March 1, 2023

⚾️: De Sedas’s Walk-Off Double Leads Noles Past USF

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Down to its final out in the bottom of the 13th inning, second baseman Nander De Sedas plated two runs on a double to lead FSU (7-1) to a 7-6 victory over USF (3-6) Wednesday night at Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles led for most of the game, taking a 2-0 lead just three pitches into the game, on a Jaime Ferrer single and James Tibbs III’s second home run of the season. The Noles tacked on a third run against Nolan Hudi when Cade Bush blooped a two-out double to score Jordan Carrion.

Freshman Jamie Arnold struck out four batters and did not allow a hit in 3.0 innings. He stranded a runner in the first two innings and FSU turned its first of two double plays to end the third inning. The Bulls got two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning against David Barrett, but Brennen Oxford struck out Bobby Boser looking to strand a runner and maintain the 3-2 lead.

After USF tied the game in the sixth inning, De Sedas singled and scored Treyton Rank to again retake the lead. The Bulls pulled even in the eighth inning and took their first lead in the 13th on RBI singles from Jackson Mayo and Daniel Cantu. Andrew Armstrong (1-1) relieved Conner Whittaker and struck out the one batter he faced for his first career win.

In the 13th, Treyton Rank walked with one out and scored on Carrion’s triple that got past USF’s diving right fielder. Pinch hitter Gunnett Carlson was hit on the final pitch from Chandler Dorsey (1-1) and was relieved on the base paths by Connor Moore. With two outs, De Sedas blooped a double off the shortstop’s glove, allowing Carrion to score and Moore to slide in under the tag for the win.

The win was the third career walk-off hit for De Sedas at FSU – he had an RBI double vs. North Florida as a freshman and a two-run home run vs. North Carolina in 2021.


B1 | USF 0, FSU 2                   Tibbs III home run, Ferrer scored
B1 | USF 0, FSU 3                   Bush doubled, Carrion scored
T5 | USF 1, FSU 3                   Montes home run
T5 | USF 2, FSU 3                   Cantu singled, Snow scored
T6 | USF 3, FSU 3                   Rivera reached on fielder’s choice, Leuthner scored
B6 | USF 3, FSU 4                   De Sedas singled, Rank scored
T8 | USF 4, FSU 4                   Rivera grounded out, Boser scored
T13 | USF 5, FSU 4                 Mayo singled, Sankovich scored
T13 | USF 6, FSU 4                 Cantu singled, Mayo scored

B13 | USF 6, FSU 5                Carrion tripled, Rank scored

B13 | USF 6, FSU 7                De Sedas doubled, Carrion and Moore scored


Florida State hosts Florida Gulf Coast (8-1) for a three-game series beginning Friday at 5:00 p.m. The Seminoles are 11-5 all-time against the Eagles, including a 10-4 win last season in Tallahassee.


  • Wednesday was FSU’s first extra-inning game and first walk-off win of the season. The Noles struck out a season-high 21 Bulls hitters, including a career-best seven from Conner Whittaker.
  • Nander De Sedas has three career walk-off hits – a double vs. North Florida in 2019 and a home run vs. North Carolina in 2021. He matched his season total with three RBI and tied his season high with two hits.
  • James Tibbs III hit a two-run home run in the first inning, his second of the year and 12th of his career. He has reached base safely in 50 of 53 career starts and leads FSU with 14 runs scored.
  • Jaime Ferrer singled on the second pitch of the game, extending his on-base streak to a career-high 21 games. Colton Vincent singled in his first at-bat, pushing his hitting streak to a career-high and team-best 12 games.
  • Freshman Jamie Arnold made his third start of the season, striking out a career-high four without allowing a hit in 3.0 innings.
  • Jordan Carrion had two more hits Wednesday and leads FSU with 14 hits on the year. He hit his second triple of the season; FSU entered Wednesday sixth in the country with five triples on the year.
  • Andrew Armstrong made his sixth appearance of the year; he earned his first career win. Every FSU pitcher struck out at least one batter: Whittaker 7, Crowell 6, Arnold 4, David Barrett 2, Brennen Oxford & Armstrong 1.
  • Cade Bush started his second consecutive game, and had an RBI for the second straight game with an RBI double in the first inning.
  • Freshman Lance Trippel made his first career start, in left field. Sophomore Treyton Rank made his 27th career start and second in center field.

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