After finishing on the wrong side of a pitcher’s duel yesterday, FSU will look to even up the series with Duke today. Florida State compiled just one hit, while making two errors on the other side of the ball. It was the third time this season FSU dropped a game by one-run. Shane Drohan will look to get Florida State back on track.
Drohan showed major signs of improvement with his command and efficiency last weekend. The LHP worked into the fifth inning for the first time in 2020, and would’ve completed five innings with just one walk if not for an error. The junior has compiled a 2.92 ERA with a 1.57 WHIP. Drohan has limited damage with the nation’s 25th-best K-rate, striking out 15.32 batters per nine. With Duke’s three best hitters being natural lefties, this should be a favorable matchup for the southpaw.
Cooper Stinson will get the start for Duke. The RHP has thrown 3.1 less innings, but is yet to give up a run this season. Stinson is one of just 12 pitchers in the nation yet to give up a run while throwing at least 15 innings. Like Jarvis, he has thrown strikes at an extremely high rate, walking just one batter. He’s also struck out 17 batters and held opponents to a .186 average. The sophomore will also sit low 90’s with the fastball, pairing it with a low-80’s slider.
Dylan Simmons and Logan Lacey are back in the lineup today against Stinson.