Andrew Miller, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Seminoles survived extra innings against the UCF Knights, giving the team its second straight series win against the Knights and outscoring them 16-5 in the two-game series.
Taylor Walls batted in Matt Henderson in the bottom of the 11th to beat out a close throw at home, ultimately giving the surging Seminoles a 5-4 comeback win.
“It’s a win you remember because you had a chance to see a team kind of feel sorry for themselves,” FSU coach Mike Martin said. FSU took a 3-1 lead after a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh, but the Noles got themselves in some trouble in the top of the eighth.
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Jordan Pandy, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State gave up runs early and had a hard time coming back, dropping their second game of the season to Jacksonville University 7-3.
Jacksonville scored four runs in the second inning and stayed ahead the rest of game. Dolphins starting pitcher Michael Baumann struck out six Seminole batters, and allowed only one run on four hits, pitching 6.1 innings.
“Starting pitcher [Baumann] was very impressive,” said Florida State head Coach Mike Martin. “Six strikeouts in a little over five innings. He was dynamite.”
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Andrew Small, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles (5-1) take the series against the College of Charleston Cougars (3-3) 2-1 with their 11-2 victory on Sunday.
The Seminoles were able to capitalize off of the Cougars’ six errors and great pitching by freshman starter Cole Sands (2-0).
“I was very pleased to see a zero in that final column [for my ball club]” said Head Coach Mike Martin after the game. “It’s those errors that allowed us to break away with the lead.”
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Bryan Uzbay, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Noles got back on track after Friday’s loss as they defeated the College of Charleston Cougars 8-3 with a big third inning on Saturday afternoon.
Florida State (4-1) broke the game open with four runs coming in the third inning. It started with a leadoff walk by Jackson Lueck (0-1, three walks), a single by Taylor Walls (3-5, two doubles), and a walk by Matt Henderson (0-4, one walk) that loaded the bases for John Sansone (3-5, two RBI).
Sansone ripped a single into right field that scored Lueck from third while Cal Raleigh (2-4, two RBI) followed with a looping single over the shortstop’s head that scored Walls and Henderson. One out later, Dylan Busby (3-5, two RBI) singled on a ball that split the third baseman and short stop that scored Sansone.
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Bryan Uzbay, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles were held to one run by the College of Charleston Cougars after an almost record breaking 50-run outburst in their season opening series last weekend, falling to College of Charleston 2-1.
Florida State (3-1) swept the University of Rhode Island to start the season, outscoring the Rams 50-6, tied for second most runs for a season opening series in school history.
John Sansone led the offense, contributing two homeruns, a two run homerun and a grand slam, while also racking up nine RBIs. Starting pitchers Compton, Carlton, and Sands were dominant on the mound pitching a combined 15 innings while only giving up three runs.
The series opener against the Cougars (3-1) went very different for the Noles. Florida State didn’t collect their first hit until the bottom of the fifth inning in the form of a single to shallow left field off the bat of Darren Miller (1-for-2). Later in inning, already down two, the Seminoles stranded runners on first and second. They went on to strand eight total in the game.
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