TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Catcher Colton Vincent tied a career-high with three hits and had four RBI, while Wyatt Crowell pitched 5.2 innings in relief as Florida State (8-3) beat FGCU (10-2) 14-8 Sunday at Dick Howser Stadium.
Crowell’s 5.2 innings were a career high, and his seven strikeouts also tied a career best. Doug Kirkland allowed one inherited runner to score in the ninth inning.
Vincent increased his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest for a Seminole since 2018. He was 3-for-3 with four RBI, the final three of which came on a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning and capped the Seminole scoring. During his hitting streak, Vincent is hitting 22-for-53 and he leads FSU with a .421 batting average this season.
Florida State scored three runs in the first inning, on three consecutive hits from James Tibbs III, Jaime Ferrer and Ben Barrett. Tibbs’ double tied the game after Harrison Povey hit a solo home run for the Eagles in the first inning; Barrett scored Tibbs with an RBI single, and Ferrer scored on a throwing error from the FGCU second baseman.
For the series, FSU scored eight total runs in the opening frame: three Saturday and Sunday and two Friday evening.
The Eagles answered on Brian Ellis’s three-run home run in the second inning. Carson Montgomery allowed seven runs in 2.1 innings before Crowell kept the Eagles off the board until the ninth inning.
FSU responded with seven runs on eight hits in the bottom of the second, including a two-run home from Nander De Sedas and a three-run blast from Jaime Ferrer. De Sedas’s blast chased Jacob Lojewski (x-x) from the contest; FSU answered with six consecutive hits against reliever Tyler Tipton for the seven-spot, its most runs in an inning this year.
Justin Henschel pitched 5.2 innings in relief for FGCU, keeping FSU off the board from the third through eighth innings.
T1 | FGCU 1, FSU 0 Povey home run
B1 | FGCU 1, FSU 1 Tibbs doubled, Carrion scored
B1 | FGCU 1, FSU 2 Barrett singled, Tibbs scored
B1 | FGCU 1, FSU 3 Bush grounded into fielder’s choice, Ferrer scored on throwing error
T2 | FGCU 4, FSU 3 Ellis home run, Wilmer & Moise scored
B2 | FGCU 4, FSU 5 De Sedas home run, Vincent scored
B2 | FGCU 4, FSU 8 Ferrer home run, Carrion & Tibbs scored
B2 | FGCU 4, FSU 9 Smith singled, Barrett scored
B2 | FGCU 4, FSU 10 Vincent sacrifice fly, Bush scored
T3 | FGCU 6, FSU 10 Wilmer home run, Rodriguez scored
T3 | FGCU 7, FSU 10 Ellis doubled, Moise scored
B8 | FGCU 7, FSU 11 Smith walked, Tibbs scored
B8 | FGCU 7, FSU 14 Vincent doubled, Barrett, Smith & Bush scored
T9 | FGCU 8, FSU 14 Povey walked, Felix scored
Florida State will host Bethune-Cookman Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
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