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3 Up, 3 Down: FSU baseball drops series to Louisville

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Florida State did little right and was easily overwhelmed by Louisville

FSU Seminoles Baseball vs the Clemson Tigers
FSU Seminoles Baseball vs the Clemson Tigers
Courteney Korosec

The game between Florida State (35-20, 17-13) and Louisville was over before it began. Just like every game this series Louisville jumped out to an early lead and just like Thursday’s game FSU would be unable to close the gap and fell 11-0. The Seminoles finish their season with an RPI of 50 and might need to win a game in the ACC Tournament if they want to play in the NCAA tournament.

Three Up

  • Nope.

Three Down

  • FSU continues to search for a third starting pitcher as Conor Grady lasted just one inning giving up four runs on three hits and two walks. Grady was not alone in his struggles as Antonio Velez gave up four runs over the next two innings on five hits and Shane Drohan and JC Flowers gave up three runs between them to end the game. Flowers walked three batters and gave up a double in an inning of work. Seminole pitchers combined to give up 11 runs on 15 hits and six walks while striking out just two.
  • A day after putting up 14 runs on the Cardinals the FSU bats went very silent. Florida State managed just two hits and four walks while striking out 13 times. It wasn’t just a few players that were the problem. Up and down the order Florida State struggled to put together competitive at bats and looked, at times, like they had better places to be.
  • The ‘Noles’ penchant to struggle in the field is well documented and once again it reared it’s ugly face. FSU had more errors (three) than hits (two) against Louisville, which is a very bad combination when your pitching staff is iffy, at best. Even without recording an error in Friday’s game Florida State managed to drop it’s fielding percentage from .963 to .962 over the weekend.

FSU travels to Durham, NC for the ACC Tournament. The ‘Noles are the six seed and in a pod with Wake Forest and NC State. Times have not yet been announced but the tournament starts May 21st.