whittaker improved to 3-0 with one run in 4.0 innings. He joins Wyatt Crowell for the team lead in wins, surpassing two wins from a season ago.
  • It’s FSU’s 19th run in an ACC game since a 19-9 win over Virginia Tech in 2015. His 22 hits are his 26th in conference play since 2007 vs. Maryland.

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