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Baseball Live Game Chat – Florida State vs North Carolina – Game 2

The Florida State Seminoles continue their series tonight with North Carolina at 6:00 pm.


During the game you can chat live and share your thoughts about the game. We will also provide updates from the press box inside Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU Moderator – Baseball: Welcome to Dick Howser Stadium for the 2nd game between UNC and Florida State!
FSU Moderator – Baseball: The Seminoles pulled out a dramatic 9th inning win last night here in Tallahassee, so we’ll see what’s in store for today!
FSU Moderator – Baseball: It’s a BEAUTIFUL Saturday afternoon and perfect for some baseball.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Here are the starting lineups for this afternoon, first for North Carolina…
FSU Moderator – Baseball: 1. LF Ben Bunting
2. 1B Dustin Ackley
3. 3B Kyle Seager
4. 2B Levi Michael
5. RF Garrett Gore
6. DH Mark Fleury
7. SS Ryan Graepel
8. CF Mike Cavasinni
9. C Jacob Stallings
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Pitching for the Tar Heels today is RHP Adam Warren, who is 3-2 on the season witha 3.02 ERA.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And now for the Seminoles…
FSU Moderator – Baseball: 1. CF Tyler Holt
2. SS Stephen Cardullo
3. 3B Stuart Tapley
4. 2B Jason Stidham
5. LF Mike McGee
6. DH Tommy Oravetz
7. 1B Jack Posey
8. C Rafael Lopez
9. RF Ohmed Danesh
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And pitching today for FSU is Freshman LHP Brian Busch, who is 1-1 on the season so far with a 3.03 ERA.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Sean Gilmartin had his stuff in last night’s win, so we’ll see what Brian Busch can do today.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Busch is a very talented freshman and has been effective coming in to Saturdays thus far. He did have a a rough outing after 5 innings last weekend at Miami, and looks to bounce back from that today.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: First pitch is just 7 minutes away!
FSU Moderator – Baseball: The Seminoles need to continue the momentum from last night’s win and put UNC away today with a victory.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: The Seminoles take the field and we’re ready to go!
FSU Moderator – Baseball: First batter of the afternoon is Ben Bunting, the UNC Left Fielder
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Bunting is hitting .336 on the season, but had a rough outing last night.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Bunting leads things off with a single into right field, bringing up Dustin Ackley.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ackley lines out to McGee in left field, who makes another great running catch to get the 1st out of the inning.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: That brings up Kyle Seager, who had a good night hitting the ball for the Tar Heels last night.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Seager grounds into the 6-3 double play to end the top of the 1st. We head to the bottom of the 1st in Tallahassee, 0-0 ballgame
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tyler Holt leads things off for the Seminoles this afternoon. Hotl hitting .439 on the season, the best on the team.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Holt draws a leadoff walk with Cardullo coming up next.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo looks at a 3-0 count from Warren.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Cardullo doubles to left center to advance Holt to third. GREAT hitting by Cardullo! 2 on, no outs with Tapley coming up to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley looks at a 2-0 count. Early on, Alex Warren just doesn’t have his stuff today and is NOT hitting his spots.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: #32 Bryant Gaines heads to the bullpen ALREADY for UNC, a hit here could spell the end for Warren today.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley singles to center to score both Cardullo and Holt. FSU LEADS 2-0 with no outs and 1 on.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And the hitting cycle continues for FSU as Stidham singles to left. 2 on, no outs, and FSU leads 2-0 with Mike McGee coming up to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: McGee takes a big whiff of air, 1-2 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And McGee strikes out swinging to get the first out of the inning. Tommy Oravetz now steps in for FSU.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Oravetz looks at a 2-0 count. That last strikeout for Warren was HUGE for UNC.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: 3-0 now to Oravetz.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Oravetz draws a walk to lead the bases for Jack Posey. Warren is feeling the pressure from FSU here today.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Posey takes a called strike one that the Seminole fans don’t agree with…
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Posey singles to the 3b Seager, who boots the ball, and Tapley scores to give FSU a 3-0 lead. Bases still loaded!
