...FSU rolled in the early game, beating Stetson 17-1 which means the Noles must win tonight's game against Mississippi State to have the right to play in the Bulldogs tomorrow night in a "winner-take-all" scenario.
Meanwhile Clemson has the advantage in their Super Regional after defeating Coastal Carolina, 11-8 in the winners' bracket game. Coastal Carolina must defeat St. John's and Clemson twice to advance.
FSU loses 9-4. Baseball team continues long stretch of mediocrity that is well hidden during the regular season.
Innings 1-2: FSU took a which 2-0 lead when Jack Rye hit a towering bomb over right center. The lead was short-lived however as the Bulldogs hit two home runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-2 lead through the first two innings.
Inning 3: Uh oh, FSU rallied to tie the game at 3 as Tony Thomas scored after hitting a double and stealing third. However, Mississippi State puts another three spot up at the bottom of the third to take a 6-3 lead through three innings. FSU starter Sam Rosen was yanked.
Inning 4-5: FSU fails to score or so much as threaten to score while Mississippi State tacks on another run to make it 7-3. Something tells me this might not end well.
Inning 6-7: Jack Rye hit a MONSTER shot for his second home run of the game, but in the 7th inning he grounds out to second with the bases loaded and FSU trails 7-4. Mississippi State is going with a freshman reliever while D'Vontrey Richardson (!!) is a defensive replacement in centerfield.
Inning 8: MSU tacks on two more to take a seemingly comfortable 9-4 lead. Of course you never know because these young men are allowed to use aluminum bats that could kill.