Florida State baseball head coach Mike Martin summed up an 8-0 loss to Virginia best by saying, “We got it handed to us....They took us back to the woodshed. Plain and simple.”
- Tyler Holton started the game throwing four scoreless innings, before allowing a two run homer in the fourth when he would be pulled. Through 4 1/3 innings pitched, Holton only allowed those two earned runs on five hits and one walk with striking out one. It wasn’t a particularly great start, but in a game like today’s, it’s hard to find many positives.
- Will Zirzow was the fifth reliever out of the FSU bullpen, and by far the most successful. The redshirt junior threw 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk.
- Drew Mendoza had some fabulous plays in the field at first place, and seems to be getting a feel for that position. He made an over-the-railing catch and had an unassisted double play along with some nice picks on low throws.
- The offense was arguably the worst it has been all season. Zero runs, two hits, and five walks. It was just a horrendous showing all around, and Rhett Aplin remains the only FSU hitter with a batting average over .300.
- Jim Voyles came in to relieve Kwiatkowski and allowed UVA to jump out even further ahead. Voyles allowed four runs in just 2⁄3 of an inning on four hits and one walk. His season ERA is now up to 4.15 through 30 1⁄3 innings pitched.
- The big inning that allowed UVA to open up the game was a fifth run sixth by the Cavs. In that inning, all five runs were scored with two outs as UVA recorded six straight safe base runners after having a runner on first and two outs. It wouldn’t have made a difference seeing that FSU scored 0 runs, but mentally, a 2-0 comeback is a lot easier to prepare for than a 7-0 deficit.
The rubber match is scheduled for 1 PM on Saunday.