Tracking Winston: Longest pitching outing of year results in first win
Jameis Winston's 4.2 scoreless innings of relief Saturday night at Wake Forest helped get Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin the 1,800th victory of his career.
Jameis Winston threw just 44 pitches to 15 batters in Florida State's 13-inning victory over Wake Forest.
Mark Crammer / Anderson Independent-Mail
By Bob FerranteFOX Sports Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jameis Winston's longest outing of the season led to his first victory -- and a milestone win for coach Mike Martin.
Winston pitched 4.2 scoreless innings on Saturday night, striking out two and allowing just two hits. He was efficient in throwing just 44 pitches to 15 batters, retiring Wake Forest 1-2-3 in the 10th and 13th innings.
Florida State went ahead 4-3 in the top of the 13th on Danny De La Calle's RBI single, and Winston shut the door in the bottom of the inning. The road win gave Martin his 1,800th career victory.
Martin said he didn't want to pitch Winston that many innings, but with the game going deeper into extra frames, and Winston not going deep into counts, he was the best option.
"I feel good," Winston told the Tallahassee Democrat. "When you're out there pitching, all you can do is compete."