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Florida State baseball downs Jacksonville

FSU plays their first road game of the season

Cam Smith bats against James Madison University
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Florida State baseball, after a win on the road, is now 4-0 on the season.

Despite dropping behind early FSU clobbered the Dolphins 11-2. Starter Ben Barrett gave up the lead in the 2nd after hitting a batter and giving up a home run. He finished the inning with a walk and ground out but his day was done. Brennen Oxford took over and had himself a nice night. The Wake Forest transfer gave up one hit, one walk, no runs and struck out six over three innings. After entering the game Oxford committed an error and put a pitch to the backstop before rattling off three straight Ks.

While he avoided damage David Barrett had another rough outing. Through just over one inning he did strike out two but also gave up two walks and a hit. Andrew Armstrong came on and recorded three outs to two batters as he was able to pick off the base runner he inherited. Army finished up with three strike outs in two innings, no hits and no runs. Ryan Denison pitched a scoreless ninth the end the game.

The Seminole offense continued its hot start with a barrage of singles and doubles. A five spot in the third, highlighted by Jordan Williams two-run shot, and three more in the fourth pretty much put the game away. Late Cam Smith added his second home run in as many games. Unfortunately FSU did have a lot of swing and miss in their bats as they struck out 12 times on the night (Bazz Jimenez had three in three at bats). You’ll take that if the team also puts up 11 runs on 15 hits though.

FSU stays on the road as they travel to Fort Worth to take on eighth ranked TCU Horned Frogs.