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Lopez grounds into a double play to end the inning. FSU gets 3 runs on 3 hits to lead 3-0 going to the top of the 2nd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Brian Busch comes out for the 2nd inning. He allowed one hit last inning
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Levi Michael leads things off for UNC here in the 2nd inning.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Michael hitting .295 on the season, having a rough series here at FSU.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Busch gets Michael to strikeout looking. 1 down, with Busch’s 1st K of the afternoon.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Garrett Gore singles into left under the diving Stephen Cardullo.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Mark Fleury is now your batter, 1 on and 1 out
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Fleury strikes out looking, Busch’s 2nd K of the game, 2 outs and 1 on with Ryan Graepel coming up to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Graepel flies out to Stidham to end the inning. Only one hit allowed here in the top of the 2nd, we head to bottom 2nd with FSU leading 3-0.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ohmed Danesh is now your batter.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh hitting .296 on the season and is not having his best season at the plate.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Ohmed holds off on the swing, 3-1 count now.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh is having a good at bat, seems to be battling here.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Danesh draws a leadoff walk. Top of the order comes up now with Tyler Holt.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Holt drew a walk last at bat, and hopefully will come up with a key hit here for FSU.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Holt takes strike two for a 1-2 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Holt now strikes out looking, and the entire Dick Howser Stadium erupts in yells against the call from home plate umpire Mitch Mele.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo now steps in with 1 on and 1 out.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo’s last at bat was a double, and the junior is having a GREAT season at the plate.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo flies out to right center at the warning track. 2 out and 1 on now for Stuart Tapley, who had a 2 RBI single last at bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: tapley hitting .301 on the season with 9 HR
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley being patient here with a 2-0 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh advances to 2nd on a wild pitch, good heads up base running by the junior outfielder.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley looks at a 3-1 count and grounds out the third baseman Kyle Seager to end the inning. FSU still leads 3-0 heading to the top of the 3rd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Mike Cavasinni is your 1st batter of the 3rd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cavasinni draws a walk, with Jacob Stallings up now. 1 on and no outs top 3rd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Called strike 2 on Stallings, 1-2 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stallings doubles to deep right. 2 on and no outs for UNC.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: That brings up Ben Bunting, who singled in his first at bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Bunting grounds out to Stidham, but scores Cavasinni on a sac RBI. FSU leads 3-1.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Dustin Ackley now steps in for UNC, and grounds to Stidham, but that scores another run for UNC, FSU leads 3-2.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Kyle Seager lays down a nice bunt for an infield base hit, 2 outs and 1 on, with FSU leading 3-2.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Levi Michael is now the batter, who struck out in his last at bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Michael flies out to the left fielder Danesh to end the top of the 3rd, but UNC scores to get close at 3-2.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Due up this inning are Jason Stidham, Mike McGee, and Tommy Oravetz.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stidham singled in his last at bat, hitting .324 on the season and 5 HR.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stidham looks at a 2-2 count here with no outs in the bottom of the 3rd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stidham strikes out swinging, Mike McGee now up for FSU.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Mike McGee looks at a 3-2 count and strikes out swinging. 2 K’s for Warren here in the bottom of the 3rd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Oravetz bunts and is thrown out at 1st. Nothing across for FSU, who still leads 3-2 heading to the top of the 4th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Garrett Gore takes strike one to lead off the 4th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Gore looks at a 1-2 count and strikes out swinging, Busch’s 3rd K of the game. 1 out and none on for Mark Fleury.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Fleury takes ball 2 from Busch, 2-1 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Fleury singles to right field, good job by Danesh holding the runner at 1st.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: That brings up Ryan Graepel, who is hitting only .258 on the season thus far.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And the shortstop Graepel takes a 2-1 count and singles to right field. Runners on the corners with 1 out and Mike Cavasinni coming up.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cavasinni sac fly to right, scores UNC, Game now tied 3-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: That brings up Jacob Stallings, who grounds out to Tapley to end the inning. GREAT throw by Tapley, but UNC ties the game 3-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Due up for the Seminoles this inning are Jack Posey, Rafael Lopez, and Ohmed Danesh–the bottom of the FSU order.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Posey is 0-1 on the game by a reach on an error by the 3b Kyle Seager.