Florida State fell behind early and were never able to gather a lead in its 7-5 loss to Virginia on Sunday.
- The heart of the order provided FSU’s offense on Sunday. Quincy Nieporte, Drew Mendoza and Rhett Aplin, the four five and six hitters of the lineup, went a combined 3-9 with two home runs and four RBI. It was a nice turnaround from Saturday when the team was only able to muster two hits all game.
- Drew Carlton was sensational out of the bullpen. He threw the final 3 2⁄3 innings for FSU, not allowing a run or walk while striking out three. With a four game series coming up against Pacific next week, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Carlton starting one of those games.
- No errors!!
- Andrew Karp started the game and did not record an out before he was pulled my head coach Mike Martin. Karp allowed four runs, all earned, on four hits and a walk. His ERA on the season is now 7.30 and his rotation spot may be questionable going forward.
- In the first three innings, FSU grounded into a double play three times. When a team is down early and trying to chip away at a large deficit, the twin killing really is killing.
- Although FSU scored five runs, no batter had more than one hit in the game for FSU. The offense needs to get going at a more consistent level sooner or later.
FSU is now off until next weekend when it hosts Pacific for a four game series.