The Florida State Seminoles completed the season sweep (3-0) against the Jacksonville Dolphins in a 10-4 win Wednesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Freshman LHP Austin Pollack (4-4) picked up the win, while fellow freshman LHP Jonah Scolaro picked up his 6th save of the season.
- Florida State struggled mightily with situational hitting in Monday night’s loss to Clemson. Tonight, the Seminoles bounced back in a big way, going 6-12 with RISP and 6-13 with 2 outs.
- As mentioned earlier, Scolaro picked up his 6th save of the season. He entered in the top of the 7th, with the Seminoles clinging to a 6-4 lead. He went on to throw 3 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, 0 runs, and 1 walk, while striking out 5 Dolphin batters.
- Freshman RF Reese Albert had a nice weekend series vs. Clemson. He was rewarded by moving up to the 6th spot in the FSU lineup. And he rewarded the coaching staff, going 1-2 with 3 RBI. It might just be a coincidence, but Drew Mendoza had a nice night with Albert’s protection, reaching base in 4 of 5 plate appearances with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
- Pollack picked up the win throwing 6 IP, but he allowed 4 earned runs on 9 base-runners (3 extra base hits). Scolaro was able to close things out, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing, as he allowed 4 base-runners in his 3 innings. Overall, the Seminole staff allowed 13 base-runners. They were fortunate to hold Jacksonville to just 4 runs.
- It might be nitpicking, but Jackson Lueck committed an error in the top of the third inning. Any time you give an opponent extra outs, you’re asking for trouble.
- Bottom of the lineup continues to struggle: Mike Salvatore and Nick Derr went 0-7 combined Wednesday night. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: where’s Cooper Swanson? The freshman has shown plenty of promise this season, sporting an .846 OPS (on-base+slugging), but has gotten minimal play time as of late, even as FSU’s middle infielders struggle.
Florida State hosts Mt. Saint Mary’s for a 4-game series this weekend (doubleheader Saturday). The opener is scheduled for Friday night at 6.