TALLAHASSEE, Florida – For the second straight game, Florida State (7-3) dropped an offensive slugfest to FGCU (10-1), falling 11-10 in front of 5,038 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles had 16 hits in the contest – including three from McGwire Holbrook, making his FSU debut – but a ninth-inning home run for the Eagles broke a 10-10 tie and proved to be the winning run.
Holbrook, a transfer from West Virginia, saw just 10 pitches over his five at-bats, finishing 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run double. Colton Vincent extended his hitting streak to 14 games with two hits, and Treyton Rank had a pair of singles from the leadoff spot. Vincent and Rank both singled in the ninth inning, but LJ McDonough earned his second save of the weekend by forcing a fielder’s choice to end the contest.
Edrick Felix hit two solo home runs for the Eagles, including in the ninth-inning against Ryan Denison (0-1). Denison pitched a career-high 3.1 innings, allowing two earned runs. Connor O’Hara got the win for FGCU with a scoreless eighth inning.
B1 | FGCU 0, FSU 1 Barrett singled, Carrion scored
B1 | FGCU 0, FSU 2 Holbrook singled, Ferrer scored
B1 | FGCU 0, FSU 3 Smith singled, Barrett scored
T2 | FGCU 1, FSU 3 Felix home run
T2 | FGCU 2, FSU 3 Lojewski scored on a throwing error
T3 | FGCU 3, FSU 3 Felix reached on an error, Povey scored
T3 | FGCU 4, FSU 3 Wilmer reached on an error, Figueredo scored
T3 | FGCU 5, FSU 3 Mummau walked, Rodriguez scored
T3 | FGCU 6, FSU 3 Ellis singled, Felix scored
B3 | FGCU 6, FSU 5 Holbrook doubled, Ferrer & Barrett scored
B4 | FGCU 6, FSU 6 Ferrer singled, Carrion scored
B5 | FGCU 6, FSU 7 Vincent doubled, Smith scored
T6 | FGCU 7, FSU 7 Wilmer home run
T6 | FGCU 8, FSU 7 Figueredo doubled, Povey scored
T6 | FGCU 10, FSU 7 Kinker home run, Figueredo scored
B6 | FGCU 10, FSU 8 Barrett singled, Tibbs scored
B6 | FGCU 10, FSU 9 Barrett scored on a balk
B6 | FGCU 10, FSU 10 Smith reached on an error, Holbrook scored
T9 | FGCU 11, FSU 10 Felix home run
Florida State looks to salvage a game in the series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. FSU will throw RHP Carson Montgomery, while FGCU will counter with RHP Jacob Lojewski.
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