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3 up 3 down: Florida State baseball bounces back with big win over Jacksonville

’Noles finish season sweep of Dolphins.

The Seminoles host the Blue Devils Steve Johnson

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.

Three Up:

  • 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.

Three Down:

  • 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.



On Deck:

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.