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3 Up, 3 Down: No. 20 FSU baseball self-destructs against Boston College

The ’Noles tried to rally, but it was too little, too late.

Maine at Florida State Steve Johnson

Florida State found itself in a hole early due to another poor outing by a starting pitcher, but rallied late. Unfortunately, the ’Noles (17-8) dropped the first game in the series to Boston College (13-12) by a score of 10-7.

3 Up

  • JC Flowers continues to improve his stock. The outfielder had a couple of great plays in the outfield, including FSU’s first outfield assist of the season. He also went 1-4 with a walk to bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but FSU wasn’t able to capitalize. Flowers wasn’t completely clean, though, as he misjudged a fly ball that landed for a hit (it would’ve been an incredible play had he snagged it), while also grounding into a double play with the bases loaded to end the first inning.
  • Robby Martin has started to round into form (again). After starting the season on fire against weaker competition, the freshman struggled to adjust in conference, but the last few games have seen his stock rise. Martin went 2-3 with four RBI.
  • The weather was nice...

3 Down

  • Another game, another poor start by a FSU pitcher. Drew Parrish only lasted 1.1 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out just one. The junior pitcher has been terrible this year and while it’s unfortunate that players like Parrish have off years, it’s pathetic FSU hasn’t recruited other guys capable of snatching the Friday role from him.
  • Chase Haney pitched 0.2 of an inning and was the only FSU pitcher of the eight (8!) used who didn’t issue a walk. Seminole pitchers issued 12 free-passes with 100 of their 202 pitches missing the zone. Making matters worse, Florida State hit a batter and threw three wild pitches. All things considered, the ’Noles were lucky to only give up 10 runs, as Boston College grounded into two double plays, and the FSU outfield added two assists, minimizing the damage.
  • FSU finds itself at 5-5 though the weaker part of its ACC schedule. While this program has been in situations like this before, it’s flirting with disaster. Somebody needs to emerge on the mound (frankly, multiple arms), but who? Can the offense find any sort of consistency? These questions need to be answered, and fast, if the Seminoles want to make any sort of postseason noise.

Box Score

Game Thread

Florida State is back in action tomorrow at 6:00 pm, as the Seminoles look to even the series against Boston College.