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3 up, 3 down: Florida State extends winning streak to three games after win vs. Stetson

Is Florida State baseball finally turning the page?

Florida State baseball continues to build momentum heading into the final weeks of the season, winning its third straight game vs. Stetson on Wednesday, 7-3.

Three up:

  1. Florida State had zero errors. Yes, zero. Good job.
  2. After the top of the order finished up the series vs. Clemson with a dreadful performance, Taylor Walls and Dylan Busby made up for it on Wednesday. Walls went 3-5 with two runs, two doubles and an RBI. Busby went 3-4 with two home runs, two runs, three RBI and a walk. It was a sensational performance for the 1-2 punch in the lineup.
  3. Clayton Kwiatkowski allowed minimal damage to the Stetson offense in his 3 2/3 innings out of the bullpen and played a big role in preserving the lead. The freshman allowed one earned run on three hits, did not walk any and struck out three. Likewise, Kwiatkowski, starter Will Zirzow and Chase Haney did not allow a single Stetson leadoff hitter to reach base.

Three down:

  1. It was a flip-flop of Monday’s game, as the bottom of the order was the pitfall on Wednesday. Drew Mendoza, Matt Henderson and JC Flowers combined for 0-8 with a walk and one strikeout. The trio was also responsible for seven of the team’s eight runners left on base.
  2. Jackson Lueck had another off night, going 0-5 with a golden sombrero (four strikeouts). His average on the season dipped to .291. History tells us this should just be a temporary slump.
  3. FSU did not record a hit in five of the final six times at the plate, and offense was compacted to the beginning of the game. The ‘Noles were lucky as when they got on a rally, they carried it into multiple runs, however it’s important to be more consistent inning by inning heading forward.

Florida State heads to Miami to face the Hurricanes for a weekend series.