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Posey not having a good at bat, 3-2 count now.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Posey is hit by Warren’s pitch, and that brings up Rafael Lopez with 1 on and no outs.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Lopez sac bunt advances Posey to 2nd. 1 out and Posey on 2nd with Danesh coming up now.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh walked last at bat, and now looks at a 1-0 count early in the AB.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh flies out to DEEP left center, and Tyler Holt is now your batter. 2 on with 2 outs.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Holt takes strike one for an early 1-1 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Holt is hitting .439 with 19 RBI on the season. Having a great sophomore season for the ‘Noles this year.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Tyler Holt takes ball 4 for a walk with Stephen Cardullo coming up. 2 on and 2 outs for the junior SS.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo has doubled and popped out already this game, but is having a great season hitting the ball after moving over to SS.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo takes a 2-2 count and flies out to right field. Ends the inning, with two runners left on base, game still tied 3-3 heading to the top of the 5th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ben Bunting singles to start things off for UNC. Dustin Ackley up to bat now.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ackley flies out to the CF Tyler Holt, who collides with McGee yet manages to hold onto the ball THANKFULLY. 1 outs and 1 on for Kyle Seager.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Busch hits Kyle Seager in the back with a wild pitch, 2 runners on with 1 out and Levi Michael stepping in to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Michael swings and misses, strike on and 0-1 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: The runners pull a double steal and both advance to 2nd and 3rd.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Michael takes ball 3, 3-2 count. Busch needs to settle down here.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: And Busch walks Levi Michael to load the bases with only 1 out in the inning. Busch has now given up 7 hits already with Garrett Gore batting.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Gore singles to right and scores a runner, UNC now leads 4-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Mark Fleury steps in, and has a walk and single today.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Busch stays in the game after meeting with Jamey Shouppe on the mound.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Fleury looks at a 2-0 count and flies out to Holt, but scores another runner. UNC now leads 5-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ryan Graepel is now the batter, and he doubles to left field, scoring 2 runs. UNC now leads 7-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: The Wheels have officially fallen off for Brian Busch, and the Noles trail by 4 runs.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Busch throws out Cavasinni at 1st, but the Tar Heels score 4 more runs to now lead 7-3 heading to the bottom of the 5th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley, Stidham, and McGee are your batters due up here in the bottom of the 5th
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley takes a 1-1 count and flies out to center. 1 out and none on with Stidham stepping in to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stidham takes a 3-2 count and strikes out looking. 2 outs and none on for Mike McGee.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: The Noles cannot get ANYTHING going at the plate and have been shut down by Alex Warren after that 3 run 1st inning.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: McGee singles to left field for FSU’s first base hit since the 1st inning. Tommy Oravetz up next.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Oravetz needs to come up clutch here for FSU right now.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Oravetz looks at a 0-1 count and grounds out to the SS Graepel to end the inning. Nothing for the Seminoles, who stil trail 7-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: PITCHING CHANGE: John Gast now pitching for FSU, and he gets Stallings to fly out to right.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Bunting singles to right for UNC. 1 on and 1 out for Dustin Ackley.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Gast gets Ackley to ground out to Cardullo, who can’t turn the double play. 2 out and 1 on for Kyle Seager.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Seager pops out to Tyler Holt to end the inning. Gast pitches well and we head to the bottom of 6th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Due up for FSU: Posey, Lopez, and Danesh.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Posey grounds out to Ackley for the 1st out of the bottom of the 7th. Rafael Lopez now steps in to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Lopez flies out to left, 2 outs and none on for Ohmed Danesh.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Seminoles still cannot get anything going offensively. They need something soon or this game will go to the Tar Heels.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh takes a 3-2 count and strikes out looking. Very quick inning for FSU, and UNC still leads 7-3 going into the top of the 7th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Pitching Change: Tyler Everett now comes in for John Gast.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Everett is a sophomore from right here in Tallahassee, and attended Lincoln High School.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Levi Michael draws a walk and that bring up Garrett Gore, who has a fielders choice put out at 2nd. 1 out and Gore on 1st, top 7th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Mark Fleury is now the batter, who has struck out, singles, and sac flied.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Fleury grounds into a 3-6 double play to end the top of the 7th. GREAT defense by the Noles. UNC still leads 7-3 heading into the 7th inning stretch.