Walk-off Winner: Lueck’s 2nd HR of day pushes FSU past Irish in ACC tourney
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jackson Lueck hit his second two-run home run of the game in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting Florida State past Notre Dame 5-3 on Wednesday at a rainy Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Lueck also homered in the sixth before ending it six innings later for the eighth-seeded Seminoles (36-20), who will advance to the semifinal round if they beat top-seeded Louisville (46-9) on Friday.
Dylan Busby started Florida State’s rally with a two-out single in the 12th before Lueck lofted a 1-2 pitch over the left-field fence off Sean Guenther (3-5).
“I’ve been blessed to be involved in a number of baseball games at Florida State,” head coach Mike Martin said. “I’ve been on the other end, and I’ve been on the end that we were on tonight. That one was, you might say, one for the ages, with the conditions what they were.”
“Any time you come out with a W, it’s nice,” Lueck said. “But for a game like this it was back and forth, back and forth, and to come out on top is huge. Feels good.”
Busby also had a run-scoring double in the seventh. Andrew Karp (2-3) struck out two in two innings.
Nick Podkul hit two solo home runs for the 12th-seeded Fighting Irish (26-31).
The start of the game was delayed for 3 hours due to rain, then delayed for 38 minutes in the eighth.