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Due up for FSU is the top of the order: Holt, Cardullo, and Tapley.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: FSU needs to get it going here, or it’s going to be a long night until tomorrow’s possible rubber match if FSU loses.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Holt takes a 1-2 count and flies out to deep center. 1 out and none on with Stephen Cardullo coming up.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Cardullo has a 3-1 count and draws a walk. 1 on with 1 out and Tapley coming to the plate.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley has singled for 2 RBI, grounded out, and popped out here against UNC this afternoon. 1-3 on the game.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Looks like UNC is making a pitching change. Alex Warren pitches a GREAT game after that rough 1st inning. Colin Bates now the pitcher.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tapley gets hit in the upper arm by Bates and takes his base down to 1st. 2 on and 1 out for Jason Stidham.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: This is a great chance for FSU to add some runs, they NEED runs right now.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stidham looks at a 3-0 count and flies out to left center. 2 outs and 2 on for Mike McGee.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: FSU is quickly seeing their chances of coming back dwindling away if McGee cannot get a hit.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: McGee takes a 1-1 count and pops out to the 2b Levi Michael. Noles leave 2 stranded and still trail 7-3 heading into the top of the 8th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Graepel leads things off for UNC here in the top of the 8th, and grounds out to Cardullo. 1 out and none on.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Mike Cavasinni comes up next and bloops one into short center. Base hit, 1 out and 1 on, top 8th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Jacob Stallings up next, and he singles through Cardullo to left. Error on Cardullo, runners on the corners with only 1 out.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ben Bunting next to bat, and he is having a great day going 3-4 with 2 RBI.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Pitching Change: Mark Peterson now the pitcher for the Seminoles.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Bunting takes a 2-2 count and strikes out swinging. Peterson’s 1st K of the game on his first batter faced. 2 outs a 2 on for Dustin Ackley.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ackley has a 2-2 count and advances to 1st. Base hit, RBI, unearned run, and UNC now leads 8-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Kyle Seager now steps in and a wild pitch by Peterson advances the runners to 2nd and 3rd. Still 2 outs. 3-2 count on Seager.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Peterson strikes out Seager, Peterson’s 2nd K. UNC still leads 8-3 heading into the bottom of the 8th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Oravetz leads things off for FSU in the 8th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: FSU AGAIN needs to get something going here. Oravetz has a 2-0 count.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Good way to start the 8th, Oravetz walks and James Ramsey steps in to pinch hit for Jack Posey.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ramsey has a 1-2 count and strikes out, 1 out and 1 on for Rafael Lopez.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Lopez has a 3-0 count and a chance to get on base here.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Lopez draws a walk and runners stand on 1st and 2nd with 1 out and Ohmed Danesh stepping in to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh not hitting well today, 0-2 with a BB, FO, and K.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Danesh already has a 0-2 count and strikes out looking. 2 outs and 2 on for Tyler Holt.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Tyler Holt has a 1-2 count and flies out to right. Seminoles again leave 2 stranded are the Tar Heels still lead 8-3 going to the top of the 9th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Changes for FSU: C now Parker Brunelle and 1B Mike Meschke.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Hunter Scantling now pitching for FSU as well.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Levi Michael leads it off for UNC in the top of the 9th, and Scantling strikes him out. 1 away and none on.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Gore is the next batter, and he reaches on a fielding error by Hunter Scantling. 1 on and 1 out, with Mary Fleury coming up to bat.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Gore reaches on an awkward base hit down the 3rd base line. 2 on and 1 out, Graepel is the batter.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Scantling has a wild pitch, runner reaches on the walk, bases loaded and 1 out with Mike Cavasinni batting.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Pitching Change: Ben Francis now pitching for FSU.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Francis gives up a base hit, 2 more runners score and UNC now leads 10-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Jacob Stallings is now the batter. 2 on, 1 out, and UNC leads 10-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Stallings grounds to Tapley, fielders choice out at 2nd. 2 outs and runners on the corners.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Ben Bunting now steps in, and he is 3-5 on the afternoon. Noles need to get out of thsi inning. The Wheels have officially fallen off.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Bases now loaded with 2 outs, passed ball and wild pitch, one more run scores and UNC leads 11-3.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: Francis walks Dustin Ackley to load the bases, and UNC still leads 11-3 as the Seminoles keep giving up needless runs here in the top of the 9th.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: That’s it from Dick Howser Stadium, as Ryan Vigue comes in to pitch.
FSU Moderator – Baseball: We’ll see you back here tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, at 1 pm for the rubber match between FSU and UNC. Go Noles!

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